Impress Telefilm's new anthology film starts shooting after Pohela Boishakh

Impress Telefilm’s new anthology film starts shooting after Pohela Boishakh

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Impress Telefilm is producing a short film anthology to be released in local and international cinema halls. Eleven young and talented filmmakers have been chosen to make 11 short films that will make up the anthology. Titled “Sincerely Yours, Dhaka,” the 10-12minutes long stories will focus on different aspects of Dhaka life.
Abu Shahed Emon, director of Jalaler Golpo (2014), is the creative producer of this project. He introduced the filmmakers in a meet and greet at the Channel i office on Thursday.“We’ve conducted workshops with these eleven young filmmakers for the last four months. We’ve debated about the scripts. We want to express our feelings towards Dhaka through these films,” he said.
Out of the 11 filmmakers, nine were present at the event. Of these nine directors, Golam Kibria Farooki worked in TV drama and ad making, Mahmudul Islam worked as Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s assistant director in the Chhobial project, Mir Mokarram Hossain was a member of Dhaka University Film Society, Rahat Rahman was a participant of Asian Film Academy, Rabiul Alam Robi is a TV drama maker, Syed Saleh Ahmed Sobhan and Syed Ahmed Shaoki are founders of Projonmo Talkies, Tanim Noor is an ad maker and Tanvir Ahsan won Meril-Prothom Alo award this year for his drama “Buker Bhitor Kichhu Pathor Thaka Bhalo.”
Nuhash Humayun and Krishnendu Chottopadhyay couldn’t attend the programme for pre-scheduled shooting.
Emon said Nuhash will be the first to shoot in this anthology, which is scheduled go into production right after Pohela Boishakh.
Faridul Reza Sagar, managing director of Impress Telefilm and the executive producer of this anthology, kicked off the program by congratulating the young filmmakers who will contribute one short film each in this anthology. He said he chose the number eleven as this number holds a special place in our hearts for various reasons. He mentioned Chashi Nazrul Islam’s “Ora Egaro Jon” as a reason why eleven was the chosen number of filmmakers.
Director Nasiruddin Yousuff Bachchu took the stage after him. He was followed by eminent directors Tauquir Ahmed, Giasuddin Selim and Mostofa Sarwar Farooki.
Tauquir Ahmed said he hopes the young directors can take advantage of this opportunity.
“I think we need a cultural revolution. Filmmakers have to take up this responsibility,” he said.
Giasuddin Selim, director of “Swapnojaal” said, “I believe these young makers will give us beautiful films. I’ve seen them; I think they can make it happen.”
Mostofa Sarwar Farooki said, “Impress Telefilm is the producer of a lot of our first films. These filmmakers are the future of Bangladesh.”
He also said, there were three film movements in his lifetime- the first was when the likes of Tareque Masud and Morshedul Islam started the alternative film movement, the second was when satellite TV and private TV channels boomed and filmmakers like Amitabh Reza Chowdhury, Nurul Alam Atique and himself flourished, and the third is the internet generation who are exposed to an unlimited amount of content from all over the world.
Farooki said these 11 filmmakers belong to the third category and will bring a positive change in the film industry in Bangladesh, reports internet.

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