Filmmaking is the art of immortalizing emotions weaved into stories for a lifetime. It captures the essence of a medium that transports us into a different world, introduces us to captivating characters, and leaves us with a thought-provoking impression. Bringing together more than 250 participants from over 35 renowned public and private universities, in four categories of short film, cosplay, script writing and cine quiz, the BUP Film Fest 2023, organized by the BUP Film Club and the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of the Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), on the 17th – 18th of September 2023, was a testament to the art of films. In the category of short films, out of a stellar selection of 62 incredible submissions, the Top 10 were curated for an exclusive screening, showcasing the very best from universities across Bangladesh. The AIUB Film Club's (AFC),"A Perfect Life", emerged as the Champion at the event, making its mark at the festival.
This heartwarming tale about a young girl's journey to self-discovery has resonated with audiences of all ages, leaving them with a sense of hope and inspiration. During the Closing & Prize-Giving Ceremony, Mohita Mubashera Zaman, a bright and talent student at the American International University – Bangladesh, who is a member of the AIUB Film Club and the director of "A Perfect Life", received the honor from none other than the legendary Bangladeshi actor, Riaz Uddin Ahamed Siddique. This recognition acknowledged the brilliance of the team in creating compelling stories through the lens.
As the festival concluded, "A Perfect Life" was screened once more, this time in front of special guests and university officials. The film resonated deeply with the audience, leaving an indelible impact with its evocative narrative and creative brilliance. The Dean of Faculty of Security & Strategic Studies of BUP, Brigadier General Muhammad Ali Talukder, expressed how profoundly the film touched his personal beliefs, drawing parallels to his own experiences with his children. The immense appreciation the film and its team received showcased the power of filmmaking through collaboration, dedication, and creativity. As we look forward to the future, AIUB encourages the entire team to continue pushing boundaries, exploring new horizons, and crafting stories that captivate hearts and minds. Their work is an inspiration to all aspiring filmmakers.