Tareque Masud short film award conferredCultural Correspondent
Young filmmaker Gazi Quamrul Islam was conferred with the Tareque Masud Short Film Award for his short film Oblivious Moments on the concluding day of the two-day Tareque Masud Festival at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.
Ashfique Rizwan and Srabonto Habib earned the special citation awards respectively for their short films Gantabba and Smritimoy Barir Mrityu.
Khushi Kabir and Catherine Masud handed over the awards to the winners.
Ten short films made by the young makers and a documentary on Tareque Masud were also screened on the concluding day.
The two-day Tareque Masud festival was organised by Tareque Masud Memorial Trust, in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, marking the 57th birth anniversary of the late filmmaker.
The ending day’s programme began at the National Art Gallery auditorium with the screening of Prasun Rahman’s documentary Phera featuring Tareque Masud’s autobiography in a home-bound journey to his paternal home in Faridpur.
Subsequently, the selected top 10 short films from the 40 entries were screened including Imrul Hasan Ponir’s Mrittikar Sandhane, Zahid Gogon’s Mul Odimulla, Zamsedur Rahman’s Nil Akashe Lal Ghuri, Naimur Rahman Prince’s Porichoy, Tanjim Ahmed’s Pratyabartan, Sourav Tofazzol’s Shekor, Fazla Rabbi’s The Green Frame, Ashfique Rizwan’s Gantabba, Srabonto Habib’s Smritimay Barir Mrityu and the award winning Oblivious Moments by Gazi Quamrul Islam.
The five-minute short film Oblivious Moments depicts an imaginary story of sculptures. Quamrul has blended animation and videos to show that the sculptures around the city are alive.
‘This award is a recognition for me and will help me go to desired places in the future,’ said a happy Gazi Quamrul Islam who hopes to continue a career in filmmaking.
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