Brochure - 14th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh 2021

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International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh is an annual week-long film festival held countrywide, which showcases full-length features, shorts, experimental films made for and by children from around the world. Started in 2008, the festival is one of the biggest film events in Bangladesh and also the only international film festival for children and young adults of the country.

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Editor

S M Aminul Islam

Special Thanks To

Ashraful Amin

Fariha Jannat Mim

Raunaq Jahan Rafa

Sadia Rahman

Shahariar Mamun

Mueed Hasan Tarit

Executive Editor

Asif Ul Islam

Nazmus Sakib

Subhey Sadi Rahman

Tahsin Nower Prachi

Assistant Editor

Navina Noon

Nazmus Sakib

Noshin Anjum Nuha

Graphic Design

Ikramul Akash

Nahiyan Abedin Khan

Nowshin Tarannum Islam

Sanjana Mehek Khan Suha

Editorial Board

Ayesha A Chowdhury

Bidisha Saha

Fardin Hasan Aabid

Hafija Sultana Jui

Ifshita Rahman

Ikramul Akash

Israt Nahar

Kantamoyee Sneha

M. Abrar Faiyaz Rabbi

Manha Kazi

Mehelika Anan

Najmus Sakib

Navina Noon

Noshin Nuha

Nowshin Tarannum Islam

Rahnuma Tahsin

Riddhya Anindya

Rifaet Hasan

S.R. Tabassum Ava

Sabiha Sharmin Eva

Sadia Rahman

Safif Islam

Samia Hasan

Samira Sifat Swarna

Sanjida Samiha

Shanila Ahmed

Shaorin Hasan Ira

Sheikh Tasnia

Content Management

Raunaq Jahan Rafa

Samia Hasan

Subinoy Mustofi Eron

Tahseen Nower Prachi

Illustration by

Afrida Mehzabin

Rakeeb Razzaq

Printed by

Ahsan Printers, Katabon, Dhaka

Published by

Children’s Film Society Bangladesh

www.cfsbangladesh.org

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MESSAGE

FARIHA JANNAT MIM

Festival Director

14th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh 2021

2020 has been hard for everyone everywhere. The world is going through a crisis never experienced

before. We are living life with the uncertainty of living the next day and seeing our close ones leave. In this

continuous process of grief and suffocation, I believe, the only way of our mental survival and a little more

hope is through art. Since cinema is the ultimate mixture of all art existing, we have decided to do our part

this year.

I am honored to have the opportunity to announce that the ‘14th International Children’s Film Festival

Bangladesh’ is going to take place from 30 January to 5 February 2021. More than 1300 films from 81

countries were submitted to our festival and 179 films from 37 countries have been selected for screening

this year. The submission amount indicates the circumference and impacts of this particular event

worldwide.

This situation is especially hard for the children. Thus, with safe and proper health maintenance, we are

welcoming children and people of all ages in our festival premises.

This year, to celebrate the golden jubilee of our Liberation War; we have a special international film

screening section titled ‘Films on Liberty’ and a discussion with the freedom fighters in person. The history

of our country defines our identity as a nation. We believe a filmmaker must know about themselves first

before knowing the world.

The arrangement and preparation for this festival has been dramatically challenging for the organizers due

to the current situation. I cordially give my heartfelt gratitude towards my co-director and coordinators for

their inhuman amount of dedication.

Hereby, I end my note with the hope of a healthy tomorrow. I hope in the next festivals Children’s Film

Society Bangladesh will be able to spread their activities in all the corners of this country and to all the

children of Bangladesh.

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Acknowledgements

14th fest - At a glance

Participating Countries

Events and Sessions

Guest Appearances

Workshop Instructors

Jury Board - Senior Sections

Jury Board - Child Sections

Logo Film

Festival Promo

Films on Liberty

International Film Section - Feature

International Film Section - Short

Child Filmmakers’ Section - International

Child Filmmakers’ Section - Bangladesh

Young Bangladeshi Filmmakers’ Section

Social Film Section

Teen Film Workshop 5.0

Previous Fest Photo Highlights

Previous Fest Award Winners

Festival - Behind the Scene

Festival Teams

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Information

Ministry of Cultural Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Home Affairs

Bangladesh Film Censor Board

Department of Public Libraries

Dhaka Metropolitan Police

Bangladesh National Museum

Alliance Française de Dhaka

Asiatic Experiential Marketing Limited

Beacon Pharmaceuticals Limited

Ahsan Printers, Dhaka

Hootum Bangladesh Limited

Moitree Press

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14th International Children’s

Film Festival Bangladesh 2021

Slogan

Objectives: To open a new world of cinema to the children of Bangladesh and to give

them an exposure to the culture and tradition of different countries through cinema.

One of the main goals of the festival is to give children a basic idea on film to create their

interest on the media and to understand its role to build awareness on different social

issues as well as a powerful media of learning through entertainment.

Number of

participating countries

37

Probable number

of audience countrywide

approximately

Number of child &

young delegates

66

Number of

screening at each

venue per day

179 100000 3

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37 PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

Argentina

Armenia

Bangladesh

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

Chile

China

Croatia

Czech Republic

Egypt

France

Germany

Hong Kong

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Italy

Korea, Republic of

Netherlands

Norway

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Russian Federation

Singapore

Spain

Switzerland

Thailand

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States

Venezuela

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EVENTS & SESSIONS

Saturday, January 30

1:30 PM Delegate Orientation

4 PM Inauguration Ceremony

Sunday, January 31

11 AM Workshop on Script Writing

Conducted by Sadia Khalid Reeti

6 PM Interactive Session with

Nishat Majumdar

Monday, February 1

11 AM Workshop on Production Design

Conducted by Ranjan Rabbani

6 PM Face to Face

with the Filmmaker Delegates

Wednesday, February 3

11 AM Workshop on Film Festival Circuit

Conducted by Abu Shahed Emon

6 PM Face to Face

with the Filmmaker Delegates

Thursday, February 4

11 AM Meet the Freedom Fighter

Mohammed Mashruqul Huq

Marufa Mashruq

Lieutenant Colonel Quzai Shajjad Ali Zahir

Friday, February 5

11 AM Certificate Giving Ceremony by the

President of Children’s Film Society Bangladesh

Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal

5 PM Closing and Award Giving Ceremony

Tuesday, February 2

11 AM Workshop on Film Direction &

Cinematography

Conducted by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury &

Tahsin Rahman

6 PM Celebrity Adda

Shayan Chowdhury Arnob

Sunidhi Nayak

FESTIVAL VENUES

Shawkat Osman Hall

Central Public Library, Shahbagh

Sufia Kamal Auditorium

National Museum, Shahbagh

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

Shegunbagicha

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GUEST APPEARANCES

Dr. Muhammad Hasan

Mahmud, MP

Honorable Minister

Ministry of Information,

Government of the People’s

Republic of Bangladesh

K. M. Khalid, MP

Honourable State Minister

Ministry of Cultural Affairs,

Government of the People’s

Republic of Bangladesh

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP

Honourable State Minister, ICT Division

Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and

Information Technology,

Government of the People’s

Republic of Bangladesh

Lieutenant Colonel (Retd.)

Quazi Sazzad Ali Zahir

Bir Protik

Freedom Fighter

Marufa Mashruq

Freedom Fighter

Mohammed

Mashruqul Huq

Freedom Fighter

Nishat Majumdar

Mountaineer

Shayan

Chowdhury Arnob

Musician

Sunidhi Nayak

Musician


WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS

Abu Shahed Emon is a Bangladeshi film director, writer and editor. He

studied Psychology from University of Dhaka and was an exchange student in

Communication Studies at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Later he obtained a

diploma of Screen and Media from Sydney Film School and an advance diploma of

Screen and Media from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Afterwards he did

Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Filmmaking from Korea National University of Arts. His

debut feature ‘Jalal’s Story’ became Bangladesh’s entry for the 88th Academy Award

consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film category. He also produced the first

anthology film of Bangladesh titled ‘Sincerely Yours’.

Amitabh Reza Chowdhury is a Filmmaker and one of the leading

directors of TVCs in Bangladesh. He owns the famous production house named ‘Half

Stop Down’. He is best known for his debut film ‘Aynabaji’ which was a big heat and

brought him the Best Film Award of Seattle South Asian Film Festival in 2016. He was

also awarded with the Meril-Prothom Alo Best Film Director Award in 2017.

Ranjan Rabbani is a Bangladeshi writer, art director and director. He studied

architecture from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. His creativity

isn’t confined within architecture. Rather its horizon lies in different sectors of film.

He is best known for his work in The Clay Bird, Made in Bangladesh, Monpura and

Bishaash. Beside art direction he also writes for film and television.

Tahsin Rahman is an internationally renowned Bangladeshi cinematographer.

He is best known for his international short films and movies. His film ‘Mainkar Chipay’

has earned a lot of praises from viewers all over Bangladesh and beyond. His TV

series ‘Sydney Sleuthers’ has won Oniros Film Awards 2020 for Best Cinematography.


BOARD OF JURY

International Film Competition

Professor Haider Rizvi is an eminent cinema personality of

Bangladesh. He is a teacher of Cinema and Filmmaking at American

International University of Bangladesh and Independent University

Bangladesh. He also served in the University of Dhaka as a teacher of

Filmmaking for the time being. Haider Rizvi is an influencial teacher educating

and encouraging creative minds, who are the probable future of Bangladeshi

Cinema.

Akram Khan is a writer, filmmaker and film activist based in Dhaka,

Bangladesh. He is prominently known for directing Ghashphul: The Flower

of Grass (2015), which got official selection for 5th Dada Saheb Phalke Film

Festival 2015. For his other film, Khacha: The Cage (2017), he received Meril

Prothom Alo Critic’s Choice Award (Film) for Best Director.

Sadia Khalid Reeti is a film activist, a critic and a scholar who

attended the 2019 Cannes Film Festival as a jury member for the International

Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci). She is the first Bangladeshi woman to

have earned this honor. Sadia served on the jury boards of several other

international festivals, namely, Italy’s Religion Today Film Festival, India’s Siliguri

International Short and Documentary Film Festival, Nepal’s Human Rights

Festival and so on. Sadia studied Screenwriting at the University of California,

Los Angeles (UCLA) and worked in several production companies in Hollywood.


Young Bangladeshi Filmmakers’ Section

Piplu R Khan is a filmmaker born in Chittagong, Bangladesh. After making several television

advertisements, he found major success after directing the historical docudrama ‘Hasina: A

Daughter’s Tale’ in 2018. The directorial debut film was based on the life of Sheikh Hasina, Prime

Minister of Bangladesh. In his TVC making career, he has worked with some of the brands like

Grameenphone and Unilever in Bangladesh as well as in Mumbai, India.

Aung Rakhine is an aspiring filmmaker who initially started off as a cinematographer. Later,

he turned toward direction and made his breakthrough with a full length film in Chakma language,

‘Mwor Theng Gaari’ or ‘My Bicycle’ in 2015. The unbeatable director took the film to global platforms

and received Best Screenplay at the Silver Azkubat Ethnic Cinema Festival 2016 in Ufa, Russia. It also

received an honourable mention in the Cine Kurumin - International Indigenous Film Festival 2016,

Brazil.

Bijon Imtiaz is the first Bangladeshi Film Production graduate from the reputed Film, Television

and Theatre Dept. of University of California, LA. ‘Matir Projar Deshe’ is the first full length movie

directed by him. It had its World Premiere at 42nd Seattle International Film Festival and won the

Best Film award in South Asian International Film Festival held in Chicago, USA. He is also an active

documentary filmmaker along with his fiction works. His documentary ‘Beyond the Waves’ won the

Colors of Asia competition at Tokyo Docs and was featured at NHK world’s Inside Lens documentary

series.

Social Competition Section

Muneruzzaman Shajib is an aspiring Filmmaker. He made his first short film ‘The Tennis

Ball’ at the age of eighteen and later worked as an assistant director in a few Television Drama and

TVCs. Under their own production house Friday Films, Shajib has recently directed three TVCs and

made several documentaries and audio-visuals for different organizations. He was the Festival

Coordinator of the International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh for three years. After earning all

this experience in the field, he is keen to start making his own films in the coming days.

Rayeed Morshed has successfully run two Film Festivals as a Festival Director. Currently

he is the Festival Programmer of Children’s Film Society Bangladesh. Being born in a family of

filmmakers, Rayeed has grown up seeing the film and media industry very closely. He worked on

several films of the renowned filmmaker Morshedul Islam, including the national award-winning film

‘Anil Bagchir Ekdeen’. Rayeed wishes to make his own film in future.

Mohammed Touqir Islam

Mohammed Touqir Islam was born in 1994 in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He completed his

undergraduation in cinema from Asian School of Media Studies, India. He began from his own

production house named ‘Footprint Film Production’. In his career he made eight short films and

many commercial documentaries and ad films. ‘Gol O Jog’ and ‘Aina’ are two of his most popular

films. He has received numbers of national and international film awards. Shaik has conducted

many filmmaking workshops and at present he is shooting for his first web series.


BOARD OF JURY

Child Filmmakers’ Sections

(Bangladesh and International)

Adreeta Ibnat Khan, born in 2005, is currently a student at Birshreshtha Noor

Mohammad Public College. She is a young film enthusiast. She has been involved with the

Children’s Film Society Bangladesh (CFS) since 2015, and successfully volunteered in the

International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh organized by CFS. She worked as a child

artist in the critically acclaimed film ‘Ghashful’, the government granted film ‘Nakshikanthar

Jamin’ and performed in several television fictions. Her interest varies in singing and

performing art. She also enjoys contemporary and classic literature.

Afrida Mehzabin is a typical teenager who not only just listens to emo bands but

also loves to create art. As she believes that visual art can create an impact on global

socialization. Most of the time, you’ll find her watching animated films. She is very passionate

about filmmaking specially when it comes to animated films. Afrida won the Best Film Award

in the Child Filmmakers’ Section in the 12th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh

2019.

Dewan Abdullah Fahad is a young film enthusiast and an ad maker. He’s

currently studying computer science and engineering. His interest for cinema has lead

him to join CFS. He likes to watch films, short films, video contents from many genre and

is passionate about making videos. He is experienced in writing scripts while observing

everyday life of people from diverse background and getting inspired from it. Abdullah

doesn’t believe that expensive gadgets make a good film. Rather he tries to focus on the

quality of the content, how people can relate to it.

Mahib Mahatasim, a student of University of Dhaka, has been working with CFS for

a long time as a video editor. He likes to edit and create new stuffs from old and new clips.

He likes to watch tons of films and is a huge film enthusiast. He is passionate about making

animation films and creating new editing styles. Mahib likes to play guitar in free time and

read books. He firmly believes that a smooth story, cinematography and editing can bring

a movie to life and you don’t need expensive gears to make a great film. He also attended

Asian Pacific Children Convention held at Fukuoka, Japan in 2012 as a Junior Ambassador

from Bangladesh.

Farhanoor Imtiaz Turjjo, is a film enthusiast, and considers himself a film analyst.

His affection for cinema made him join CFS where he is volunteering as a videographer in

the documentation team. Farhanoor seeks to learn technical and professional skills. He

is interested in feature films and hopes to make one someday. Farhanoor’s passion for

filmmaking is remarkable.


LOGO FILM

Bangladesh | 2021 | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Musical | English | International Premiere | 45 sec

Director

Asif Ul Islam

Story & Screenplay

Asif Ul Islam

Edit & Visual Effects

Asif Ul Islam

Production Designer

Mong Shonie

Synopsis in English

The goal of modernization since the Industrial

Revolution was to make our lives easier and more

sustainable. But, we had no idea about its real

consequences. In this film, two children capture

the beauty of their homeland that is fading in the

hustle and bustle of urbanization in the wake of

this so-called modernization.

Synopsis in Bengali

িশিবব থেক আধুিনকীকরেণর ল িছেলা আমােদর

জীবনেক সহজ ও টকসই করা। িক, এর কৃ ত মূল

সেক আমােদর কােনা ধারণা িছল না। এই িফে, দুইিট

িশ এই তথাকিথত আধুিনকীকরেণর মাড়েক নগরায়েনর

িভেড় হািরেয় যাওয়া তােদর মাতৃ ভূ িমর অপপ সৗযেক

তােদর কনা শিেত তু েল ধেরেছ।

Background Score

Nafiz Niaz Khan Nabeen

Animation

Afrida Mehzabin

Cinematographer

Isfar Mostakim

Assistant Directors

Tarek Hasan

Tashfiq Rahman

Production Manager

Raisul Islam Imon

Asif Ul Islam has a fascination for film making since his

childhood. He made his debut film, ‘Paper’s Dream’, a stop

motion animation which was officially selected in the 7th

International Children’s Film Festival, Bangladesh. He has

been volunteering at Children’s Film Society Bangladesh since

2013. Now he is a film activist and studying at the University of

Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

Leading Casts

Turna Tanchangya

Himaloy Tanchangya

Special Thanks

David O’dwyer

Ranta Kumar Tanchangya

Bivayon Chakma

The team behind the making of the logo film consists of young

passionate filmmakers who want to explore the amazing world

of cinema. This logo film titled ‘Paharika’ is their first project. It

is the resolution of their continuous hard work. They shoot this

film in the hilly region of Bangladesh, hundreds of feet above

the sea-level. During their shoot, they struggled a lot because

of the height. But the good part is, they also had the chance to

experience the life of the indigenous people.

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INTO THE KINGDOM

OF PUPPETS

Bangladesh | 2021 | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure, Fantasy | No Dialogue | International Premiere | 30 sec

FESTIVAL PROMO

Director

Samia Hasan

Story & Screenplay

Samia Hasan

Editor

Samia Hasan

Assistant Director

Hafija Sultana Jui

Producer

Children’s Film Society

Bangladesh

Original Title

হািমলেনর কাা

Synopsis in English

Playing its famous flute, the pied piper of Hamelin,

apparently who is a kangaroo, hails for the ‘14th

International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh

2021’. Awestruck by the melody, all the puppets

from the whole kingdom join it. Rabbits, elephants,

bears, camels, birds, monsters, and even humans

come together at this festival, an environment

surrounded by hills, with the sole purpose of

enjoying films.

Synopsis in Bengali

হািমলেনর বাঁিশওয়ালা কাা তার িচরেচনা বাঁিশ বাজােত

বাজােত ‘১৪তম আজািতক িশ চলি উৎসব

বাংলােদশ ২০২১’ এর উেেশ যাা কের। বাঁিশর

সুের মমু হেয় রােজর সম পুতু লসদায় িপছু নয়

তার। খরেগাশ, হািত, ভাুক, উট, পািখ, রাস এবং

মানুষসহ সকল জািতর ািণই আসেছ এই পাহাড়েঘরা

জগেত চলি উপেভাগ করেত।

Cinematographer

Samia Hasan

Animation

Samia Hasan

Casting Director

Samia Hasan

Leading Casts

Piper Kangaroo

Mother Elephant

Baby Elephant

Samia Hasan is a young film enthusiast.

Cinematography, stop motion, and editing are

her personal favourite topics. As she is eager to

improve her skills, she is constantly working on

short personal projects focusing on specific fields

at a time.

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FILMS ON

LIBERTY

This year, we are celebrating the Golden

Jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh.

To celebrate this precious occasion, we

have a new non-competitive segment in our

festival by the name Films on Liberty.

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AMAR BONDHU RASHED

Bangladesh | 2010 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Action, Adventure, History | Bengali | 100 min

Suitable Audience

All age group

Director

Morshedul Islam

Story

Muhammad Zafar Iqbal

Script & Screenplay

Morshedul Islam

Barkat Ullah Maruf

Editor

Ratan Paul

Producer

Faridur Reza Sagar

Original Title

আমার বু রােশদ

Synopsis in English

This a story of a boy named Ibu during Bangladesh

Liberation War in 1971. He lives in a small town.

The main character Rashed suddenly appears

at his school. Rashed, the name was given by

the class teacher at the first day of school. In

1971, when other students are not conscious

about the liberation movement, Rashed, aware

of the matters, motivates everyone regarding the

movement. One day, Pakistani army attacks the

town and Rashed observes the battle. He and his

friends start to help the Mukti Bahini.

Synopsis in Bengali

ছিবেত দখা যায়, একােরর উাল িদনেলা যখন ছাট

ছাট ছেলরা বুঝেত পারেছ না, রাজনীিতসেচতন রােশদ

তখন িঠক তার মেতা কের সটা সবাইেক বুিঝেয় িদে।

একসময় পািকািন সনাবািহনী দশিটর ওপর ঝাঁিপেয়

পেড় এবং একিদন এই ছাট শহেরও তারা এেস হািজর

হয়। াধীনতা সংােমর েত মুিবািহনীেক সাহায

করার জন এিগেয় আেস স। সে কেয়কজন বু । যখন

সুখযুে বী হেয় যায় তােদর পিরিচত একজন

মুিেযাা, রােশদ ও তার বু রা তােক মু কের িনেয়

আেস িনিত মৃতু র হাত থেক। িক যুের ডামােডােল

রােশদ ও তার বু েদর একসময় িবি হেয় যেত হয়।

রােশদ আরও গভীরভােব জিড়েয় পেড় যুে।

Cinematographer

L. Apu Rozario

Leading Casts

Chowdhury Zawata Afnan

Rayan Ibtesham Chowdhury

Refayat Zinnat

Morshedul Islam was born in Dhaka,

Bangladesh on December 1, 1958. He made

his film making debut in 1984 with the short

film ‘Agami’ while he was a student. ‘Dipu

Number Two’ was his first children’s film. The

film, released in 1996, was acclaimed by the

audience, particularly by the young people.

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BUTTER TOAST

India | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Hindi | South Asian Premiere | 6 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

10 years and below

Director

Ojaswwee Sharma

Story

Ojaswwee Sharma

Script & Screenplay

Ojaswwee Sharma

Raman Deep Singh

Editor

Bhasker Pandey

Producer

Pinaka Mediaworks

Cinematographer

Ojaswwee Sharma

Leading Casts

Raman Deep Singh

Mahekdeep Singh

Tagline

Don’t waste food.

Synopsis in English

‘Butter Toast’ is a sweet short take on the essence

and importance of food. India has teeming millions

who go hungry to bed. It’s time to save every bit of

food and share with the ones who cannot afford

a proper meal in order to build a nation where

everyone is privy to proper food and nutrition!

Synopsis in Original Language

बटर टोट भोजन क महा और महव पर एक छोटा सा

भाव है। भारत म लाख लोग ह जो िबतर पर भूखे

रहते ह। यह हर उस भोजन को सहेजने और उन लोग के

साथ साझा करने का समय है, जो एक ऐसे रा के िनमाण

के िलए उिचत भोजन नह कर सकते, जहां हर कोई

उिचत भोजन और पोषण के िलए िनजी है!

Synopsis in Bengali

খােদর মৗিলকতা এবং সেক িনিমত শটিফ

‘বাটার টা’। ভারেত ল ল মানুষ ু ধাত অবায়

রািযাপন কের। সুতরাং, এখন সময় হেয়েছ খাবার অপচয়

না কের সংরণ করার এবং সই সব অসহায় ু ধাত

মানুষেদর সােথ ভাগ কের নওয়ার। কারণ, সু জািত

গঠেন সকল নাগিরেকর পুিকর খাদ িনিত করা

আবশক।

Logline

Butter Toast is a sweet short take on the essence

and importance of food.

Ojaswwee Sharma deftly knits social issues into fiction narratives. Right

from the highly acclaimed award-winning feature-documentary ‘Admitted’,

short documentaries ‘SCARS: After A 100 Years Of Jallianwala Bagh

Massacre’ and ‘Samarpan’, to short narratives ‘Chaurassi’, ‘Zubaan’, ‘The

Last Date’, and many more. Ojaswwee’s films have successfully cemented

their footprints to more than thirty-one prestigious Film Festivals across

the globe.

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CONNECTED

United States | 2018 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama, Sci-Fi | English | International Premiere | 12 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Christopher Satola

Story

Christopher Satola

Script & Screenplay

Christopher Satola

Editor

Christopher Satola

Synopsis in English

In a near-future world, humanity has been

deprived of the closeness of each other through

technological advancements in communication.

The sound of a human voice has become almost

forgotten, the touch of one’s beloved has almost

extinct, and direct interactions almost forbidden. At

this age, a small boy named Timmy, full of curiosity,

begins a journey to learn about the world that

surrounds him.

Synopsis in Bengali

অদূর ভিবষেত যাগােযাগ ে যুিগত অগিতর

কারেণ, মানবসভতার পারিরক সক যন মৃতায়।

হািরেয় গেছ মনুষের সুর, িবলু হেয়েছ িয়জেনর

েহর শ এবং িনিষ হেয়েছ ত যাগােযাগ। এই

সমেয়ই কৗতূ হেল পিরপূণ একিট ছা ছেল, িটিম, তােক

িঘের থাকা জগতেক জানেত বিরেয় পেড় এক িবয়কর

অিভযােন।

Producer

Mark Vinzant

Cinematographer

Christopher Satola

Leading Casts

Ethan Suess

Janelle Pearson

Leandra Ryan

Michael Hennessy

Coty Nicoson

William Castrogiovanni

Bradley Bundlie

Christopher Satola worked as a junior director and animation

cinematographer for an Emmy Award-winning producer. He recently directed

a VR Cinematic Experience for the 20th Century Fox. Christopher was awarded

Beijing Film Academy Award, selected four times at Cannes Court Métrage of

the Cannes Film Festival, and received distribution including a package with

George Lucas’s THX 1138.

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KURMAGHAR

India | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | International Premiere | 16 min

Suitable Audience

All age group

Director

Avinash Shejwal

Editor

Abhijeet Patil

Producer

Vaibhaw Kadam

Cinematographer

Abhijeet Patil

Leading Casts

Pranjal Suradkar

Pooja Gaikwad

Tagline

A truth of the 21st century.

