The National Film Day was observed across the country on Tuesday in a befitting manner.
The National Film Observance Committee in association with Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) and Drama and Film department of Bangladesh Shilapakala Academy (BSA) arranged elaborate programmes marking the day.
The main and national event featuring fair, talk show, still photography exhibition and film screening was held at the BFDC.
On the other hand, Chalachitra Paribar separately arranged an event at the BFDC on the occasion.
A colourful rally, led by Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, was brought out from the BFDC in the morning. Directors, actors, producers and others took part in the rally.
They also placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman inside the BFDC.
State Minister for Information Tarana Halim, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Ministry AKM Rahmatullah, committee member Sukumar Ranjan Ghosh and Information Secretary Abdul Malek were present on the occasion.
Besides, a seminar titled ‘Problems and prospects of the films of Bangladesh' was held at the BFDC where Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed spoke as the chief guest. Later, a cultural function was held.
BSA arranged film screening, film carnival, seminar, open discussion on film, reunion of the film personalities, discussion and cultural event in its head office and 64 district offices on the occasion.
The Bangladesh Film Development Corporation was established on April 3, 1957 after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman tabled a bill in the provincial assembly of erstwhile East Pakistan.
The government announced April 3 as the National Film Day in 2012.