Just like the previous years, Rainbow Film Society is expecting numbers of woman filmmakers, actors and personalities from all over the world for attending our very important segment- “Fourth Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2018” which will be organized in association with the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka. This conference will be held at the Gallery of the Alliance Francaise de Dhakaon Saturday 13 January and Sunday 14 January, 2018 during the festival.

This will also serve the purpose of a platform that will address issues concerning women through the work being done by the invited panel of women guests. Given that women compose half of humanity and the inherent importance and relevance of women's issues in global progress; it is high time that such a conference is convened in a country like Bangladesh, more so as the world is going through enormous changes on all fronts having both positive and negative implications for women. Having said this, I would also mention that this conference will serve as the heart of our upcoming festival.

So start your rescheduling now if you are interested to join. We welcome you and want you to attend this two daylong ‘Fourth Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2018’ as it carries a very authentic purpose and will enhance many minds morally.


Ishrat Khan Barsha

Conference Coordinator
Ishrat Khan Barsha is the Assistant Professor at the Department of Women & Gender Studies, University of Dhaka. She obtained her Masters Degree from the same Department in 2008 from the University of Dhaka and later in 2012 she acquired yet another Masters Degree on Women & Gender Studies from the University of Hull, England with the prestigious Erasmus Mundus GEMMA scholarship.