Dhaka DocLab Director and Liberation DocFest Bangladesh Festival Director Tareq Ahmed has been invited to attend the 17th edition of the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) as one of the international jury members.
The oldest and largest film festival for non-feature films in South Asia since 1990 is organised by the Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
This is the first time the biennale festival invited a Bangladeshi film personality as its international juror.
This year’s festival is also going to showcase 11 Bangladeshi short and documentary films, honouring the golden jubilee of the country’s independence, Tareq told UNB.
“Today the MIFF officially invited me to join as one of the international jurors for the 17th edition of the prestigious biennale festival, scheduled to take place from May 29 to June 4. I am honoured and excited to join this event,” he said.
Three Bangladeshi short films – Amitabh Reza Choudhury’s “Silence,” Suborna Senjutee Tushee’s “Ripples,” and Abu Sahed Emon’s “Araimon Shopno” – are going to be showcased at the MIFF.
Seven documentary films – Shabnam Firdousi’s “Born Together,” Dilara Begum Jolly’s “Jothorleena,” Humaira Bilkis’ “Garden of Memories,” Ratan Pal’s “Dojahan,” Makbul Chowdhury’s “Not a Penny Not a Gun,” Suman Delowar’s “Jolo Guerrilla” (Naval Commando), and Mafidul Haque’s “Kaan Pete Roi” (Sound of Silence) will be screened.