Bangladeshi film director Tauquir Ahmed achieved the best screenplay award for the film 'Oggatonama' (The Unnamed) in the SAARC Film Festival 2017, held in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo from Nov 21-25.
Communication co-ordinator (Bangladesh) of SAARC Film Festival 2017 Monjurul Islam Megh shared the information with a news agency quoting the SAARC Film Festival and SAARC Culture centre Sri-Lanka's senior officer Mahinda Sundanaskara.
It was announced on Saturday (Nov 25) after the conclusion of the film festival while a total of 16 films from eight countries took part in the competition in different categories.
The film 'Premi o Premi' directed by Zakir Hossain Raju and Tauquir's 'Oggatonama' were shown in the competition in the SAARC Film Festival from Bangladesh in 2017 while the directors of the films, attended the festival on the invitation.
The award was announced in the evening in the presence of prominent members of the closing ceremony, member of the jury board, members of the SAARC member states, directors of SAARC and prominent personalities of the member state.
SAARC secretary-general and festival authorities handed over the award to Tauquir Ahmed.
'Oggatonama' is a film about local Life, love and hope while portraying a strong message of global humanity.