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Info ministry distributes cheques as annual grant for film-making

Info ministry distributes cheques as annual grant for film-making

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The first installment cheques of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's annual grant for making films have been distributed.

Secretary to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Md Mokbul Hossain handed over the cheques to the film-makers concerned of 19 full-length and six short-length films selected for the financial year 2021-22 at the meeting room of the ministry this afternoon, a press release said.

This time there are two documentaries in the short category, the release added.

Noted cultural personalities including Sara Zaker, Marufa Akhtar Popi, Apu Biswas, Syed Ali Haider Rizvi and Chatku Ahmed received the cheques (which is 30 percent of the total grant) for the films.

Additional Secretary (Admin and Film) to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Khadiza Begum, Joint Secretary Md Nazrul Islam and Deputy Secretary (Film-1) Md Saiful Islam were present, among others, on the occasion.