Synopsis in English

‘Kurmaghar’ is a hut made outside of a village

where women and young girls reside during

their menstruation days. This hut is also known

as ‘Gaokor’ and ‘Khopadi’. The story of this film

is based on a fourteen-year-old girl, who is a

young bride and has no idea about menstruation

or ‘Kurmaghar’. Hence, the girl is terrified and

confused. Here, you will see how she suffers, how

scary the nights are in the hut during their period

days and what she went through.

Synopsis in Bengali

‘কু রমাঘর’ হল ােমর বাইের বানােনা একিট কু ঁেড়ঘর

যখােন নারী এবং িকেশারীরা তােদর মািসক এর সময়

অবান কের। এই কু ঁেড়ঘরিটেক ‘গাওকর’ এবং ‘খাপািড’

ও বলা হয়। এই ৈদঘ চলিিট চৗ বছর বয়েসর

এক িকেশারীেক ক কের, যার ঋতু াব বা ‘কু রমাঘর’

সেক কােনা ধারণাই নই। ফেল ভাবতই, স

আতিত এবং িবা হেয় পেড়। চলিিটেত দশক

অনুভব করেত পারেবন সই িকেশারীর দুেভাগ, কু ঁেড়ঘের

কাটােনা রাতেলার ভয়াবহতা এবং দুিবষহ যণার সােথ

একাতা।

Logline

A girl in her first menstruation. What problems did

she face during her period in that hut?

Avinash Shejwal was born on April 3, 1989. He completed

his Master’s in Business Administration. He also completed

a Master’s in Shiamak Davar’s Institute of Performing Arts.

He was a member of the Bosco Martis Choreography Team.

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SHOROT ‘71

Bangladesh | 2000 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama, History | Bengali | 35 min

Suitable Audience

10 years and below

Director

Morshedul Islam

Story

Giasuddin Selim

Script & Screenplay

Giasuddin Selim

Editor

Ratan Kumar Barman

Producer

Bangladesh Shishu Academy

Cinematographer

L. Apu Rozario

Original Title

শরৎ ’৭১

Synopsis in English

During the liberation war of 1971, the people of

the country are anxiously passing their days under

the dreadful pressure and fear of the militaries

of Pakistan. One of the owners of the holdings in

Dhaka is under arrest by the militaries. Days pass

by but no one is able to know whether he is yet

alive or not. The youngest son of the family teaches

his pet bird “Joy Bangla” as a symbolic fight against

the barbaric force. One day, the eldest son flees

away and joins the freedom fighters as well. On the

other hand, his mournful mother and his younger

brother pass their days in Dhaka with the toughest

uncertainty.

Synopsis in Bengali

মুিযুের াপেটর উপর িনিমত এই চলিে দখা

যায়, জািমলুেরর ছাট ছেল তপু তােদর পাষা ময়না

পািখেক ‘জয় বাংলা’ বুিল শখােনার জন বারবার চা

কের যাে। একিদন পািখিটেক িনেয় তপু রাায় বর হেল

পাকেসনােদর সােথ তার দখা হেয় যায়। একজন সনা

ময়নােক দেশ িনেয় যাবার কথা বেল, সসময় হানাদার

বািহনীর সামেনই ময়না পািখিট তার শখা বুিল ‘জয় বাংলা’

বলেত থােক।

Leading Casts

Rahmat Ali

Monowara Begum

Wahida Mollick Jolly

Banna Mirza

Rayeed Morshed

Morshedul Islam was born in Dhaka,

Bangladesh on December 1, 1958. He made

his film making debut in 1984 with the short

film ‘Agami’ while he was a student. ‘Dipu

Number Two’ was his first children’s film. The

film, released in 1996, was acclaimed by the

audience, particularly by the young people.

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THE BARBERSHOP

Bangladesh | 2009 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | History | Bengali | 15 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Tareque Masud

Catherine Masud

Story

Tareque Masud

Script & Screenplay

Tareque Masud

Editor

Catherine Masud

Producer

Audiovision

RMMRU

Original Title

নরসুর

Synopsis in English

The year is 1971. Pakistan Army soldiers led by

a local collaborator raid the home of a freedom

fighter. However, the young man they seek flees

through the narrow alleyways of Old Dhaka. He

stumbles upon a barbershop and decides to get a

shave to disguise himself. Meanwhile, his mother

takes his wounded father, injured during the army

raid, to a nearby pharmacy. The Hindu doctor

hesitantly takes them in as he is also a target. At

the barbershop, the young man soon realizes that

he has put himself in a much bigger danger.

Synopsis in Bengali

১৯৭১ সাল। ানীয় এক রাজাকােরর সহায়তায় পািকািন

বািহনী একজন মুিেযাার বাসা আমণ কের। তণ

যুবকিট ঢাকার অিলগিল িদেয় পািলেয় যেত সম হয়।

হঠাৎ স একিট সলুেনর সামেন উপিত হয় এবং

পাকিবিহনীর হাত থেক িনেজেক বাঁচােত ছেবশ ধারেণর

উেেশ সলুেনর ভতর ঢােক। এিদেক যুবকিটর মা

পাকবািহনীর আমেণ আহত তার বাবােক একিট িনকট

ফােমিসেত িনেয় যান। সখােন কমরত িহু িচিকৎসক

িনেজ সেেহর তািলকায় থাকায় থেম ইতত করেলও

শষ পয তােদরেক ভতের ঢাকার আান জানায়।

এিদেক সলুেন অবানরত যুবকিট উপলি করেত পাের

য, স িনেজেক এক ভয়ংকর িবপেদর মােঝ এেনেছ।

Cinematographer

Mishuk Munier

Leading Casts

Anwar Hossain

Sultana Rebu

Thomas Baroi

Tareque Masud was born in the village of Nurpur on December 6, 1956. He was

educated in a Bangladeshi madrassa or Muslim school. Following Bangladesh’s

independence in 1971, Masud became part of the film society movement and

earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Dhaka. He died in a

horrific car accident in 2011.

Catherine Masud is an American-born filmmaker, who spent over 20 years living

and working in Bangladesh. Together with her husband-filmmaking partner,

Tareque Masud, she made numerous shorts, documentarie, and features, many

of which were both nationally and internationally awarded and shown around the

world.

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INTERNATIONAL

FILM COMPETITION

FEATURE FILMS

International Panorama takes the

children to the world of world cinema.

Obviously, all films in this section help

children know the different cultures of

the world. It is believed, these films will

play a vital role to shape the children’s

minds to be a competent member of

the global village. This year more than

13 films have been selected in this

section.

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A TEENAGER’S DIARY

Hong Kong | 2020 | HD | 1.25:1 (5:4) | Color | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Chinese | 90 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Li Bin

Story

Li Bin

Script & Screenplay

Li Bin

Editor

Li Bin

Producer

Miao Yu

Cinematographer

Song Lei

Leading Casts

Ji Hao

Huang Ziqi

Huang Yuanyang

Miao Ruoxi

Original Title

少 年 日 記

Synopsis in English

Lu Ang, a 14-year-old ideal student, comes from

a middle-class family. His parents are too busy at

work and do not have any time for him. So there

is a lack of communication and companionship

between them. Yu Ming, a 15-year-old weak

student, comes from a single-parent family. His

father thinks that punching and kicking is the

best way to educate him. The two students have

different troubles but similar loneliness. One

day, Lu Ang and Yu Ming saves Zheng Wanhe, a

transfer student, from a campus violence incident.

They become friends and together join the school

chorus team. Soon, they unite to fight their life

struggles together as well.

Synopsis in Original Language

壹 次 校 園 暴 力 事 件 , 路 昂 和 余 銘 救 下 了 轉 校 生 鄭 晚

禾 , 兩 人 因 此 建 立 友 誼 並 壹 起 加 入 校 合 唱 團 。 然 而 ,

他 們 彼 此 的 家 庭 卻 危 機 四 伏 , 父 母 正 欲 離 婚 , 奶 奶 遭

遇 保 健 品 詐 騙 , 妹 妹 遭 到 戀 童 癖 的 襲 擊 … 兩 人 在 經

歷 了 離 別 和 死 亡 後 對 人 生 有 了 新 的 認 知 。

Synopsis in Bengali

১৪ বছর বয়সী আদশ ছা লু অং একিট মধিব

পিরবােরর ছেল। তার বাবা-মা তােদর িনেজেদর কােজ

অত ব। তাই তােদর মেধ যাগােযাগ ও সাহচেযর

অভাব িবদমান। অপরিদেক, ১৫ বছর বয়সী দুবল ছা ইউ

িমং এর অিভভাবক কবল তার বাবা-ই, িযিন মেন কেরন

হার করাই িশার সেবাম উপায়। লু অং ও ইউ িমং

এর সমসা িভ হেলও তােদর িনঃসতা একই। একিদন,

লু অং এবং ইয়ু িমং কাােসর একিট সিহংসতার ঘটনা

হেত কাােস বদিল িশাথী জাং ওয়ািনেক বাঁচায়। তারা

িতনজন বু হেয় ওেঠ এবং ু েলর সংগীতদেল যাগ দয়।

ধীের ধীের জীবনযুে লড়াইেয়র উেেশও তারা ঐকব

হয়।

Li Bin graduated from the Central Academy of

Drama. He placed first in the Orson Welles Film

Talent Program. Li Bin was in the International

Jury of the SFTF Film Festival and his academic

assignments were selected in many international

film exhibitions. ‘A Teenager’s Diary’ is his first

feature film after graduation.

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BIHAAN-TUNE OF FAITH

India | 2020 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama | Rajbongshi | International Premiere | 76 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Saurabh Saha

Story

Saurabh Saha

Script & Screenplay

Raunaq Das

Editor

Dipak Mandal

Producer

Saurabh Saha

Original Title

িবহান-িটউন অফ ফইথ

Synopsis in English

Koyel, an eighteen-year-old girl, a resident of a

village in North Bengal prepares to get married

while her friend Kanai gets heartbroken at

this news. A naturally affluent player of flute,

Kanai stops at his rhythm and asks her about this

crucial decision. While she narrates the whole

story, he gets jealous of her would-be husband. He

becomes puzzled to take the right decision.

Synopsis in Bengali

উরবের একিট ােমর বািসা, আঠােরা বছেরর

কােয়েলর িবেয়র িতর সংবােদ তার বু কানাইেয়র

দয়ভ হয়। সহজাতভােবই দ বাঁিশওয়ালা কানাই তার

ছ হািরেয় ফেল। স কােয়েলর কােছ তার এ িসাের

কিফয়ত চায়। ঘটনা নেত নেত স কােয়েলর হবু

জামাইেয়র িত ঈষািত হয়। সিঠক িসা হেণ কানাই

িবা হেয় পেড়।

Cinematographer

Ayan Banerjee

Leading Casts

Tushar Chowdhury

Miranda Das

Saurabh Saha, born in India in 1990, is an

independent film director. A person from

middle-class cultural family background, he

was born in Assam. Later, he graduated from

North Bengal University.

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JACKIE AND OOPJEN

Netherlands | 2020 | HD | 1.85:1 | Color | Drama, Fantasy | Dutch | South Asian Premiere | 90 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Annemarie van de Mond

Script & Screenplay

Myranda Jongeling

Producer

Column Film

Chantal van der Horst

Synopsis in English

Jackie, a 12-year-old girl, has made Amsterdam’s

Rijksmuseum her second home since her mother

works there. While Jackie’s wandering around

the museum after hours, Oopjen Coppit (from

Rembrandt’s famous painting) suddenly appears in

front of her; she is looking for her long lost sister.

Jackie is used to solving other people’s problems,

so she decides to take her home.

Synopsis in Bengali

বােরা বছর বয়সী জািকর মা আমারডােমর

রাইিমউিজয়ােম কাজ কেরন। তাই এই িমউিজয়ামিটেক

জািক বািনেয় ফেলেছ তার িতীয় বাড়ী। িতিদেনর মেতা

সিদনও িমউিজয়ােম আপনমেন ঘুের বড়ািল জািক।

হঠাৎ তার সামেন উপিত হয় ওপইেয়ন কপিপট

(িরমাের িবখাত িচ থেক); স তার দীঘকাল আেগ

হািরেয় যাওয়া বােনর সান করেছ। সকেলর সমসা

সমাধােন অভ জািক তাই ওপইেয়নেক বািড়েত িনেয়

যাওয়ার িসা নয়।

Leading Casts

Frouke Verheijde

Sarah Bannier

Karina Smulders

Saar van Aken

Bert Hana

Jaap Spijkers

Leny Breederveld

Jochen Otten

Annemarie van de Mond, born in Haaksbergen in 1962, attended

Drama school in Maastricht from where she graduated in 1989.

After her academic career, she worked for many years as an

assistant director and script supervisor in many Dutch films and

TV series. She also worked on various international productions

including films with Wes Anderson and Joel Schumacher.

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METAMORPHOSIS

IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2020 | HD | 1.85:1 | Color | Drama, Thriller | English | South Asian Premiere | 76 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Javad Daraei

Story

Javad Daraei

Script & Screenplay

Javad Daraei

Editor

Javad Daraei

Producer

Mehdi koohzadeh

Synopsis in English

Shadi is a young village girl, who once used to

live with her family. Her parents were accused of

murdering a girl from the village and the villagers

end up murdering her parents as revenge. Her

uncle then adopts her, and now, Shadi must live

life in misery as a penalty for her parents’ deed.

Synopsis in Original Language

شادی دختر بچه ای است که پدرو مادرش متهم به قتل دختر

بچه ای در روستا شده اند و اهالی ده به قصد انتقام پدر و

مادر را می کشند وعمویش سرپرستی اورا به عهده میگیرد

و شادی مجبور میشود با مشکلاتی که اهالی ده برای انها

ایجاد کرده اند روبرو شود

Synopsis in Bengali

ছা এক ােমর ছা এক মেয় - শািদ বসবাস কের

তার পিরবার িনেয়। হঠাৎ একিদন তার বাবা-মােক ােমর

মানুষ এক মেয়র খুেনর অপরােধ অিভযু কের। এমনিক,

ােমর মানুেষরা সই হতার িতেশাধ িনেত শষ পয

মাণ ছাড়াই শািদর বাবা-মােক মের ফেল। পরবিতেত

শািদর চাচা তার দািয় নয় এবং তাঁর কােছ িনেয় রােখন।

িক ােমর মানুেষর একিট ভু েলর জন য শািদর জীবন

ওলটপালট হেয় গল, তার িক কােনা সমাধান হেব?

Cinematographer

Javad Daraei

Leading Casts

Sarina Yousefi

Fariba Talebi

Saeed Ahmadi

Fariba Torkashvand

Farahnaz Manafizaher

Rhamat Sekar Khand

Foujan Ahmadi

Mahshid Khosravi

Iman Saraf

Arezou Balalidehkordi

Mohammad Eghlimi

Amir abas Ghazaei

Avin Koohzadeh

Javed Daraei is an aspiring filmmaker. He

was born in Khorramabad in 1992. Darei was

interested in filmmaking from a very early age.

He completed his studies at the University of

Tehran.

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OCEAN BEHIND THE WINDOW

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Persian | International Premiere | 92 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Babak Nabizazadeh

Story

Babak Nabizazadeh

Script & Screenplay

Babak Nabizazadeh

Editor

Babak Nabizazadeh

Producer

Seyed Jalal Chavoshian

Original Title

Naruphon Punphairoj

Synopsis in English

On a small and remote island, people live under

immense hardship. Borhan, an adolescent

inhabitant of that island, makes an interesting

decision to help out his family. He forms a group

and organizes a carnival, where they perform

traditional music and theatre for the tourists. Soon

their life on the island flourishes as more tourists

start to come. However, an unexpected obstacle

lies on their way ahead.

Synopsis in Bengali

একিট ছাট ও দূরবতী ীেপ মানুষ খুব কে িদন কাটায়।

ীেপর এক অিধবাসী- িকেশার বারহান তার পিরবাের

সলতা আনার এবং তার ীপেক পিরিচিত দােনর জন

একিট চমৎকার িসা নয়। িকছু মানুষ জাগাড় কের স

একিট উৎসব আেয়াজন কের, যখােন তারা পযটকেদর

সামেন িনজ লাকসংৃ িত তু েল ধের। যার ফেল তােদর

জীবন অগিতর িদেক এেগােত থােক এবং তােদর ীপ

পযটকেদর িভেড় পূণ হেত থােক। িক, তারা জােন না য

এক অভ ভিবষৎ তােদর িদেক ধেয় আসেছ।

Cinematographer

Babak Nabizazadeh

Production Company

Institute for the Intellectual

Development of Children & Young

Adults, KANOON

Leading Casts

Mohammad Azadi

Hadiseh Karami

Babak Nabizazadeh was born in Tehran on November 5, 1975.

He began his artistic career in 1996, after obtaining a BA in Theater

and Dramatic Literature same year. Some of his short films have

been awarded in national and international festivals. ‘The Ocean

behind the Window’ is his first feature film.

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PEARL OF THE DESERT

India | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Documentary | English | International Premiere | 82 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Pushpendra Singh

Story

Pushpendra Singh

Script & Screenplay

Pushpendra Singh

Reema Kaur

Editor

Pushpendra Singh

Synopsis in English

Moti Kahn, a twelve year old Indian boy, is a

naturally gifted singer. He loves singing the

Manganiyar songs, a big part of which has

been the long-time tradition of artist-hereditary

patron relationship. But Moti finds singing for

their patrons humiliating as they are still treated

lowly. He aspires to earn respect from the world

through music. And so, he sets on a journey to the

bigger world. Will he be able to keep the spirit of

Manganiyars?

Synopsis in Bengali

ভারেতর রাজােনর বার বছেরর মিত খুব ভােলা গান গায়।

িবেশষ কের মাািনয়ার গান গাইেত স খুব ভালবােস, যা

তার িনজ সংৃ িতর ব পুরেনা এবং পূণ অংশ। িক

তার সংৃ িতর পৃেপাষকেদর সােথ িনচু ও অসানজনক

ববহার মিতর কােছ অপমানজনক মেন হয়। তার -

সংগীেতর মাধেম িববাসীর সান অজন করার। স িক

পারেব তার এই যাায় সফল হেয় মাািনয়ার সংগীেতর

মম অু রাখেত?

Producer

Heejung Oh - Seesaw Pictures

Cinematographer

Ravi Kiran Ayyagari

Sound Engineer

Ajit Singh Rathore

Production Manager

Marudhar Arts, India

Pushpendra Singh studied at the Film and Television Institute of

India in Pune, where he is now a visiting faculty member. He was

also at the 2011 Berlin Talent Campus. Singh began his career as

an actor under the theatre guru Barry John in Delhi and played the

lead role in ‘Aadmi Ki Aurat Aur Anya Kahaniya’ (The Man’s Woman

and others).

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TAJ MAHAL

India | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Marathi | South Asian Premiere | 96 min

Suitable Audience

All age group

Director

Niyaz Mujawar

Story

Niyaz Mujawar

Script & Screenplay

Niyaz Mujawar

Editor

Sanket Kulkarni

Producer

Dr. Kulbhushan Yashwantrao Mangale

Dr. Manoj Balkrushana Kadam

Cinematographer

Hari Nair

Leading Casts

Sanjay Khapre

Shashank Shende

Vijay Nikam

Kiran Khoje

Arpita Ghogardare

Vinayak Potda

Namdeo Murkute

Original Title

Tajmal

Tagline

Supreme sacrifice lies within.

Synopsis in English

A poor farmer decides to sacrifice his prized goat

named Tajmal (Taj Mahal) to his family deity, for the

wellbeing of his son, but his only son Baal wants to

protect Tajmal no matter what happens to his life.

Furthermore, the crescent and star mark on the

neck of Tajmal makes it a favourite animal to sell or

to sacrifice. Now Baal must protect his animal goat

friend Tajmal – not only from his family but also

from two village thieves and a butcher– whose evil

eyes are set on Tajmal – as Bakri Eid (the festival

where goats are sacrificed for the feast) is coming.

Logline

A father has to choose between his only son and

the goat that his son dearly loves.

Synopsis in Original Language

भीमा कोनाडे (42) हा एक गरीब शेतकरी असून

स्वतःच्या बाळ (१०) नावाच्या मुलाच्या सुदृढ आणि

सुंदर भवितव्यासाठी , बाळचा जीव की प्राण असलेल्या

बोकडाचा ताजमालचा त्याच्या कुलदैवतेसाठी बळी

देऊ इच्छितो , पण बाळ कोणत्याही परिस्थितीत

ताजमालचा बळी देऊ इच्छित नाहीये आणि त्यासाठी

तो स्वतःच्या कुटुंबाच्या तसेच गावातल्या भुरट्या

चोरांच्या विरुद्ध एकटा उभा ठाकतो.

Synopsis in Bengali

ছেলর কলােনর জন এক গরীব কৃ ষক তার ছাগল

‘তাজমহল’ক দবীর নােম বিল িদেত চান। িক তার

ছেল তাজমহলেক খুব ভােলাবােস। স য কেরই হাক

তাজমহলেক রা করেব। অনিদেক, তাজমহেলর ঘােড়

তারা ও অধচের দােগর কারেণ ছাগলিটর িবিমূলও

অেনক বিশ। তাই ছেলিটর এখন তাজমহলেক তার

পিরবার ছাড়াও বাঁচােত হেব ােমর দুই চার আর এক

কসাই এর হাত থেক।

Niyaz Mujawar was born in the village of Southern Maharashtra’s

Solapur District. After completing his graduation in mathematics,

Mujawar moved to Pune city to pursue a legal career. Three years

later, he left Pune to join the adjacent Film and Television Institute

of India (FTII), where he completed his screenwriting course.

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TEAM MARCO

United States | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Comedy, Drama | English | International Premiere | 92 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Julio Vincent Gambuto

Script & Screenplay

Julio Vincent Gambuto

B.R. Uzun

Producer

Samuel Sandweiss

Cinematographer

Powell Robinson

Leading Casts

Owen Vaccaro

Louis Cancelmi

Anthony Patellis

Anastasia Ganias-Gellin

Synopsis in English

11-year-old Marco is obsessed with his electronics.

He is always surrounded by his iPad, Xbox, VR

headset and hardly leaves the house. But when

his grandmother dies and his grandfather moves

in, Marco’s life turns upside-down and he is forced

to go play outside. ‘Nonno’ (Grandpa) introduces

him to ‘bocce’ - the world’s oldest game and to the

neighborhood crew of old Italian men who play

daily at the local court. With sport, laughter, and

love, Marco finds a connection with people in real

life and rounds up a team of neighborhood kids to

take on his grandfather and his pals. Who will win

now?

Synopsis in Bengali

১১ বছর বয়সী মােকা তার ইেলিনক িডভাইসেলার িত

আস। স সবদা তার আইপাড, এব, িভআর

হডেসট িনেয় ব থােক। বাইেরর জগত িনেয় তার কােনা

আহ নই। িক যখন তার দাদী মারা যায় এবং তার

দাদা তােদর সােথ থাকেত আেস তখন মােকার জীবন

পাে যায় এবং স বাইের খলেত বাধ হয়। দাদা ‘নো’

তােক ‘বাকস’- িবের াচীনতম খলার এর সােথ পিরচয়

কিরেয় দয়। খলাধুলা, হািস এবং ভালবাসার মাধেম

মােকা বাব জীবেনর অন বিেদর সােথ একিট সংেযাগ

খুঁেজ পায়। তার দাদা এবং তার বু বাবেদর সােথ খলায়

নােম মােকা ও তার িতেবশী বাােদর দল। ক িজতেব

এখন?

Logline

A tech-obsessed pre-teen and his old-school

grandfather form an unlikely friendship when they

ditch the electronics and take up ‘bocce’ with a

team of colorful local players.

Julio Vincent Gambuto is a filmmaker and content creator. He has

written and produced film and television content for Nickelodeon,

PBS, E! Entertainment, and James Franco’s Rabbit Bandini. He

graduated from Harvard University.

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THE CLUB OF UGLY CHILDREN

Netherlands | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Action, Thriller | Dutch | South Asian Premiere | 90 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Jonathan Elbers

Script & Screenplay

Jeroen Margry

Producer

Casper Eskes

Niek Tieunissen

Wim Boven

Cinematographer

Thijmen Doornik

Leading Casts

Sem Hulsmann

Faye Kimmijser

Narek Awanesyan

Jeroen van Koningsbrugge

Jelka van Houten

Maan de Steenwinkel

Roeland Fernhout

Original Title

De Club Van Lelijke Kinderen

Synopsis in English

“Keep it clean!” - the slogan of the new president

permeated the orderly streets. It was to be taken

literally and that included one’s looks. Such an

unsightly child was Paul, who’s large jug ears

were very apparent in class photos. One day, the

president took these “ugly” children on a trip. Soon,

they realized that the president’s real intentions

were to hide them away. Somehow Paul escapes.

On the run, with the help of Sarah, one of the

“pretty” children, he starts an underground club to

fight against the president. The movement soon

grows bigger and quickly turns into a revolution.

Synopsis in Bengali

সব রাাজুেড় নতু ন রাপিতর াগান- “পিরতা বজায়

রাখুন”। াগানিটেক আিরক অেথই সবাই িনেয়িছেলা,

এমনিক িনেজেদর চহারার েও। পল নােমর একিট

িশ িছেলা িঠক তার উলেটা, যার কান দখেত জেগর মত।

একিদন রাপিত এই “অসুর” বাােদর িনেয় এক

সফের যান। হঠাৎই তারা বুঝেত পাের রাপিতর মূল

উেশ এই বাােদর লুিকেয় রাখা। পল সখান থেক

পািলেয় যায়। পালােনার পর সারা নােমর আেরক বু েক

িনেয়, য কী না “সুর” বাােদর তািলকার অভু ,

রাপিতর িবে লড়াইেয়র জন একিট দল গেড়

তােল পল। আোলনিট েমই বড় হেয় ওেঠ এবং তই

িবেব পিরণত হয়।

Jonathan Elbers graduated from the Dutch Film Academy in

2012. Starting from his first films, he shows a returning interest

in creating fantasy worlds. He creates them in a vivid way, using

comedy elements and always referring to the world we live in.

