The Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) 2021 will be held from January 16 to 24. The physical locations of the festival include Bangladesh National Museum, Central Public Library, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Alliance Francaise de Dhaka and Star Cineplex. The event will also feature online film screenings. Those interested to watch the films online will have to register in advance. The organisers plan to wait till the end of this year, to confirm whether the COVID-19 crisis will push them to go for a hybrid festival (both physical and online).
The 7th Women in Cinema Conference and 3rd West Meets East programmes will also take place at the festival. Participants are requested to submit their films by September 30 via email.
With the motto, 'Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society', Rainbow Film Society has been organising the DIFF since 1992. Last year, the festival screened 220 films from 74 countries. The movies were divided into several categories, such as Asian Cinema, Retrospective, Bangladesh Panorama, World Cinema, Children Films, Women Filmmakers, Short and Independent Films and Spiritual Movies.