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Arijit Singh Live Concert in Dhaka
Date: Friday, 5 December
Venue: Jamuna Future Park
Arijit Singh is a famous Indian singer, with a proud Bengali heritage, hailing from Kolkata. Now, the voice of Aashiqui 2's famous tunes is coming to Dhaka to perform in an open air concert. Tickets available: www.ezzeticket.com
Tareque Masud Short Film Competition 2014
Date: Saturday, 6 December
Time: Day long
Venue: Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segun Bagicha, Ramna, Dhaka 1000
The theme of the competition is 'My Freedom My Fight. It could be either fiction, documentary, animation or experimental. The total running time for each film must be 10 minutes or less, including the titles and credits. To enter the competition, please download the entry form from www.tarequemasud.org/ competition. Anyone who is a resident of Bangladesh and aged between 16 to 25 years may enter. The First prize winner will be awarded with Tareque Masud Young Filmmaker's Award. The first prize winner can also take any two BMM basic courses by 2015 at Pathshala (South Asian Media Institute). Next, two special mentions, those that didn't win but impressed the jury, will also be given the opportunity to take one BMM basic course by 2015 at Pathshala (South Asian Media Institute). The first 10 films will receive a certificate and will be screened during the upcoming Tareque Masud Utshab, December 13, 2014 at National Theater Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. For any information, contact: 01675406777, 01830705312
Training on Social Business Development
Date: Saturday, 6 December
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: EMK Center, House 5, Road 16 (New) 27 (Old) , 9th Floor, Midas Center, Dhanmondi
Training on Social Business Development is an initiative of Social Business Youth Network which will give you the tools to learn about Social Business along with designing and testing potential social business models. Based on the work of Professor Muhammad Yunus, The Social Business Model Canvas is a sustainable entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent and pivot your social business model. This theoretical and practical workshop will provide the opportunity to learn how to indicate a social problem even at a very small scale and use a simple yet effective tool that allows you to visualise all the elements of your social business model. By the end of the workshop, you will know the basics of social business, gain experience of using the Social Business Model Canvas framework, learn about different business models and explore the business models used by successful social enterprises. Registration Fee: 500 BDT (Registration is required). Participant Number: 80 people (Max). Certificates and lunch will be provided on the completion of training.
Cartoon exhibition, Meet the faces
Date: 5-18 December
Time: Day Long
Venue: Alliance Francaise, La Gallaria
The 1st solo Cartoon Exhibition by Nasreen Sultana Mitu will be held at Alliance Francaise. Nasreen Sultana Mitu has been drawing cartoons and caricatures professionally since 2006. She began cartooning in Unmad magazine under the direct supervision of the legendary cartoonist, editor and publisher of Unmad magazine Mr Ahsan Habib. Mitu is now an Assistant Editor for the same magazine. In 2010, Mitu started her career as a political cartoonist for the Daily New Age. After the 2013 Rana Plaza incident, her cartoon immediately went viral on social media. The cartoon was featured prominently in public television.
Mitu found her métier for drawing caricature in 2011. Her extraordinary and unorthodox interpretation of human faces is a celebrated item in the social media. In Bangladesh, caricatures mostly mock and criticise the political leaders but Mitu sees it as an exclusive form of art that conveys human characteristics beyond the boundaries of politics and pop culture. This year, her exhibition Meet the Faces, is going to take place as the first ever solo caricature exhibition in Bangladesh.
GenNext 6.0 FilmFest 2014
Date: 3-4 December
Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, House 10, Road 9(New), Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka 1205
Do you like movies? Do you like hanging out with friends? Do you want to practice your German? Why don't you combine all of these things and come to the GenNext 6.0 FilmFest?! After the big success of the FilmFestival GenNext 5.0, PASCH once again invites its students and other film fans to a 'PASCH-Movietime'. A part of the festival will also be conducted in Chittagong at Mastermind School. Remembering the win of Germany in the FIFA World Cup, the FilmFestival will open with a film based on football – “Der Ganz Große Traum”. Two adventure films, “Tom Sawyer” and “Sputnik”, will build a thrilling finish to the GenNext 6.0 festival. The film will be in German language with English subtitles.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Jatra Biroti
Date: 4-6 December
Time: 6:00 pm till 10:30 pm
Venue: Jatra, 60 Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani
Here's an opportunity for a beautiful evening of melodious singing with friends. Enjoy the winter evening with various artists singing, jamming, open mic, etc while having a chilled out adda session at the roof top. Electro/Acoustic, bouati baul, Indian Classical and many more forms of music will be featured in the program. A 400tk ticket includes Puchka and cha. Not to be missed!
Media Youth Leadership Summit 2014
Date: 4-9 December
Time: 3:00 pm till 8:00 pm
Venue: EMK Center, Midus Centre, Dhanmondi
MYLS is the first summit in Bangladesh for the young people who have passion to work in Media. It is a place where future leaders of Film, TV, New Media, Radio & Print Media will be gathered to discuss and share views about different sections of the media. This is the event where you can meet with the professionals, share your ideas and moreover make new friends who have the same interests as you. Go to the link & submit the registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EKnYBPf-KZWC9rxFFd0RXJQn2udRMUoMC0vB91D6rD8/viewform