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‘Koozhangal’ wins top award at DIFF

Published : 24 Jan 2022 08:07 PM

The 20th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) concluded on Sunday which awarded Tamil director PS Vinothraj's maiden directorial and India's official entry to Oscars 2022 ‘Koozhangal’ (Pebbles) as the Best Film this year.

As for the Bangladeshi films, two periodic films jointly received the Audience Award: NurulAlamAtique-directed ‘Lal Moroger Jhuti’ and N Rashed Chowdhury-directed ‘Chandrabati Kotha,’ while Shabnam Ferdousi-directed film ‘Ajob Karkhana’ got the Best Film Award by FIPRESCI Jury in the Bangladesh Panorama category. A total of 17 awards were given in different categories at the closing ceremony of the 20th Dhaka International Film Festival, organised by the Rainbow Film Society at the Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum.

The closing ceremony was joined by Information Minister DrHasan Mahmud as the chief guest, while Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky and Dhaka Club Limited President Khandaker Mashiuzzaman Romel were present as special guests.