The film ‘Fagun Haway’ directed by Tauquir Ahmed won two awards at the ninth edition of Saarc Film Festival held in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.
The film received the awards under Best Cinematography of Enamul Haque Sohel, and Best Sound Design category of Ripon Nath.The story of the film was inspired by Tito Rahman’s 'Bou Kotha Kow', a short story based on the 1952 language movement.
Five films from Bangladesh have been selected for screening at the festival, including two feature films, and two short films.
'Fagun Haway' and 'Komola Rocket' were selected in Feature Films category, while Nasiruddin Yusuff Bachhu directed Alpha was screened in the Master Films category.
Earlier, Tauquir Ahmed had won the best screenplay award for the film The 'Unnamed' (Oggatonama) in the seventh edition of the SAARC Film Festival in 2017, and won four awards, including the Best Feature Film award at the competition segment of the 8th Saarc Film Festival in 2018.
The festival had been rescheduled for July 2 to 7.