German award nomination for Bangladeshi film for eco-friendly filmmaking
In the context of Global Warming, Climate Change, Cost reduction, and achieving the UN Sustainable goal the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV) and the Heinz Sielmann Stiftung in cooperation with the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) introduce the award Eisvogel – Prize for Sustainable Film Production in 2021. There are two categories of awards, one for mainstream film & TV production and the other for film school student production. High officials from the German Federal Film Board (FFA) along with environmental & media professionals are the jury members.
For the first time Bangladeshi film school – International Academy of Film and Media (IAFM) 4 (four) student short films, have been nominated for the 2022/23 addition to Eisvogel – Prize for Sustainable Film Production award. The honorable jury board has nominated 9 (nine) mainstream film productions and 5 (five) student film productions out of the total submission of 28 productions.
The International Academy of Film and Media (IAFM) produces and S. S. Multimedia co-produce nominated 4 (four) films: RIYAN by Manos Mahedee, ISOLATION by P. S. S. Gupta, COTTON CANDY by Tairan Razzak and A TALEL OF A HAUNTED SOUL BY Towhid Riyadh. The award-nominated Green Managers are Ms. Shathi Akter Dia, Ms. Saima Nasrin, Mr. P. S. S. Gupta, and Mr. Hafizuddin Munna. Mr. Bibesh Roy has been nominated as a newcomer producer for this award. And they got the certificates.
The award-giving ceremony was held on 16th February 2023 Bangladesh from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Federal Ministry for the Environment courtyard in Berlin. Federal Minister for the Environment and Consumer Protection, Steffi Lemke, and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, Claudia Roth, among personally invited guests.
First time in the documentary category film Juli – Die Schüsse von München, in the mainstream film category Irgendwas mit Medien and in the newcomer or Film School production category film Exit Pangea from the oldest German pubic Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf owns the prestigious Eisvogel Prize 2023. In fact, IAFM nominees received their certificates online from the Eisvogel Prize Authority.
Mention that the International Academy of Film and Media (IAFM) is the first Bangladeshi film school to become a prestigious Green Film School Alliance membership. These nominations will inspire us to produce more sustainably with the Green Filming approach. This achievement for Bangladesh.
With best regards,
International Academy of film and Media