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DIMFF explores personal cinema

These sessions will be conducted on the online platform Zoom on September 2, 4 and 6

Update : 29 Aug 2021, 09:06 PM

Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF) will organize three-day long theoretical and open discussion sessions on "Exploring Personal Cinema: Relevance, Possibilities, and Vigilance". These sessions will be conducted on the online platform Zoom on September 2, 4 and 6, 2021.

For the last seven years, DIMFF has been arranging the mobile film festival promoting mobile filmmaking. This session will discuss how mobile films can be another genre of films, create their own distinct storytelling language, and why mobile filmmaking should be practiced. The possibilities, awareness, and limitations of mobile filmmaking will be discussed elaborately in these sessions.

On September 2, the first day of the session, will be conducted by film critic-writer Mahmudul Hossain. This discussion will highlight the keynote addressing the lexical and practical context of personal cinema. This session will give a clear idea about the position of personal cinema in the light of overall film history- from then to the present time. 

Also read: DIMFF 2022 announcement on National Film Day

On September 4, Debashish Das, an independent filmmaker, will discuss in modern times how digital media is influencing personal cinema and what could be the possibilities and reforms. The discussion will also highlight the philosophy and process of filmmaking of some notable and distinguished personal cinema filmmakers. 

On September 6, Manzare Hassin, a prominent documentary filmmaker and teacher, will discuss how personal cinema debuted as a modern and necessary documentary practice. The social, political, and philosophical aspects of the film will be discussed in this session. In regard to the realities of the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a specific discussion on the possibilities and necessities of personal cinema in Bangladesh.

These theoretical and open discussions on personal cinema will be held every day at 7pm. The event is open to all registered participants. The last day of registration is August 31, 2021. Registration link:

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