The first ever BIMSTEC film festival featuring films from seven countries will begin today at BIMSTEC Secretariat in capital’s Gulshan.
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), a regional organisation comprising seven member countries, has organised the five-day festival marking its 20th years of founding.
The festival, organised jointly with Rainbow Film Society, will feature screening of 16 films from the member countries which include Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu will inaugurate the festival today at 11am in Gulsan. Morshedul Islam’s liberation war-based film Anil Bagchir Ekdin will be screened following the inaugural programme.
Popular Bangladeshi films like Aynabaji, Baapjaner Bioscope and Oggatonama will be screened at the festival. Besides, four films from India namely Jolly LLB, Drishyam, Mary Kom and Manjhi- The Mountain Man, two from Myanmar namely By Coincidence and Made In Heart, two Nepalese films Dying Candle and Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen), two films from Thailand namely The Crown and Boxing in Love, one film from Sri Lanka Madhura Charika, and one film from Bhutan Kushuthara (Pattern of Love) will also be screened at the event.
Every day three films will be screened at the festival. The films will be screened at 2pm, 4pm and 6:30pm. The festival will end on July 26.
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