Bangladesh to have stall at Cannes Festival from next year: Hasan
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Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud. Photo: File
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has said Bangladesh will have a stall at the world famous Cannes Festival from the next year.
The minister told the reporters in the Cannes Festival, said a release received in Dhaka on Sunday, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.
Earlier, the minister along with his Indian Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Sri Anurag Sing Thakur inaugurated the trailer of the film ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Thursday.
Hasan said, “We are in the festival to inaugurate the trailer of Bangabandhu’s biopic ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’. We are planning to set up a stall from the next year in the festival.”
He said the country’s film industry has turned around under the supervision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The government’s aim is to bring back the golden era of country’s film industry and capture the global cinema market,” said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary.
He said the government is providing grants to the meritorious producers to make short, feature and art films and many movies, which were made by grants, have received national awards. The minister is expected to return home on Tuesday.