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Fifth Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2019 announced

  • Published at 10:56 pm August 10th, 2018
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Eminent actor and director Aparna Sen along with the guest speakers at the 4th International Women in Cinema Conference on January 15 Dhaka Tribune

According to the organizers, this will also serve the purpose of a platform that will address issues concerning women through the work being done by the invited panel of women guests.

Fifth Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2019 will be organized by Rainbow Film Society, in association with the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka on January 11 and 12. Like previous editions, it will be an important segment of the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) in Dhaka which will be held from January 10 to 18, 2019.

Both the announcements came from post on the festival’s official Facebook page on Friday.

Like the previous years, the festival organizers are expecting numbers of women filmmakers, actors and personalities from all over the world to attend the Fifth Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2019.

According to the organizers, this will also serve the purpose of a platform that will address issues concerning women through the work being done by the invited panel of women guests. 

The list of keynote papers presented at the event are: "The rise of the young generation of the female filmmakers" By Alin Tasciyan, film critic and film historian from Istanbul, Turkey;  "From Screen to Screen: Women’s Experience of Watching Cinema in Urban Bangladesh" By Dr. Gitiara Nasreen, Professor Mass Communication & Journalism, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh;  "Body is not her own: Patriarchy: Violence and prostitution in Post Nineties none mainstream Cinema: A Critical Feminist Approach Key Words: Body, Sexuality, Violence and Indian Cinema". By Dr. Debjani Halder, independent film maker and social activist from Kolkata, India; "Cinematic gaze and gender masquerading: some film examples". By Maja Bogojevic, film theorist/critic, founder and editor-in-chief of the first Montenegrin film magazine, Camera Lucida; “A female filmmaker can give a clear voice to a voiceless woman from Iran”. By Maryam Zahirimehr, photographer, director, writer, producer, teacher from Iran. Master of Management from Tehran University, Master of Fine art from Lesley University, Massachusetts, USA; “What are American Women Doing to Alleviate Gender Discrimination in Cinema?” By Sydney Levine, trainer/ educator, writer and consultant for festival, international sales and financing strategies from LA, USA.

Moreover, the 17th DIFF will screen 200 films from 60 countries. The festival will have Asian cinema Competition, Retrospective, Bangladesh Panorama, Cinema of the World, Children's Film, Women Filmmakers, Short and Independent Films Section and Spiritual Films Section.