April 20, 2009
The four-day Bangladesh Documentary Festival 2009 ended at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium, Central Public Library, Shahbagh on April 19. Titled 'Documenting Bangladesh 3,' the event was organised by Bangladesh Documentary Council (BDC). On the concluding day, an award giving ceremony took place, where awards were given to the winners in two categories-- general section and in student section.
Shibu Kumar Shil received the best prize in general section for his film "Eleas-er Khoari." On the other hand, two films-- "Frozen Tears," jointly directed by Polash Rosul, Tanvir Mridul, Mahrun Faruque, Lucky Osman, Faiz Alam and Arif Ul Alam, and "Operar Din Ratri" jointly directed by Farashat Rizwan, Imrul Kayes and M. Islam-- were awarded the first prize in student section.
Noted author Syed Shamsul Huq handed over the crests to the recipients as chief guest. Among others, publisher and trustee of the Liberation War Museum, Mafidul Haque, and filmmaker and advisor of BDC Manzare Hassin Murad were present at the programme. The student section was a new inclusion in this year's festival. "Japito Jibon," jointly directed by Muhammad Sazzad Hossain and Md. Arifur Rahman, received the second prize in the student section.
The award ceremony was followed by a special screening of the winning films at the venue.