Our programming team cherry picked their favorites from #SSAFF2016
Since cinema was first introduced in 1898, Bengalis liked this new form of art to express love, emotion, culture and addressing social issues. ‘Sukumari’ was the first bengali production which was released in 1931. Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Kumar Ghatak brought glory and inspiration to Bangla Film Industry. Fateh Lohani, Zahir Raihan, Alamgir Kabir, Khan Ataur Rahman were the notable directors of post independence era. Then Tareque Masud and his contemporary directors brought the “New wave” to Bangla Film.
Today, Bangla movie industry is flourishing with both commercially successful movies and mainstream/ parallel movies.
#Love Wins champions the idea that love can empower and elevate humanity during these difficult and dynamic moments, when fear and vitriol toward immigrants, Muslims and others runs rampant. All around the world, people are losing their lives because of who they love or the color of their skin or for no good reason at all. Promoting universal love alone can douse this darkness and show us that we share much more in common — aspirations and struggles —than we may believe. With the 11th SSAFF, we explore how Love Wins in all its forms. SSAFF films will showcase romantic love of all kind, parental love, love for music, love for mankind, love for life and much more!
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SSAFF 2016 Audience Awards
Best Narrative Film: AYNABAJI
Best Documentary: CITIES OF SLEEP
Short Film: SYAAHI
Tasveer Emerald Award: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki Honored for Significant Contributions to the Cinema of Bangladesh