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THE FIXIES VS. CRABOTS

Russian Federation | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy | English | 85 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

10 years and below

Director

Vasiliy Bedoshvili

Story

Vasiliy Bedoshvili

Oleg Uzhinov

Ivan Pshonkin

Script & Screenplay

Vasiliy Bedoshvili

Oleg Uzhinov

Ivan Pshonkin

Editor

Vasiliy Bedoshvili

Oleg Uzhinov

Ivan Pshonkin

Synopsis in English

Fixies are kind little creatures who live inside

machines and appliances and take care of the

equipments. The Fixies hide from people. But there

are only a few lucky people in the world who can

communicate with them. In Professor Eugenius’s

laboratory, there is a school for fixies, and only

Thomas and his friend Kate know about it. One

day, some elusive creatures appear there. They spy

on the Fixies and threaten their privacy. Who are

these strange robots, what do they need, and who

is controling them?

Synopsis in Bengali

িফিরা হে দয়ালু ছাট ছাট াণী যারা মিশন এবং

যপািতেলার অভের থােক এবং সরামিলর য

নয়। িফিরা মানুেষর কাছ থেক লুিকেয় থােক। গাটা

পৃিথবীেত কবল কেয়ক জন ভাগবান মানুষ রেয়েছন যারা

তােদর সােথ যাগােযাগ করেত পােরন। েফসর

ইউিজিনয়ােসর পরীাগাের িফিেদর ু ল রেয়েছ এবং

কবল থমাস এবং তার বু কট স সেক জােন।

একিদন, রহসময় িকছু াণী সখােন উপিত হয়। তারা

িফিেদর উপর গােয়ািগির কের এবং তােদর

গাপনীয়তােক মিকর মুেখ ফেল দয়। এই অু ত

রাবটিল কারা, তােদর উেশ কী এবং কই বা তােদর

িনয়ণ করেছ?

Producer

Georgy Vasiliev

Ilya Popov

Sergey Sarkisov

Cinematographer

Vasiliy Bedoshvili

Oleg Uzhinov

Ivan Pshonkin

Vasiliy Bedoshvili, after graduating from Georgian Polytechnical

Institute, started working in studios, Georgia-Film and Pilot. He

made his debut as a director in 1989. Since 2009, he has been

working at the Aeroplane Studio. Vasily has developed and directed

more than thirty episodes of the animated series ‘The Fixies.’

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THE FLUTE

India | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama, Musical | Hindi | South Asian Premiere | 109 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Hari Viswanath

Story

Augusto

Script & Screenplay

Hari Viswanath

Original Title

बांसुरी

Synopsis in English

The story of an eight-year-old boy, along with his

mother and grandfather, who finds what is running

in his blood, gets inspired and struggles to excel

like his father who lives abroad. But the truth is like

son, like father!

Synopsis in Bengali

আট বছেরর এক ছা ছেল, তার মা আর নানার গ, য

একিদন খুঁেজ পায় তার রের খাঁজ। বাসী বাবার

অনুেরণায় িনেজর যাগতা বাড়ােত মােঠ নােম। িক সত

বাবার কােছও যা, ছেলর কােছও তাই।

Editor

Sreekar Prasad

Producer

Mou Roychoudhury

Cinematographer

Grzegorz Hartfiel

Music Director

Debojyothi Mishra

Leading Casts

Rituparna Sengupta

Anurag Kashyap

Master Ankan Mallick

Master Deepro Sen

Hari Viswanath is an international award-winning director. His

debut film ‘Radio Set’ won the Best Film Audience Award at Busan

International Film Festival 2015, South Korea, and 10 official

Selections. His Short film ‘Monitor’ was also selected in the Indian

Panorama Section at IFFI Goa 2018. He was the Jury member of

the Indian Panorama section of International Film.

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THE SECRET OF A

TWO-HEADED DRAGON

Czech Republic | 2018 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy, Musical | Czech | Bangladesh Premiere | 99 min

Suitable Audience

All age group

Director

Dušan Rapoš

Story

Petr Šiška

Dušan Rapoš

Script & Screenplay

Petr Šiška

Dušan Rapoš

Editor

Dušan Milko

Producer

Petarda Production a.s.

Cinematographer

Ján Ďuriš

Leading Casts

Karel Gott

Kamila Magálová

Zuzana Žáková

Jakub Jablonský

Kateřina Brožová

Miroslav Šimůnek

Zuzana Maurery

Ján Koleník

Miro Noga

Original Title

Když draka bolí hlava

Tagline

The idea of our fairy tale is applicable to a number

of locations around the world.

Synopsis in English

Barbara and Thomas are spending the holidays

with their grandparents in the blacksmith’s shop

‘Under the Dragon Rock’, where the unusual

helper, the two-headed dragon, Smokey, works

flat out. The children discover an old map in the

dragon’s cave. Smokey, whose one head speaks

Czech and the other Slovak, begins to tell a story.

Synopsis in Original Language

Barborka s Tomíkem tráví prázdniny u babičky a

dědy v kovárně pod Dračí skálou, kde ze všech sil

pracuje i netradiční pomocník dvouhlavý dráček

Čmoudík. Jednou, když se děti chystají přespat v

jeskyni společně s dráčkem, objeví na zdi jeskyně

starou mapu a Čmoudík, jehož jedna hlava mluví

česky a druhá slovensky, začíná vyprávět napínavý

příběh o vzniku království Draka, velké lásce

princezny Adélky a prince Janka, o letité kletbě a

strašlivém Drakovi, o zlém skřítkovi Blivajzovi, ale i

o tajemství Pomněnkové louky a ztraceném dračím

vejci.

Synopsis in Bengali

বারবারা এবং থমাস ‘আার দ াগন রক’ নােমর একিট

দাকােন তােদর দাদা-দাদীর সােথ ছুিট কাটােত এেসেছ।

দাকােন সাহাযকারী িহসােব রেয়েছ একিট অুত াণী,

দুই-মাথাওয়ালা একিট াগন। ািক নােমর এই াগনিট

িতিদন কেঠার পিরম কের। একিদন বারবারা এবং

থমাস ািকর হায় অেনক পুেরােনা একিট মানিচ

আিবার কের। ািক, যার এক মাথা চক এবং অন

মাথা াভাক ভাষায় কথা বেল, তখন একিট াচীন গ

বলেত কের।

Logline

Would you like to know dragons’ Christmas

celebration, or the secret behind a dragon’s tooth

which hasn’t been cleaned for 100 years, or the

cause of the dragon’s headache?

Dušan Rapoš is a film director, screenwriter, composer, and producer. He is

known to the European cultural public as a director and a screenwriter. He is

very popular among spectators. His family-friendly musical comedy ‘A Fountain

for Susan 3’ has won some of the highest prizes in international film festivals.

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TRIPLE TROUBLE

Poland | 2020 | HD | 1.85:1 | Color | Comedy, Drama | Polish | International Premiere | 87 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Marta Karwowska

Story

Marta Karwowska

Script & Screenplay

Marta Karwowska

Editor

Aleksandra Gowin

Producer

Agnieszka Dziedzic

Cinematographer

Jakub Burakiewicz

Leading Casts

Pola Król

Jakub

Bzowski

Mia Goti

Joanna Szczepkowska

Marta Malikowska

Sandra Korzeniak

Zbigniew Zamachowski

Tomasz Ziętek

Marcin Pempuś

Marta Juras

Andrzej Walden

Original Title

Tarapaty 2

Tagline

Julka and Olek try to find an art thief – but with

a new friend and helper, Felka, doubt seems to

invade their friendship…

Synopsis in English

For the first time in her, Julka life feels happy. She

has Olek, her one true friend, and her Aunt

who is taking care of her while her parents are

working abroad. When Aunt is falsely accused

of stealing only Claude Monet’s painting in Poland

and taken into custody, Julka has to find the real

thief. Normally she could count on Olek in such a

situation but he seems to be even more distracted

than usual, as he is trying to impress a newly met

girl, Felka. Felka is the complete opposite of Julka,

she is a happy twelve-year-old child from a loving

family, a true optimist, and a crazy trouble maker.

Marta Karwowska was born on November 24th, 1979 in Warsaw,

Poland. She is a director, a screenwriter, and a sociologist. She

graduated from the Directing Department of the Łódź Film School

and the Institute of Sociology of the University of Warsaw. During

her studies, she made over a dozen short films that are based on

her own scripts.

Synopsis in Bengali

জুলকা জীবেন থমবােরর মেতা বশ খুিশ। তার সােথ

আেছ তার একমা সিতকােরর বু ওেলক এবং তার

খালা, িযিন বাবা-মার অবতমােন তার খয়াল রাখেছন। িক

তার খালােক দ মােনর আঁকা একমা ছিব চু িরর জন

িমথাভােব দাষী সাব করা হয়। তাই জুলকােক এখন

আসল চার খুঁেজ বর করেত হেব। সাধারণত এমন

পিরিিতেত স ওেলেকর উপর ভরসা করা যেত পাের

িক বতমােন স বশ িবা। কননা ওেলক ফলকা

নােম একিট মেয়র সােথ নতু ন পিরিচত হেয়েছ এবং তার

মেনােযাগ আকষেণর চায় রেয়েছ। ফলকা হেলা জুলকার

সূণ িবপরীত, অত হপূণ পিরবার থেক আসা

সিতকােরর আশাবাদী এবং ঝােমলা পাকােনায় পারদশী

বােরা বছর বয়সী একিট িশ।

Logline

Julka and Olek have to solve the theft of a Claude

Monet’s painting.

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37

INTERNATIONAL

FILM COMPETITION

SHORT FILMS


3 MURS & UN TOIT

France | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy | No Dialogue | South Asian Premiere | 9 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Mathilde Dugardin

Orane Laffra

Hugo de Magalhaes

Wassim El Hammami

Story

Mathilde Dugardin

Orane Laffra

Hugo de Magalhaes

Wassim El Hammami

Script & Screenplay

Mathilde Dugardin

Orane Laffra

Hugo de Magalhaes

Wassim El Hammami

Synopsis in English

Ava, a young woman plunged in her dreams,

wanders in the heart of the mysterious dollhouse

from her childhood. The latter is now populated by

small mechanical mice, each more scheming than

the last. What welcome will these habitats give to

the newcomer?

Synopsis in Original Language

Plongée dans ses rêves, Ava erre à travers les

mystérieux murs de la maison de poupée de son

enfance. Cette dernière est désormais peuplée de

petites souris mécaniques, toutes plus intrigantes

les unes que les autres. Quel accueil ces habitats

donneront-ils au nouveau venu?

Synopsis in Bengali

গভীর ে িবেভার আভা তার শশেবর রহসময়

ডলহাউেসর মােঝ ঘুের বড়ায়। সই ডলহাউসিট এখন

খুেদ যািক ইঁদুর িদেয় ভের গেছ, যার িতিট একিটর

চেয় আেরকিট পাা িদেয় ধূত। এই বািসারা িকভােব

াগত জানােব নতু ন সদসেক?

Editor

Mathilde Dugardin

Producer

Carlos De Carvalho

Cinematographer

Mathilde Dugardin

Orane Laffra

Hugo de Magalhaes

Wassim El Hammami

Mathilde Dugardin, Orane Laffra, Hugo de

Magalhaes and Wassim El Hammami have

graduated from the Pôle 3D school, Roubaix,

France. In 2020, they co-directed the short film

‘3 Murs & Un Toit’. It is their first shortfilm as a

team.

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A TINY TALE

France | 2020 | HD | 1.85:1 | Color | Comedy, Fantasy | No Dialogue | South Asian Premiere | 8 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Sylvain Cuvillier

Chloé Bourdic

Théophile Coursimault

Noémie Halberstam

Maŷlis Mosny

Zijing Ye

Story & Screenplay

Sylvain Cuvillier

Chloé Bourdic

Théophile Coursimault

Noémie Halberstam

Maŷlis Mosny

Zijing Ye

Editor

Théophile Coursimault

Original Title

Latitude Du Printemps

Synopsis in English

A dog is abandoned on the side of a road. Attached

to a lamppost, it stays alone until the day it meets

a young wannabe astronaut. The boy rescued the

dog and fed him and played with him. But the dog

broke that boy’s most valuable toy.

Synopsis in Original Language

Un chien vient de se faire abandonner sur le

bord de la route. Attaché à un lampadaire, il

reste seul jusqu’au jour où il fait la rencontre

d’un petit astronaute en herbe et d’une cycliste

professionnelle qui s’acharne à battre son record.

Synopsis in Bengali

একিট কু কু রেক তার মািলক পিরতাগ কের। কু কু রিট একা

একা িকছুিদন লােপাের িনেচ িদনািতপাত কের এবং

একিদন এক ছেলর সােথ কু কু রিটর দখা হয়, য

নেভাচারী হেত উৎসুক। ছেলিট কু কু রিটেক খাবার দয়

এবং তার সােথ খেল। িক কু কু রিট ভু লবশত তার

সবেচেয় িয় খলনা ভে ফেল।

Producer

Philippe Meis

Cinematographer

Sylvain Cuvillier

Chloé Bourdic

Théophile Coursimault

Noémie Halberstam

Maŷlis Mosny

Zijing Ye

Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile

Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maŷlis

Mosny and Zijing Ye a group of filmmakers, who

graduated together from the Rubika Animation

School in Valenciennes, France with a Master’s in

Digital Direction. In 2020, they co-directed the short

film ‘A Tiny Tale’.

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ADOPTION

France | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Comedy | French | South Asian Premiere | 3 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Mathilde Vollekindt

Baptiste Reszel

Kim-Chi Segard

Story

Mathilde Vollekindt

Kim-Chi Segard

Script & Screenplay

Mathilde Vollekindt

Kim-Chi Segard

Editor

Mathilde Vollekindt

Producer

Carlos De Carvalho

Synopsis in English

During leisure time, three children discuss the

ups and downs of adoption. Each of them shares

stories of their foster parents. One of them is from

Cuba, one from South Africa, and the other from

Vietnam. The question arises whether or not they

have seen their biological parents before.

Synopsis in Original Language

Pendant les loisirs, trois enfants discutent des

hauts et des bas de l’adoption. Chacun d’eux

partage les histoires de ses propres parents

d’accueil. L’un d’eux vient de Cuba, un d’Afrique du

Sud et l’autre du Vietnam. La question se pose de

savoir s’ils ont déjà vu leurs parents biologiques ou

non.

Synopsis in Bengali

অবসের িতনজন ছা বাা িমেল আেলাচনা করেত থােক

দক নওয়া সান হেয় নতু ন পিরবাের আসার পর তােদর

সুখ-দুঃেখর ৃিতেলা। তারা েতেক তােদর পালক

বাবা-মা ও পিরবােরর কথা বেল। তারা একজন িকউবান,

একজন দিণ আিকান ও অনজন িভেয়তনামীয়। কথার

মােঝ ট কের তারা পেছ যায় সই ে - তারা িক

দেখেছ তােদর জদাতা বাবা-মা’ক?

Cinematographer

Mathilde Vollekindt

Baptiste Reszel

Kim-Chi Segard

Leading Casts

Mathilde Vollekindt

Baptiste Reszel

Kim-Chi Segard

Mathilde Vollekindt, Baptiste Reszel and Kim-

Chi Segard are three graduate students from the

Pôle 3D School in Roubaix, France. They are very

passionate about making films and animations.

They co-directed the short animated film,

‘Adoption’.

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ANOTHER HAKUNA MATATA

Indonesia | 2018 | HD | 1.33:1 (4:3) | Color | Drama, Romance | No Dialogue | South Asian Premiere | 6 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

M. Rizal Hanun

Story

M. Rizal Hanun

Script & Screenplay

M. Rizal Hanun

Editor

M. Rizal Hanun

Producer

M. Rizal Hanun

Cinematographer

Andri Firmansyah

Leading Casts

Widya Nur Multika

Rival Saepurohman

Original Title

Hari Yang Menyenangkan

Synopsis in English

One day while crying, Widya forces Oni, her autistic

brother, to leave their house at the edge of the

railroad tracks. There they have fun by breaking

coins, in the midst of the sad situation that was

happening at their house.

Synopsis in Original Language

Suatu hari sambil menangis, Widya mengajak

paksa Oni – kakaknya yang autis – pergi dari rumah

menuju pinggir rel kereta api. Disana mereka

bersenang-senang dengan merusak uang koin.

Hal tersebut mereka lakukan bersamaan dengan

keadaan yang menyedihkan yang sedang terjadi di

rumah.

Synopsis in Bengali

একিদন উইিদয়া নােমর এক ছাট মেয় তার নরত

অিটিক ছাট ভাইেক বাধ কের ঘেরর বাইের িনেয়

আেস৷ তারপর তারা যায় রললাইেনর ধাের। সখােন তারা

আনের সােথ কেয়ন ভাার খলা খলেত থােক। এভােব

তােদর বািড়র িবষ পিরেবশ তারা িকছুেনর জন ভু েল

থােক।

Logline

A younger brother forces his autistic brother to

have fun for a while.

M. Rizal Hanun born in Surabaya on December 7,

1998. He is a director, a scriptwriter, and an editor

who started making short films from senior high

school. His love for film brought him to continue his

film studies at the Film and Television Faculty - IKJ till

now. Filmmaking is like a journey to him.

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AUDIENCE LAUGH

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | No Dialogue | International Premiere | 9 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Mohammad Namdar

Story

Marjan Homayoun

Script & Screenplay

Marjan Homayoun

Editor

Mohammad Namdar

Tagline

Always keep faith

Synopsis in English

A little girl whose mother is in hospital thinks she

has extraordinary power. She thinks she can cure

her mother. She becomes really hopeful. But her

sinister sister tricked her with something. What

could that be? Will she be able to cure her mother?

Synopsis in Bengali

ছা একিট মেয়র মা খুব অসু। মেয়িট মেন কের তার

সুপার পাওয়ার আেছ এবং এই সুপার পাওয়ার িদেয়

হাসপাতােল ভিত মােক স সু কের ফলেত পারেব। িক

তার ে জল ঢেল দয় তার দুু বান। কী এমন কের

তার বান? স িক পারেব তার মােক সু কের তু লেত?

Logline

A little girl is searching for hope to keep her

mother alive.

Producer

Marjan Homayoun

Cinematographer

Mohammad Namdar

Leading Casts

Reza Najafi

Baran Samoudian

Mehrnoush Masoudian

Mahshad Rasekhi

Mohammad Namdar was born in 1981 in Tehran.

He graduated in Cinematography from the Art

University of Tehran. He shot several TV series and

made some documentaries and advertisements.

He was the Director Of Cinematography of three

movies in the last four years.

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AUTUMN WINDS, SPRING

WINDS AND TWO DOVES

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy | English | Bangladesh Premiere | 10 min

Suitable Audience

All age group

Director

Sadegh Javadi

Story

Sadegh Javadi

Script & Screenplay

Sadegh Javadi

Synopsis in English

A bride-to-be is waiting for her groom who is

crossing the sea to meet her. They keep in touch

by the means of a dove. But, a violent autumn

storm breaks communication and the guests sadly

begin to depart. Yet, the dove does not wait for the

spring to come and kept searching its way.

Synopsis in Bengali

এক হবু বধূ তার বেরর জন অেপা করেছ য সমু

পািড় িদেয় তার কােছ আসেছ। একিট ঘুঘু পািখর মাধেম

তারা এেক অপেরর সােথ যাগােযাগ ধের রেখেছ। িক

আচমকা শরেতর এক উাল ঝড় এেস এই যাগােযাগ

ভে দয় ও ঘুঘুিট িদেশহারা হেয় পেড়। িবেয়র অনুােনর

সব অিতিথ িবষ হেয় এেক এেক চেল যাওয়া কেরন।

তেব সই ঘুঘুিট বসের অেপায় না থেকই তার পথ

খুঁজেত থােক িনরলসভােব।

Editor

Sadegh Javadi

Producer

Institute for the Intellectual

Development of Children

& Young Adults, Kanoon

Sadegh Javadi was born in Tehran in 1981. He graduated in

Graphics Design and involved in film animation since 1999.

He has directed several animated short films, both as an

animator and a graphic artist. Besides having won numerous

national and international film awards, he has contributed

as a jury member at various national and international

animated film festivals.

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BAANG

India | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama, Fantasy | English | Bangladesh Premiere | 8 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Junaid Imam Shaikh

Story

Junaid Imam Shaikh

Script & Screenplay

Junaid Imam Shaikh

Editor

Aijaz Ganai

Producer

Junaid Imam Shaikh

Afzal Sufi

Tagline

The festival of sacrifice.

Synopsis in English

The film is about the life of a six-year-old boy Jamal

during the Covid-19 lockdown, where school,

markets, temples, and mosques are closed.

The lockdown hampers Jamal’s typical routine

and playing activities. Jamal thinks all of this is

happening because of Almighty’s wrath. One day,

while he was eating his meal, he gets a glimpse of

someone through the window curtain. Jamal goes

closer to the window to find out who is behind the

curtains.

Synopsis in Bengali

িফিট ছয় বছেরর একিট বালক জামাল ক িনেয় িনিমত,

যা কািভড-১৯ লকডাউন চলাকালীন তার িতিদনকার

জীবনেক িচিত কের যখােন ু ল, বাজার, মির, মসিজদ

সবিকছুই ব রেয়েছ। লকডাউন জামােলর সাধারণ িটন

এবং খলাধুলায় বাধা দয়। জামাল ভােব য এই সম

ঘটেছ সবশিমােনর ােধর জনই। একিদন খাবার খেত

বেস স জানালার পদার পছেন কােরা উপিিত ল

কের। পদার িপছেন ক রেয়েছ তা জানার জন জামাল

জানালার কাছাকািছ যায়।

Logline

A six-year-old boy Jamal, depicting his life during

Covid-19 lockdown.

Cinematographer

Haris Jeelani

Sajab Bhat

Is’haq Bhat

Leading Casts

Umar Mehraj Dar

Afzal Sofi

Nadiya Nabi

Junaid Imam Shaikh is a film writer and director

from Pune, India. After working for more than

thirteen years as a writer and director for television

series, he has directed and won awards for his

films at the international film festivals in Barcelona

(Spain), Albania (Europe), the USA, and West Africa.

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BATCHAN

Brazil | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Biography | Brazilian Portuguese | International Premiere | 5 min

Suitable Audience

11-15 years

Director

Ester Kawai

Story

Ester Kawai

Script & Screenplay

Ester Kawai

Editor

Ester Kawai

Producer

Faculdade MELIES de Tecnologia

Cinematographer

Ester Kawai

Tagline

“How do you describe a voice... that has never

been heard?”

Synopsis in English

Based on the author’s own life, ‘Bātchan’ tells

the heartfelt story of a little Japanese-Brazilian

girl learning to communicate with her deaf

grandmother. The struggle of learning each

hand sign brings her closer to understand her

grandmother.

Synopsis in Original Language

Baseado na vida da autora, “Batchan” conta a

história tocante de uma garotinha nipo-brasileira

que tenta aprender a conversar com sua avó

surda.

Baseado na vida da autora, “Batchan” conta a

história tocante de uma garotinha nipo-brasileira

que tenta aprender a conversar com sua avó

surda.

Synopsis in Bengali

লখেকর িনেজর জীবেনর উপর িভি কের এই গিট বলা

হেয়েছ। িফিট ছা এক জাপািন-ািজিলয়ান মেয়র তার

বিধর দাদীর সােথ যাগােযাগ করেত শখার দয়াহী গ

শানায়। িতিট তীকী ভাষার িচ শখার সময় তার

সংাম তােক তার দাদীেক আরও কাছাকািছ এেন দয়।

Leading Casts

Ester Kawai

Fernanda Okuyama

Ester Kawai is a Japanese-Brazilian filmmaker

based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has recently finished

her postgraduate course on 2D animation and is

currently working as a 2D animator at a local studio.

Ester considers her family experiences and religious

faith as major inspirations for her works.

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BATIKBABU

Bangladesh | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Mystery, Thriller | Bengali | 20 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Md Ziaul Hoque Raju

Story

Satyajit Ray

Script & Screenplay

Md Ziaul Hoque Raju

Editor

Mostofa Prokash

Producer

Bangladesh Cinema

Television Institute

Cinematographer

Khaleq Sadman

Original Title

বািতকবাবু

Tagline

বািতকবাবু ও একিট খুেনর নপথকািহনী।

Synopsis in English

Batikbabu collects stuff and arranges them on

his shelf. He sees the memories and incidents

attached to the things that he collects. One day,

he meets Dipu at Adnan’s hotel. Dipu laughs at

Batikbabu’s words after hearing them. They have

a conversation while walking and shake hands

afterward. But something so unusual happens

afterward to that shake. What did Batikbabu saw?

And how will this affect the upcoming events?

Synopsis in Original Language

বািতকবাবু কু িড়েয় পাওয়া ব সংহ কের তার সলেফ

সািজেয় রােখন। কু িড়েয় পাওয়া িজিনেসর পছেনর ৃিত

এবং ঘটনা দখেত পান বািতকবাবু। একদা আদনােনর

হােটেল তার পিরচয় হয় িদপুর সােথ। বািতকবাবুর ঘটনা

েন সকল কথা হেস উিড়েয় দয় িদপু। িদপুর সে

বািতকবাবুর আলাপ হয় চলিত পেথ এবং পরপরই

হােশক করেল বািতকবাবু িত হেয় দাঁিড়েয় পেড়ন।

কী দেখিছেলন বািতকবাবু আর িকভােবই বা তা ভাব

িবার কের পরবতী ঘটনাবিলেত?

