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Short film festival on earthquake for first time on November 29

A Short film festival on earthquake will be held in the capital on November 29 for the first time to make mass people aware towards earthquake preparedness through the language of film. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is going to organize the daylong festival under its CNCRP project at Public Library Auditorium with free admission.

“We are organizing the film festival for first time in the country as part of our endeavor to create mass awareness about taking preparedness against earthquake,” JICA communication expert Eriko Kobayashi told journalists at a press briefing at Bishwa Sahittya Kendo here. JICA lunched a short film competition on earthquake two months back calling young film makers to make short film on earthquake with duration from 1 to 7 minutes.

“We received 20 short films on earthquake and today a jury board selected 10 best films of them. We will screen the best 10 short film for all during the film festival on November 29,” she said. Jury board members film director Nargis Akhter, Zahid Hossain, Mohammed Hossain Jemi, and Dilder Hossain also present at the press conference. Directors of the best three films will receive awards at the film festival.

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