The first batch of films selected by the committee for screening at 4pm this Friday, are Aung Rakhine's The Last Post Office, Abid Hossain Khan's Siddhartha Anusrito Bishti Choloman Drissho, Ahsabul Yamin's Lost Stories, and Hasnat Sohan's Some Ancient Tree
Bangladesh Short Film Forum has organized a screening of short films made by young film-makers, to encourage them in the craft. The event, Tarun Nirmatar Cholochitro Prodorsoni, will begin from 4pm on Friday at the Bangladesh Film Centre on the 3rd floor of Aziz Supermarket in Dhaka.
Short films were submitted by young makers from various parts of the country. All the submissions were first viewed by a four-member preview committee.
The first batch of films selected by the committee for screening at 4pm this Friday, are Aung Rakhine's The Last Post Office, Abid Hossain Khan's Siddhartha Anusrito Bishti Choloman Drissho, Ahsabul Yamin's Lost Stories, and Hasnat Sohan's Some Ancient Tree.
The next batch of short films will be screened the same day, 6pm onwards. The shorts are Rana Masud's Nibash, Progga Ahmed Jyoti's Behind the Mask, Chowdhury Asif Jahangir Arka's Dur-Alapon, and Syed Abu Rayhen's Tonni.
The next set of screenings will be held at the same venue on July 26, August 2, and August 9 respectively. These selected short films will be announced soon on the Facebook event page of Tarun Nirmatar Cholochitro Prodorsoni.
The event is accessible to all, with ticket prices at Tk100 per screening of films in groups of four. Ticket sale proceeds will be given to the film-makers.
The Last Post Office (2018)
Duration: 16 min 40 sec
Logline: Two men fall in love in a remote post office in Bangladesh.
On the edge of Bangladesh, between mountains and water, stands a post office, the only sign of civilization. It has a notorious reputation: its employees disappear. Two men, in love with each other, work there.
Aung Rakhine is an aspiring indigenous filmmaker from Bangladesh. His first feature film, “My Bicycle,” is also the first feature film to be made in an indigenous language in Bangladesh. The film has been restricted by the country’s censorship and is not allowed to exhibit in the country.
Story & screenplay: Rajib Rafi
Producer: Rubaiyat Hossain
Director of Photography: Barkat Hossain Polash
Editing: Sujan Mahmud
Sound Design: Ripon Nath
Color: Rashaduzzman Shohag
Production Company: KHONA TALKIES
Shooting Format: Digital 2K
Screening Format: DCP 2k (non-encrypted), Apple ProRes
Shariar Ferdous Shazeeb, Ashok Bepari, Ashish Khondker
Locarno Film Festival 2018, Open Doors Screening
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2019, International Competition
Tampere Film Festival 2019, International Competition
Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2019
SSFF & ASIA 2019
Durban International Film Festival 2019
20 Continuous Shots Followed by Siddhartha (2016)
Duration: 20 min
In Siddhartha Onusrito Bishti Choloman Drishyo, twenty continuous shots linger over the slums of Dhaka, contrasting a young man's search for moments of stillness and clarity with the megacity's constant onslaught of sound and movement. The young man seeks peace on a series of bridges crossing an open sewer while the noises of modern urban life - from radio advertising to religious sermons - babble on without pause.
Abid Hossain Khan is a young and emerging independent filmmaker interested in making experimental films. 20 Continuous Shorts Followed by Siddhartha is his debut film.
Director of Photography: Dibbyo Samadder
Editing: Mohammad Raju
Curta Cinema - Rio de Janeiro IFF
Celebrating Life Best Documentary Award
The Residence (Nibash)
Duration: 15 Minutes
Different tribes are living in the mountain region of Bangladesh and the Marma is one of them. Nibash Marma is one of the youngest men in their community. Unfortunately, the young Nibash has no land of his own. He is a day labourer who dreams of having a house to stay in. There was a time when the entire mountain region belonged to them. Currently, people from flat lands are dominating the area.
Writer/director: Rana Masud
Story: Santosh Roy
Director of Photography: Niaz Mahbub
Editing: Ashikur Rahman Sujon
Produce by: Sahela Akter Nipa
Presented by: Ferywala Communications
Casts: Shatabdi Wadid, Aung Thwee Ching Murma