DUFS was established in 1962. The society then faced some ups and downs on its way. In 1991, DUFS has finally re-established, in a new look, with a broader view and complex structure. From then, the major mission of the society is to create viewers of good movies with good taste.

As a part of its mission, DUFS successfully organized various film oriented programs like film appreciation courses, seminars, workshops, rallies, retrospectives, film sessions etc. WFMP is one of its successful programs with more than 400 screenings. Some of its major regular festivals are ‘Amaar Bhasar Cholocchitro’, ‘International Inter University Short Film Festival’ etc.