The festival commenced yesterday with screening of the movie Jono Aranya by Satyajit Roy. ‘Amar Bhashar Cholochitro 1423’ is scheduled to close on February 14.
Writer and pioneer film society activist, Muhammad Khasru will be given a lifetime achievement award at the closing ceremony. Besides this, the best Bengali movie made in 2016 will be awarded with Hiralal Sen Padak.
Four films will be screened everyday at the venue, starting from 10am to 6:30pm in the evening.
Ritwik Ghotok’s Subornorekha, Rituparno Ghosh’s Khela, Morshedul Islam’s Anil Bagchir Ekdin and Toukir Ahmed’s Oggatonama are scheduled to be screened on February 10.
On February 12, Alamagir Kabir’s Mohanayak, Tarek Masud’s Matir Moyna and Adamsurat, Shabnam Ferdousi’s Bhashyjoyeeta and Goutom Ghosh’s Shankhachil will be screened as well.
Ehtesham’s Pich Dhala Poth, Shahidul Islam Khokon’s Palabi Kothay, Sumon’s Rokto and Abu Shahed Emon’s Jalaler Golpo are to be shown on the third day of the festival.
The festival will end with the screening of Jahir Raihan’s Stop Genocide, Basu Chatterjee’s Hothat Brishti, Jakir Hossain’s Shikari and Gias Uddin Selim’s Manpura on the final day.