Logline

িবেশষ ণস কান বেত যত বিশ মনঃসংেযাগ করা

যায় তত বিশ ঘেট যাওয়া ঘটনা দখেত পায়

বািতকবাবু।

Leading Casts

Toufikul Emon

Hasnat Ripon

Dipu Borua

Md Ziaul Hoque Raju is from Bangladesh. He has

completed his postgraduate in Filmmaking from

Bangladesh Cinema & Television Institute. He loves

making films and traveling. He has a good amount of

knowledge about camera work, video editing and is

really good at cinematography too. He is very confident

about his career as a filmmaker.

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BATS IN THE NIGHT

Switzerland | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy | English | 13 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Moreno Cabitza

Story

Moreno Cabitza

Script & Screenplay

Moreno Cabitza

Synopsis in English

Adri and Beamo are two brothers who like to hang

out and challenge each other. When Adri asks his

little brother to enter an abandoned house and

bring back an object, the latter will make a strange

discovery that will haunt their night.

Synopsis in Bengali

আি ও িবেমা দুই ভাই৷ তারা পছ কের একসােথ ঘুের

বড়ােত ও এেক অপরেক চােল করেত। ঘটনােম আি

একিদন তার ছাট ভাইেক একিট পিরত বািড়েত যেত

বেল একিট িজিনস িফিরেয় আনেত। সই বািড়েত িগেয়

িবেমা এমন এক অু ত িজিনস আিবার কের যা তােদর

দুঃের মত তাড়া কের বড়ােব।

Editor

Ann-Sophie Wieder

Producer

Xavier Grin

Cinematographer

Dino Berguglia

Leading Casts

Benjamin Stalder

Gabriel Stalder

Moreno Cabitza was born in Geneva on February

7, 1995. He is a descendant of Italian and

Trinidadian parents. In 2015, he joined the Art

School of Lausanne where he was able to direct

various short films, fiction films, and documentaries.

Cabitza graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree

in Directing.

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BETTER THAN NEIL

ARMSTRONG

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2019 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Adventure, Sci-Fi | Persian | International Premiere | 20 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Alireza Ghasemi

Story

Alireza Ghasemi

Synopsis in English

Four kids start their journey to the moon with

the mission to find a mysterious place called ‘The

Redland’. But, the gates of ‘The Redland’ are being

guarded by a mischievous snake.

Synopsis in Bengali

রহসময় ‘দ রডলা’ খুঁেজ পেত চার িকেশার তােদর

চ অিভযান কের। িক ‘দ রডলা’ এর দরজার

পাহারায় রেয়েছ এক দু সাপ।

Script & Screenplay

Alireza Ghasemi

Editor

Alireza Ghasemi

Producer

Hasan Najarian

Mohammadreza Mesbah

Cinematographer

Alireza Ghasemi

Alireza Ghasemi is an Iranian Filmmaker. He received

his Master’s degree in Film Directing from the Art

University of Tehran and spent an exchange year at the

Baden-Württemberg Film Academy in Germany. His

short films brought him numerous awards, including

the globally admired short film ‘Lunch Time’, which

earned him a nomination for the Short Film Palme d’Or

award.

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BEYOND THE LINE

Korea, Republic of | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama, Fantasy, Sports | English | South Asian Premiere | 4 min

Suitable Audience

10 years and below

Director

Jinuk Choi

Story

Jinuk Choi

Script & Screenplay

Jinuk Choi

Editor

Jinuk Choi

Producer

Jinuk Choi

Tagline

We all have the right to dream

Synopsis in English

Everyone has a dream. Dreaming is important. But,

who thought even something like a wheelchair can

dream too? A wheelchair dreams of being fast like

a racing car. One night, the wheelchair decides to

run its own race in the hospital hallway. Will the

wheelchair be able to fulfill its dream?

Synopsis in Bengali

েতেকরই একিট থােক। খুবই পূণ। িক

ক ভেবিছল একিট ইলেচয়ােরর মত সামান বাহেনরও

কােনা থাকেত পাের? একিট ইলেচয়ার দেখ

রিসংকােরর মেতা ত গিত অজেনর। এক রােত, ইল

চয়ারিট িসা নয় স হাসপাতাল হলওেয়েত রস

করেব। উ ততা অজেনর তার এই েক িক পূণতা

িদেত পারেব ইলেচয়ারিট?

Logline

A wheelchair dreams of becoming fast like a racing

car one day.

Cinematographer

Jinuk Choi

Jinuk Choi is a Korean filmmaker/artist based in

New York City. He received his MFA degree in MFA

Computer Arts from the School of Visual Arts in

New York. He is interested in depicting the world

from a child’s point of view, who has the most

innocent and imaginative perspective towards the

world.

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BIOSCOPE

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Documentary, Drama, History, Musical | Bengali | 7 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Wahid Raj

Story

Udoy Kallol Redoy

Script & Screenplay

Wahid Raj

Editor

Wahid Raj

Producer

Zakia Sultana Anandi

Cinematographer

Wahid Raj

Original Title

বােয়াোপ

Synopsis in English

Bioscope is a stop motion animated short film.

At present, rural life is being transformed into

an urban society through deforestation, which is

highlighted in this film. Mainly, the rural Bengali

cultures and traditions are portrayed here.

Everything is lost in the touch of modernization.

Once upon a time, a Banyan tree was the center of

people’s daily laughter and sorrows. In the course

of time, it has been lost along with the Banyan tree.

Even though everything is lost, our culture and

tradition remain in the deepest part of our hearts.

Those Bengali traditions are sung in tunes through

melody.

Synopsis in Original Language

বােয়াোপ একিট ৈদঘ পেমাশন অািনেমেটড

িফ। বতমােন, বৃিনধেনর ফেল মাধেম ামীণ জীবন

শহরেকিক সমােজ পিরণত হে যা এই চলিে তু েল

ধরা হেয়েছ। মূলত, এখােন বাঙািল ামীণ জীবেনর সংৃ িত

ও ঐিতহ ফু িটেয় তালা হেয়েছ। আধুিনকতার ছাঁয়ায়

সবিকছুই হািরেয় িগেয়েছ। একসময় একিট বটবৃেক

িঘেরই মানুেষর সুখ-দুঃখ গাঁথা িছল। সমেয়র পালাবদেল

তা হািরেয় গেছ, হািরেয় গেছ সই বটবৃও। সবিকছু

হািরেয় গেলও আমােদর ঐিতেহর সই িভি রেয় গেছ

আমােদর অেরর অেল। সুের সুেরই র হেলা, সুেতায়

গাঁথা বাঙািলর সই ঐিতহ।

Wahid Raj was born in Madaripur. He completed his

studies at Daffodil International University. Besides

his studies, he makes short-films and stop-motion

animations. His journal regarding stop-motion

animation was published in the ‘International Journal

of Engineering & Technology’. Currently, he is working

as a Senior Graphic Designer at TRI Digital Technology

Ltd.

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CASSANDRE’S SECRET

France | 2020 | HD | 1.33:1 (4:3) | Black and white | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | French | International Premiere | 12 min

Suitable Audience

All age group

Director

Lionel Vania Arazi

Story

Lionel Vania Arazi

Script & Screenplay

Lionel Vania Arazi

Editor

Mathieu Blanc

Producer

Alice Beckmann

Cinematographer

Benoit Feller

Leading Casts

Sefora Arazi

Lisbeth Mornet

Bruno Cassard

Pascal Lifschutz

Original Title

Le secret de Cassandre

Synopsis in English

The movie depicts a world where people have six

fingers on each of their hands. But Cassandre, a

six-year-old girl, has only five. She is hospitalized

because she is ‘different’. She walks through the

corridor and the lounge between her imagination

and reality. With poetry and visual metaphor,

this short film addresses the way people look at

differences.

Synopsis in Original Language

Dans ce monde les gens ont six doigts à leur main.

Cassandre n’en a que cinq. Cassandre, petite

fille âgée de 6 ans, est hospitalisée parce qu’elle

est « différente».. De sa chambre à la lingerie, en

passant par les couloirs, elle déambule entre son

imaginaire et le réel …

Avec poésie et métaphore visuelle, ce court

métrage aborde le regard que nous portons sur

la différence... Comment les cinq doigts de la

main interrogent sur la relativité du concept de

normalité.

Synopsis in Bengali

এমন একিট পৃিথবী যখােন সব মানুেষর হােত ছয়িট কের

আঙু ল। িক কাসাে নােমর ছয় বছেরর মেয়িটর হােত

আঙু ল আেছ কবল পাঁচিট। এই ‘অাভািবকতার’ জন

তােক ভিত করা হয় হাসপাতােল। এর মােঝ কাসাে

বাব ও কনার সাগের ভেস ভেস ঘুের বড়ায়

হাসপাতােল তার শাবার ঘর হেত লাউে। কিবতা এবং

পেকর ববহার কের, এই ৈদঘ চলিিট আমােদর

াভািবক ও অাভািবেকর এর পাথক শখায়।

Logline

In this world, people have six fingers on their

hands.

Lionel Vania Arazi attended a film school in ESCA,

from 1992 to 1994. He produced about ten films. He

directed his first short film in 2000, ‘Coup de Maitre’.

‘Le Secret de Cassandre’ is his second short film. It

deals with differences and the relativity of normality.

He is the screenwriter of about fifteen short films and

feature film projects.

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CHIPS

United Kingdom | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | International Premiere | 14 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Karen Kelly

Story

Daisy Costello

Karen Kelly

Script & Screenplay

Karen Kelly

Synopsis in English

After the sudden loss of her beloved grandfather, a

grieving young girl discovers that when she

accidentally feeds her grandfather’s ashes to her

goldfish ‘Chips’, he speaks to her. Whilst her

mother is consumed by her own loss and regret,

the young girl finds great comfort in the belief that

the spirit of her grandfather now lives in the

goldfish.

Synopsis in Bengali

নানার মৃতু েশােক শাকাত এক িকেশারী একিদন ভু ল কের

তার নানার দহাবেশেষর ভ তার গািফশ যার নাম

‘িচপস’, তােক খাইেয় দয়। িক তা খাওয়ার পরপরই

িচপস মানুেষর মত কথা বলা কের। যখন তার মা এই

মৃতু েশােক কাতর, তখন মেয়িট এই ভেব খুিশ হয় য

তার নানার সািট তার িয় গািফেশর মােঝ বঁেচ

আেছ। এই কৗতু কপূণ ও দেয় সাড়া জাগােনা কািনক

ৈদঘ চলিিট সুর িকছু মুহূেতর জ দয়।

Editor

Karen Kelly

Producer

Daisy Costello

Cinematographer

Karen Kelly

Leading Casts

Peter Mullan

Sarah McCardie

Sophie Lawson

Karen Kelly is an award-winning director who makes

both factual and scripted films. After graduating

from the Royal College of Art, she had worked at the

BBC, directing documentaries and dramas. She went

freelance to focus on drama and has since made a

combination of continuing drama, single episodes, and

factual drama for ITV, Channel Four, and BBC.

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DEEP FEARS

United States | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Comedy, Drama | English | South Asian Premiere | 3 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Ryan Chu

Story & Screenplay

Ryan Chu

Editor

Reese Hancharick

Kyle Russell

Producer

Ryan Chu

Cinematographer

Ryan Chu

Synopsis in English

A sea otter lives a life of fear and loneliness. He has

an unusual fear of the ocean. As he was attempting

to gather food, he accidentally captures a green

crab. The crab assaults him in retaliation, and he

cuts off his pink shell necklace in spite. The sea

otter dives for his necklace and falls into the ocean.

A whole new experience and lessons are waiting

for him.

Synopsis in Bengali

এক সামুিক ভাঁদেড়র সমুের িত রেয়েছ অাভািবক

ভয়। একিদন ভাঁদড়িট খাবার জাগাড় করার সময়

ভু লবশত একিট কাঁকড়া ধের ফেল। িতেশাধ িনেত সই

কাঁকড়া ভাঁদেড়র গালািপ নকেলস িনেয় ডু ব দয় সাগের।

নকেলেসর িপছু িনেত িগেয় ভাঁদড়িট সমুে ঝাঁপ িদেতই

অান হেয় যায়। সমুের ভতেরর জগেত তার জন

অেপা করেছ এক নতু ন অিভতা।

Logline

A sea otter who is afraid of the ocean is challenged

to face his fears when he loses his precious pink

shell necklace at sea.

Background Music

Joseph Bucsit

Harvey Carrasco

Sound Engineer

Harvey Carrasco

Animation

Ryan Chu

Izzat Marchi

Kelly Juarez

Amro Emghaoech

Georgina Fang

Kenneth Cheung

Jonathan Thomas Yip

Kristen Tan

Ryan Chu is a Taiwanese-American who was born

and raised in Southern California, currently living in

Orange County. He is an alumnus and earned a BFA

Animation degree in 2020 from the California State

University, Long Beach. Aside from doing art stuff,

he loves everything otter-related and is a weapon

hobbyist who enjoys safe shooting at the range.

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DESERVING

Philippines | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | International Premiere | 4 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Story

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Kristine de Leon

Script & Screenplay

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Kristine de Leon

Editor

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Kristine de Leon

Synopsis in English

A woman thinks of herself unworthy after

finding out that she cannot bear a child. But,

her perspective changes when she discovers a

different kind of love. This is the story of a very

special motherhood.

Synopsis in Original Language

Isang babae ang nag-iisip na wala siyang halaga

matapos malaman na hindi niya maaaring

manganak hanggang sa matuklasan niya ang ibang

uri ng pag-ibig.

Synopsis in Bengali

একজন নারী যখন জানেত পােরন িতিন কখেনাই সান

ধারণ করেত পারেবন না, তখন িতিন িনেজেক মা িহেসেব

অেযাগ মেন করা কেরন। িতিন িনেজর িত িবাস

হািরেয় ফেলন। িক তার এই দৃিভি পাে যায় যখন

িতিন আিবার কেরন ভােলাবাসার এক িভপ। এই

গিট িবেশষ ধরেণর এক মাতৃ ের কািহনী িনেয় িনিমত।

Producer

Khaye Medina

Cinematographer

Martin Andres

Leading Casts

Hannah Ramil

Rap Robes

Yuna Niza Nathania Lacueasta

Arjanmar H. Rebeta is a Filipino filmmaker. He

is a recipient of the ‘Harvest of Honors’ award for

cinema by the National Commission for Culture

and the Arts. He was also appointed as a Film

Ambassador by the Film Development Council of

the Philippines and earned many other prestigious

awards and acknowledgments.

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A BOX OF DREAMS

India | 2020 | HD | 1.33:1 (4:3) | Color | Documentary | Hindi | International Premiere | 9 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Shaikh Musharraf Ali

Story

Shaikh Musharraf Ali

Script & Screenplay

Shaikh Musharraf Ali

Editor

Rohit Jaiswal

Producer

Rupa Shaikh

Original Title

Dibiya

Synopsis in English

A little boy once tries to capture the sun inside

a little box. After many hours of trying, the sky is

suddenly covered with clouds and the sun is no

longer visible. The boy thinks he has captured the

sun. When the storm hits at night and the following

day is gloomy with clouds, the child is terrified

because he thinks the thunderstorm and the light

beams were here for capturing the sun.

Synopsis in Bengali

চলিিট এমন একিট ছেলর গ বেল য একিট বাে

সূয ধের রাখার চা কের। অেনকবার চা করার পর,

যখন সূযিট মেঘ ঢেক যায় স তখন মেন কের, স সূযিট

ধের ফেলেছ। িক, সিদন রােত বল ঝড় হয় এবং

পরিদন পুেরা আকাশ মেঘ ঢেক থােক। এেত ছেলিট ভয়

পেয় যায়, স ভােব সূয ধের ফলার কারেণই আকােশর

আজ এমন প।

Cinematographer

Shaikh Musharraf Ali

Music Director

Shashank Ghildiya

Shaikh Musharraf Ali is an Indian filmmaker. He has

graduated from the Bhartendu Natya Academy (BNA).

He also completed Diploma from the Satyajit Roy Film

and Television Institute in Acting and a three-monthlong

Film Appreciation course. He has worked in many

theatres and with renowned personalities.

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DIGESTION

France | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy | No Dialogue | South Asian Premiere | 4 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Annabelle Tamic

Sarah Erzen

Chloé Musa

Édouard Delfosse

Louis Lukasik

Story

Annabelle Tamic

Sarah Erzen

Chloé Musa

Édouard Delfosse

Louis Lukasik

Script & Screenplay

Annabelle Tamic

Sarah Erzen

Chloé Musa

Édouard Delfosse

Louis Lukasik

Synopsis in English

In our body, our digestive activity is like a kind of

fun adventure. In this film, our digestion organs

invite us to look deeper into ourselves to know the

unknown of this amazing mysterious machine.

Synopsis in Original Language

Dans notre corps, notre activité digestive est

comme une sorte d’aventure ludique. Dans ce

film, nos organes de digestion nous invitent à

nous approfondir. Connaître l’inconnu. Dans notre

corps, notre activité digestive est comme une sorte

d’aventure ludique. Dans ce film, nos organes

de digestion nous invitent à nous approfondir.

Connaître l’inconnu.

Synopsis in Bengali

আমােদর শরীের, আমােদর পিরপাকতের কাযম এক

ধরেণর মজার অিভযােনর মেতা। িফিটেত আমােদর এই

পিরপাকত আমােদরেক আমণ কের িনেজেদর িভতরেক

আরও গভীরভােব দখার জন, অজানােক জানার জন।

Editor

Sarah Erzen

Producer

Carlos De Carvalho

Cinematographer

Annabelle Tamic

Sarah Erzen

Chloé Musa

Édouard Delfosse

Louis Lukasik

Annabelle Tamic, Sarah Erzen, Chloé Musa,

Édouard Delfosse and Louis Lukasik have

graduated from the Pôle 3D school in Roubaix,

France. In 2020, they co-directed their first short

film ‘Digestion’ as a team.

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DISORIENTED

France | 2020 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama | French | South Asian Premiere | 7 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Fleur Orgeas

Aristote Douroudakis

Tomoe Inoue

Shivani Khot

Ya Ching Liu

Victoria Richard

Story

Fleur Orgeas

Tomoe Inoue

Script & Screenplay

Fleur Orgeas

Tomoe Inoue

Editor

Tomoe Inoue

Producer

Philippe Meis

Original Title

Désorientée

Synopsis in English

Lilas and Amber, two young girls of Vietnamese

origin who were adopted and educated in France.

Both of them went back to Vietnam. Amber, the

elder sister is just there for tourism. Lilas, the

younger sister, is euphoric and hopeful that she’ll

find a part of herself in Vietnam.

Synopsis in Original Language

Lilas et Ambre, deux jeunes femmes d’origine

vietnamienne mais adoptées bébé et éduquées en

France, vont au Vietnam. Ambre, la grande soeur,

est juste là pour le tourisme. Lilas, la petite soeur,

est euphorique et espère retrouver une partie

d’elle-même au Vietnam...

Synopsis in Bengali

িললাস এবং অাার িভেয়তনামী বংেশাূত দুই তণী।

তােদর াে দক নওয়া হেয়িছল এবং সখােনই তারা

িশা হণ কের। পরবতীেত তারা আবার িভেয়তনােম

আেস। একিদেক বড় বান অাার কবলমা বড়ােনার

উেেশ িভেয়তনােম আেস। িক অনিদেক ছাট বান

িললাস জােন িনেজেক নতু ন কের খুঁেজ পাওয়ার

আকাায় উািসত।

Cinematographer

Fleur Orgeas

Aristote Douroudakis

Tomoe Inoue

Shivani Khot

Ya Ching Liu

Victoria Richard

Leading Casts

Fleur Orgeas

Fleur Orgeas has graduated from the Rubika

Animation School of Valenciennes, France. She

completed her Master’s in Digital Directing. Along

with Aristote Douroudakis, Tomoe Inoue, Shivani

Khot, Ya Ching Liu, and Victoria Richard, she codirected

the film ‘Disoriented’.

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DOAH

Norway | 2020 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama | Arabic | South Asian Premiere | 14 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Farzad Samsami

Story

Farzad Samsami

Script & Screenplay

Farzad Samsami

Editor

Rolv Lyssand Bjørø

Producer

Farzad Samsami

Trude Refsahl

Cinematographer

Philip Øgaard

Synopsis in English

Doah lives in a small village in Morocco with her

single mother. All she wants is to play soccer with

the boys in the local field. But due to her skin

disease, she is marked as cursed and shut out as

the village outcast. Every day Doah and her mother

struggle against hatred and social exclusion. But

when Doah is forced to confront the weakness of

her own mother, she finally decides to stand up for

herself.

Synopsis in Original Language

تعيش دعاء في قرية صغة في المغرب مع والدتها الوحيدة.‏ كل ما تريده هو أن

تلعب كرة القدم مع الأولاد في الملعب المحلي.‏ ولكن بسبب مرضها الجلدي ، تم

تصنيفها على أنها لعنة من قبل ‏”الع الشريرة“‏ ومنبوذة من القرية.‏ تكافح دعاء

وأمها كل يوم ضد الكراهية والإقصاء الاجتعي.‏ ولكن عندما تُجبر دعاء على

مواجهة ضعف والدتها ، قررت أخ‏ًا الدفاع عن نفسها

Synopsis in Bengali

দায়াহ ও তার মা মরোর এক ছা ােমর বািসা। তার

একমা ইা হল ােমর অন ছেলেদর সােথ ফু টবল

খলা। িক তার চমেরােগর জন তােক ‘কু নজেরর তীক’

তকমা িদেয় একঘের কের রাখা হয় ােমর এক কােণ।

িতটা িদনই দায়াহ ও তার মােয়র জন সামািজক ঘৃণা ও

অবেহলার এেককিট নতু ন অধায় সহ কের যায়। িক

যিদন িনেজর মােয়র দুবলতার মুেখামুিখ তােক হেত হয়,

সিদন স িসা িনেয় নয় িনেজর জন দাঁড়ােনার।

Leading Casts

Douaa Hanan

Narjiss Amiri

Farzad Samsami born in 1980 is a screenwriter,

director, and producer from Tehran. His short films

are screened at several international festivals, among

them are Clermont Ferrand International Short Film

Festival and the Palm Springs Shortsfest. At Palm

Springs, his short film ‘Foad’ received the Award, Best

International Short Film 2014.

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DREAD

Hungary | 2018 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Thriller | Hungarian | International Premiere | 7 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Gabriella Bácskai

Lajos Dányi

Story

Gabriella Bácskai

Lajos Dányi

Script & Screenplay

Gabriella Bácskai

Lajos Dányi

Editor

Gabriella Bácskai

Lajos Dányi

Producer

Gabriella Bácskai

Lajos Dányi

Synopsis in English

This film is an experiment in which a child enters

an adult poem and becomes its main persona

and performer. The poem, ‘Dread’ by Attila József,

portrays the childhood cruelty caused by poverty.

The mother works for livelihood and the main

character of the poem has to take care of her baby

brother. The baby falls victim to the desperate

loneliness of the girl, who uses milk as a tool of

torture. Meanwhile, the mother does not know

what is happening while she is away from home

and the result is a trauma for life for all three

characters.

Synopsis in Original Language

A magyar versenyfilm József Attila: Iszonyat cím

versét dolgozza fel, a gyermeki kegyetlenséget

mutatja be, amit a nyomor vált ki. Az anya a

létfenntartásért küzd, lánya nap, mint nap

kénytelen vigyázni testvérére, a csecsemő pedig

áldozatává válik nővére dühös elhagyatottság

érzésének, aki a tejet használja kínzóeszközül. Az

anya nem sejti, mi történik, amíg távol van. Életre

szóló trauma ez mindhárom szereplőnek.

Synopsis in Bengali

এই চলিে একিট িশ একিট াবয় কিবতায় েবশ

কের এবং কিবতার ধান বি ও কতা হেয় ওেঠ।

অািটলা জােসেফর ‘ড’ কিবতায় শশেবর উপর

দািরের কণ ভাব ফু েট উেঠেছ। এই পিরবােরর ধান

জীিবকার উৎস এবং ধান চিরেক ছাটভাইেয়র লালন

পালন করেত হয়। িক িশিট বােনর চরম একাকীের

িশকার হয়, য িকনা দুধেক িনপীড়েনর হািতয়ার িহসােব

ববহার কের। এিদেক তােদর মা তার অেগাচের িক হে

তা জানেত বথ, যা তােদর িতনজনেক আজীবন মানিসক

যণার মুেখ ঠেল দয়।

Cinematographer

Gabriella Bácskai

Lajos Dányi

Leading Casts

Luca Török

Gabriella Bácskai is a cultural anthropologist with an interest in India and its

music and dances. During her time in India, Ms. Bácskai made documentaries

about Indian culture. She is currently working in the Hungarian Public

Administration, making short films about EU-funded projects and studying

documentary film directing at university.

Lajos Dányi is a multi-award winning director who has been working in television

production for several decades. He is currently the leading director of the

cultural channels of Hungarian television. In his spare time, he enjoys filmmaking,

especially cinematography and editing.v

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EL MAGO GEORGES

Hungary | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure, Drama, Musical | English | Bangladesh Premiere | 4 min

Suitable Audience

14 years and above

Director

Katalin Egely

Story

Katalin Egely

Script & Screenplay

Katalin Egely

Editor

Katalin Egely

Tagline

We are not only created with free will, but also with

responsibility.

