Sand City wins grant in Locarno

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:53, Aug 09,2018 | Updated: 00:24, Aug 10,2018

 
 

Mahde Hasan, second from left, poses with other winners of Locarno Film Festival’s Open Doors. Courtesy: Locarno Film Festival

Mahde Hasan has won the development grant named CNC grant at the Open Doors Hub of Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland on Monday for his proposed film Sand City.
The CNC grant is worth € 8,000, approximately Tk 800,000, and will allow the filmmaker to stay in Switzerland for two months to complete the screenplay. The film will be produced by Khona Talkies.
Eight selected film projects from eight South Asian countries competed in the Open Doors Hub this year, according to the official website of Locarno Festival.
Besides, three Bangladeshi films are being screened at the ongoing festival which kicked off on August 1. The films are Mahde Hasan’s short film ‘A Death of Reader’, Aung Rakahine’s ‘The Last Post Office’ and Abdullah Mohammad Saad’s feature film ‘Live from Dhaka’.
The festival will end tomorrow.

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