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Liberation DocFest Bangladesh Inviting Entries for its 8th Edition

Aditya Monday January 6, 2020

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Greetings from Liberation DocFest Bangladesh.

This documentary film festival is organized by Liberation War Museum. It is a peoples museum, established more than two decades ago to commemorate the historic past of our independence in 1971. One of the core program of this museum is to hold an annual festival of documentary films, focusing on the issue of human rights and liberation. The 8th edition of the festival will be held from 2-6 April, 2020.

From this year, we are inviting films for international competition section. Our competition program is looking for creative, innovative, non-fiction films on human rights issue with a maximum length of 60 minutes. Films completed after December 31, 2016 are eligible for international competition.

There's no entry fee. Deadline for Film submission: 20 February 2020.

Short list of selected films will be announced at our website & facebook fanpage in March 2020

Prizes are awarded in two categories plus special awards with totally more than USD3,000 cash-prizes. For more information please visit the festival website: http://liberationdocfestbd.org/

Send us your works now!

International Women's Day

We are pleased to bring to you, for the second year, our International Women’s Day screening!

Free online screening | 8th March

IWD theme this year is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge - Ubolsyn herself completely embraces the theme!

This year we invite you to a special free online screening of ULBOLSYN from director Adilkhan Yerzhanov. Our sincere thanks to the producers, Guillaume de Seille and Olga Khlasheva, for their generosity and their efforts in facilitating the screening.

Ulbolsyn Source Poffdotee

The film tells the story of a girl named Ulbolsyn (Kazakh for ‘let there be a son’) whose little sister Azhar is kidnapped by the regional mayor’s brother Urgen for marital purposes and taken away to his village. Ulbolsyn wants her sister to be free and to enter her into a foreign university so that she can pursue a future career. As soon as she learns about the incident, Ulbolsyn decides to fight for her sister and face down the patriarchal world of the people living in the Karatas village.

The film is the recipient of the NETPAC Award in Tallinn Black Nights and TRT award in CineLink Sarajevo WIP 2020

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