First international film festival of Bangladesh inaugurated at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

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The first international film festival of Bangladesh was inaugurated at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy by the Bangladesh State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid yesterday.

The week-long festival will feature theatre and puppet shows by eight troupes from seven countries. Rabindranath Tagore’s dance-drama ‘Mayar Khela’ was performed as the inaugural presentation of the festival on Thursday evening.

The festival is being organised at the initiative of the Culture Affairs Ministry of Bangladesh. Theatre troupes from India, Bangladesh, Russia, China, France, Vietnam and Nepal are participating in the festival.

The festival will also have a dance drama and a seminar on theatre. The Cultural Affairs Ministry has announced that this festival will be organized every other year. (AIR NEWS)