The Theme for Celebrating Life 2015
Among the things ingrained in our minds as what define us as Bangladeshis, our culture and heritage ranks high. This is why we love dressing up in red and white on Pohela Boishakh, and why sights of ‘Nouka Baich’ stir up a sense of nostalgia deep in our souls. In 2015, the over-arching theme for Celebrating Life is ‘The Heritage of Bangladesh’. We want our participants to explore the diversity and richness of Bangladesh’s heritage in their creative pursuits. Be it the romantic mystery of a newly-wed bride in a ‘palki’, an architectural feat which have been around for over a hundred years, culinary delights of Bangladesh or simple acts and traditions that have been around for generations, we want entries to capture the essence of the Bangladeshi identity.
Contestants are allowed complete freedom to explore any subject matter of their choice within this theme. However, we strongly encourage you to broaden your horizon of thinking and take your cameras and pens to the remotest corners of Bangladesh. We urge you to bring rural Bangladesh to the limelight. Please note that the Photography and Lyrics Contests of Celebrating Life 2015 are tied to the overarching theme, but the Film Contest’s theme/ subject is open to the imagination of the filmmaker.