Synopsis in English

We are not only created with free will, but also with

responsibility. The responsibility to listen to our gut

feelings, follow our intuition, the wise part of us.

According to the old definition, a magician is a wise

person. So, we can all be magicians if we are brave

enough.

Synopsis in Bengali

আমােদর ধু াধীন ইাশি না, বরং িকছু দািয় িদেয়ও

সৃি করা হেয়েছ। আমােদর অর অনুভূ িত শানার দািয়,

আমােদর অদৃি অনুসরণ করার দািয়, আমােদর ানেক

অনুসরেণর দািয়। আিদম সংা অনুযায়ী, একজন

জাদুকর হেন ানী বি। সুতরাং, আমরা সকেলই

জাদুকর হেত পাির, যিদ আমরা যেথ সাহসী হেত পাির।

Producer

Katalin Egely

Cinematographer

Katalin Egely

Sound Director

Pedro Canale

Animation

Katalin Egely

Music Director

Chancha Vía Circuito

El Búho

Leading Casts

Pablo Padovani

Katalin Egely graduated in Animation from Moholy-

Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest,

Hungary in 2013. Besides short films and animated

scenes for movies, her primary focus is on making

music videos. She also likes to work on animated

documentary films.

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FAMILY BONDS

Germany | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Mystery | No Dialogue | Bangladesh Premiere | 6 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

All age group

Director

Maria Schmidt

Story

Maria Schmidt

Script & Screenplay

Maria Schmidt

Editor

Maria Schmidt

Producer

Nina Schwarz

Animation

Maria Schmidt

Synopsis in English

The little fox Hugo has a happy family, but it is

a bit unusual - his parents are geese. They live

a harmonic life until one day Hugo discovers a

grown fox attacking another goose. This becomes

the most challenging and difficult situation that

our little patchwork-family has to overcome. Hugo

ultimately finds out who he really is, but will he be

able to realize that family is a feeling, not a matter

of heritage?

Synopsis in Original Language

Der kleine Fuchs Hugo hat eine glückliche

Familie, allerdings ist diese etwas unkonventionell

- seine Eltern sind Gänse. Sie führen ein

harmonisches Leben bis Hugo eines Tages einen

ausgewachsenen Fuchs entdeckt, der eine andere

Gans angreift. Dies stellt die kleine Familie auf eine

harte Probe, bevor Hugo letztlich erkennt wer er

wirklich ist und dass Familie ein Gefühl ist und

keine Frage der Herkunft.

Synopsis in Bengali

ছা শয়াল েগার রেয়েছ এক ছা পিরবার। িক

েগার পিরবার আর পাঁচটা শয়াল পিরবােরর মত নয়।

অথাৎ, েগার বাবা-মা শয়াল নয়, তারা হেলন হাঁস।

হাঁস-শয়ােলর এ পিরবাের কােনা ঝােমলা িছল না। িক

একিদন, েগা দখেলা অন একিট শয়াল একিট হাঁসেক

আমণ করেছ। এরপেরই, েগার হাঁস-শয়ােলর সুর

পিরবারিট ভে পড়েত থােক এবং তােদর নানা কিঠন

সমেয়র মুেখ পড়েত হয়। েগা জানেত পাের য, স তার

বাবা-মােয়র মত নয়, তােদর থেক আলাদা। শষ পয কী

তারা পারেব িনেজেদর পাথকেলা ছািপেয় একে

থাকেত?

Maria Schmidt was born in 1989. She is a

director, 2D animator and concept artist. She

graduated in 2016 from the Muenster School of

Design with a BA in Illustration and Media Design

before studying Animation at the Filmakademie

Baden-Württemberg. ‘Family Bonds (2019)’ is her

graduation film.

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FEELING BLUE

France | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | FRENCH | South Asian Premiere | 5 min

Suitable Audience

10 years and below

Director

Astrid Massad

Nicolas Lipari

Marion Morgante

Maria-louiza Bitsou

Guillaume Clamart-mezeray

Synopsis in English

Parents’ happiness begins with a child. When a

child is happy, parents are happy too. When a

child is not there, everything becomes blue. That

is why, there is a saying, “a child can always make a

complete family a colorful one.”

Synopsis in Bengali

দুঃসহ এক ঘটনা ঘেট গেছ! আর তার বেদৗলেত একিট

পিরবােরর জীবেন নেম এেসেছ গভীর অকার। পিরবারিট

কী পারেব তােদর দুঃেখর সময় পার কের আবার নতু ন

কের বাঁচার পথ তির কের িনেত? নািক িমিলেয় যােব

দুঃেখর মােঝ? সব িক আবার জাড়া লাগেব?

Assistant Director

Francois Heiser

Story & Script

Astrid Massad

Nicolas Lipari

Marion Morgante

Maria-louiza Bitsou

Guillaume Clamart-mezeray

Cinematographer & Editor

Astrid Massad

Nicolas Lipari

Marion Morgante

Maria-louiza Bitsou

Guillaume Clamart-mezeray

Producer

MoPA

Astrid Massad, Nicolas Lipari, Marion Morgante,

Maria-louiza Bitsou and Guillaume Clamart-

Mezeray are the students of the French school

MoPA. They are really passionate about filmmaking

and love animations. This animation film is the fruit

of their hard work.

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FLY

Spain | 2020 | HD | 1.85:1 | Color | Action | Spanish | Bangladesh Premiere | 15 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Carlos Gómez-Mira Sagrado

Script & Screenplay

Rossana Giacomelli

Editor

Carlos Gomez-Mira Sagrado

Producer

Rossana Giacomelli

Cinematographer

Carlos Gomez-Mira Sagrado

Original Title

Vuela

Synopsis in English

‘Fly’ is the story of a bird that has a deformed wing

that prevents it from migrating. Abandoned by his

flock, he sinks into despair. Everything changes the

day Pio-Pio appears. This defenseless chick gives

him joy and a sense of purpose in life. Until one

day, destiny makes him do things that he would

not even do for himself, such as flying.

Synopsis in Original Language

Vuela es la historia de un pájaro que tiene un ala

atrofiada que le impide migrar. Abandonado por

su bandada, se hunde desesperado. Todo cambia

el día que aparece Pío-Pío. Este pollito indefenso le

devuelve las ganas de vivir. Hasta que un día la

fatalidad lleva a nuestro protagonista a hacer cosas

que no haría ni por sí mismo, como volar.

Synopsis in Bengali

গিট একিট পািখর জীবন িনেয়। পািখিটর একিট পাখা

িবকৃ ত হওয়ার ফেল স তার ঝাঁেকর থেক আলাদা হেয়

যায়। িনঃস ও িবষ পািখিটর জীবেন আশার আেলা হেয়

আিবভূ ত হয় িপও-িপও। অসহায় এই ছানািটেক আঁকেড়

ধের পািখিট িফের পায় বঁেচ থাকার উেশ। মায়ার এ

বাঁধন তােক অসাধ সাধেনর সাহস যাগায়। িক একিদন,

পািখিট মুেখামুিখ হয় তার চরম ভীিতর সােথ।

Carlos Gómez-Mira Sagrado founded Thinkwild

Studios in 2009 with the desire to create a studio

where creativity and passion for audiovisuals and

animation in particular prevailed. Throughout his

career, he has directed a multitude of audiovisual

projects, ranging from animation and motion

graphics to filming advertisements and video clips

through the design of presentations.

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FLYWORM

Thailand | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure | English | International Premiere | 4 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Naruphon Punphairoj

Story

Naruphon Punphairoj

Synopsis in English

A caterpillar tries to climb up a tree, dreaming

of becoming a beautiful butterfly. Along the way

with terrible hardships, he discovers his unnatural

dreams and discovers his true and beautiful self.

Synopsis in Bengali

একিট ঁয়ােপাকা অেনক ক কের একিট গাছ বেয় উেঠ,

জাপিতেত পিরণত হওয়ার আশায়। িক, পেথ নানা

িতকূ লতা পার কের স িনেজর অপিরণত এবং তার

আসল সত ও সুর পিরচয় আিবার করেত সম হয়।

Script & Screenplay

Naruphon Punphairoj

Editor

Naruphon Punphairoj

Producer

Naruphon Punphairoj

Cinematographer

Naruphon Punphairoj

Naruphon Punphairoj came from a classical music

and traditional drawing background. He has been

working in production and post-production for over

fourteen years. He is also expert in storyboarding,

shooting, editing, CGI, VFX and sound production.

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FOLKTALE

India | 2018 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama, Fantasy | English | Bangladesh Premiere | 23 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Ajitesh Sharma

Story

Ajitesh Sharma

Script & Screenplay

Ajitesh Sharma

Sushant Sudhakaran

Editor

Abhishek Masih

Krishna Shrivastava

Producer

Shilpa Sharma

Tagline

The story of a story

Synopsis in English

‘Folktale’ is the story of Veer, a ten-year-old young

village lad. He believes all stories narrated by his

beloved dada, a village old man. A young nineyear-old

Russian Girl Masha, along with her family,

settles in the village. Masha because of her fair

complexion, appears to be a fairy to Veer. Their

village is going through famine and no sign of rain

makes it tougher day by day. Veer opinionated that

if someone can scale a nearby mountain, the god

would be pleased and could make rain. Veer and

Masha set off an extraordinary journey of scaling a

tough mountain and later, the real magic happens.

Synopsis in Bengali

‘ফাকেটল’ বীর নােমর দশ বছর বয়সী একিট ছা ছেলর

গ, য িক না তার ােমর বীণ দাদার বলা সব গই

িবাস কের। নয় বছেরর শ মেয় মাশা তার পিরবারসহ

ওই ােমই এেস ওেঠ। মাশার সৗেয মু হেয় বীর

তােক পরী মেন কের। ােম অনাবৃি আর দুিভ তােদর

জীবনেক িতিদন কিঠন থেক কিঠনতর কের ওেঠ। বীর

জানায়, কউ যিদ কােছর একিট পাহাড় বেয় চূ ড়ায় উঠেত

পাের, তেব ঈর খুিশ হেবন এবং এই অনাবৃির সমাি

ঘটেব। বীর আর মাশা পাহাড় বেয় ওঠার দুঃসাহিসক

অিভযােন নােম, এবং তারপরই ঘেট জাদু!

Logline

A young boy’s idea of heroism depicted in fables is

challenged as he travels with his dear friend, who

he believes is a fairy.

Cinematographer

Ashish Daniel Reuben

Leading Casts

Atikssh Sharma

Katerina Pozdniakova

Karim Hajee

Ajitesh Sharma is a triple post-graduate in Media,

Business, and Technology has been a scientist and

senior corporate professional in past. He is also

prolific in filmmaking, especially fashion, and has

fetched more than two-hundred official selections

and awards at various international events. He has

served many international film festivals as a curator,

committee member, and jury.

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FROM MAJID WITH LOVE

Turkey | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Turkish | South Asian Premiere | 7 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Yiğit Armutoğlu

Story

Yiğit Armutoğlu

Script & Screenplay

Yiğit Armutoğlu

Editor

Yiğit Armutoğlu

Producer

Yiğit Armutoğlu

Cinematographer

Mahammad Safarli

Leading Casts

Ahmet Akman

Atakan Aytekin

Eren Çevik

Mert Meniz

Original Title

Majid’den Sevgilerle

Synopsis in English

Before leaving for the island, Majid, a refugee,

ties his kite to a tree. He leaves a message on the

kite with no hope of anyone ever discovering it.

Two boys living in a village near the coast manage

to find the kite. Zeynel and Safak discover the

message and embark on a journey to decipher the

hidden meaning behind it.

Synopsis in Original Language

Mülteci bir çocuk olan Majid bot ile denize

açılmadan önce uçurtmasını sahilde bir ağaca

bağlar. Sahile yakın bir köyde oturan Zeynel ve

Şafak, Majid’in bıraktığı uçurtmayı bulur. İki çocuk

uçurtmanın üzerinde arapça yazılmış yazıyı fark

edince yazının anlamını araştırmaya karar verirler.

Synopsis in Bengali

ীপ ছেড় যাওয়ার আেগ মিজদ নােম এক শরণাথী তাঁর

ঘুিড়িটেক একিট গােছ বঁেধ দয়। স ঘুিড়র উপের একিট

বাতা িলেখ রেখেছ যা কউ কখেনা খুঁেজ পাবার কােনা

আশাই নই। উপকূ েলর িনকটবতী একিট ােম বসবাসরত

দুিট ছেল, ঘুিড়িট খুঁেজ বর কের। িজেনল এবং সাফাক

এই খুঁেজ বর করা বাতািটর িপছেনর গাপন অথিট

বাঝার জন বিরেয় পেড়।

Logline

When two boys find a kite that has Arabic text on it,

they decide to investigate its meaning.

Yigit Armutoglu was born on March 25, 1992. He

graduated from the Department of Communication,

Radio, Cinema, and Television of the Çanakkale

Onsekiz Mart University in 2018. He is continuing

his education as a Master’s student on Media and

Cultural Studies at the Social Science Institute of

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University since 2018.

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FUSSEL

Germany | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy | No Dialogue | Bangladesh Premiere | 5 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Alex Berweck

Story

Name

Script & Screenplay

Name

Editor

Name

Producer

Nina Schwarz

Cinematographer

Name

Leading Casts

Name

Synopsis in English

Fussel, the friendly monster, finds the beginning

of a red string. This sparks his interest and he

heads out to discover what’s at the end of that

red string. On his journey, he meets different

looking monsters. Everyone has their own theory

about the end of the string. Out of curiosity, they

join Fussel on his journey. Being different is not

a problem in this group and together they head

out to face challenges on their way to becoming

friends. Will they be able to find the other side of

the red string while becoming friends with each

other?

Synopsis in Original Language

Fussel, das freundliche Monster, entdeckt den

Anfang eines roten Fadens. Sein Interesse ist

geweckt und er begibt sich auf den Weg um

herauszufinden was sich am Ende des Fadens

befindet. Auf seinem Weg trifft er unterschiedliche

Monster, welche alle ihre eigene Theorie zum

Ende des Fadens haben und sich ihm neugierig

anschließen. So verschieden sie auch aussehen,

jeder ist in dieser Gruppe willkommen. Gemeinsam

stellen sie sich den Herausforderungen auf ihrem

Weg und werden Freunde.

Synopsis in Bengali

ফু েসল নামক একিট দত একিট লাল দিড়র খাঁজ পায়।

িক লা স দিড়র ধু এক মাথার সান পায় স। দিড়র

অন মাথায় কী আেছ তার সান করেত িগেয় স আেরা

দেতর দখা পায়। দিড়র শষ মাথা িনেয় তােদর সবারই

আেছ িবিভ অিভমত। কৗতু হেলর বেশ তারাও ফু েসেলর

িপছু িনেয় দিড়র অপর মাথার সােন বর হয়। েতেক

আলাদা হেলও এই দেতর দেল নই কােনা ভদােভদ।

সকেল িমেল দিড়র সান করেত িগেয় সকল বাধা পিরেয়

িক তারা হেত পারেব এেক অপেরর বু ? তারা িক পােব

দিড়র অপর মাথার সান?

Alex Berweck was born in 1986 in Reutlingen,

Germany. He is a director and 2D/3D artist. He

created his first 3D animation project during his

studies at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart.

From 2016, he studied at the Filmakademie Baden-

Württemberg. He received his diploma in 2019 with

his graduation film ‘Fussel’ at the time of studying

Animation/Effects Direction.

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GHOR

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Mystery | English | Bangladesh Premiere | 12 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Saiyeed Shahjada Al Kareem

Story

Adapted from Masud Rana’s story

‘Golpo Naki Rohossho’

Script & Screenplay

Abul Hasnat Ashik

Saiyeed Shahjada Al Kareem

Editor

Md. Mahirul Islam

Producer

Saiyeed Shahjada Al Kareem

Synopsis in English

A person named Jomir comes to a psychologist,

Mr. Jamal, and claims that he can transform a real

event into a dream. When Jamal asks Jomir to show

him the process, Jomir touches Jamal’s face. Later,

Jamal discovers himself as a boatman in a different

place. Jamal tries to connect with his earlier life but

fails. Suddenly, he meets a psychiatrist, Dr. Shafiq,

whom he used to know in his earlier life. Jamal

shares with Shafiq everything that happened to

him, but Shafiq cannot recognize him.

Synopsis in Original Language

একিদন মেনািবানী জামাল সােহেবর কােছ একজন রাগী

বেল য স যেকােনা বাব ঘটনােক ে পিরবতন কের

িদেত পাের। জামাল তার কথা িবাস কেরন না। িতিন

রাগীেক বেলন কীভােব বাবেক ে পার করা যায়

তা যন স দখায়। রাগী জামাল সােহেবর কপােল হাত

ছাঁয়ায়। িকছুণ, পর জামাল সােহব ঘুম থেক উেঠ

িনেজেক একিট কু ঁেড়ঘের আিবার কেরন। সখােন িতিন

সবার কােছ খয়াঘােটর মািঝ িহেসেব পিরিচত।

মেনািবানী জামাল সােহব এর জীবনটা তার কােছ ের

মেতাই মেন হেত থােক। অিতবাব এই ের ৃিতর

সােন জামাল সােহব হেন হেয় ঘুেরও পূেবর জীবেনর

সােথ সিকত িকছু খুঁেজ পান না। হঠাৎ কেরই আেগর

জীবেনর পিরিচত মেনাঃিচিকৎসক ডাার শিফকেক িতিন

খুঁেজ পান িক শিফক তােক িচনেত পােরন না। জামাল

শিফকেক সব ঘটনা খুেল বেলন।

Cinematographer

Sheikh Shuvo Shadique

Logline

A mysterious case of reality and dream.

Leading Casts

Jayed Julhash

Golam Shahriar Shikto

Seikh Shafayetur Rahman

GM Joy

Mohammad Imran Khan

Abdul Malek Milon

Saiyeed Shahjada Al Kareem is an independent

filmmaker. He has directed several short fiction

films and documentaries. Three of his short films

(Color of Sound, Water, and Ainer Dorojay) have

been screened and awarded at several national

and international film festivals. He has worked as

an assistant director at several short and featurelength

film projects.

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HE SHE HE TATATA

China | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Black and white | Adventure, Biography, Drama | Chinese, English, Japanese | International Premiere | 5 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

YiYang Sun

Story

YiYang Sun

Script & Screenplay

YiYang Sun

Editor

YiYang Sun

Producer

YiYang Sun

Cinematographer

YiYang Sun

Original Title

他 她 他 tatata

Synopsis in English

Based on the research, interviews, and records

of the three conditions of Congenital Insensitivity

to Pain, chondropathy, and Marfan syndrome, I

made these three personal pseudo-documentary

animations. “He She He” not only represents the

three of them but also represents all of us who are

being neglected and need to establish emotional

connections around us. I tried to use the body

as a common medium for establishing empathy

to achieve the transformation from perceptual

empathy to personal cognitive empathy.

Synopsis in Bengali

গেবষণা, সাাৎকার এবং উপাের উপর িনভর কের

বাথার সােথ জগত অনুভূ িতহীনতা, কোপািথ, মারফান

উপসগ এই িতন ধরেণর বিগত তথিচের মাধেম

অািনেমশনিট তির হেয়েছ। ‘িহ িশ িহ’ ধুমা তােদরেকই

িচিত কের না, বরং আমােদর মেধ যারা অবেহিলত এবং

যােদর সােথ আেবগপূণ সক াপন করা েয়াজন

তােদরও িতিনিধ কের। চলিিটেত পিরচালক চা

কেরেছন দহেক সাধারণ মাধম িহেসেব বাবহার কের,

ইীয়জাত সহমিমতােক বিগত ানজ অনুভূ িতেত

পার অজন করার জন।

Leading Casts

Leon Eckert

Omori Nankai

YiFei Sun

YiYang Sun was born on 3rd April 2000. She lives in

Shanghai, China. She is a Sophomore Major student

in Digital Art at East China Normal University. She

is an independent filmmaker and aspires to be a

great artist someday.

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I FOUND OUT WHAT TO DO!

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy | Persian | International Premiere | 7 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Reyhane Kavosh

Story

Masoume Yazdanni

Script & Screenplay

Masoume Yazdanni

Editor

Reyhane Kavosh

Producer

Ali Raeis

Synopsis in English

It is Shirin’s mom’s birthday and Shirin, who is a

kind girl, wants to prepare a gift for her mother.

She decides to give her a painting but realises

that her crayons are not enough. She goes to

her friend’s house to get help from him, but her

friend’s crayons are also not enough!

Synopsis in Original Language

تولد مادر شیرین است و شیرین که دختربچه مهربانی است،‏ دوست

دارد برای مادرش یک هدیه آماده کند.‏ او تصمیم میگیرد یک نقاشی به

مادرش هدیه کند اما متوجه میشود مدادرنگی هایش کامل نیست.‏ به

خانه دوستش میرود تا از او کمک بگیرد اما مداد رنگی های دوستش نیز

‏.کامل نیست و داستان ادامه می یابد

Synopsis in Bengali

িশিরেনর মােয়র জিদন উপলে স তার মােক উপহার

িদেত চায়। মােয়র জন ছিব আঁকেত িগেয় স দখেত পায়

য, তার কােছ পযা পিরমান রংেপিল নই। এরপর

িশিরন তার বু র বািড়েত রংেপিেলর চাইেত গেল দেখ,

বু র রংেপিলেলাও ছিব আঁকার জন যেথ নয়।

Cinematographer

Reyhane Kavosh

Leading Casts

Golriz Gorgani

Mahdi Ghashghaei

Reyhane Kavosh was born in 1984. She studied

Graphic Design at the Conservatory of Fine Arts

and continued her studies in the field of Digital

Arts at the School of Radio and Television. She has

directed several works and ‘One Thousand & One

Tales’ animations series can be noted as the most

important one.

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IVET AND MICHUCO

Spain | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Comedy | Spanish | South Asian Premiere | 5 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Ignacio Meneu

Story

Ignacio Meneu

Script & Screenplay

Ignacio Meneu

Editor

Ignacio Meneu

Producer

Pigmeos Animation

Cinematographer

Ignacio Meneu

Leading Casts

Ignacio Meneu

Original Title

Ivet y Michuco

Synopsis in English

Ivet is a 6-year-old girl who thinks of herself

as mature enough. Ivet is dreamy and has an

extraordinary imagination. She always imagines

about new worlds and characters. She has a

stuffed puppet named Michuco. Since she has

no siblings at home, she always plays alone and

fantasizes uncontrollably, causing complicated

situations on more than one occasion.

Synopsis in Original Language

Ivet es una niña de 6 años, así que ya es muy

mayor, o eso cree ella por lo menos. Ivet es

soñadora y posee una imaginación extraordinaria.

Ella siempre está inventando nuevos mundos

y personajes. Tiene un gato —bueno, es de

peluche— y lo llama Michuco. Como no tiene

hermanos, en casa siempre juega sola y fantasea

sin control, provocando situaciones complicadas

en más de una ocasión.

Synopsis in Bengali

ইেভট একজন ৬ বছর বয়সী মেয় হেলও তার ধারণা স

কােনা অবুঝ িশ নয়। ইেভট একজন ময়ী এবং খর

কনাশিস মেয়। স তার কনার রােজ সবদাই

নতু ন নতু ন জগৎ ও চির িনেয় ভাবেত থােক। ‘িমচু েকা’

নােমর একিট পুতু ল আেছ তার। ইেভেটর কােনা ভাইেবান

না থাকায় স সবসময় একা একাই খলাধুলা কের এবং

তার অিতির িদবাের কারেন স ায়শই িবিভ

জিটলতার সৃি কের।

Ignacio Meneu is a Spanish animator. He has a Ph.D.

in Art Production and Research, with a thesis entitled

Production Design for 3D animation short films.

Ignacio professionally started animating since 1981. He

is an associate professor in the Department of Drawing

at the Faculty of Fine Arts. He combines his profession

with teaching animation in different schools.

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THE MAGIC

India | 2019 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama, Fantasy | Hindi | Bangladesh Premiere | 38 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Shoorveer Tyagi

Story

Shoorveer Tyagi

Script & Screenplay

Shoorveer Tyagi

Editor

Sankalp Meshram

Producer

Shoorveer Tyagi

Cinematographer

Krishnna S Banjan

Music Director

Ved Nair

Sound Director

Ved Nair

Original Title

Jaadoo

Tagline

Let me fly

Synopsis in English

Tvisha and Bhakti study in a remote village school.

Every day for some reason they end up being

punished and are thrown out of their classrooms.

While, younger Tvisha is chirpy, brimming with

energy, Bhakti is gloomily aloof. Outside the school,

somewhere inside the forest, she has a secret little

place. As the two gradually discover friendship,

Tvisha joins her too and they are both patiently

wait for the magic to unfold!

Synopsis in Original Language

त्विशा और भक्ति दूर गाँव के एक स्कूल में पढ़ती थी। किसी न

किसी वजह से हर रोज़ उन्हें कक्षा के बाहर खड़ा करने की सज़ा

दी जाती। छोटी त्विशा जितनी बातूनी थी, बड़ी भक्ति उतनी

ही अंतर्मुखी और चुप रहने वाली। स्कूल के बाहर जहाँ एक ओर

तो उनकी मित्रता बढ़ रही थी, वहीं दूसरी ओर घने जंगल के

बीच भक्ति को एक रहस्यमय स्थान के बारे में पता था, जिसे

उसने किसी से भी नहीं बताया था। पर एक दिन त्विशा भी उस

रहस्य को जान गयी और फिर दोनों चुपचाप उस जादू के होने

की प्रतीक्षा करने लगे।

Synopsis in Bengali

ছাট িনজন একিট ােমর একিট ু েল পেড় িতশা ও

ভি। িতিদনই কােনা না কােনা অুত কারেণ

শািপ তােদরেক াস থেক বর কের দওয়া হয়।

একিদেক ছা িতশা হল াণব, হািসখুিশ। অনিদেক,

ভি আবার বশ চু পচাপ। িক তাও তােদর মেধ আে

আে বু হেত কের। ু েলর কােছ, জেলর

ভতের ভির রেয়েছ এক গাপন আানা। ভি িতশােক

িনেয় সখােন অেপা কের নতু ন কােনা যাদুর জন।

Logline

The journey of two young girls from outer to inner

world in the realm of magic.

