Moviyana Film Society

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Moviyana Film Society
Moviyana Film Society Logo.png
Formation10 November 2006
FounderBelayat Hossain Mamun
Founded atDhaka, Bangladesh
TypeNon government cultural organization
Legal statusRegistered
PurposeFilm Society
  • Aziz Super Market (1st Floor) Shahbag, Dhaka-1000
Region served
Official language
Belayat Hossain Mamun
Main organ
Central Executive Committee
AffiliationsFederation of Film Societies of Bangladesh

The Moviyana Film Society (Bengali: ম্যুভিয়ানা ফিল্ম সোসাইটি) is one of the largest Film Culture oriented organisations in Bangladesh. It was established on 10 November 2006.[1] It regularly arranges Film Screenings, Film Festivals, Film Appreciation course and other Film making related courses in different cities of Bangladesh. Film maker & Writer Belayat Hossain Mamun[2] is the founder and incumbent president of this organization.[3]

Moviyana Film Society is affiliated to the Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh (FFSB).


Moviyana Film Society also arranged a four-month long workshop on Digital Film Making with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy from April, 2012.[4][5]

In 2013, Moviyana Film Society organised a 6-day “Film Festival of Women Filmmakers in Bangladesh” at the National Art Gallery Auditorium, featuring 31 films, all by Bangladeshi women directors.[6]

Moviyana Film Society organized yearlong film festival titled ‘New Films New Filmmakers Film Festival’ jointly with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA)[7]

Moviyana Film Society and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has organised Asian Cinema Retrospective 2016, set to screen 65 films from 19 countries over a 17- week. The Retrospective will feature discussions on Asian films and noted Asian film makers.[8]

A three-month long Cinematography Training Workshop organized by Moviyana Film Society with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 2017.[9]

Moviyana Film Society, in support with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, organised a discussion programme in memory of the talented actor, editor and photographer Dolly Anwar to celebrate her 70th birth anniversary, at 3 July 2018 in the conference room of Jatiya Natyashala, BSA.[10][11][12]

in 2018 Moviyana Film Society organizes a three-day long workshop on Films of Tareque Masud and Catherine Masud.[13]

Moviyana Film Society consistently organized memorial Lecture of late Filmmaker Badal Rahman at 2011 to 2018.[14]

Moviyana Film Society celebrated late renowned Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s birth centennial through a two-day workshop and film screening at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The workshop titled was ‘Bergman- Path’, feature in-depth analysis of Bergman's writings and films. Film-critic and writer Mahmudul Hossain conduct the workshop and Moviyana Film Society president Belayat Hossain Mamun coordinate the event.[15]

To Celebrate Living legend Filmmaker Mrinal Sen's 95th Birthday Moviyana Film Society organized a film screening followed by a discussion on his work at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. film researcher Dr Naadir Junaid, film activists Zayeed Aziz and Filmmaker & Writer Belayat Hossain Mamun spoke about the significance of Mrinal Sen's work.[16]

Moviyana Film Society holding a two-day workshop on French film critic Andre Bazin marking his 100th birth anniversary at Seminar Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 14 and 15 December 2018. Art critic Moinuddin Khaled and film critic, writer Mahmudul Hossain are conducting the workshop. Workshop coordinated by Moviyana Film Society's president Belayat Hossain Mamun. ‘Through this workshop we want to promote Andre Bazin's thoughts and theories among young film enthusiasts of Bangladesh,’ said Belayat Hossain Mamun.[17]

Moviyana Film Society remembered Filmmaker Alamgir Kabir on his 30th death anniversary. Moviyana organized a two-day long workshop on films and thoughts of Alamgir Kabir.[18][19]


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  2. ^ ""I want to write a book on Badal Rahman," Belayat Hossain Mamun". 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2012-06-30.
  3. ^ "Moviyana Film Society". Moviyana Film Society. Retrieved 2012-06-30.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2012-07-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Filmmaking workshop by Shilpakala Academy and Moviyana". The Daily Star. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
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  7. ^ Independent, The (30 April 2016). "Moviyana's yearlong competitive festival ends today". Moviyana's yearlong competitive festival ends today | Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  8. ^ Daily Star, The (2016-07-13). "Asian Cinema Retrospective set to begin". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  9. ^ "Cinematography training workshop at Shilpakala". Cinematography training workshop at Shilpakala | Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  10. ^ "Remembering Joygun". The Daily Star. 2018-07-03. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  11. ^ "70th birth anniv of actress Dolly Anwar celebrated". 70th birth anniv of actress Dolly Anwar celebrated | Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  12. ^ "Dolly Anwar remembered at Shilpakala Academy - Art & Culture -". The Daily Observer. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  13. ^ "Workshop on films by Tareque Masud". The Daily Observer. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  14. ^ Independent, The (9 June 2018). "Remembering Badal Rahman on 8th death anniversary". Remembering Badal Rahman on 8th death anniversary | Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  15. ^ "Moviyana to celebrate Ingmar Bergman's birth centennial". New Age | The Outspoken Daily. 19 September 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  16. ^ "Moviyana celebrates Mrinal Sen's 95th birthday". Dhaka Tribune. 2018-05-14. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  17. ^ "Moviyana organises workshop on Bazin". New Age | The Outspoken Daily. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  18. ^ "Filmmaker Alamgir Kabir remembered". New Age | The Most Popular Outspoken Daily English Newpaper in Bangladesh. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  19. ^ "30th death anniversary of Alamgir Kabir observed". Dhaka Tribune. 2019-01-21. Retrieved 2019-01-22.