The 14th Dhaka International Short Film Festival (DIFF) will begin today and is expected to screen approximately 550 films, with participation from around 109 countries including the United States, UK, Canada and Russia. Five films will be screened everyday in various locations during December 3-10, including at the Public Library from 11am to 7pm, Bangladesh National Museum from 5 pm to 7pm, and at the Sufia Kamal auditorium, the Dance and Music auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, from 3pm to 7pm everyday.
Additionally, the films being screened from 3-6 December in Dhaka will also be screened at the Lalon Moncho and Boro kuti Monco in Rajshahi at the same time.
Parallel to the event, the festival committee has also organised an International Conference and film screening of Truth, justice and genocide at Bishwo Shahitto Kendro on December 9, 2016, as well as a film competition. This festival is dedicated to the prominent writer Syed Shamsul Haq and Hiralal Sen, who is generally considered to be one of India's first filmmakers.