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Sylhet Film Festival starts with a grand second edition

Published : Monday, 19 March, 2018 at 12:00 AM  Count : 1099
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Sylhet Film Festival starts with a grand second edition

Sylhet Film Festival starts with a grand second edition

Sylhet film festival has started for the second time. The festival was inaugurated yesterday by Dr Md Motiar Rahman Hawlader, Acting Vice-Chancellor of Sylhet Agriculture University. The festival spanning four days started yesterday is going on at Sylhet Agricultural University. The festival is primarily for short films. Nearly ninety-seven short films and five full-length feature films have been selected for screening during the festival. The films have been selected from entries from one hundred and twenty-two countries. These figures show just how much attention it has garnered in the international arena before entering only its second edition. Like the previous time sub-continents famed film festival advisor Premendra Majumdar will also be present in this edition of the festival.
The jury panel of the festival include filmmakers Ashraf Shishir and Muqtadir Ibne Salam and actor Monoj Kumar.
At the inauguration Dr Mrittunjay Kundu, Professor Dr Nirmal Chandra Rai, Professor Dr Jibon Krishna and more were present. Morshedul Islam's children's film "Akhi O Tar Bondhura" was screened on the opening session.
Film screening will be held from 11am to 7pm everyday till the end of the festival on March 21. It has been reported that over two thousand and eight hundred films were initially submitted for screening during the festival.












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