Sound Engineer

Tarun Sharma

Leading Casts

Archali Killekar

Chandni Valvi

R S Vikal

Hariom Parashar

Shoorveer Tyagi is an actor, writer, and director.

He has been associated with theatre for a long

time and conducts acting workshops for children.

‘Jaadoo (The Magic)’ is his debut directorial short

film.

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JEBEER

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure | English | International Premiere | 10 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Reyhane Mirhashemi

Story

Ashkan Rahgozar

Script & Screenplay

Ashkan Rahgozar

Synopsis in English

The wildlife ranger is patrolling the protective area,

while his soul is intertwined with nature and all

the creatures he is protecting. He runs freely and

lives with the animals, surrounded by beauty. But,

as fate would have it, he is confronted with some

poachers.

Synopsis in Bengali

বনরক পাহাড়াদার বেন ঘুের ঘুের বন পাহাড়া দয়।

এরই মেধ কৃ িত আর বন সম জীেবর সে তার তির

হয় এক আিক সক। স মুমেন ঘুের বড়ায় বেনর

সকল াণীেদর সে। িক ভােগর িনমমতায়, স িকছু

িশকারীর কােছ ধরা পেড় যায়।

Editor

Ashkan Rahgozar

Producer

Ashkan Rahgozar

Cinematographer

Reyhane Mirhashemi

Reyhaneh Mirhashemi born in 1984 in Iran,

Tehran. She graduated in industrial designing and

started her cooperation with Hoorakhsh Studios as

an Animator in 2012. She got involved in the “If you

go away” music video as an animator in 2014 and

also in the animated movie “The Last Fiction”.

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KEEP IT...

Poland | 2019 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama | English | South Asian Premiere | 5 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Wojciech Siejak

Alicja Grotuz

Story

Wojciech Siejak

Alicja Grotuz

Script & Screenplay

Wojciech Siejak

Alicja Grotuz

Tagline

Liveliness Comes and Goes Unexpectedly

Synopsis in English

An unknown sound resonates across a very

peculiar world starting an accordingly weird turn of

events. An animated film created as a group effort

of students from the faculty of animation at the

University of Arts in Poznań.

Synopsis in Bengali

অজানা এক শে ভের যায় অু ত এক পৃিথবী, যার ফেল

হয় রহসময় সব ঘটনাধারা। পজনােনর ইউিনভািসিট

অব আটেসর অািনেমশন ফাকাির একদল িশাথীর

দলগত েচা এই ৈদঘ চলিিট।

Logline

Memories can liven even a boulder up

Editor

Wojciech Siejak

Alicja Grotuz

Producer

University of Arts in Poznań

Alicja Grotuz was born in Olsztyn. She is currently studying Animation under

the Faculty of Animation at the University of Arts in Poznan. She is interested in

animated films and dreams to become a successful animator one day.

Wojciech Siejak was born in 1997 in Poznań, Poland. He has been passionate

about perceiving animation as a profession while watching extras attached to a

DVD of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. He fell in love with animated filmmaking ever

since.Now, he has been practicing all kinds of phases (3D, hand-drawn, motion

design, paper cut-out).

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KIND HANDS

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Documentary, Drama | English | International Premiere | 17 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Kamran Mohammadi

Sahar Mirzaeianfar

Story

A boy who is forced to work out of

poverty but interesting things happen

to him

Original Title

دستان مهربان

Synopsis in English

The film is about a boy who is suffering from

poverty. He struggles to fight his situation and to

make his ends meet. Amidst his hardships, life

offers some interesting happenings to him.

Synopsis in Bengali

দির একিট ছেলর গ িনেয় চলিিট তরী। ছেলিট

তার জীবেনর ক ও দািরতার সােথ লড়াই ও সংাম

কের যাে। শত কের মােঝও তার জীবেন িকছু

আকষণীয় ঘটনা ঘেট।

Script & Screenplay

Sahar Mirzaeianfar

Editor

Davood Amiri

Producer

Kamran Mohammadi

Cinematographer

Davood Amiri

Leading Casts

Pouya Hemmati

Kamran Mohammadi is the producer, and writer of

‘Kind Hands’. He was born in 1994. He lives in Iran. He

is a taxi driver. He studied Mathematics at University.

He used to be an assistant director.

Sahar Mirzaeianfar was born in 1984. Her field

of study was Cinema. She lives in Iran and she is a

housewife. She was a makeup artist too. ‘Kind Hands’

is the first film she has directed.

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LEAVING

France | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure | French | International Premiere | 4 min 20 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Nils Balleydier

Story

Nils Balleydier

Script & Screenplay

Nils Balleydier

Editor

Nils Balleydier

Producer

Nils Balleydier

Cinematographer

Nils Balleydier

Leading Casts

Claire Guillot

Fanny Vignoles

Thomas Pironneau

Original Title

Partir

Synopsis in English

A young girl who dreams of traveling gets

scolded by her mother who orders her to do her

homework. Instead of doing so, she plays with a

plane. Her mother discovers it but says nothing.

Louise then decides to do her homework. Through

writing, she escapes and lives her dreams of travel.

As she writes, she realizes that these trips could

cost her home.

Synopsis in Original Language

Une jeune fille qui rêve de voyage se fait gronder

par sa mère qui lui ordonne d’aller faire ses

devoirs. Plutôt que de les faire, elle joue à l’avion.

Sa mère le découvre mais n’en dit rien. Louise se

décide alors à faire son devoir. Par l’écriture elle

s’évade et vie ses rêves de voyages. Pendant qu’elle

écrit, elle réalise que ces voyages pourraient lui

coûter son foyer.

Synopsis in Bengali

লুইজ দেখ িব মেণর। তার এই ে বাধ সােধ

তার মা, িযিন লুইজেক সবসময় পড়েত বসেত বেলন।

মােয়র আেদশ পালেনর পিরবেত স তার কাডেবােডর

িবমান িনেয় খলেত খলেত পািড় জমায় কনার জগেত।

একটু র জয় বঁেচ যায় লুইজ মােয়র হােত ধরা পেড় যাওয়া

থেক। মা অবশ লুইেজর আলামত লুকােনার অপটু েচা

দেখ মজাই পান। পড়ার টিবেল বেস লুইজ আেরা

একবার কনায় ডু েব যায়। লখার মাধেম স তার মেণর

কনার রােজ ডু েব যায় িক পরমুহূেতই এক িভ

উপলির সুখীন হয় লুইজ।

Nils Balleydier was born in Paris in 1998. He is

a director and animator. He has made live-action

films with his friends when he was a teenager. He

studied animation at the Institut Sainte-Geneviève.

During his years at the Institut Sainte-Geneviève, he

experimented with many animation techniques.

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LES CHAUSSURES DE LOUIS

France | 2020 | HD | 1.85:1 | Color | Drama | English | South Asian Premiere | 5 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Théo JAMIN

Kayu LEUNG

Marion PHILIPPE

Jean-Géraud BLANC

Synopsis in English

This movie is about Louis. He is only eight and a

half years old. He has autism. He arrives in his new

school and has to introduce himself in front of the

class. What happens next?

Synopsis in Bengali

এই িসেনমািট লুই নােমর একিট িশেক িনেয় িনিমত। তার

বয়স মা সােড় আট বছর। তার অিটজম আেছ। স তার

নতু ন ু েল আেস িক এখন তােক ােসর সবার সামেন

িনেজর পিরচয় িদেত হেব। এরপের কী হয়?

Story

Théo JAMIN

Kayu LEUNG

Marion PHILIPPE

Jean-Géraud BLANC

Script & Screenplay

Théo JAMIN

Kayu LEUNG

Marion PHILIPPE

Jean-Géraud BLANC

Editor

Théo JAMIN

Kayu LEUNG

Marion PHILIPPE

Jean-Géraud BLANC

Producer

MoPA

Cinematographer

Théo JAMIN

Kayu LEUNG

Marion PHILIPPE

Jean-Géraud BLANC

Theo Jamin, Kayu Leung, Marion Philippe and

Jean-Géraud Blanc are a team of film enthusiasts

from the french school MoPA. In this project, some

students who are fascinated about filmmaking

worked together and prepared an amazing

outcome.

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LIFE GONE WITH THE WIND

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | South Asian Premiere | 6 min 27 sec

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Omid Gharibi

Siavash Saedpanah

Story

Omid Gharibi

Script & Screenplay

Omid Gharibi

Synopsis in English

An old woman remembers her childhood and her

unfinished dreams when she finds a kite in her

house. She wants to go back to her childhood

but she remembers her hard life. When she

was supposed to play in the alley, her mother

forced her to marry an adult man and completely

destroyed her dreams and childhood.

Synopsis in Bengali

একিট বয় মিহলার ঘেরর ভতর একিট ঘুিড় দেখ মেন

পেড় যায় তার শশবকাল এবং অসমা ের কথা।

শশবকােল তার িফের চেল যেত মন চায়। িক

পরমুহূেতই, মিহলািটর মেন পেড় যায় তার কিঠন জীবেনর

কথা। যখন তার অিলেত-গিলেত খেল বড়ােনার কথা

িছল, তখন তার মা একজন বয় পুেষর সােথ তার িবেয়

কিরেয় দন এবং সব সূণেপ ংস কের দন।

Editor

Soran Fahim

Producer

Siavash Saedpanah

Cinematographer

Rahmat Abdiani

Leading Casts

Asia Moradizar

Dina Arshadi

Omid Gharibi was born in 1978 in Sanandaj city, Iran. He graduated

with a BA in Photography and he is working on cinemas for eighteen

years. So far, he has made four short films.

Siavash Saedpanah was born in 1975 in Sanandaj, Iran. He graduated

from Tehran University and earned his MA in Graphic. He is a graphic

teacher in the schools and universities of Sanandaj. He started

his work as a director in 2001. He has made some short films and

documentaries for TV channels and some organizations.

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LIGHT YEARS AWAY

Bangladesh | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | 24 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Rahmatullah Tuhin

Story

Rupantor

Script & Screenplay

Rahmatullah Tuhin

Rupantor

Editor

Moyeen Ahmed

Producer

Saker Ahmed

Cinematographer

Sahil Rony

Shinra Li

Josh Sylvan

Tagline

A story of a lonely mother and her son.

Synopsis in English

Arif, who lost his father, had a dream to move to

one of the developed countries so that he could

build up a good career. He is so overwhelmed

with such a dream that he became oblivious to

his mom’s loneliness. On the other hand, his

mom bids him farewell hiding her sufferings. But

loneliness grips her once she lets her son move

ahead. Arif settles in Australia and passes his days

being busy, so he forgets his mom and his fast

life prevents him from merely making a phone call

to his mom. Time flies and it seems as if Arif had

moved light years away from his mom.

Synopsis in Original Language

িপতৃ হীন বালক আিরেফর িছল বাংলােদেশর বাইের

উত কান দেশ িগেয় িনেজর একটা উল ভিবষৎ

গড়ার। সই লে স এেতাটাই িবেভার হেয় থােক য, স

দশ ছেড় চেল গেল তার একাকী মােয়র িক হেব, সটাও

তার খয়ােল আেস না। অনিদেক, মা িনেজর একমা

সােনর সুেখর কথা ভেব চােখর পািন লুিকেয় হািস মুেখ

সানেক িবদায় দয়। িক তারপরই একাকী তােক াস

করেত থােক। অেিলয়া পেছ আিরেফর, জীবনধারেনর

তািগেদ চরম বতায় এবং চাক-িচকময় জীবেনর ভীেড়

মােয়র কথা মেন করা তা দূেরর কথা, এমনিক সামান

একিট ফানকেলরও সময় হেয় উেঠ না। একসময় এেক

অেনর থেক চেল যায় ব আেলাকবষ দূের।

Leading Casts

Wahida Mollick Jolly

Salman Arif

Rahmatullah Tuhin was born in 1970. He completed

his MA from Jagannath University. In 1989, Tuhin

started performing onstage theatre and is still an

active member of the group. Since 1990, he started

making television and radio programs, directing short

& feature films, TV dramas, documentaries, TVC, and

so on.

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LOWEST FLOOR

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Persian | International Premiere | 14 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Omid Reza Khairkhah

Editor

Arash Aousefiyan

Producer

Ghanbar Ali Kermani

Cinematographer

Arash Yousefiyan

Amir Torki

Leading Casts

Soraya Ghasemi

Ghanbar Ali Kermani

Synopsis in English

In a very beautiful space in the middle of the forest,

there is a hut where an old man and an old woman

live. It is Yalda Night and they are waiting for their

children to have a nice night together. The old man

complains that the children will not come but the

old woman hopes they will.

Synopsis in Original Language

پدر و مادر پیری در یک روستا منتظر آمدن فرزندان خود

هستند ، شب یلداست و آنها خانه خود را که در وسط جنگل است

آماده میزبانی از فرزندان خود کردند.‏ ساعتها می گذرد اما از فرزندان

‏.خبری نیست تا اینکه صدایی می آید اما اتفاق تلخی رخ می دهد

Synopsis in Bengali

বেনর মাঝখােন খুব সুর জায়গায় একিট কু ঁেড়ঘর ।

সখােন থােকন এক বৃ ও বৃা। আজ ইয়ালদার রাি।

তারা তােদর সানেদর জন অেপা কের আেছন। তােদর

সানেদর সােথ এক সুর সময় কাটােনার আশায়। বৃ

লাকিট অনু্েযাগ কের বারবার বলেছন তারা আসেব না,

িক বৃা আশা কের আেছন তােদর আগমেনর।

Omid Reza Khairkhah was born in 1982 in Tehran.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema and Arts.

He has made six short films including ‘The Lowest

Floor’. He has attended various festivals and won

numerous awards all around the world.

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MELTING HEART CAKE

France | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure, Comedy | French | International Premiere | 11 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Benoît Chieux

Story & Screenplay

Benoît Chieux

Editor

Benoît Chieux

Synopsis in English

To share her chocolate with her friend, Anna must

cross a glacial forest. It has been said that the

forest is haunted by a new resident, a terrifying

bearded giant. All animals that cross his path

disappear and of course the mole’s route leads to

him but the leviathan has a warmer heart than it

may seem.

Synopsis in Bengali

বু েক চেকােলট িদেত হেল অানােক পার করেত হেব এক

তু ষারজমাট জল। িক জেলর নতু ন বািসার কথা

সবাই জােন, িবশালকায় লামশ দানব। তার নাগােল

পেড়েছ এমন কান াণীেকই আজ পয খুঁেজ পাওয়া

যায়িন। মােলর রাাও তার িদেকই িনেদশ কের। িক

দানেবর দয় হয়েতা এতটা কেঠার নয় যতটা ধারণা করা

হয়।

Producer

Ron Dyens

Cinematographer

Benoît Chieux

Director of Photography

Sara Sponga

Animation

Pierre-Luc Granjon

Marjolaine Parot

Chaïtane Conversat

Leading Casts

Bruno Magne

Gabriel Le Doze

Christophe Lemoine

Fred Colas

Maryne Bertieaux

Caroline Combes

Benoît Chieux is the author of the graphic creation

‘My Little Planet (1995)’. He is also the graphic

designer and screenwriter of the ‘L’Enfant Au Grelot’

which earned him Cartoon d’Or and Stuttgart

Award. Benoît Chieux contributed for several years

to the success of the studio, Folimage. In 2004, he

became the author of the ‘Mica’ series.

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MELTY HEARTS

Chile | 2018 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | No Dialogue | Bangladesh Premiere | 4 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Manuel Cisterna

Patricio Cisterna

Story

Manuel Cisterna

Script & Screenplay

Manuel Cisterna

Editor

Manuel Cisterna

Patricio Cisterna

Producer

Manuel Cisterna

Patricio Cisterna

Cinematographer

Manuel Cisterna

Patricio Cisterna

Original Title

Corazones Derretidos

Tagline

Change destiny, it is up to us.

Synopsis in English

The film ‘Melty Hearts’ portrays the struggle of a

penguin to save its family from the damage that

global warming has caused to their habitats. The

film can be taken as social criticism and thus

reflects the impact of human greed. It shows how

the selfishness of human beings in their search for

development and progress makes it more difficult

to curb the effects of global warming which little by

little destroys the habitat of many species.

Synopsis in Original Language

“Un pingüino intenta salvar a su familia del daño

que el Calentamiento global le ha ocasionado a su

hábitat”. Quisimos realizar ‘Melty Hearts’ como una

crítica social y de esta manera reflejar como el

egoísmo del ser humano en su búsqueda del

desarrollo y el progreso ayudan a que sea más

difícil frenar los efectos del calentamiento global,

el cual, poco a poco va destruyendo el hábitat de

muchas especies.

Synopsis in Bengali

বিক উায়েনর আঘাত হেত এক পুইেনর তার

পিরবারেক রা করার য সংাম, তা এই ৈদঘ

চলিে ফু িটেয় তালা হেয়েছ। মানুেষর দািয়হীনতা,

ংসাক ববহার, উিতর পছেন ছুেট চলা এই পৃিথবীেক

অন জািতর জন কের তু েলেছ বসবােসর অেযাগ। িবলু

হেয় যাে নানা াণী। মানুষেক তােদর অসেচতন আচরণ

সেক সেচতন করাই এই চলিের ধান উেশ।

Manuel Cisterna was born on April 12, 1987, began studying

Digital Animation and Multimedia at the Santo Tomás

University. In 2015, during his study years, together with

Patricio, he formed his own production company called After

Sky Studios.

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Patricio Cisterna was born on April 12, 1987, began studying

Digital Animation and Multimedia at the Santo Tomás

University. In 2015, during his study years, together with

Manuel, he formed his own production company called After

Sky Studios.


MICROTOPIA

France | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy | No Dialogue | Bangladesh Premiere | 3 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Audrey Defonte

Denis Koessler

Philip Gonçalves

Alexandre Terrier

Pierre Duhem

Achille Bauduin

Story

Alexandre Terrier

Script & Screenplay

Alexandre Terrier

Editor

Audrey Defonte

Producer

Carlos De Carvalho

Synopsis in English

In this film, it is shown that how viruses, bacterias

and other microorganisms interact with each

other within an organic, mechanic micro-world.

Microscopic organisms, commonly known as

microorganisms or microbes, are found all around

us and even inside our bodies and everywhere

in the environment. They play a leading role in

countless natural processes.

Synopsis in Original Language

Observez et découvrez les créatures et les

interactions d’un micro-monde organicomécanique.

Observez et découvrez les créatures et

les interactions d’un micro-monde organicomécanique.

Observez et découvrez les créatures et

les interactions d’un micro-monde organicomécanique.

Synopsis in Bengali

এই ছিবেত দখােনা হেয়েছ িকভােব ভাইরাস, বাকেটিরয়া

এবং অনান অণুজীব একিট জব, যািক মাইো-

ওয়াের মেধ এেক অপেরর সােথ িমথিয়া কের।

অণুবীিণক াণী, সাধারণভােব অণুজীব বা জীবাণু নােম

পিরিচত। আমােদর চারপােশ, এমনিক আমােদর শরীেরর

িভতের সব এই অণুজীব পাওয়া যায়। তারা অগিণত

াকৃ িতক কিরয়ায় অণী ভূ িমকা পালন কের।

Cinematographer

Audrey Defonte

Denis Koessler

Philip Gonçalves

Alexandre Terrier

Pierre Duhem

Achille Bauduin

Audrey Defonte, Denis Koessler, Philip

Gonçalves, Alexandre Terrier, Pierre Duhem and

Achille Bauduin have graduated from the Pôle 3D

school (Roubaix, France). In 2020, they co-directed

the short film “Microtopia”.

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MIGRANTS

France | 2020 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama | No Dialogue | South Asian Premiere | 8 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Hugo Caby

Antoine Dupriez

Aubin Kubiak

Lucas Lermytte

Zoé Devise

Story

Lucas Lermytte

Script & Screenplay

Lucas Lermytte

Editor

Hugo Caby

Aubin Kubiak

Synopsis in English

Two polar bears are driven into exile due to ‘Global

Warming’ which is the long-term heating of the

earth’s climate system. These two polar bears

encounter brown bears during their journey with

whom they will try to cohabitate.

Synopsis in Original Language

Deux ours polaires sont poussés à l’exil par le

réchauffement climatique. Ils vont faire la

rencontre d’ours bruns avec qui ils vont tenter de

cohabiter.

Synopsis in Bengali

পৃিথবীর দীঘকাল ধের উ হওয়ার ফলাফল বিক

উায়ন। আর এই বিক উায়েনর ফলাফলপ

বরেফর দেশর দুিট ত ভাুক তােদর বরফমিত

বাসান তাগ করেত বাধ হয়। নতু ন পিরেবেশ ঘুরেত

ঘুরেত তােদর দখা হয় একিট বন বাদামী ভাুেকর সােথ।

িভ ধরেনর এই জািতর জীবেনর সােথ তারা খাপ খাইেয়

চলার যাা কের।

Producer

Carlos De Carvalho

Cinematographer

Hugo Caby

Antoine Dupriez

Aubin Kubiak

Lucas Lermytte

Zoé Devise

Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak,

Lucas Lermytte and Zoé Devise have graduated

from the Pôle 3D school in Roubaix, France. In

2020, they co-directed the short film ‘Migrants’.

They aspire to direct more and more films that are

impactful and strong.

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MILK TOFFEE

India | 2020 | HD | 1.33:1 (4:3) | Color | Comedy, Drama | English | International Premiere | 6 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Pulkit Arora

Story

Pulkit Arora

Script & Screenplay

Pulkit Arora

Synopsis in English

In a little Goan-Catholic school, there has been a

big scandal. Milk Toffee has been stolen from its

jar. A Konkani school teacher has caught the little

bandits and is bound by Christ to tell their parents

the truth. But, an unexpected revelation forces

her to choose between what is moral, and what is

humanity.

Synopsis in Bengali

এক ছা গায়ান-কাথিলক ু েল বশ বড়সড় কেলারী

ঘেট গেছ। বয়াম থেক দুেধর টিফ তথা চকেলট চু ির

গেছ! এক ু েদ দসুদেলর কাজ এটা। স ু েলর এক

কািন িশক টিফ চু ির করা ু েদ দসুদলটােক হােতনােত

ধের ফেল। এখন সই দসুদেলর সদসেদর বাবা-মা’ক

তা এ িবষেয় জানােত হেব। না জানােল িশক িযর

কােছ দায়ী থেক যােবন। িক িশক এখন কী বেছ

িনেবন? নিতকতা নািক মানিবকতা?

Editor

Shashwata Dutta

Producer

Pulkit Arora

Rigved Siriah

Cinematographer

Pulkit Arora

Pulkit Arora has spent five years teaching and

fundraising for a non-profit organization, earning

a spot in a national screenwriting fellowship - AIB

First Draft. He then studied under National Awardwinning

filmmaker Satyanshu Singh and went on

to write AIB’s second feature film, which is now in

pre-production.

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MITCH-MATCH

Hungary | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Comedy | No Dialogue | International Premiere | 2 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

10 years and below

Director

Géza M. Tóth

Story

Géza M. Tóth

Script & Screenplay

Géza M. Tóth

Synopsis in English

There is only one matchstick left in the box. This

single match stick is the protagonist of the ‘Mitch-

Match’ series. The character embarks on a journey

in every episode and always returns to the box.

This ordinary thing is an opportunity for endless

playful and imaginative adventures that evokes

everyone’s fantasy world.

Synopsis in Bengali

একিট মাচবাে একিটমা মােচর কািঠ অবিশ আেছ।

এই একিট কািঠই ‘িমস-মাচ’ িসিরেজর মূল চির। কািঠিট

িত পেব একিট যাা কের এবং িদনেশেষ বাে

িফের আেস। এই সাধারন িজিনসিট এক রামাকর

অনুভূ িত সৃির মাধেম সকেলর কনার জগতেক জাত

কের।

Editor

Géza M. Tóth

Producer

Géza M. Tóth

Cinematographer

Géza M. Tóth

Animation

Roland Kazi

Leading Casts

Bertalan Baglyas

Roland Kazi

Péter Piros

Géza M. Tóth is an award-winning film director.

His animation film, ‘Maestro’ was nominated for the

Oscars in the Best Animation Short Film Category.

He is the founder of KEDD Animation Studio. He is a

professor at the University of Theatre and Film Arts,

Budapest.

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MORNING

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama, Fantasy | Farsi(Persian) | Bangladesh Premiere | 1 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Reyhane Kavosh

Story

Reyhane Kavosh

Script & Screenplay

Reyhane Kavosh

Original Title

بامداد

Synopsis in English

This animation is about the beautiful start of a day

in city life. The colorful urban atmosphere, playful

children, the presence of birds and animals, nice

calm music everywhere all make sense and bring

joy and cheerfulness to life.

