|40th Bangladesh National Film Awards|
|Awarded for||Best of Bangladeshi cinema in 2015|
|Awarded by||President of Bangladesh|
|Presented by||Ministry of Information|
|Announced on||18 May 2017|
|Presented on||24 July 2017|
|Official website|| www|
|Best Feature Film||Bapjaner Bioscope and Anil Bagchir Ekdin|
|Best Non-feature Film||Ekttorer Ganahotya O Bodhyobhumi|
|Best Actor||Shakib Khan and Mahfuz Ahmed|
|Best Actress||Jaya Ahsan|
|Lifetime achievement||Ferdausi Rahman and Shabana|
|Most awards||Bapjaner Bioscope (9)|
The 40th National Film Awards was presented on 24 July 2017 by the Ministry of Information, Bangladesh to felicitate the best of Bangladeshi films released in the year 2015. The awards were given to 29 personnel in 26 categories.
|Name of Awards||Winner(s)||Film|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Ferdausi Rahman and Shabana|
|Best Documentary Film||Ekttorer Ganahotya O Bodhyobhumi|
|Best Actress||Jaya Ahsan||Zero Degree|
|Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Gazi Rakayet||Anil Bagchir Ekdin|
|Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Toma Mirza||Nodijon|
|Best Actor in a Negative Role||Iresh Zaker||Chuye Dile Mon|
|Best Child Artist|
|Best Music Director||Swani Zubayeer||Anil Bagchir Ekdin|
|Best Music Composer||S I Tutul||Bapjaner Bioscope|
|Best Lyricist||Amirul Islam||Bapjaner Bioscope|
|Best Male Playback Singer|
|Best Female Playback Singer||Priyanka Gope||Anil Bagchir Ekdin|
|Best Story||Masum Reza||Bapjaner Bioscope|
|Best Dialogue||Humayun Ahmed||Anil Bagchir Ekdin|
|Best Cinematography||Mahfuzur Rahman Khan||Padma Patar Jol|
|Best Art Direction||Samurai Maruf||Zero Degree|
|Best Editing||Mehedi Haque Rony||Bapjaner Bioscope|
|Best Sound Recording||Ratan Kumar Paul||Zero Degree|
|Best Costume Design||Muskan Sumaika||Padma Patar Jol|
|Best Make-up||Shafik||Jalaler Golpo|
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