Staff Reporter : This phase of worldwide pandemic is a time to stay alert, for all of us. Cinemaking International Film Festival 2020 is going to kick off, keeping all these safety measures in mind.
The festival is going to take place from 24th to 26th December 2020. Besides; Festival depends upon the circumstances of the pandemic in Dhaka and Bangladesh government’s instructions. This is a proud moment for CIFF as it’s going to be 1st edition of the Festival. It’s worth mentioning that CIFF has established its place as the biggest competitive film festival in 11 category of covering all types of films.
CIFF founder and Festival Director Monjurul Islam Megh informed that 150 films from 54 countries are selected for competition in 11 categories in this time. More over 400 films from more than 70 countries were submitted for the film festival. Selected audience and guests will be allowed as public screening is restricted due the ongoing pandemic.
CIFF has received films from Asian countries Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Myanmar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, South Korea, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan. Film received from European countries Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Italy, Kosovo, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom.
Films were received from America, Africa and Oceans countries Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Canada, Peru, Venezuela, United States of America, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Australia, New Zealand.
International films will be categorized in four section which are Feature Film, Short Film, Documentary Film and Mobile Film Competition section. Bangladeshi Panorama has 4 categories- Feature Film, Short Film, Documentary Film and Mobile Film Competition section for Bangladeshi films. Classical Film “Honorable Mention” Competition of 3 Categories Feature, short and Documentary film made at any time but classic.
Cinemaking International Film Festival 2020 will be organized by Dhaka Festival in associated with Cinemaking. Masud Mancho and Rushda Films will serve as festival partner.
Monjurul Islam Megh said that festival will be dedicated to BFDC founder, father of the Nation Bongobondhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman and Mujib 100 birth anniversary.