Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud expressed the hope that the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) Youth Film Competition will create world class filmmakers.
“The competition is a unique platform for the young filmmakers and I hope that it will create world famous filmmakers,” he said addressing the concluding ceremony of Dhaka OIC Youth Capital Film Awards 2020-2021 at Tathya Bhaban in the capital on Sunday.
State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Murad Hasan, eminent singer Rezowana Chowdhury Bonnya and additional secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (admin and films) Khadiza Begom, were present.
Besides, State Minister for Youths and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel, Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum President Taha Ayhan, Senior Secretary of Foreign Ministry Masud Bin Momen and Senior Secretary of Youths and Sports Ministry Md Akthar Hossain joined the function virtually.
Earlier, Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary, inaugurated the film festival on March 15.
He said films are the reflection of a society and the mirror of time. Youth is the human resource of every nation and they are the future of the world.
Hasan said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman encouraged the filmmakers in producing movies.