19 January, 2020 the concluding ceremony of the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival was held at the main auditorium of the Bangladesh National Museum organized by Rainbow Film Society.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid attended the ceremony as Special Guest. The program was presided over by festival executive committee member M Hamid and
Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud was present as Chief Guest.
The 18th DIFF screened a total of 220 films, with participation from 74 countries in competitive categories spanning «Asian Cinema», «Retrospective», «Bangladesh Panorama», «Cinema of the World», «Children’s Films», «Spiritual Films», «Women Filmmakers» and «Short and Independent Films».
Women filmmakers around the world received awards in three main categories with a special mention for each Best Short Film. Award in Short Fiction Category was achieved by Russian filmmaker Daria Binevskaya for «My Name is Petya».