Dhaka International Film Festival

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Dhaka International Film Festival
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Founded 1992
No. of films 13
Language International
Website www.dhakafilmfestival.org

Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) is a biennial film festival held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Established in 1992, the festival was initially organized on annual basis, but became a biennial event since 1995. DIFF is one of the most prestigious film events in Bangladesh, dedicated to introduce the mainstream global cinema to the local film makers as well as to promote healthy cine culture within Bangladesh. The festival was founded by the Rainbow Film Society, which has, as of 2012, organized 12 editions of the event bringing international recognition to it.[1][2][3][4]

Awards[edit]

The festival authority chooses and invites Asian and Australian films to participate in different sections. The sections are:

  • Retrospective
  • Cinema of the World
  • Women Filmmakers
  • Children’s Film
  • Short and Independent
  • Spiritual Films

The festival is devoted to feature films only. Documentary and short films may only be included in Women Filmmaker, Short and Independent, Spiritual Films and in other special sections where it is deemed fit. A five-member independent international jury board adjudicate the Asian competition section. The international jury committee select one Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Script and Best Cinematographer. These awards consist of a crest and certificate. The Best Film award carries a cash prize of Tk 100,000. [5]

Awards ceremonies[edit]

The following is a listing of all Dhaka International Film Awards ceremonies since 1992.

Ceremony Date Best Film Best Director Notes Sources
1st Dhaka International Film Festival 1992
2nd Dhaka International Film Festival 1993
3rd Dhaka International Film Festival 1994
4th Dhaka International Film Festival 1995
5th Dhaka International Film Festival 1997
6th Dhaka International Film Festival January 28, 2000 Padadaya
Saroja
[6]
7th Dhaka International Film Festival 2002
8th Dhaka International Film Festival 2004
9th Dhaka International Film Festival January 17-25, 2006 screened 200 films of 30 countries, including Bangladesh [7]
10th Dhaka International Film Festival 2008 screened 100 films from 30 countries [4]
11th Dhaka International Film Festival January 14-22, 2010 screened 193 films from 66 countries, including Bangladesh
12th Dhaka International Film Festival January 12-20, 2012 [1]
13th Dhaka International Film Festival January 10-18, 2014 no awards Parviz Shahbazi for Trapped screened 150 films from 50 countries including the first film in entire Chakma language, Mor Thengari [8][9][10]
14th Dhaka International Film Festival 2016 will screen approximately 150 films, with participation from approximately 50 countries [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dhaka International Film Festival 2012". Bangla News24. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Wall Street International Magazine - Dhaka International Film Festival [Cinema & T, Bangladesh]". Wall Street International Magazine. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  3. ^ "Dhaka International Film Festival on the cards". thedailystar. 2011-10-16. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  4. ^ a b Ershad Kamol (2008-01-10). "10th Dhaka International Film Festival begins today". thedailystar. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  5. ^ a b "14th DHAKA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016". Rainbow Film Society. 
  6. ^ "Cinematic acclaim for Semage, Dissanayake". The Sunday Times. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ "9th Dhaka International Film Festival from January 17". bdnews. January 13, 2006. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ "13th Dhaka International Film Festival begins today". Dhaka Tribune. January 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sharing experiences: Women in Cinema". norway.org. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ "My Bicycle". April 2, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2018. 

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