Closing and Prize Ceremony of BUP Film Fest-2022 Held
The closing and prize giving ceremony of two-day long BUP Film Fest-2022 organized by the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism under Faculty of Security and Strategic Studies (FSSS) of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) was held on 03 April 2022 at Bijoy Auditorium. In the fest, 277 participants from 40 renowned government and private universities participated in five categories namely Short Film, Cosplay, Script Writing, Poster Design and Cine Quiz Competition. It is to be noted that actors, actress and filmmakers of the movie 'Hawa' attended the opening ceremony held on 02 August 2022.
In prize giving ceremony, BUP VC Major General Md Mahbub-ul Alam, ndc, afwc, psc, MPhil, PhD graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while Abul Hayat, Actor, Writer, and Director was present as the Special Guest. Renowned Director Giasuddin Selim was acted as judge at the film fest.
The Chief Guest in his speech said that film is not only a medium of entertainment but also a tool to educate people, grow morality and humanity, reform society, stimulate patriotism and acts as a tool for the prosperity of the country. He said that films can work as a mirror of our daily and social life. The Chief Guest stated that a good, and thoughtful movie can broaden the window of our mind, can inspire to think critically about the society and surroundings around us. He also gave examples of some signatory films made based on our War of Liberation 1971 and informed that those films reflected many historically significant events and uphold image of the country globally. He suggested the students to watch world’s best movies to acquire knowledge and expressed his hope that one day educative and thoughtful movies will be produced by BUP students who will excel as renowned producers in film industry of Bangladesh. In conclusion, he thanked everybody to make the fest successful and wish their better future.
Among others, BUP high officials, faculty members and students participated in the fest.