The two-week-long 8th Dhaka Cine Workshop began yesterday at Dhanmondi campus of the Pathshala - the South Asia Media Institute in the city aiming at educating upcoming film activists around the world.
International Film Critics Association of Bangladesh (IFCAB) and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute jointly organized the workshop. More than 35 trainees from 20 different nations around the world have joined this workshop on filmmaking.
Internationally celebrated filmmakers, critics, and academicians will provide the training, staring each day from 9 am and ending at 6 pm.
Ovidio Salazar aka Abd al-Latif is the course director of the cine workshop. Ovidio is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated filmmakers of the world who has some 35 years of experience in this sector and have won several awards. His films have screened worldwide and have won numerous international awards.
The workshop is being organized as part of the Sixteenth Dhaka International Film Festival, scheduled to be held from January 12-20 with the theme of ‘Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society’.
During the 16th DIFF, 170 films from 60 countries will be screened.
The festival will highlight Asian cinema competition, retrospective, Bangladesh panorama, cinema of the world, children`s film, women filmmakers, short and independent films section and spiritual films section.
FIPRESCI intends to build better and intimate relations between film critics in Asia and build a stronger network for more collaborations.”
The Rainbow Film Society has been organizing the festival of the promotion of a healthy cine culture in Bangladesh since 1977.