Synopsis in Bengali

শের জীবেনর এক সুর সকাল। সূেযর আেলা ওঠার

সােথ সােথ রিঙন শের পিরেবশ, বাােদর আনােগানা,

পািখর িকিচরিমিচর ও জীবেনর উপিিত ইতািদ সবিকছুর

ছ ফু েট উেঠেছ চারেকাণা পদায়। অকােরর পদা সিরেয়

সকােলর আেলা কের িদেব সকেলর জীবন আনময়।

Editor

Ali Raeis

Producer

Ali Raeis

Animator

Zahra Safi

Synopsis in Original Language

موزیک انیمیشن بامداد درباره شروع زیبای یک روز در یک زندگی

شهری است.فضای رنگارنگ شهری،‏ بازی بچه ها ، حضور پرندگان و

حیوانات و شادی و نشاط در فضای شهر ، موسیقس دلنشین،‏ همه و

همه باعث حس در زندگی و نشاط می گردد

Music

Mahmoud Barzi

Reyhane Kavosh was born in 1984. She studied

Graphic Design at the Conservatory of Fine Arts

and continued her studies in the field of Digital

Arts at the School of Radio and Television. She has

directed several works, the ‘One Thousand & One

Tales’ animation series can be noted as the most

important one.

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MY FATHER IS AN

ASTRO-NOT

Philippines | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure, Drama | Tagalog | International Premiere | 7 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Assistant Director

Kristine De Leon

Story

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Script & Screenplay

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Editor

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Tagline

Life shines like a star.

Synopsis in English

A father talks to his young daughter over a video

call for one last time. He awaits departure to the

star ‘Forever 143’ where he will live out the rest of

his life. The sentiments shared between a father

and daughter are brought to life.

Synopsis in Original Language

Ang huling pag-uusap ng mag-ama gamit ang isang

video calling app bago ang nakatakdang paglipad

ng ama papunta sa STAR ’FOREVER 143’ kung saan

doon na siya mamamalagi habang panahon.

Synopsis in Bengali

মহাকােশর তারা ‘ফেরভার ১৪৩’ এর উেেশ এক

মহাকাশচারী যাা করেবন। যাার পূেব িশকনার সােথ

িভিডওকেল তার শষ কেথাপকথন হয়। সই দূর

মহাকােশই তােক তার বািকজীবন কাটােত হেব। তােদর

কেথাপকথেনর আেবগ যন ভারী কের তু েলেছ পুেরা

মহাকাশেক।

Producer

Khaye Medina

Cinematographer

Martin Andres

Visual Effects

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Martin Andres

Leading Casts

DMs Boongaling

Eli Campos

Erlinda Villalobos

Arjanmar H. Rebeta is a talented filmmaker. He is

a recipient of the ‘Harvest of Honors’ award for his

cinema by the National Commission for Culture and

Arts. He was also nominated as Film Ambassador

by the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

He earned the Indie Bravo Award from Inquirer

Philippines as well.

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MY GAME

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2020 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama | Persian | International Premiere | 8 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Mohsen Koranian

Story

Mohsen Koranian

Script & Screenplay

Mohsen Koranian

Original Title

بازی من

Synopsis in English

This film is about a girl. The girl has a rare disease.

Although she tries to live like a normal person.

Despite her disease can she win this battle of her

life?

Synopsis in Bengali

এই চলিিট একিট িবরল রােগ আা এক মেয়র

গ িনেয় তরী। মেয়িট রাগাা হেলও াভািবক

একজন মানুষ িহেসেব বাঁচেত চায়। স িক তার জীবন-যুে

জয়ী হেত পারেব?

Editor

Mohsen Koranian

Producer

Mohsen Koranian

Synopsis in Original Language

فیلمی در مورد یک دختر که مبتلا به بیری پروانه ای است...‏ و تلاش

میکند زندگی شبیه به یک انسان عادی داشته باشد

سپس او با شخصیت سا خود وارد یک بازی می شود

Cinematographer

Ehsan Ranjbar

Leading Casts

Saghar Ostadsharif

Saghi Ostadsharif

Shadi Afsharzadeh

Milad Asadi

Fatemeh Qaedinia

Ali Hadavandi

Tala Karbasi

Mohsen Koranian is a young director based in

Iran. He is only 20 years old. He is a writer and film

editor too. He loves photography and art. He is a

student of Cinema in Tehran. He aspires to be a

great filmmaker someday.

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MY MOTHER IS THE BEST

Hungary | 2019 | HD | 1.85:1 | Black and white | Drama | Hungarian | South Asian Premiere | 15 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Gergely Fonyo

Story

Gergely Fonyo

Script & Screenplay

Gergely Fonyo

Editor

Bela Barsi

Producer

Katalin Fonyo

Gabor Ferenczy

Cinematographer

Gabor Szabo

Leading Casts

Boldizsar Simon

Titania Valentin

Kati Zsurzs

Original Title

Az Én Anyukám a Legeslegjobb

Tagline

All children love their mother but not all mothers

love their children.

Synopsis in English

Lali’s attachment to his mother is stronger than

any average kid. He sees his mother as the best

mother in the world even if he has to lie to protect

this image. He escapes reality and prays to God

at night asking that his mother would change. But

the sad reality remains that his alcoholic mother

cannot give up drinking. She is only focused on

herself and cannot function as a mother. So Lali is

left with an imaginary mother who only exists in his

fantasies.

Synopsis in Original Language

Lali, a történet főhőse egyedül él az anyukájával.

Édesapja nincs jelen az életében. Lalinak nincs

szép ünneplő ruhája, nincs gyerekszobája tele

klassz játékkal. El van hanyagolva, ápolatlan. Az

osztálytársai emiatt csúfolják. Lali mélyen titkolja,

mind maga, mind a világ előtt, hogy anyukája

alkoholista. De mindezek ellenére, vagy talán

éppen ezért, Lali a szíve legmélyéről meg tudja

fogalmazni, mit jelent egy szerető édesanya. Mert

Lali valójában a gyermeki vágyát írja le - azt, ami

neki nincs, de amit mindennél jobban szeretne.

Sajnos a valóságban anyja nem tudja betölteni ezt

a szerepet, és ez az anya csak Lali fantáziájában

létezik.

Synopsis in Bengali

অনসব বাােদর চেয় লািল তার মােক একটু বিশই

ভােলাবােস। তার চােখ তার মা-ই িবের সরা, যিদ এমন

ভাবমূিত বজায় রাখেত তােক িমেথও বলেত হয় স

তােতও িধােবাধ কেরনা। বাবতা থেক দূের সের এেস

স ঈেরর কােছ াথনা কের যন তার মােয়র পিরবতন

ঘেট। িক বাবতা বদলায় না। তার মদপ মা মদপান

ছাড়েত পােরন না, পােরন না মােয়র দািয় পালন করেত।

তাই লািলর কনায় বােবর চেয় িভ এক মা িবরাজ

কের।

Logline

The story of a mother’s day in the life of Lali who

lives with his narcissistic, alcoholic mother.

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Gergely Fonyo is a prolific feature film and television director in his native

Hungary. His movies have been presented at numerous international film festivals,

including Karlovy Vary Variety’s Critics Choice. As an author, he is interested in

telling stories of how traumatic childhood experiences, addiction, abuse, social

discrimination, and minority existence shape our lives and identity.


MY ONLY SUNSHINE

Singapore | 2000 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | South Asian Premiere | 9 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Cho Jun Ming

Story

Cho Jun Ming

Script & Screenplay

Cho Jun Ming

Editor

Cho Jun Ming

Tagline

Love does not need to be heard.

Synopsis in English

A bittersweet relationship of a young single mother

uncovering the inner thoughts of her 8 years old

deaf and specially abled daughter who is also a

victim of bulling in school.

Synopsis in Bengali

িত-মধুর সক িনেয় একজন মা তার বিধর ও িবেশষ

চািহদা স ৮ বছর বয়সী মেয়র মেনর অবা বাঝার

চা কেরন। যােক িনেজর ু েলর সহপাঠীরাও িতিনয়ত

উত কের।

Logline

A single hearing young mother uncovers the

hidden secret of her 8 years old deaf daughter and

realises the meaning of love in silence between the

both.

Producer

Cho Jun Ming

Cinematographer

Asyraf Jalil

Leading Casts

Su Paing Tun

Adeel Yak

Cho Jun Ming is a self-taught passionate filmmaker whose passion is to create

a positive impact through inspiring films that inculcate socially meaningful

messages. He was Conferred as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Of The

World Singapore Merit in 2018 for cultural achievements by the junior chamber

international and is also the youngest awardee among the recipients.

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MY TAGALONG

Canada | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical | English | Bangladesh Premiere | 6 min 40 sec

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Jerry Wang

Story

Jerry Wang

Synopsis in English

A story about the two Gemini brother’s journey on

the Earth. The older brother wants to enjoy the trip

himself, but his younger brother always follows him

and makes a lot of trouble.

Synopsis in Bengali

এই পৃিথবীেত দুই িমথুনরািশর ভাইেয়র যাার এক গ।

যখােন বড় ভাই িনেজ িনেজ মণ উপেভাগ করেত চায়,

সখােন তার ছাট ভাই সবসময় তােক অনুসরণ কের, যার

ফেল িবিভ িতকূ ল পিরিিতর সৃি হয়।

Script & Screenplay

Jerry Wang

Editor

Jerry Wang

Producer

Jerry Wang

Jerry Wang is a student of Sheridan College,

graduating in 2020. In 2018-2019, he joined a

stop-motion group in his college and its production

‘Plum’ as a third-year group film. In 2019-2020, he

worked on the independent animation short film

‘My Tagalong’.

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NESTLING

Russian Federation | 2020 | HD | 1.85:1 | Color | Action, Drama | English | South Asian Premiere | 6 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Marat Narimanov

Story

Marat Narimanov

Synopsis in English

This is a story of friendship between a lonely old

man and a helpless nestling, confronted by a group

of ignorant boys from the same neighborhood,

stylized as a film of the 60th.

Synopsis in Bengali

গিট িনঃস এক বৃ ও একিট ছা পািখর ছানার, যার

খড়কু েটার ঘের এলাকার একদল অিবেবচক ছেল আমন

কের। মমশী এ কািহনীিট ৬০-র দশেকর চলিের

ধাঁেচ উপাপন করা হেয়েছ।

Script & Screenplay

Marat Narimanov

Editor

Marat Narimanov

Producer

Alexander Gerasimov

Valeriy Ryabin

Cinematographer

Natalia Kharina

Marat Narimanov was born in 1981 in Moscow,

Russia. He studied camera operation and

graduated as a cameraman. For twelve years, he

worked in several drama theaters in Moscow.

Currently, he is working as an illustrator/designer

and animation film director.

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NINA AND THE SKY

Italy | 2020 | HD | 1.33:1 (4:3) | Color | Comedy, Drama | Italian | International Premiere | 22 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Erica De Lisio

Story

Ester Gatta

Script & Screenplay

Giovanna De Luca

Editor

Dario Incerti

Producer

Eduardo Angeloni

Ester Gatta

Stefano Incerti

Cinematographer

Pasquale Corrado

Leading Casts

Elena Foresta

Giorgia Agata

Ester Gatta

Giovanna Rei

Nando Morra

Emilio Vacca

Original Title

Nina E Il Cielo

Synopsis in English

The world of sixteen-year-old Nina is positively

upsetting. Yet, she encounters a girl named

Carlotta, her peer and girl next door who, like her,

secretly hatches the idea of running away from her

home. Their mothers are on two opposite sides,

one too oppressive and one too absent.

Will they find a balance between them?

Synopsis in Original Language

Il mondo della sedicenne Nina viene sconvolto

positivamente dall’incontro con Carlotta, sua

coetanea e ragazza della porta accanto che come

lei cova segretamente l’idea di fuggire via da casa

sua e da una madre, Matilde, che si prende cura di

lei in modo amorevole, ma che delle volte non le

lascia fiato; Nina dà alla sua di madre, Ambra,

esuberante collezionista d’arte, attraverso la fuga,

l’opportunità invece di porre fine alla sua vita

sregolata, all’insegna di festini modaioli e mostre

d’arte bizzarre, giungendo ad un equilibrio

funzionale per entrambe le famiglie.

Synopsis in Bengali

১৬ বছর বয়সী িকেশারী িননার জগতটা বশ দুঃেখর। স

দখা পায় তার িতেবশী বািব কারেলাটার, য িকনা তার

মতই গাপেন বািড় থেক পািলেয় যাওয়ার িচায় ম।

দু’জেনরই কারণ, তােদর মা। কারণ একই হেলও দু’জেনর

মা িক এেকবাের দুই মর দু’জন মানুষ। একজন

সময়ই দয়না তা অনজন সবণ তার মেয়র জীবেন

বাধা দন। তারা কী একে পারেব িনেজেদর মােয়র সােথ

সক সিঠক কের তু লেত?

Logline

Two teenagers who come from very different

families meet and together manage to find a

balance with their respective mothers.

Erica De Lisio was born in Salerno in 1995.

She has graduated in Cinema from the Academy

of Fine Arts in Naples. After several jobs as an

assistant director and as an editor for short films

and medium-length films, she’s presently working

with the cinema of reality, focusing on life stories.

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OH FATHER

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2018 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Action | Arabic | International Premiere | 4 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Mahmood Sharifi-asl

Story

Mahmood Sharifi-asl

Script & Screenplay

Mahmood Sharifi-asl

Synopsis in English

The film ‘Oh Father’ depicts how easily a family

can become homeless. The rhythm of life falls

apart instantly. Wealth, housing, valuables become

useless. But to what extents are people ready

to give up on the tension of life and death? This

question can be answered in this film which is

based on a true story.

Synopsis in Bengali

‘ওহ ফাদার’ নামক চলিিটেত িচিত হেয়েছ কত সহেজ

একিট পিরবার বাহারা হেয় পড়েত পাের। ঘাতেকর

আঘােত িনেমেষই ঘেট জীবেনর ছপতন। যখােন

ধন-সদ, বাসান ও মূলবান বও মূলহীন হেয় পেড়

জীবেনর মায়ার কােছ। িক জীবন-মৃতু র টানােপােড়েন

মানুষ কান বি পয তাগ করেত ত? সত কািহনী

অবলেন তরী এ গে এ েরই উর পাওয়া যােব।

Editor

Mahmood Sharifi-asl

Producer

Mohsan Sadeghi

Cinematographer

Mahmood Sharifi-asl

Mahmood Sharifi-asl is an Iranian filmmaker. He is

interested in making films with a social theme and

films with his own stories. He has made four short

films and three documentaries to this date. He has

participated in more than 20 short film festivals and

won three awards.

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OLGA’S DIAMOND

France | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure | Polish | International Premiere | 18 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Tomasz Siwiński

Story

Tomasz Siwiński

Script & Screenplay

Tomasz Siwiński

Synopsis in English

Poland, early 80s. Seven-year-old Olga loves

her father very much. When her pet cricket dies

she realizes that time is something you can not

turn back. To comfort Olga, her father tells her

a strange tale about a giant with eyes of two

diamonds. The story explains the nature of time.

Soon, they will both discover how this legend will

impact their life!

Synopsis in Bengali

পালা, ৮০-এর দশক। সাত বছর বয়সী ওলগা তার

বাবােক অেনক ভােলাবােস। যখন তার পাষা িঝঁ িঝঁ

পাকািট মারা যায় স বুঝেত পাের সময় কখেনা িফিরেয়

আনা যায় না। ওলগা ক সানা িদেত তার বাবা তােক

এক অূদ হীরকচী দানেবর গ শানােলন। গিট

সমেয়র াভািবক বিশেকই বণনা কের। িক শীই

তারা তােদর জীবেন এই গের ভাব অনুভব করেব এবং

বুঝেব হীরােলা কেতাটা বাব।

Editor

Tomasz Siwiński

Producer

Ron Dyens

Cinematographer

Tomasz Siwiński

Leading Casts

Zofia Dobosz

Piotr

Tomasz Siwiński was born in 1982. He graduated from

the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland where he

completed his MA studies at the Painting Department

of the Animated Film Studio of Jerzy Kucia. During his

studies, he directed two short animation films: ‘TV-Set’

and ‘Little Black Square’. His films have been presented

in the most prestigious international festivals.

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OSSIGENO

Italy | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | No Dialogue | International Premiere | 7 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Beatrice Sancinelli

Story

Carola Raffa

Script & Screenplay

Beatrice Sancinelli

Synopsis in English

Lena is nine-year-old. One day, she spontaneously

makes an act of love that will change her life.

She will take care of a plant. An action so simple

yet unusual that nowadays only children could

instinctively do. Will this revolutionary gesture

change the future of our world? In a blurry society

made by technological progress and innovation

can a simple action become a revolution?

Synopsis in Bengali

নয় বছেরর লনা একিদন ভালবাসার বিহঃকাশ িহেসেব

একিট কাজ কের যা তার জীবনেক বদেল দয়। স একিট

গােছর য নওয়ার িসা নয়। খুবই সাধারণ িক অপূব

একিট কাজ যা এখনকার সমেয়র িশরা সচরাচর উপলি

করেত পােরনা। এই িসা কমন পিরবতন আনেত পাের

পৃিথবীেত? আমােদর ান হেত চলা যুিিনভর িবে এমন

ছাট উেদাগই িক আনেত পাের িবব?

Editor

Simona Duci

Producer

Beatrice Sancinelli

Cinematographer

Beatrice Sancinelli

Music Director

Luca Fois

Sound Director

Nicola Gualandris

Leading Casts

Fermin Mulett

Beatrice Sancinelli was born in Bergamo in 1995.

She studied video designing at Istituto Europeo di

Design in Milan and camera specialization at National

Film and Television School in Beaconsfield. She has

been working as an independent producer, video

artist, assistant photographer, and director of brand

content. ‘Ossigeno’ is her first animated short film.

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PIERSCIONEK

PRABABCI ELZBIETY

Poland | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Biography, Comedy | English | International Premiere | 3 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Daria Wiktoria Kopiec

Story

Adam Trzyna

Bozena Szroeder

Synopsis in English

Karolina’s great-grandfather was a talented

watchmaker and goldsmith. At one point, he

opened a factory and quickly gained a reputation

as all of his works were perfect. They had a

beautiful life but it was shattered by the Great War

in 1939.

Synopsis in Bengali

কােরািলনার পরদাদা িছল একজন িতভাস

ঘিড়-িনমাতা ও ণকার। এক সময়, স একিট কারখানা

খােল এবং ত সুখািত অজন কের যেহতু তার কাজ

িছল িনখুঁত। সুেখ, শািেতই িদন কাটিছল তােদর িক

১৯৩৯ সােলর মহাযুে িছিভ হেয় যায় তােদর এই

হািস-খুিশ পিরবার।

Script & Screenplay

Adam Trzyna

Bozena Szroeder

Editor

Daria Wiktoria Kopiec

Producer

Bozena Szroeder

Cinematographer

Daria Wiktoria Kopiec

Leading Casts

Karolina Trzyna

Maciek Faszczewski

Zofia Kondzielewska

Urszula Korzeniecka

Izabela Maksimowicz

Igor Nieszczerzewski

Miłosz Ramel

Iwo Rydzewski

Lena Wiśniewska

Julia Zdancewicz

Daria Wiktoria Kopiec is a film and theater

director. She specialized in traditional stop-motion

animation techniques. Documentary theater

fascinates her. Kopiec graduated from the Lodz

Film School and the Theatre Academy in Warsaw.

She is an intern of L’École Nationale Supérieure

des Arts Visuels de La Cambre situated in Brussels,

Belgium.

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RAYA

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama, Fantasy | English | South Asian Premiere | 13 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Sepide Berenji

Story

Sepide Berenji

Peiman Naimi

Script & Screenplay

Sepide Berenji

Peiman Naimi

Editor

Mohammad Najarian

Synopsis in English

Raya and her friends cause trouble at school. At

the same time, Raya wonders about her morals

and beliefs. She compares herself to her parents.

She is torn on the best way to make the world a

better place – with magic or confrontation?

Synopsis in Original Language

رایا،‏ دختربچه نه ساله و پدر و مادرش مجبورند خانه شان را تخلیه کنند

اما رایا فکر می کند همیشه برای هر چیزی و هر کاری راهی وجود

‏.دارد،‏ درست مثل یک بازی

Synopsis in Bengali

রায়া এবং তার বু রা ু েল অিতির দুু িম কের।

একইসােথ রায়া তার নিতকতা ও িবাস সেক অবগত

হেয় উেঠ। স িনেজেক তার িপতামাতার সােথ তু লনা

কের। পৃিথবীেক আেরা সুর কের গেড় তালার জন স

তী ইােপাষণ কের। তেব এই িবা িক জাদুর

মাধেম বদলােনা যােব? নািক বদলােত হেব জবাবিদিহতার

মুেখামুিখ হেয়?

Producer

Sepide Berenji

Mojtaba Bayat

Cinematographer

Ehsan Rafieejam

Leading Casts

Raya Ghasemzade

Sepide Berenji was born in Iran, Tehran. She

studied Persian literature for her bachelor’s degree

and Cinema for her Master’s degree. She has

written many poems and fictions over the years.

Currently, she is a primary school teacher in Tehran

and ‘Raya’ is her first film, based on her experiences

in teaching and observations made on children.

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REFUGIO

Spain | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | South Asian Premiere | 15 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Juan Antonio Moreno Amador

Story

Juan Antonio Moreno Amador

Script & Screenplay

Juan Antonio Moreno Amador

Editor

Nacho Ruiz Capillas

Synopsis in English

Destiny does not want to go back. So, he leaves

with the help of his friend Paulina while everyone

is asleep. In the middle of the night, worried and

scared, they escape in the search of a shelter.

Synopsis in Original Language

Destiny no quería estar con ella y su amiga

Paulina estaba con ella todos los días. En medio

de la noche y escapa del medio de la nada para

encontrar tu refugio.

Synopsis in Bengali

ডিিন কখনও িফের যেত চায় না। তাই, বািকরা যখন

গভীর িনায় ম সই সুেযােগ স তার বু পিলনার

সহায়তায় বিরেয় আেস। উি আর ভীত স দু’জন

আেয়র খাঁেজ পািলেয় আেস মাঝরােত।

Producer

Juan Antonio Moreno Amador

Silvia Venegas

Cinematographer

Javier Cerdá

Leading Casts

Paulina Sofia Vegas Caldera

Destyni Ofure Ayissi

María

Alfonsa Rosso

Juan Antonio Moreno Amador is a film director,

screenwriter, and producer. He has co-directed

‘Boxing for Freedom’, a documentary selected for

the European Film Awards and nominated for the

Goya Awards. Besides, he also directed, ‘Words of

Caramel’ and produced the documentaries, ‘Walls’

and ‘Our Life as Refugee Children in Europe’.

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RUSLAN

Ireland | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Action, Adventure, Comedy, History, Musical | English | South Asian Premiere | 6 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Jack McHugh

Conor McNally

Story

Jack McHugh

Conor McNally

Script & Screenplay

Jack McHugh

Conor McNally

Tagline

Ruslan May Wear the Red Star on His Head, but He

Wears a Sheriff’s Star on His Heart

Synopsis in English

Ruslan is a young boy in Soviet Russia who dreams

of being a cowboy. His western daydreams seem to

attract heavy-handed disapproval from wherever

he goes, putting his resilience, his identity, and his

lasso skills to test!

Synopsis in Bengali

সলান সািভেয়ত রািশয়ার একিট তণ ছেল য রাখাল

হওয়ার দেখ। সলােনর এই পাাত িদবা িনেয়

স যখােনই যাক না কন তােক কিঠন অসমথেনর

সুখীন হেত হয়। যার ফেল পরীার সুখীন হয় তার

ধয, তার িনেজর পিরচয় এবং এমনিক তার গেড়া বাঁধার

দতাও!

Logline

Ruslan Is a Young Boy in Soviet Russia Who

Dreams of Being a Cowboy

Editor

Jack McHugh

Conor McNally

Producer

Jack McHugh

Conor McNally

Cinematographer

Jack McHugh

Conor McNally

Leading Casts

Jack McHugh

Conor McNally

Serhii Mynenko

Serhii Shelest

Jack McHugh is a recent Animation graduate from The National Film School at

IADT Dun Laoghaire in Dublin, Ireland. ‘Ruslan’, his graduation film, is the second

animated short comedy film he has produced. His first film, ‘Warfair’, won the

award for Best Animation at the 2020 First Cut Youth Film Festival in Youghal, Co.

Cork.

Conor McNally is a recent Animation graduate from The National Film School at

IADT Dun Laoghaire in Dublin, Ireland. ‘Ruslan’, his graduation film, is the second

animated short comedy film he has produced with Jack McHugh as a filmmaking

duo.

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SANSONE

Italy | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Italian | International Premiere | 13 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Chiara Centioni

Story

Chiara Centioni

Script & Screenplay

Chiara Cention

Editor

Andrea Maguolo

Producer

Goldenart Production

Cinematographer

Chiara Centioni

Leading Casts

Giorgia Wurth

Chiara Centioni

Ludovico Carta

Alice Balzoni

Leone Orfeo

Synopsis in English

Eight-year-old Christian is bullied by his friends

and scolded by his mother because he has long

blonde hair. Paola, the mother, is unaware that the

gesture of her son is not that of a whim but rather

that of a heroic act. Christian was shocked to learn

that Luna, his friend, would lose her long brown

hair due to an illness. He firmly decided to donate

his hair to her. Luna receives the blonde wig from

Christian and resumes smiling again.

Synopsis in Original Language

Christian, 8 anni, per via dei suoi capelli biondi

lunghissimi viene bullizzato dagli amici e

rimproverato dalla madre, Paola, ignara del fatto

che il gesto del figlio non celi un capriccio ma un

atto eroico. Christian, infatti, è rimasto sconvolto

dopo aver visto la sua amichetta Luna, perdere

i lunghi capelli castani per via di una malattia,

pertanto decide di donarle i suoi. Luna, indossando

la parrucca bionda realizzata con i capelli di

Christian, torna così a sorridere.

