Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) has selected 3 films for the category, International Feature Film, at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards, this year. The nominated films are -- Masum Aziz’s Shonatoner Golpo, Tauquir Ahmed’s Fagun Hawa, and Nasiruddin Yousuf Bachchu’s Alpha.
The nominations were announced by Habibur Rahman Khan, Chairperson, Oscar Bangladesh Committee, at a press conference yesterday at La Vinci Hotel Dhaka. “September 19 was the last day to send our films to the Oscars. We have been sending films for nominations for quite some time now. However, getting an Oscar nomination is not easy,” he said. “Campaigns by various paid agencies is an easy way to Oscars. Sadly, we are yet to employ any agency for our nominations, but we are still hopeful.”
Faridur Reza Sagar, Managing Director, Impress Telefilms Limited, was also present at the conference, among others. “Two of our films, Fagun Hawa and Alpha have been shortlisted this time. I hope we can come up with more such films which prospects praise, internationally,” said Sagar.
The films were shortlisted by a committee of nine members consisting of Prof Abdus Selim, President, BFFS, Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar, President, Bangladesh Film Directors Association, Iftekhar Uddin Naushad, President, Bangladesh Film Producers and Distributors Association, actor Misha Sawdagar, President, Bangladesh Film Artist Association, Cinematographer Pankaj Palit, Abu Musa Debu, President, Bangladesh Film Editors Guild, and filmmaker and writer Shamim Akhtar.