With the theme “Shishura Sajabe Notun Prithibi,” a three day (April 20-30), 2nd International Animation Cartoon Festival 2014 ends today at Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of Central Public Library, Shahbagh. Children Communication Bangladesh (CCB) has organised the festival in association with Ifad Multi Food Products Limited, which is open for the children.
Noted cartoonist Shishir Bhattacharya inaugurated the festival on April 20 while writer Ali Imam; director general of Primary Education Department, Shyamal Kanti Ghosh and managing director of Ifad Multi Food Products Limited, Tanvir Ahmed were present at the event.
The three day festival has been featuring screening of animation cartoon logo films and showcasing of interesting animation cartoons of various countries, seminars and open discussion by the media personalities of cartoon.
A total of 75 animation cartoons made by 18 countries including Bangladesh have been screening in the Dhaka divisional venue (Public Library). The festival will set off in other divisional venues -- Muslim Institute Auditorium, Chittagong (May29); Sylhet Auditorium, Sylhet (July 24); Barisal Auditorium, Barisal (September 25); Shishu Academy Auditorium, Khulna (October 23), Rajshahi Academy Auditorium, Rajshahi (November 28) and Shishu Academy Auditorium, Rangpur (December 25) this year.
Around 45 primary schools, 35 secondary schools, 20 NGO schools, 12 children organisations and 80 children representative from different schools have been invited at the 2nd International Animation Cartoon Festival.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor, MP will grace the concluding day's ceremony today as chief guest. He will hand over crests, certificates and awards to the cartoonists. Cartoonist Ahsan Habib, Professor Fahima Khatun, Director General, Secondary and Higher Education Department, Unicef representative Meera Mitra and adviser to the CCB Sayeed Milky are also expected to attend the festival.
The festival brings a great opportunity for the children to have fun with interesting things such as colourful posters, stickers, festoon, t-shirt and caps. An animation carton logo film has already been made marking the festival.
Rabiul Islam Rony has directed the entire festival.