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DUFS holds a 3-day long screening of IIUSFF

Published : 25 Sep 2021 08:08 PM | Updated : 07 Oct 2021 08:17 PM

Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS), in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has organised a three-day long screening of the 13th edition of International Inter-University Short Film Festival.

The screening was begun on Saturday and will be continue till September 27 at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, said a press release.

The award-giving ceremony will be held on September 30 at Star Cineplex.

 Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister of Information and Communication Technology Ministry and Professor Dr A S M Maksud Kamal, pro-vice chancellor of Dhaka University will be honorable guests of the occasion.

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. 

This year in this edition of IIUSFF, the main theme is ‘Nakshi Kantha’ or embroidered quilt. 

Nakshi Kantha is a century-old traditional Bengali art. It refers to well-worn clothes that feature ‘Naksha’ or artistic patterns sewn by rural women. The quilts provide a canvas to these artisans to weave their thoughts, aspirations and stories into each colorful design and find a home for their creative expressions. 

Every Kantha gracefully embodies the rural women’s sense of agency and incorruptible artistic vision. 

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.