Liberation DocFest Bangladesh previously known as “International Festival of Docufilms on Liberation and Human Rights” is a festival dedicated to documentary cinema, seeking to highlight the struggle for Liberation and Human Rights of people in various parts of the world and its contemporary significance. It seeks to uphold new forms of viewing the human suffering and struggle for justice in global perspective. Festival also focuses on breaking new ground and on the great diversity and vitality of storytelling and creativity of the documentary genre. Organized by Liberation War Museum, a peoples’ museum dedicated to highlight the history of Bangladesh’s struggle for Independence and its presentation to new generation.
The 8th edition of the Liberation DocFest Bangladesh was supposed to be held from 2-6 April, 2020. But due to outbreak of Covid-19 virus the countrywide lockdown was declared and the Liberation War Museum like many other institutions, was closed, Liberation DocFest Bangladesh festival had to be postponed.
Now it has been decided to do the festival online, the first such online film festival in South Asia, to be held from 16 to 20 June, 2020.