BFI’s 54th filmmaking course begins today

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 25,2020


The 54th filmmaking course organised by Bangladesh Film Institute will commence today, said a press release.

The two-month-long filmmaking course is divided into two phases. The first phase comprises month-long online classes and examination.  In the second phase, students passing the examination will get the opportunity to gather hands-on experience of filmmaking.

The 54th filmmaking course will be the second online filmmaking course arranged by BFI amid the COVID-19 crisis. BFI organised its 53rd filmmaking course using zoom in September. A total of 90 students attended the online course and 57 passed the examination held after the conclusion of first phase and moved on to the second phase of the course.

Bangladesh Film Institute director Tanvir Mokammel is the director of the course while filmmaker Sagir Mostafa is the course coordinator.

Uttam Guha, Syed Sabab Ali Arzu, Chitralekha Guha, Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, Sagir Mostafa and Rana Masud are scheduled to teach the students in the 54th filmmaking course.

‘Bangladesh Film Institute has been arranging film courses for the last 14 years. We decided to arrange online courses for the first time due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Besides, with the advancement of technologies, we thought it was high time that we arranged online courses. Students from outside Dhaka and even from abroad participated in the 53rd filmmaking course. It was a huge success. We will continue organising online courses in the future,’ Tanvir Mokammel told New Age.

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