Award Giving Ceremony of RCC Film Competition - "জীবনেরগল্পেসিনেমাবানাই"

Date: 19 December 2016

Time: 03:00 PM to 05:30 PM

Venue: Chhayanaut, House# 72, Road# 15/A, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1209

Organized BY: Recognizing Consent and Choice (RCC) project, BLAST and JPGSPH, BRAC University


‘JibonerGolpe Cinema Banai’ or ‘Making Cinemas on Life-Stories’, a short-film competition, was organized for youths between the ages of 18 to 30 in Bangladesh, from November 17 to December 15, 2016. The competition was supported by the Swedish organization RFSU funded Recognizing Consent and Choice (RCC) project, which is led by the Bangladesh Legal Aid Services and Trust (BLAST) with its implementing partner the James P. Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) of BRAC University. The RCC project recognizes that every individual should have access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and aims to increase awareness regarding SRHR among young women and girls, as well as young men and boys and people from different communities. ‘The Daily Samakal’ and ‘Bangla Tribune’ were the media partners, while ‘The Daily Star’ was the Youth Engagement Partner for this event.

A total of 117 short films were submitted in the competition. The award giving ceremony of the film festival was held on December 19, 2016 at Chayanot. After primary screening, the jury members selected ten films from an initial short list of fifteen. The jury members included eminent personalities:  KhushiKabir, Shameem Akhtar, Munira Morshed Munni, and Dr. Proshanto Tripura, along with Hon. Executive Director of BLAST, Sara Hossain- and Bangla Communication’s Managing Director- Adib Rashid, were present at the award giving ceremony. Among the top ten films, seven film makers received certificates, while the top three film makers received a crest, certificate, and award money announced beforehand (fifty, thirty and twenty thousand Bangladeshi Taka received respectively by the first, second, and third prize winner).


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