Liberation Docfest Bangladesh (Previous 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 Liberation Docfest Bangladesh was supposed to be held from 2-6 April, 2020. Due to outbreak of COVID-19 Liberation War Museum decided to do the festival online, to be held from 16 to 20 June, 2020.
Theme of the year: Bangabandhu The Liberator
International Competition Section
National Competition: Documenting 1971 and beyond
Cinema of the World
Exposition of Young Film Talents
1–Minute Film Competition for Students