Curtain falls on 12th Children’s Film Festival

The closing ceremony of the festival was held at the auditorium of the Central Public Library.

The curtains went down for the 12th International Children’s Film Festival on Saturday. The closing ceremony of the festival was held at the auditorium of the Central Public Library.

President of CFS, Dr. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, renowned filmmaker and founder of CFS Bangladesh, Morshedul Islam, General Secretary Munira Morshed Munni, and festival director Mohammad Abir Ferdous, addressed the event at closing.

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal handed out certificates to the child delegates who were present on the occasion. Award-winning films were screened, following the award-giving ceremony. It came as a surprise when the current festival director, Abir Ferdous announced his retirement while Morshedul Islam hinted of a new festival director in his speech.

He said: “Today is Women’s Day and it is time for a new festival director. That is all I have to say.”

Abir thanked his team and volunteers for all their support in his speech. All the volunteers and CFS members greeted Abir with rounds of applause.

Organized by Children’s Film Society Bangladesh (CFS), the festival ended in a festival and joyous mood.

The venues of the film festival were Showkat Osman Hall, Sufia Kamal Auditorium, British Council Auditorium, and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s, Chitrashala.

The names of the award winners are:

Best Film (International): “Zoe” by Marta Krunic

Best Director (International): “Endless?” by Maryam Zahirimimehr

Best Feature Film (International): “Blue Wind Blows” by Tetsuya Tomina

Best Short Film (International): “Space Montain” by Victor Nores

Young Talent Award: “Some Ancient Trees” by Hasnat Sohan

Social Film Award: “Boomerang” by Wahid Raj

Best Film (Under 18): Aliveness by Afrida Mehzabin

2nd Best Film (Under 18): “I am Hijra, Give me some money” by Prokriti Projukti Tusti

3rd Best Film (Under 18): “Suprovat” by Prodipto Saha & Safi Ahammad

Special Film Award (Under 18): “Forearm” by Biozid Al Mahmud

Special Film Award (Under 18): “Metanoia” by Ishmum Naoar

Published in the Dhaka Tribune

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