The Bangladeshi film ‘Oggatonama’ (The Unnamed) has own the award for the Best Screenplay in the SAARC Film Festival 2017, held in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo from 21 to 25 November.
Communication Co-ordinator (Bangladesh) of SAARC Film Festival -2017 Monjurul Islam Megh confirmed the matter quoting the SAARC Film Festival and SAARC Culture centre Sri-Lanka’s senior Officer Mahinda Sundanaskara.
It was announced on Saturday evening after the conclusion of the film festival while a total of 16 films from eight countries took part in the competition in different categories from eight countries.
The film ‘Premi o Premi’ directed by Zakir Hossain Raju and Tauquir Ahmed’s ‘Oggatonama’ were shown in the competition in the SAARC Film Festival from Bangladesh in 2017 while the directors of the films, attended the festival on the invitation.
The award was announced in the presence of prominent members of the closing ceremony, member of the jury board, members of the SAARC member states, directors of SAARC and prominent personalities of the member state.
SAARC Secretary-General and Festival Authority handed over the award to Tauquir Ahmed.