Film screening of Int’l inter-university film festival begins

Publish: 8:57 PM, September 25, 2021 | Update: 8:57 PM, September 25, 2021

DHAKA,  – The formal film screening of 13th International Inter-University Short Film Festival (IIUSFF) began today at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the capital.

A total of 164 films, officially selected from 1,310 films of 95 countries, are being screened in the three-day film screening starting today at National Music and Dance auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, said a press release.

Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS), in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has organized the festival with the theme ‘Nakshi Kantha’ or embroidered quilt, a century-old traditional Bengali art.

After the final screening on September 27, an award-giving ceremony will be held on September 30 at Star Cineplex at the Bashundhara City Shopping Mall Star, where State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak is expected to attend. Every year, the festival aims to feature a native art form in order to introduce the world to the country’s incredibly rich culture and history.

In 2007, International Inter-University Short Film Festival initiated its journey with the motto’Take your camera, frame your dream’ to provide young and talented university-going filmmakers worldwide, a platform to showcase their talent. Over the years it has succeeded in creating a name of its own and working as a cross-cultural platform to portray the different styles and dimensions of young university-going filmmakers throughout the world.