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Global Youth Film Festival to go to Rangpur

Published : Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 at 12:00 AM  Count : 768
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Rokeya Prachi handing over an award at the closing ceremony in Laxmipur

Rokeya Prachi handing over an award at the closing ceremony in Laxmipur

"Global Youth Film Festival," the initiative to take film festivals outside capital city Dhaka recently concluded in Laxmipur. On January 12 the award giving ceremony was held where the "The Helper" of France got the Best of The Fest Award. Now Hemanta Sadiq, of Global Youth Film Festival has declared to host the next such event in Rangpur in June. With The International Children's Film Festival, the prominent Dhaka centric film festival till now in the pipeline, within the space of just six-months Bangladesh is going to witness three film festivals for juveniles and the second one outside Dhaka.  The International Children's Film Festival will be held in Dhaka from January 27 to February 2
On January 12 actress Rokeya Prachi handed over the prizes to respective recipients. She was also part of the three-member jury panel. The Best Director Award in the festival went to Norway's Alexander Armas Tarpin for his film "Generation Mars". Bangladeshi film "Abarta" won in the reserved "Local Talent" category. Ugandan film "Crash My Curt" won the best Documentary Award while "The Flower Found" was awarded as the best animated feature. Prior to the closing ceremony four new films by Bangladesh youth were also premiered. In the festival films were screened in six categories with sixty-three films from forty-six countries selected for screening from an initial submission of two thousand and forty-eight entries from hundred and two countries.

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