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Season 2 in Rangpur


Venue: Town Hall Rangpur

Screening: 10 most promising Bengali short film of this time.

Date: 27-29 September2018

Total Films


Best of the Fest: Affiday for khanali (Iran)

Best Bangladeshi film: Painful

Best Actor: Mizanur Rahman

Best international short: Alba (Venezuela)

Best Director: Lorenzo mannino (Algeria)

Film: Where there is Too much Light

Best Animation: Bystander (Iran)

Best Documentary: Affiday for khanali (Iran)

Festival Mention:

Human (Algeria)

The chase (India)

 Girl in the gallery (Belgium)

No one’s Win in a War (Bangladesh)


International Films

Golam Rabbani Biplob (Chairman)

He has served as an official jury at Busan International Film Festival, Strasbourg Forum for European Cinema France and as NETPAC jury at Vesoul Asian Film Festival (France), as Don Quixote Jury of FICC at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic), Cottbus Film Festival Germany etc. ​He received Best Director Award at Asian New Talent Competition at 10th Shanghai International Film Festival, 2007 and “Silver Peacock” Award at 38th International Film Festival of India-GOA, 2007 for his debut film SWOPNODANAY (On the Wings of Dreams). Two of his films were nominated for Bangladesh Submission to Foreign Language Competition Awards for “OSCAR”.

Sadia Khalid (FIPRESCI Jury)

Sadia Khalid is a Screenwriting graduate from University of California, Los Angeles. She is a member of FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) and was a jury member at the “Bangladesh Panorama” section at the Dhaka International Film Festival 2018. She teaches Screenwriting at various universities and institutions including University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute.​​

Mahde Hasan

Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mahde Hasan is a Screenwriter and Director. His short film ‘I Am Time’ screened at 69th Festival del Film Locarno, 2016. Mahde Hasan placed first in the section ‘movie of my life’ at 70th Locarno Festival, 2017. His film project SAND CITY is selected for Open Doors Hub at Open Doors Locarno 2018, which will be held in August during the 71st Locarno Film Festival.

Bangladeshi Films

Fakhrul Arefeen Khan

National award-winning documentary Al Badr marked Arefeen’s entry into the film industry. Apart from winning the prestigious National Award for Best Documentary in 36 th National Film Awards, 2011; Al Badr was screened in Commonwealth Film Festival, SAARC Film Festival and Ankara Film Festival. His first feature film Bhuban Majhi won the National Film Grant from the Ministry of Information and has been screened in numerous international film festivals and has been screened in 17 countries.

Meher Afroz Shaon

Meher Afroz Shaon is a popular Bangladeshi actress, director and playback singer. She won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her performance in the film Krishnopokkho, the first feature film by Shaon.​

Josim Ahmed

​Josim Ahmed has won the international award as best director for his short film ‘A pair of Sandal’. ‘DAAG’ is the first short film of him which is distributed by the British distribution company short international. Also, he is known to all as the director of Bondishalai noy mash (9 month imprisonment) based on 9 months imprisonment of Bangabandhu shiekh Mujibur Rahman on Pakistan jail in 1971.