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Dhaka International Film Festival

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Location  Dhaka, Bangladesh
No. of films  13
Founded  1992
Language  International

Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) is a biennial film festival held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Established in 1992, the festival was initially organized on annual basis, but became a biennial event since 1995. DIFF is one of the most prestigious film events in Bangladesh, dedicated to introduce the mainstream global cinema to the local film makers as well as to promote healthy cine culture within Bangladesh. The festival was founded by the Rainbow Film Society, which has, as of 2012, organized 12 editions of the event bringing international recognition to it.



The festival authority chooses and invites Asian and Australian films to participate in different sections. The sections are:

  • Retrospective
  • Cinema of the World
  • Women Filmmakers
  • Children’s Film
  • Short and Independent
  • Spiritual Films
  • The festival is devoted to feature films only. Documentary and short films may only be included in Women Filmmaker, Short and Independent, Spiritual Films and in other special sections where it is deemed fit. A five-member independent international jury board adjudicate the Asian competition section. The international jury committee select one Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Script and Best Cinematographer. These awards consist of a crest and certificate. The Best Film award carries a cash prize of Tk 100,000.

    Awards ceremonies

    The following is a listing of all Dhaka International Film Awards ceremonies since 1992.


    Dhaka International Film Festival Wikipedia