Observing World Refugee Day

Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS), in collaboration with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is organizing the 11th International Inter-University Short Film Festival (IIUSFF).

This festival is aspired to provide an ideal platform for the young and talented student film-makers in Bangladesh and beyond to demonstrate their creative works. As part of the prestigious festival, this year we are going to observe World Refugee Day (June 20). The event will be held on 19th June at Shawkat Osman Hall, Central Public Library, Shahbag, Dhaka. This program will feature a panel discussion and the screening of short and full-length films with the purpose of shedding light on the refugee crisis and celebrating the work of university-going filmmakers from all over the world. There will also be an art camp featuring Refugee Situations around the World.

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Award delivery of HRSFF 2018

On behalf of Hamid Mandgar, Fatima and Laila two of his friends received the Best Direction and Official Selection award for the film “Biscuit” of Human Rights Short Film Festival 2018. This festival was organized by Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS), in association with the United Nations in Bangladesh, with the support from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the government of Germany. The theme of this film festival was “Finding Bangladesh and South Asia in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 70 years later”.

129th WFMP on Bruno Ganz

Dhaka University Film Society is proud to present the 129th edition of World Film Manifestation Program (WFMP). WFMP was initiated all the way back in 2000 by DUFS to give film-lovers an opportunity to watch classic and contemporary films from different countries of the world. In recent years, it has grown to become a regular monthly program. This edition of WFMP will be on remembering the late actor Bruno Ganz.

Bruno Ganz was a Swiss actor whose career in German-language film and television productions lasted for more than fifty years. Bruno Ganz died at the age of 77 from cancer, was a wise and contemplative presence- as familiar, consoling and crumpled as a favorite overcoat. He played an angel longing for the visceral joys of mortality in “Wings of Desire” and a defeated Hitler with trembling hands facing his own mortality in “Downfall”. He was sly, pensive, puckish yet woeful, inwardly commanding, almost always intensely becalmed, an actor with a light in his eye that could radiate anything from merry deviousness to the fiercest of existential distress.

The schedule for screenings is as follows-

May 7th, 2019, Tuesday

11:00 AM –
The American Friend (1977)
Der amerikanische Freund (original title)
Duration – 2h 07min

1:30 PM –
Circle of Deceit (1981)
Die Fälschung (original title)
Duration – 1h 50min

May 8th, 2019, Wednesday

11:00 AM –
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Mia aioniotita kai mia mera (original title)
Duration – 2h 17min

1:30 PM –
Downfall (2004)
Untergang (original title)
Duration – 2h 36min

N.B: All screenings are free of cost and open for all.