Star Cineplex Theatre at Bashundhara City shopping mall and the French Embassy are jointly organising "Tri-Continental Film Festival" in the city on December 8-13.
Organisers of the event told the reporters at a press conference in the National Press Club, Wednesday that some good feature films of 12 countries that have received French prestigious "South Fund" award would be screened during the festival.
Those films were produced by famous filmmakers of the developing countries. The majority of the films come from predominantly Muslim countries such as Tajikistan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Palestine and Pakistan. Also represented are South Africa, China, Cambodia, and Argentina, said Catherine Masud, a renowned filmmaker.
Hameeda Hossain, Nasrine R. Karim, Khushi Kabir, Tasmima Hossain, Sara Zaker, Shameem Akhtar and Catherine Masud attended the press conference. Mirka Kristina Rahman, Managing Director of Star Cineplex, and Jean Romnicianu, First Counsellor of the French Embassy were also present.
The speakers said that the viewers of the country as well as the young moviemakers would learn a lot from these movies and help contribute to the Bangladeshi feature film.
Catherine Masud said Bangladesh audience loves to watch good movies and there is a market for that.
Mirka Kristina said Bangladesh government should allow good feature films made in other sub-continental countries for screening in this country so that directors and producers here learn about what others were doing.
The French embassy First Counsellor, Jean Romnicianu, said there is another breakthrough being made in the film industry, which will allow filmmakers to produce films at low cost.