Omnibus film ‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ (Sincerely Yours, Dhaka), which opened the 11th Jaipur International Film Festival in India on January 18, has won the best original screenplay award at the festival.
Iti, Tomari Dhaka, which had its world premiere at 23rd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea in October, 2018, is a collection of 11 short films themed on Dhaka made by 11 directors.
’It is an honour and inspiration to get awards at an international festival,’ said Abu Shahed Emon, creative producer of Iti, Tomari Dhaka.
The five-day Jaipur International Film Festival screened over a hundred films from different countries including India, Bangladesh, Iran, Switzerland, France, Canada, USA, Finland, Singapore,
Brazil, Germany, Peru, Cambodia, South Africa and others.
Iti, Tomari Dhaka, which has also been screened at festivals in Indonesia and India, features diverse aspects of the megacity Dhaka including its heritage and traditions, people and professions, dreams and nightmares through eleven short films directed by Nuhash Humayun, Tanvir Ahsan, Rahat Rahman, Krishnendu Chattopadhyay, Mahmudul Islam, Golam Kibria Farooki,
Mir Mokarram Hossain, Rabiul Alam, Saleh Ahmed, Ahmed Shawki and Tanim Noor.