The International Film Initiative of Bangladesh presents…




Friends and colleagues,

The Cannes Film Festival is finally here. The International Film Initiative of Bangladesh is proud to present four Docs-in-Progress in the South Asia Showcase at the Marché du Film. Altogether, 32 films will be shown in eight curated showcases from regions across the globe. This is the first time a South Asia Showcase will be presented at Cannes Docs. 

The South Asian Showcase aims to highlight the shared hopes, dreams, and aspirations of the nearly two billion people living in South Asia. In the variety of their subject matters and treatment, these four films portray the incredible contrast and richness of the lived lives in South Asia.

Of the eight South Asian countries, the films presented this year are from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. These films will be in the Cannes Docs competition for a grand prize of 10,000 euros and five other prizes. 

Online: Wednesday 7 July | 14:30 to 15:45 GMT+2

Onsite at Riviera 2: Saturday 10 July | 10:00 to 11:15 GMT+2

The four docs in progress are: 

·  Birds Street | Afghanistan | Director: Hezbullah Sultani | Producer: Sahraa Karimi

·  MUNNI | Bangladesh | Director: Tahrima Khan | Producer: Abu Shahed Emon

·  Thirteen Destinations of a Traveler | Bangladesh and India | Director: Partha Das | Producers: Mokhlesur Rahman Talukdar and Soumya Mukhopadhyay

·  Devi | Nepal and UK | Director: Subina Shrestha | Producer: Rosie Garthwaite 

Read more about the four projects here.


The International Film Initiative of Bangladesh (IFIB) has now 

expanded Dhaka to Cannes, launched in 2017, to the region of South Asia.


Through various initiatives, IFIB prepares the new generation of creative filmmakers from Bangladesh, and now the region of South Asia, to go for bigger challenges. By reaching out to world-renowned film festivals, programmers, filmmakers, critics, and global art, culture, and film bodies, IFIB aims to make Bangladesh and South Asian cinema known, recognized, and supported on the global stage. 


Contact: samia@ifi-bangladesh.org, info@ifi-bangladesh.org 



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