Ashique Mostafa’s short film Interiors & Exteriors is in the International competition of Tampere Film Festival which is ranked amongst the top three most important short film festivals in the world. The 48th
edition of the festival opened on March 7th
in Tampere, Finland and closing on 11th
Shot with an iPhone, Interiors & Exteriors is a 8 min long one-take observational piece about the microcosm of Islamic practices and class segregation in Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka. Multiplicity within a Muslim community and the passage of people through one single frame documents this society’s interiors and exteriors.
Winning the Oscar® qualifying KRÁTKÁ RADOST (Short Joy) award for the best short documentary film it was premiered at Jihlava IDFF in Czech Republic last year. Since then the film has participated in many festivals including Tehran Short Film Festival, International Film Festival of Murcia (IBAFF) and won the Grand Prix and cash award at Velcom Smartfilm Festival in Belarus. Next week the film will participate in the main competition at International Short Film Week Regensburg in Germany and later this month Vilnius Film Festival in Lithuania will showcase it in Festivals’ Favourites section. The film was also picked as the top non-European short film for the Cineuropa’s top five European shorts of the year 2017.
Ashique Mostafa, graduated in film making from School of Visual Arts in New York is a co-founder of the production company Khona Talkies. Interiors & Exteriors is produced by Rubaiyat Hossain.