Goethe-Institute Bangladesh hosts 3rd edition of Science Film Festival



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Goethe-Institute Bangladesh is hosting the third edition of the Science Film Festival (SFF) 2021. The festival is designed with 122 films from 22 countries as the international official selection, while selection of 32 films will be available for the Bangladeshi audience where filmmakers, educators, students, and film enthusiasts can watch the films through registration.

The virtual inauguration of the fFestival will be held on Friday, 22 October 2021.

Upon registration, the inauguration is open for all.

Registration link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18whnt3xDSYLmjqCdSNZ5gtntvrIWa5iZYYHxos4cTDQ/prefill

Along with the screening of the films, workshops for students and educators, quiz and science discussions will be carried out during the festival time. Besides online screening of the films, some of the films will also be broadcasted on local television.

The partners for this year's festival are Aspire to Innovate (A2i), Brac Education Program, JAAGO Foundation, Teach for Bangladesh (TFB), Netz Bangladesh, UNESCO, Independent University, Bangladesh, PASCH-Schools: Partners for the Future Maple Leaf International School, Oxford International School (OIS), Mastermind International School in Chittagong.

Keeping the impact of coronavirus on mental health in mind, Science Film Festival turns its focus to health and mental health in 2021.

Dr.Kirsten Hackenbroch, the director of Goethe-Institut Bangladesh said, "Science can make a difference and save lives, we just all learned again. And to be a scientist means to be open to the unexpected, to inspire debates, and to co-create sustainable futures for humanity. You can start young: to show how this serious endeavour is also fun is one aim of the Science Film Festival."

She was speaking at a press brief held at Goethe Institut, Dhaka Office in Dhanmondi on Wednesday, 20 October.

For the first time this year, the festival is introducing a quiz show.

The quiz show, SFFQ2021, will be open to students of Grades 9–12 across 5 countries: Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

It will be held in three stages - intra-national online round (October–November), national-level video conference round (December), and International level video conference round (December).

 Link – www.sffquiz.com

Priyanka gave the news of becoming a mother at midnight



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Priyanka drew a big full stop in the speculation of separation. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra closed mouth of the critics. The actress shared the happy news of becoming a mother on her Instagram at midnight. The child was born in the arms of El Niyankar through surrogacy.

The star couple prayed for everyone's blessings. At the same time, the request is to stop showing extra curiosity about their personal lives. Let healthy, beautiful child come to their marriage. This is what Niyankar wants for now.

As soon as the name Jonas was removed from the side of Priyanka's name, the international entertainment community got excited. Rumors of Nick and Priyanka split were also spread. In it, the actress has repeatedly mentioned motherhood in gestures. Critics did not understand from the fans, the Jonas couple is going to give good news in this way.

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Body of actress Shimu recovered



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The body of actress Raima Islam Shimu (45) has been recovered in a packed condition. Her body was recovered and kept in the morgue of Sir Salimullah Medical College (Mitford) Hospital in Dhaka.

On Monday (January 17) morning, Keraniganj police recovered her packed body from near Hazratpur Bridge in Keraniganj.

Keraniganj Model Police Station Officer in Charge (OC)Md. Abu Salam Mia confirmed the information and said that the body of a woman named Raima Islam Shimu was recovered from Keraniganj around 10 am. He said her body was kept in the morgue of Mitford Hospital for autopsy.

Actress Sadia Mirza told the media that the police had informed that the body of heroine Shimu had been recovered. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Shimu made her silver screen debut in 1998 with Kazi Hayat's 'Bartaman'. She has acted in more than 50 plays one by one. Besides acting, the audience also got her on screen as a producer. Her film and drama career spanned more than two decades.

She was also active as a producer. Shimu had worked with many talented directors in Bangladesh. The list includes Chashi Nazrul Islam, Delwar Jahan Jhantu, AJ Rana, Sharifuddin Khan Dwipu, Enayet Karim, Shabnam Parveen.

She had acted with many talented and popular actors including Riaz, Amit Hasan, Bapparaj, Zahid Hasan, Mosharraf Karim, Shakib Khan.

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Raz released '50 Lakh' of Farhan-Mahi in Cinemawala Natok



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Popular director-producer Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz released his new drama '50 Lakh' on 'Cinemawala Natok' youtube channel for the viewers at the beginning of the new year. Raz wrote and directed this drama himself.

Popular actor of new generation Mushfiq R. Farhan has played the main role in '50 Lakh'. The young man is a lawyer by profession. He involved relationship with a girl named Shumaiya. Actress of new generation Samira Khan Mahi potray the role of Shumaiya.


Regarding the new work, Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz said, 'The story of this drama is about 50 lakh Taka. The story revolves around a divorce. I do not want to say more than that. I released this drama for our loving viewers on Cinemawala Natok youtube channel yesterday.'

Mushfiq R. Farhan and Samira Khan Mahi said, "We got a great response by acting together in 'He She' under the direction of Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz. Now we get very good response for '50 Lakh' drama also.”

Mukit Zakaria, Dicon Noor and Noyeem Imtiaz Neamul have also acted in this new drama.

The drama '50 Lakh' was shot in Uttara, Dhaka by cinematographer Aditto Monir. This drama edited by Rashed Rabbi. The background music is composed by Naved Parvez.

This drama has a song which is tuned and composed by Naved Parvez. It was written by Johny Hoque. The song is sung by Tanjir and Pushpita.

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Nancy sings for new Family Crisis of Raz



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The new season of popular drama series 'Family Crisis' of Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz is coming. It is called 'Family Crisis (Reloaded)'. Popular singer Nancy sings for this series. She is very happy with the new song titled 'Kokhono Alo Kokhono Adhar'.

In 2011, Nancy sang for drama series 'Chader Nijer Kono Alo Nei' directed by Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz. Nancy’s feeling about the new song, ‘I will sing for Raz series after so many years. I got self-satisfaction by singing the new song. Its words and melody are like touching the heart. Listeners can easily like the song.'

Johny Hoque wrote the lyrics "Kokhono Alo Kokhono Adhar". The melody and music created by Naved Parvez. The recording of the song was completed yesterday (29 November) night at the Crown Entertainment Studio in Niketan, Dhaka.

Commenting on the song for the new series, Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz said, "I am overwhelmed by the response of the audience for Family Crisis. I am going to start a new season with that enthusiasm. There was no title song in the previous season. But this time a song was needed according to the plot of the story. Immediately after composing the melody, it seemed that Nancy's voice would be appropriate. There is nothing new to say about her singing. She sang the new song very well. It's good to hear it once. Our efforts will be successful if the listeners like the song. The lyrical video of this song will soon be available on Cinemawala Music on YouTube. '

Naved Parvez

Composer and music director Naved Parvez is now in USA. In his words, ‘I am working regularly with Raz Bhai. When he was given the responsibility of composing this song, he said that it was necessary to compose a melody that could easily touch the minds of the listeners. I hope listeners will love this song. Nancy voice is mesmerizing.'

Lyricist Johny Hoque said, "Director-Producer Raz wants to express the joys and sorrows, laughter and tears of a middle class family in the same song. That's how I wrote it. Naved Parvez has created a touching melody. It is complete thanks to Nancys melodious singing.'

According to Raz, the shooting of 'Family Crisis (Reloaded)' will start from December 9 this year in Uttara, Dhaka. The drama will be seen on a private TV channel. In addition, each episode will be on the Cinemawala channel on YouTube.

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