The two-day long ‘Fourth Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2018’ will begin at the Gallery of the Alliance Francaise de Dhaka on Saturday.
The conference will continue till January 14.
The event will be organised by Rainbow Film Society in association with the Department of Women and Gender Studies of Dhaka University as part of the 16th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) which began on Friday (January 12) in Dhaka.
State Minister Tarana Halim of Information will inaugurate the conference at 9 am while the chief sponsor of the festival and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam will be present at the opening ceremony.
Sumita Devi and Raushan Jamil will be honoured in the conference while renowned women filmmaker of the sub-continent Aparna Sen will be the main attraction of this year’s programme.
More than 35 women, actors, personalities and filmmakers from home and abroad will attend the event.
Rainbow Film Society is organising the festival and the conference on a regular basis with the theme of ‘Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society’.
During the 16th DIFF, 216 films from 64 countries will be screened.
The festival will feature Asian cinema competition, retrospective, Bangladesh panorama, cinema of the world, children’s film, women filmmakers, short and independent film sections and spiritual film section.
The organisation has been arranging the festival for the promotion of a healthy cine culture in Bangladesh and in celebrating the global mainstream in film and its social relevance since 1977.unb