Although cinema had always been a popular form of entertainment, it was not until 1956 that the first full-length feature film was produced in Bangladesh. At present the industry is capable of producing around 60 feature films per year. The films of Bangladesh display a pattern similar to those of other countries of the subcontinent. The themes range from social and historical to fantasies and fairy-tales. In recent years, there has been a tendency to experiment with the medium; one of the outcomes has been an abundance of popular Short Feature Films.

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To encourage quality film making, the Government has introduced national film awards and set up an institute of Film Archive. A Film institute has also been established recently to provide formal training to the students of film making. “Surjo Dighal Bari” and “Dahan” are two internationally acclaimed films.