Bangladesh Film Development Corporation

Bangladesh Film Development Corporation or BFDC,[1] is a government owned and operated corporation in Tejgaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh.[2][3] Nuzhat Yeasmin is the managing director of the corporation.[4]

Bangladesh Film Development Corporation
বাংলাদেশ চলচ্চিত্র উন্নয়ন কর্পোরেশন
Formation1959; 64 years ago (1959)
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Coordinates23°45′09″N 90°23′53″E / 23.752593°N 90.3979781°E / 23.752593; 90.3979781
Region served
Official language
Formerly called
East Pakistan Film Development Corporation

History edit

The organization was founded in 1959 as the East Pakistan Film Development Corporation which was changed to Bangladesh Film Development Corporation after Bangladesh achieved independence in 1971.[5] It signed an agreement with National Film Development Corporation of India in 2016 to jointly produce a documentary on Bangladesh Liberation war.[6][7] It has faced criticism on mismanagement and waste of public funds.[8] On 3 April of evey year the National Film day of Bangladesh is observed, the day is organized and celebrated by the corporation. The day marks the occasion when Sheikh Mujibur Rahman then Minister of Industries and Commerce of East Pakistan introduced the bill to formulate the East Pakistan Film development corporation.[9]

References edit

  1. ^ "Salman Shah festival at BFDC". The Daily Star. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  2. ^ "No terror link found with deported Bangladeshi: DMP boss". The Daily Star. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Happily Ever After?". The Daily Star. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Film Director's Association demands removal of BFDC MD". New Age. Retrieved 2022-01-30.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC)-Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh". Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  6. ^ "India, Bangladesh Enter Agreement to Promote Joint Production of Films". India West. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  7. ^ "India and Bangladesh to jointly produce documentary on 1971 Bangladesh war of independence". dna. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  8. ^ "FDC in need of a facelift". The Daily Star. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  9. ^ "National Film Day today". The Daily Star. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.