Bangladeshi filmmaker placed the 1st position in Locarno film festival
UNN- Filmmaker- Award BD filmmakers placed the first in 70th Locarno film festival Dhaka, Aug 13 (UNB) – Bangladeshi filmmaker Mahde Hasan placed the 1st position in the section of ‘movie of my life’ in the 70th Locarno film festival.
The ten-day long film festival held from August 2 to August 12 in Locarno, Switzerland announced on Saturday (August 12). He was awarded for the short film ‘Where is the Friend’s Home’ which was shown in Piazza Grande during the 70th Festival. Mahde Hasan told UNB that it will inspire him to stick to the film production. ‘I am very much overwhelmed to hear the information. It will contribute to my future career in this area very much. I started to believe that a short film is not a simple thing,” he added. He will get one flight with Swiss International Air Lines for 2 persons, worth CHF 4’000, One day with a Swiss filmmaker offered by la Mobiliare, worth CHF 1’500, 5 boxes containing 20CHF bank notes, offered by UBS, each worth 400CHF, various prizes offered by them.
The festival screens films in various competitive and non-competitive sections, including feature-length narrative and documentary, short, avant-garde, and retrospective programs. The competition was open to all from cinephiles to occasional filmgoers. The Locarno Festival is an annual film festival held every August in Locarno, Switzerland which was founded in 1946.