Moviyana Film Society and Bangladesh Shilpokala Academy have jointly organised a film festival titled, Notun Cholochitro, Notun Nirmata Cholochitro Utsav and Cinema Alap.
The jury for the film festival selected four films to be exhibited at the event. The films were Dadu (documentary) by Mulla Sagor, Comrad by Masum Billah, Moments by Vicky Zahed, and Fhara, the Return by Shahid Mainul.
Cinema Five Alap, was a segment of the festival where new filmmaker, Amitabh Reza Chowdhury of Aynabaji, talked about his experience in making his new film. “A short film is a portfolio for a filmmaker. I don’t want to make a blockbuster film. I chose a story which the general people could relate to. Aynabaji is a film about an actor named Ayna, who is gifted with the natural talent of acting – he is an interchangeable man, who can morph into anyone he wants. One of the crucial aspects of this film is the dark side of Dhaka (metro) life. We generally tell a lot of stories but we hardly get to tell the stories buried deep in Dhaka’s belly, this film will try to touch that sensitive core. Before shooting this film, I had conceived the story in my belly. I've spent a lot of time discussing the story of the film with the actor and actress,” said Amitabh.
The president of Myubhiyana Film Society, Belayat Hossain Mamun said, “Cinema Five is a platform for making five films by the young film makers. We took donations from people, and the participants contributed Tk1,000 each, to make the film.”