The 9th Edition of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Film Festival2019
The festival was held at the National Film Corporation Cinema Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka from July 2-7, 2019.
The festival was conducted by the SAARC Cultural Centre.
It screened 34 films which consisted of 15 feature films, 13 short films and 6 .
The master films from the SAARC Member states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The Indian entries bagged 6 awards. They are
Nagar Kirtan, a Bengali film awarded as the Best Feature Film.
Best Short Film Award conferred to Na Bole Wo Haram
The movie was directed by Nitish Patan.
Special Jury Award for Direction and Story conferred to ‘Walking with the Wind’, by Praveen Morchhale.
Best Director Award conferred to Kaushik Ganguly for Nagarkirtan.
Riddhi Sen won the best actor award
Prabuddha Bannerjee bagged Best Original Score for Nagarkirtan.
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