Awards

17th Dhaka International Film Festival – Awards 2019

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We present the list of winners of the Dhaka International Film Festival that took place from January 10th – 18th, 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Asian Film Competition:
Best Film
Darak Yry (The Song of the Tree) by Aibek Daiyrbekov – Kyrgyzstan | 2018 – 93 min.

Best Director
Pooya Badkoobeh for Dressage – Iran | 2018 – 95 min.

Best Actress
Demet Evgar for the film Sofra Sirlari (Serial Cook) by Umit Unal – Turkey | 2017 – 103 min.

Best Actor
Yigit Ege Yazar for the film Kardesler (Brothers) by Omur Atay – Turkey | 2018 – 86 min.

Best Cinematography
Rifkat Ibragimov for the film Shynyrau (Deep Well) by Zhanabek Zhetiruov – Kazakhstan | 2018 – 90 min.

Best Script
Rody Vera for the film Signal Rock by Chito Rono – Philippines | 2018 – 127 min.

Women Filmmakers Section
Best Film
Mamang by Denise O¡Hara – Philippines | 2018 – 86 min.

Best Documentary
Rising Silence by Leesa Gazi – Bangladesh, India, Uk | 2018 – 75 min.

Special Mention
Burkinabe Bounty by Iara Lee – Burkina Faso, USA, Bulgaria, Italy | 2018 – 37 min.

Best Short Film
Bitter Sea by Fateme Ahmadi – UK | 2018 – 15 min.

Children Section
Best Film – Badal Rahman Award
Little Prince of our city by Talgat Temenov – Kazakhstan | 2017 – 75 min.

Best Audience Award
EK Je Chhilo Raja by Srijit Mukheji – India | 2018 – 148 min.

Bangladesh Panorama Section
FIPRESCI Jury Award
Sonatan Goplpo (Ancient Trapo) by Masum Aziz – Bangladesh | 2018 – 137 min.

Spiritual Film Section
Best Film
Namdev Bhau by Dar Gai – India, Ukraine | 2018 – 84 min.

Best Documentary
Walking for Genna by Frederic Furnelle and Olivere Bourget – Belgium, Ethiopia | 2018 – 90 min.

Best Short Film
Return by Shahriar Pourseyedian – Iran | 2018 – 21 min.

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