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Films on refugees to conclude world film fest today

Published : Thursday, 30 August, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 254
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The two-day long international short film festival will end today at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka in Dhanmondi in the capital. Today's highlight starting at 4.30pm will be a special session for short films on the refugee crises around the world. Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) has organised the festival for the tenth time this year.

UNHCR has collaborated for the success of the festival. "Shortfilm on Refugee" is a new category for this year's audience. Young scholars from different countries have contributed with their films for the category. Films on the ongoing Rohingya Crisis will also be screened today. The festival is for independent young filmmakers, short films and confined within inter-university boundaries spreading across state boundaries.

Each day during the festival two sessions have been scheduled to be held, starting respectively at 2pm and 4.30pm.There will be two top prizes- for the best film and for the best director among Bangladeshi participants. The first one titled "Zahir Raihan Sreshtho Chalachitra Puroshkar" is worth 300 US dollars while the second one titled "Tareque Masud Shera Udiyoman Parichalak Puroshkar" is worth 200 US dollars.

 Apart from these two awards potential participants will get more opportunities to get feted. The best thirty participating filmmakers will get chances to participate in a thought-sharing and educative programme titled "Talent Campus" where figures of film movement from around the world will be present. According to another arrangement a selection of fifty films will be screened in University of Dhaka, TV channels, cineplexes, open shows and cultural centers of foreign missions.

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