Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Director

National Film Award for Best Director (Bengali: জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার) is the highest award for film directors in Bangladesh, presented annually at Bangladesh National Film Awards ceremony by the Ministry of Information. It is given in honour of a film director who has exhibited excellence directing in Bangladeshi cinema. Since 1975, the award is given annually except in 1981, 1998 and 2003. It is presented by the President of Bangladesh at a ceremony held in Dhaka.

National Film Award for Best Director
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements for Bangladeshi cinema
Sponsored byGovernment of Bangladesh
LocationDhaka
CountryBangladesh
Presented byMinistry of Information
First awarded1975 (1st)
Last awarded2019 (44th)
Currently held byTaneem Rahman Angshu (2019)
Highlights
Most awardsA. J. Mintu
(4 awards)
Total awarded44
First winnerNarayan Ghosh Mita (1975)
Websitemoi.gov.bd

The 1st National Film Awards ceremony was held in 1976, and Narayan Ghosh Mita was the first awardee of this category for directing the film Lathial (1975).[1]

Since its inception, a total of 43 awards have been given to 32 directors. A. J. Mintu has received the most awards in this category with four, following Sheikh Niamat Ali three times. As of the 2019 ceremony, Mostafizur Rahman Manik is the recent winner in this category for the film Jannat' (2018).

List of winnersEdit

 
Sheikh Niamat Ali has the second most Best Director wins with three, winning in 1979, 1985, and 1995.
 
Abdullah al Mamun won two awards in this category for Ekhoni Somoy and Dui Jibon.
Key
Table key
  indicates a joint award for that year
  Indicates the winner of Best Film
List of award recipients, showing the year and film(s)
Year[a] Recipient(s) Work(s) Ref
1975
(1st)
Narayan Ghosh Mita Lathial   [2][1]
1976
(2nd)
Harunur Rashid Megher Onek Rong   [3][4]
1977
(3rd)
Subhash Dutta Bosundhora   [5][6]
1978
(4th)
Amjad Hossain Golapi Ekhon Traine   [5]
1979
(5th)
 
Sheikh Niamat Ali Surjo Dighol Bari   [7]
1979
(5th)
 
Masihuddin Shaker
1980
(6th)
Abdullah al Mamun Ekhoni Somoy [8]
1981 No Award [8]
1982
(7th)
Mohiuddin Ahmad Boro Bhalo Lok Chhilo [8]
1983
(8th)
Kamal Ahmed Lalu Bhulu [9]
1984
(9th)
Amjad Hossain Bhat De   [10]
1985
(10th)
Sheikh Niamat Ali Dahan [10]
1986
(11th)
Chashi Nazrul Islam Shuvoda   [11]
1987
(12th)
A. J. Mintu Lalu Mastan [11]
1988
(13th)
Abdullah al Mamun Dui Jibon   [12]
1989
(14th)
A. J. Mintu Satya Mithya [12]
1990
(15th)
Kamal Ahmed Goriber Bou   [13]
1991
(16th)
A. J. Mintu Pita Mata Santan [13]
1992
(17th)
Motin Rahman Andha Biswas [14]
1993
(18th)
A. J. Mintu Banglar Bodhu [15]
1994
(19th)
Kazi Hayat Desh Premik   [15]
1995
(20th)
Sheikh Niamat Ali Anya Jibon   [16]
1996
(21st)
Akhtaruzzaman Poka Makorer Ghor Bosoti   [17]
1997
(22nd)
Chashi Nazrul Islam Hangor Nodi Grenade [17]
1998
(23nd)
Not Given [18]
1999
(24th)
Tanvir Mokammel Chitra Nodir Pare   [18]
2000
(25th)
Abu Sayeed Kittonkhola   [19]
2001
(26th)
Tanvir Mokammel Lalsalu   [19]
2002
(27th)
Kazi Hayat Itihas [20]
2003
(28th)
Not Given [18]
2004
(29th)
Tauquir Ahmed Joyjatra   [21][22]
2005
(30th)
Kohinur Akter Suchanda Hajar Bachhor Dhore   [21][22]
2006
(31st)
Kazi Morshed Ghani [23][22]
2007
(32nd)
Enamul Karim Nirjhar Aha! [23][22][24]
2008
(33rd)
Murad Parvez Chandragrohon   [25]
2009
(34th)
Syed Wahiduzzaman Diamond Gangajatra [25]
2010
(35th)
Khalid Mahmud Mithu Gohine Shobdo   [26][27]
2011
(36th)
Nasiruddin Yousuff Guerrilla   [28][29]
2012
(37th)
Humayun Ahmed Ghetuputra Komola [30][31]
2013
(38th)
Gazi Rakayet Mrittika Maya   [32][33]
2014
(39th)
Zahidur Rahman Anjan Meghmallar [34][35]
2015
(40th)
 
Reazul Mawla Rezu Bapjaner Bioscope   [2][36]
2015
(40th)
 
Morshedul Islam Anil Bagchir Ekdin  
2016
(41st)
Amitabh Reza Chowdhury Aynabaji [37][38]
2017
(42nd)
Badrul Anam Saud Gohin Baluchor [39][40]
2018
(43rd)
Mostafizur Rahman Manik Jannat [39][40]
2019
(44th)
Taneem Rahman Angshu No Dorai   [41]

Multiple winsEdit

The following individuals have won multiple Best Director awards:

Wins Director
4
A. J. Mintu
3
Sheikh Niamat Ali
2 Abdullah al Mamun
Amjad Hossain
Chashi Nazrul Islam
Kamal Ahmed
Kazi Hayat
Tanvir Mokammel

Diversity of nominees/winnersEdit

Female nominees/winnersEdit

Shuchanda is a solo winner of this category in the 30th Bangladesh National Film Awards for the film Hajar Bachhor Dhore.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Denotes The year in which the film was censored by Bangladesh Film Censor Board.

ReferencesEdit

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  19. ^ a b BFDC 2012, pp. 15.
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