A nationwide short and documentary film festival kicked off on Sunday at the National Art Gallery Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, with the screening of two documentaries and four short films.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor opened the weeklong event with directors Syed Salauddin Zaki, Morshedul Islam and Manjare Hasin Murad, and the academy’s director general Liaquat Ali Lucky in attendance.
Following the inauguration, two documentaries – Zahir Raihan’s Stop Genocide and Tareque Masud’s Adam Surat – and four short films – Morshedul Islam’s Agami, Aminur Rahman Mukul’s Oborodh, Rahman Lenin’s Mon Phoring and Yasmin Kabir’s Porobasi Mon Amar – were screened simultaneously at all the district branches of the academy and its headquarters in Dhaka.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has organised the festival titled ‘Bangladesh Short and Documentary Film Festival 2016’ in association with the Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Short film Forum and Bangladesh Documentary Council.
The festival will feature a total of 84 short and documentary films.
Two awards in both short and documentary categories – Best Film and Best Director – will be given on the concluding day.
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