Abhishek Bachchan Honours LPU Student

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Ahsif Khan, who is an LPU international student from Bangladesh, has till date received 10 grand awards and 25 official selections from across the world for his short film, ‘The Poster’.

Lovely Professional University student Ahsif Khan from its School of Animation & Multi-Media has been widely honoured for his revolutionary short film ‘The Poster’. He is also the winner of the YuppTV short film contest for which bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan honoured him with a Rs. 1 lakh cash prize. Only a second year student still, Ahsif is poised to become an independent film-maker. He has already won the  prestigious national award at the Dada Saheb Falke Film Festival in the category of short films. He has also received massive recognition with his official selection for international film festivals held in Germany, Australia, Turkey, Greece and many other countries.

Ahsif Khan, who is an LPU international student from Bangladesh, has till date received 10 grand awards and 25 official selections from across the world for his short film. Bollywood stars and directors, including Anurag Kashyap, Sudhir Mishra, Pravin Tarde and many more have also honoured him. LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal congratulated the hard working student for his glorious achievements, and assured him continued support in his career. Ahsif’s 15-minutes low-budget film ‘The Poster’ is a moving depiction of the everyday anguish of the common man, his endangered dreams, frustration over work and family, and the final march toward social reform. ‘Poster’ is based on the story of Zahir Raihan-a legendary and revolutionary figure in the annals of Bangladesh, and is directed and produced by Ahsif khan. The film is in the Bengali language with sub-titles in English and has earned wonderful success at various shows.

A cheerful Ahsif shares, “I have a great passion for arts, life and literature but I could not recognize it properly and chose a pharmacy program. However my teachers at LPU identified an artist within me and inspired me to be what I am today. I am really thankful to LPU environ where students are made to grow as per their talents and passions. LPU top authorities also allowed me to switch over to the program of my choice-Animation and Multi-Media. I am indeed short of words in expressing gratitude to all at LPU who motivated me to be everything I am today.” Starting to gain name and fame by winning at Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival India and Dhaka International Inter University Film Festival 2015; Ahsif Khan has up to now received Jury Award in Pune at Rising International Short Film festival, and the best short film awards at Chennai Women’s International Film Festival, International Children Film Festival, Dhaka, Time code Film Festival, Cute Youth Festival Bangladesh and more. His film got national and international official selection for 12th Indian Film Festival, Stuttgart, Germany; 15th Kisca International Student Film Festival, Turkey; Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne; Athens International Digital Film Festival, Greece; Sand Dune International Short Film Festival; My Mumbai short film festival; 5th Bangalore Short International Film Festival; 1st Goa Short International Film Festival; 3rd Darbhanga International Film Festival, Patna; and many other.