The four-day ‘Bangladesh Children’s Film Festival 2017' will begin on Thursday across the country in the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).
The academy will organise the festival to develop and encourage the local films.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor will be present as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony at National Art Gallery auditorium while BSA director of theater and film Badrul Anam Bhuiyan will deliver the welcome speech.
Artist Mustafa Manowar, film organizer Munira Morshed Munni, associate professor of Mass Communication and Journalism Department University of Dhaka Sabrina Sultana Chowdhury will be present while BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky will preside over the ceremony.
Earlier, a seven-member jury committee selected 40 films for the festival to screen. A jury committee headed by Syed Saluddin Zaki was formed to nominate the films for the award.
A workshop titled ‘Understanding Films’ will be held on December 29 and 30 while a seminar is scheduled to be held on December 29 at 4 pm at the National Art Gallery auditorium.
Certificates will be distributed among the participants on the closing day of the festival.