Bangladeshi filmmaker Dr Shahida Akhter has been awarded at the International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues and Zero Discrimination-2016 held in the Indonesian capital Jakarta recently.
She received the ‘Platinum Award’ in the ‘best director’ category while her documentary film ‘Fight Acid Violence’ won the ‘Platinum Award’ as the best documentary film.
As a producer, Dr Shahida also received a special award titled ‘Filmmaker of Inspiration’.
The award giving ceremony was organised to celebrate the International Women’s Day and Zero Discrimination Day-2016.
Filmmakers, directors, producers, actors, singers from Indonesia, America, Canada, Italy, England, Australia, Egypt, Africa, Sri Lanka, Singapore, India and Bangladesh participated in the festival.