Bangladesh Announced ‘Country in Focus’ for 51st IFFI

The 51st edition of the festival is being organised from January 16-24

India announced Bangladesh as the "Country in Focus" for India's 51st International Film Festival (IFFI).

The 'Country in Focus' is a special segment that recognises the country's cinematic excellence and contributions, said the Indian Press Information Bureau, reports UNB.

This section at the 51st IFFI will showcase four films – 'Jibondhuli' by Tanvir Mokammel, 'Meghmallar' by Zahidur Rahim Anjan, 'Under Construction' by Rubaiyat Hossain and 'Sincerely Yours, Dhaka' by Nuhash Humayun, Syed Ahmed Shawki, Rahat Rahman Joy, Md Robiul Alam, Golam Kibria Farooki, Mir Mukarram Hossain, Tanvir Ahsan, Mahmudul Islam, Abdullah Al Noor, Krishnendu Chattopadhyay and Syed Saleh Ahmed Sobhan.

The IFFI, founded in 1952, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.

The festival, held annually in the state of Goa, aims to provide a common platform for the cinemas of the world to promote the excellence of film art, to contribute to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos, and to foster friendship and cooperation between peoples of the world.

The festival is conducted jointly by the Directorate of Film Festivals (under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) and the state Government of Goa.

The 51st edition of the festival is being organised from January 16-24.

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