Synopsis in Bengali

িনেজর লা সানািল চু েলর জন আট বছেরর িিয়ান

তার মার কােছ বকা খত এবং বু েদর কােছ হেতা হািসর

পা। তেব চু ল লা করার পছেন কারণটা তার মা,

পাওলারও জানা নই। িনেজর বু লুনার লা বাদািম

চু লেলা অসুতার জন পেড় যােব, এমনটা জানার পর স

তার চু ল লা রাখা কের। িসা নয়, তার চু লেলা

লুনােক িদেয় দওয়ার। সাহসী িিয়ােনর কাছ থেক

সানািল পরচু লা পেয় লুনার মুেখ হািস িফের আেস।

Chiara Centioni, born and raised in Castelli

Romani, Italy. At the age of eighteen, she moved

to Milan where she graduated in Architecture and

Restoration from the Polytechnic. At the time of

studying, she discovered, by chance, the passion for

the world of cinema and theater.

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SCHOOL BELL

India | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | No Dialouge | Bangladesh Premiere | 3 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

10 years and below

Director

B. Suresh Kumar

Story

B. Suresh Kumar

Script & Screenplay

B. Suresh Kumar

Editor

Atish Nandy

Producer

Films Division

Cinematographer

Kumar Tapas Ranjan

Visual Effects

Ayan Bhattacharya

Tagline

Eradication of Child labor

Synopsis in English

Education is the backbone of a society. But at

every corner of the world, there is a child who is

not getting the opportunity of proper education.

Their illiterate background is throwing them off

from all kinds of new possibilities. In this film, the

importance of education is being conveyed from

child labor’s point of view.

Synopsis in Original Language

शिक्षा समाज की रीढ़ है। लेकिन दुनिया के हर कोने में, एक

ऐसा बच्चा है जिसे शिक्षा का अवसर नहीं मिल रहा है। उनकी

अनपढ़ पृष्ठभूमि उन्हें हर तरह की नई संभावनाओं से दूर कर

रही है। इस फिल्म में बाल श्रम के दृष्टिकोण से शिक्षा के

महत्व को बताया जा रहा है।

Synopsis in Bengali

িশা সমােজর মদ। তেব িবের িতিট কােণ এমন

একিট িশ রেয়েছ য িশার সুেযাগ পাে না । তােদর

িনরর পটভূ িম তােদর সম ধরেণর নতু ন সাবনা থেক

দূের সিরেয় িদে। এই ছিবেত িশেমর দৃিভি থেক

িশার বাঝােনার চা করা হেয়েছ।

Leading Casts

Kumar Tapas Ranjan

B.Suresh Kumar graduated in Visual

Communication. He obtained his diploma in Film

Technology & Television Production and specialized

in Sound Recording & Sound Engineering. He worked

as a sound engineer in more than 600 films in India.

He has also been working as a sound recordist

in Films Division, Government of India since 2000

onwards.

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SEA WORLD

Indonesia | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Indonesian | International Premiere | 11 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Kawakibi Muttaqien

Assistant Director

Fitriana Lestari

Story

Fanni Mardhotillah

Script & Screenplay

Fanni Mardhotillah

Editor

Mohammad Adhyaksa

Producer

Fanni Mardhotillah

Cinematographer

Muhamad Irvan Abdussalam

Original Title

Dunia Laut

Tagline

A simple hope

Synopsis in English

Two elementary school kids, Wawan and Kipli

who live on the coast of Jakarta are eager to go to

the Seaworld to see a variety of fish they do not

know yet. To go there, they work together to win

a competition organized by their school without

realizing that the winner only gets one ticket.

Logline

A simple hope of two elementary kids

Synopsis in Original Language

Dua anak SD, Wawan dan Kipli yang tinggal

di pesisir pantai Jakarta sangat ingin pergi ke

Seaworld untuk melihat berbagai macam ikan yang

belum mereka ketahui, dengan cara mendapatkan

reward yang diselenggarakan oleh pihak sekolah.

Mereka saling membantu agar dapat pergi

bersama, Namun tiket yang

mereka dapat ternyata hanya 1 tiket.

Synopsis in Bengali

জাকাতার উপকূ েল বসবাসকারী দুিট াথিমক িবদালেয়র

িশ ওয়াওয়ান এবং িকপিল। তারা দুইজনই িবিভ অজানা

জািতর মাছ দখেত িসওয়াে যেত আহী। িসওয়াে

যাওয়ার সুেযাগ খুঁজেত িগেয় তারা তােদর িবদালয় থেক

আেয়ািজত একিট িতেযািগতায় অংশহণ কের। িক

তারা জানেতা না, য িবজয়ী হেব স কবলমা একিট

িটিকট পােব।

Leading Casts

Bima Sena Prisai Susilo

M Zayyan Aqilah

Kawakibi Muttaqien is a filmmaker from

Indonesia. He earned years of experience after

working under many known directors and

producers. He is also an alumnus of the Film

Leaders Incubator.

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SKY SUN, TILE SUN

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Action, Fantasy | English | International Premiere | 6 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Ziba Arzhang

Story

Ziba Arzhang

Synopsis in English

Due to the intensity of the explosion and

bombardment of the sun, the tiled wall breaks and

it gets dark everywhere. People help each other to

build a new sun for the sky.

Synopsis in Bengali

িবোরেণর তীতা ও বামাবািজর ভাব পেড়েছ সূেযর

উপর, এর শির উপর। চািরিদেক ঘিনেয় এেসেছ

অকার, পুেরা আকাশ হেয় গেছ ঘন কােলা। ভে গেছ

মজবুত দয়াল। তাই সকেল িমেল একিত হেয় পুনার

করেব সূেযর আেলা।

Script & Screenplay

Ziba Arzhang

Editor

Benjamin Ghochagh

Producer

Documentary

Experimental Cinema

Development Center

Ziba Arzhang

Cinematographer

Ziba Arzhang

Ziba Arzhang is a member of ASIFA Iran (Association of Animation

Filmmakers). She has studied filmmaking at the Iranian Youth

Cinema Association. She is an independent filmmaker, especially

interested in making animated documentaries. Arzhang has

participated in more than seventy international festivals and won

eleven awards for Best Animation, Best Animation Director, and

Best Animated Screenplay.

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THE AMAZING ADVENTURES

OF AWESOME

United Kingdom | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | English | International Premiere | 6 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Allison Brownmoore

Story

Allison Brownmoore

Ben Stark

Script & Screenplay

Allison Brownmoore

Synopsis in English

’The Amazing Adventures of Awesome’ is a

hand-illustrated animated film about a young

autistic girl at the heart of a quiet revolution.

The title makes it clear that this is an imaginative

journey through a fantastic world in which even

the everyday activities are experienced by the

protagonist as an adventure full of incentives and

also some confusion and fear at what he does not

understand well.

Synopsis in Bengali

’িদ আেমিজং অাডেভার অফ অসাম’ একিট হােত আঁকা

অািনেমশন িফ, যা এক নতু ন িবেবর সূচনাকারী।

একিট িতবী িশর উপর িভি কের বানােনা হয়

িসেনমািট। িশেরানাম থেকই বাঝা যাে এিট একিট

কািনক জগেতর মেধ এক অসাধারণ যাা, যখােন

দনিন কমকা ও উীপনাময় অাডেভাের পিরপূণ।

এছাড়াও রেয়েছ িকছু না বাঝা িধা-সংেকাচ।

Editor

Andy Worboys

Producer

George Chignell

Allison Brownmoore

Cinematographer

Allison Brownmoore

Executive Producer

Serena Armitage

Animation

Kevin Smy

Jamie Kendall

Amalie Vilmar

Mairead Ryan

Leading Casts

Robert Logan

Allison Brownmooore is a BAFTA-nominated

design director. She is the co-founder of Blue Spill,

an award-winning boutique design studio based

in Soho, London. As the mother of an autistic

child, and as an artist with a disability, Allison is

passionate about telling stories that celebrate

being different, and how these differences can be

exciting, engaging, and rewarding.

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THE BALL OF THE CATS

France | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy, Musical | English | South Asian Premiere | 2 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Andrea Kiss

Assistant Director

Jean-Philippe Salvadori

Story

Cécile Corbel

Andrea Kiss

Script & Screenplay

Andrea Kiss

Editor

Andrea Kiss

Jean-Philippe Salvadori

Producer

Lionel Grosheny

Cinematographer

Andrea Kiss

Jean-Philippe Salvadori

Tagline

Sometimes mice are dancing even when the cat is

watching

Synopsis in English

The sudden arrival of a cat in the ball dance of the

mice! But, it kept pretending as if it is a civilized

cat who came to enjoy the ball dance only. But

his sight is locked on a small mouse. His main

intention for coming here today is to catch that

mouse. So, the game of cat-and-mouse begins.

Who will win in the end?

Synopsis in Original Language

L’arrivée soudaine d’un chat dans la danse du bal

des souris! Mais, il a continué à faire semblant que

c’était un chat civilisé qui venait profiter de la danse

du bal uniquement. Mais sa vue est verrouillée

sur une petite souris. Son intention principale en

venant ici aujourd’hui est d’attraper cette souris.

Alors, commence le jeu du chat et de la souris. Qui

va gagner à la fin?

Synopsis in Bengali

ইঁদুরেদর বল নােচর আসের হঠাৎ এক িবড়ােলর আগমন!

ভাব তার এমন, যন ভাজা মাছিট উিেয় খেত জােন না,

সভ িবড়ােলর মত এেসেছ বল নাচ উপেভাগ করেত। তেব

তার নজর ছা একিট ইঁদুেরর উপর, যােক ধরার

উেেশই আজ তার এই বল নােচর আসের আসা।

হল ইঁদুর-িবড়ােলর খলা। শষ পয তেব ক িজতেব?

Animation

Andrea Kiss

Philippe Crozat

Jean-Philippe Salvadori

Andrea Kiss is an animation film director, illustrator,

and graphic artist, who was born in Budapest in 1973.

She graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Crafts

and Design in Budapest and has been working with

animated films since 1990. She has been working as

an animator in different studios like Aardman, Studio

Magica, Studio Ex-ist and on numerous independent

projects.

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THE BICYCLE

Bulgaria | 2018 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Bulgarian | International Premiere | 20 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Chris Zahariev

Story

Chris Zahariev

Ivan

Script & Screenplay

Chris Zahariev

Ivan

Editor

Chris Zahariev

Producer

Stanislav Semerdjiev

Original Title

Колелото

Synopsis in English

The story is about an interesting and unusual

bonding between Bai Kiro, the feeble keeper of the

cherry garden, and his irrational and irresponsible

appointed assistant, Lacho. The film shows how

their bonding goes with the story altogether.

Synopsis in Original Language

Историята разказва за интересна и необичайна

връзка между Бай Киро, немощния пазач на

черешовата градина и неговия ирационален

и безотговорен назначен асистент Лачо и как

свързването им съвпада с историята като цяло.

Synopsis in Bengali

গিট চির বাগােনর দুবল পাহারাদার বাই িকেরা এবং তার

দািয়ানহীন সহকারী লােচার মধকার অু ত ও মজাদার

সক তু েল ধের। িফিটেত দখা যায়, কীভােব িদেন

িদেন তােদর মেধ গেড় উেঠ একিট আিরকতার সক।

Cinematographer

Chris Zahariev

Leading Casts

Valentin Andreev

Chris Zahariev is a twenty-two years old filmmaker

& traveller. He won ’Most Inspirational Person’

award by the National Bulgarian Television & Radio

in 2018 and “Top Inspirational Young Person” in

2019 for directing the viral documentary web-series

called ‘Getting Lost On Purpose’.

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THE BOY AND

THE MOUNTAIN

Chile | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Spanish | 11 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

10 years and below

Director

Santiago Aguilera

Gabriel Monreal

Story

Pablo Aguirre

Santiago Aguilera

Kylie Trupp

Gabriel Monreal

Script & Screenplay

Santiago Aguilera

Gabriel Monreal

Editor

Santiago Aguilera

Gabriel Monreal

Producer

Santiago Aguilera

Gabriel Monreal

Cinematographer

Santiago Aguilera

Gabriel Monreal

Original Title

El niño y la monta

Synopsis in English

Hernan is a child who likes daydreaming, but in

his studies, he is not doing well at all. His father

constantly urges him to improve, advising him that

he must become very successful in life. Hernan

dispenses with his dream, gradually forgets to

devote himself to his studies. Over time, after

becoming a successful entrepreneur, Hernan

achieves the dream that his father instilled in him,

becoming successful. Until one day, he realizes

that he has not really achieved the thing he always

longed for. Then he makes a crucial decision

to fulfill his dream, but fate plays tricks on him.

Hernan faces a new challenge that will change the

meaning of his life.

Synopsis in Original Language

Hernán is a child who likes to daydreaming, but

in his studies, he is not doing well at all. His father

constantly urges him to improve, advising him that

he must reach very high to succeed in life. Hernán

dispenses with his dream, gradually forgetting it

to devote himself to his studies. Over time, and

already become a successful entrepreneur, Hernán

achieves the dream that his father instilled in him,

reach high, until one day he will realize that he has

not really achieved something he always longed

for. Then he will make the crucial decision to fulfill

his dream, but fate will play tricks on him. Hernán

will have to face a new challenge that will change

the meaning.

Synopsis in Bengali

হারনান ছেলিট দখেত ভােলাবােস িক পড়ােশানায়

স মােটও ভােলা ফলাফল করেছ না। তার বাবা তােক

সবসময় আেরা ভােলা করার তািগদ দয়, তােক বাঝায় য

জীবেন সফলতার ছাঁয়া পেত হেল অেনক উঁচু েত উঠেত

হেব। স ধীের ধীের িনেজর েক ভু েল পড়ােশানায়

মেনােযাগী হয় এবং একসময় স হেয় ওেঠ একজন সফল

উেদাা। হারনান তার বাবার সািরত সফলতার িশখের

ওঠার িটেক পূরণ কের িঠকই, িক একিদন স বুঝেত

পাের তার আকাার িটেক স কানিদনই পুরণ

কেরিন। স তার পূরেণর জন দৃঢ়িত হবার িসা

নয় িক িনয়িতও যন তার সােথ এক কিঠন খলা

খলেছ। এমতাবায় হারনানেক নতু ন সব চােলের

মুেখামুিখ হেত হেব যা তার জীবন বদেল দেব।

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Santiago Aguilera is a publicist, audiovisual communicator, and art

director with 25 years of experience in the graphic computing market. He

studied postproduction of visual effects for Cinema and Advertisement

in Chile. He also attended several animation campaigns such as COPEC,

Chile’s latest Viva Leer 2018 campaign in 10 animated stories. He was

awarded an Effie Award in 2018.


THE BROKEN COLOURED

PENCILS

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Biography | Persian | International Premiere | 10 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Abtin Amiri

Story

Abtin Amiri

Zhra Amiri

Synopsis in English

The movie tells the story of some memorable

incidents. These memories are of a student who

is studying psychology. The memories embark on

the journey of his young age and the movie tells us

more.

Synopsis in Bengali

চলিিট িকছু ৃিতময় ঘটনােক িঘের। ৃিতেলা একিট

ছেলর, স মেনািবােনর ছা। এই ৃিতেলােত রেয়েছ

তার ছেলেবলার গ, যা এই চলিের মেধ িদেয় কাশ

পায়।

Script & Screenplay

Abtin Amiri

Zhra Amiri

Editor

Abtin Amiri

Producer

Abtin Amiri

Cinematographer

Abtin Amiri

Abtin Amiri is the director of ‘The Broken Coloured

Pencils’. Before this film, he made two other short

films called ‘Drugs’ and ‘Wake Up Baby’. He is a

student of Psychology and lives in Tehran, Iran.

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THE CASTLE

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2018 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Persian | Bangladesh Premiere | 37 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Saba Ghasemi

Story

Saba Ghasemi

Script & Screenplay

Saba Ghasemi

Editor

Mojtaba Esmaeilzade

Producer

Saba Ghasemi

Original Title

قلعه

Tagline

Some castles are made by bricks, some are made

by books; but all castles stand by memories.

Synopsis in English

There are only twenty-three days left until the

house is demolished. Arya is back home to pack

his books. He asks for help from a waste collector

named Qasem. Qasem asks if he can stay in the

house until the demolition and finally Arya agrees.

Synopsis in Bengali

বািড় ভে ফলার আর মা তইশ িদন বািক আেছ।

আিরয়া তার বই ছােত বািড় িফের এেসেছ। স কােশম

নােম এক আবজনা সংহকারেকর কােছ সাহায চায়।

কােশম িজেস কের, বািড় ভে ফলার আগ পয স

সই বািড়িটেত থাকেত পারেব িকনা এবং অবেশেষ আিরয়া

রািজ হয়।

Cinematographer

Vahid Ebrahimi

Saba Ghasemi was born in Iran in 1993. She did

her BA in Cinema and MA in Dramatic Literature

from the Art University of Tehran. Ghasemi works

as a scriptwriter and director in Iran.

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THE CHICK

Turkey | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Turkish | International Premiere | 8 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Turgut Kanal

Story

Turgut Kanal

Script & Screenplay

Turgut Kanal

Editor

Turgut Kanal

Producer

Turgut Kanal

Cinematographer

Ahmet Abdullah Karaca

Leading Casts

Mehmet Ali açil

Kuzey Çatak

Vesile Nehir Kizilay

Original Title

Ci̇vci̇v

Tagline

Sharing is caring.

Synopsis in English

The year is 1990. Hasan lives in a small village with

two children Merve and Sefa who are studying

in a primary school. For a long time, the children

wanted him to buy chicks. However, there is a

problem. Children can not share these two yellow

chicks and quarrel all the time. Which chick is

whose? As a solution, Hasan marked the wing of

one of the chicks in red. The red marked chick

belongs to Merve. The problem seems to be

solved. As the days pass, the marked chick gets

sick. And one day, when Merve is at school, the

marked chick dies. Sefa buries the chick and thinks

about how to convey this sad news to his sister.

Synopsis in Original Language

Hasan ilkokula giden 2 çocuğu ile küçük bir köyde

yaşamaktadır. Çocukların ısrarı üzerine pazardan 2

civciv satın almıştır. Ancak çocuklar bu 2 sarı civcivi

paylaşamayıp tartışırlar. Hangi civciv kimindir?

Hasan çözüm olarak civcivin birinin kanadına

kırmızı boya sürer. Boyalı olan civciv Merve’nindir.

Sorun giderilmiş gibidir ama günler gelip geçerken

kırmızı boyalı civciv hastalanır ve Merve okuldayken

Sefa’nın gözleri önünde ölür. Sefa ablasının

üzülmemesi için bu kötü haberi nasıl vereceğini

düşünürken aklına ilginç bir fikir gelir.

Synopsis in Bengali

১৯৯০ সাল। হাসান নােমর এক যুবক তার দুই সান মাভ

ও শফা ক সােথ িনেয় এক ছাট গাঁেয় বাস কেরন। তার

ু ল পড়ু য়া সােনরা তার কােছ বিদন ধের আবদার

করেছ তােদর মুরিগর ছানা িকেন দওয়ার জন। হাসান

তােদর িকেন িদেলন িক দখা িদল এক নতু ন সমসা।

তােদর এই হলুদ মুরিগছানা দুেটার ভাগাভািগ িনেয় বেধ

যত ঝগড়া। কান মুরিগ ছানািট কার? সমাধানপ,

হাসান একিট মুরিগছানার ডানায় লাল রেঙর দাগ কেট

িদেলন। লাল দাগ িচিত ছানািট মােভর। সমসািটর

সমাধান হেলও িদন যতই যািল, মােভর ছানািট ততই

অসু হিল। একিদন মাভ যখন ু েল িছল, তখন তার

ছানািট মারা যায়। শফা ছানািটেক কবর িদেয় দয় এবং

িচায় পেড় যায় িকভােব স তার বানেক এ দুঃেখর

সংবাদিট জানােব।

Turgut Kanal is a thirty years old forensic doctor at the Uludag University

Hospital. He lives in Bursa, Turkey. He has been interested in short films since

his university years. Every day, he faces new human stories in the autopsy

room which helps him write scripts. He hopes that the viewers of his films can

empathize with the characters.

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THE ELEVENTH STEP

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Persian | Bangladesh Premiere | 11 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Maryam Kashkoolinia

Story

Based on “The Eleventh Step”

Kanoon

Script & Screenplay

Maryam Kashkoolinia

Maryam Chalesh

Editor

Mohammad Naseri

Producer

Kanoon

Mohammad Reza Karimi Saremi

Synopsis in English

‘The 11th Step’ is about a little lion cub who was

born in a zoo and lives in a small ten steps long

cage. On the eleventh step, he bangs his head

against the bars. But one day, the zookeeper

leaves the cage door open. Will the lion cub dare to

take one more step toward its freedom?

Synopsis in Original Language

مرحله یازدهم“‏ در مورد توله شیر است که در باغ وحش به دنیا آمده“‏

و در قفسی زندگی می کند که فقط ده قدم طول دارد.‏ در پله یازدهم

سرش را به میله ها می کوبد ، اما یک روز نگهبان باغ وحش در قفس را

باز می گذارد.‏ با این حال ، توله شیر هرگز جرات ی کند یک قدم دیگر

‏.به سمت آزادی خود بردارد

Synopsis in Bengali

‘দ ইেলেভ প’ ৈদঘ চলিিট িচিড়য়াখানায় জ

নয়া একিট িসংহ শাবকেক িনেয় িনিমত। ছাট িসংহিট ১০

কদম লা একিট খাঁচায় থােক। শাবকিটর ১১তম কদেম

খাঁচায় তার মাথা ঠু েক যায়। িক একিদন িচিড়য়াখানা

দখােশানাকারী ভু লবশত খাঁচার দরজািট খালা রেখ যায়।

িসংহ শাবকিট িক সাহস করেব আেরা এক ধাপ এিগেয়

মুির াদ হণ করার?

Leading Casts

Mehdi Sabaei

Maryam Kashkoolinia, born in 1967, holds a B.A.

in Graphics and an M.A. in Animation. She has

12 years of experience in poster and book cover

design. She is the author of the film ‘In Memory...’,

an award-winning short animation about the

survivors of the great Bam earthquake. ‘Tunnel’ and

‘In Our Home’ is her other films.

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THE FLYING HANDS

Italy | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | No Dialogue | International Premiere | 8 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Giovanni Meola

Story

Giovanni Meola

Script & Screenplay

Giovanni Meola

Editor

Giovanni Meola

Producer

Giovanni Meola

Cinematographer

Giovanni Meola

Leading Casts

Sarah Tabibzadehcharacter

ENRICA SCIANDRONE

Giovanni Meola

Synopsis in English

Simon, a five-year-old, falls in love with the piano

played by his old grandfather, who magnificently

plays without even reading any sheet. But when

his grandfather disappears, the child is not able

to do anything but stare at the piano. The piano is

too tall and big for him to play. So, he looks at the

sky and plays with his hands. His parents cannot

explain where his grandfather has gone. Suddenly,

a shining star glimpse in front of her eyes.

Synopsis in Original Language

“Quando è un bambino a raccontare una favola

agli adulti” Simon, un bambino di cinque anni, si

innamora del pianoforte suonato dal nonno, che

suona magnificamente senza nemmeno leggere

alcun foglio. Ma quando il nonno scompare,

il bambino non può fare altro che fissare il

pianoforte, troppo alto e troppo grande per lui

e ... ‘suonare’ l’aria con le mani. I suoi genitori

non sanno come spiegare dove sia suo nonno è

andato ma intanto il bambino intravede una stella

splendente nel cielo. questo nonostante l’età e

la differenza di età. “The Flying Hands” è la storia

di un bambino nato dal fascino che diventa arte

crescendo.

Synopsis in Bengali

পাঁচ বছর বয়সী সাইমন তার বৃ দাদার িপয়ােনা বাজােনার

েম পেড় যায়। তার দাদা িপয়ােনার কােনা নাট না

দেখই দুদা িপয়ােনা বাজােতন। িক সাইমেনর দাদা

একিদন ট কের িনেখাঁজ হেয় গেল সাইমেনর িপয়ােনার

িদেক তািকেয় থাকা ছাড়া িকছুই করার থােকনা। কারণ

িপয়ােনািট ওর উতা থেক অেনক লা। তাই স

আকােশর িদেক তািকেয় বাতােস িপয়ােনা বাজায়। তার

বাবা-মাও তার দাদা কাথায় গেছন তা জানেতন না। তেব

এরই মেধ, িশিট আকােশ একিট লল নের ঝলক

দেখ।

Giovanni Meola is a playwright, screenwriter, film

director, art director, and owner of an independent

production company. He has directed seven short

films with prominent Italian actors which earned

him dozens of awards. Coming soon, his first long

feature film, ‘The Conversion.’ ‘The Flying Hands’ is

his first animation film.

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THE HAPPINESS OF SOME

France | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | French | South Asian Premiere | 8 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Laure de Châteaubourg

Clémence Janssens

Frédéric Mesnard

Elora Fievet

Julien Hoareau

Thomas Gillon

Story & Screenplay

Laure de Châteaubourg

Clémence Janssens

Frédéric Mesnard

Elora Fievet

Julien Hoareau

Thomas Gillon

Editor

Thomas Gillon

Producer

Philippe Meis

Original Title

Le Bonheur Des Uns

Synopsis in English

Achille is a dairy farmer. His son, Félix comes to

visit his father for a weekend. During his son’s visit,

this young father who is exhausted by his work and

slowly giving up on his passion will be confronted

by his son. Will he be passionate about the work

and bring life to the farm once again?

Synopsis in Original Language

Achille est un éleveur laitier dont le fils, Félix, vient

lui rendre visite le temps d’un week end. Pendant

ce court séjour, la vision du métier d’éleveur de ce

jeune père, épuisé par le travail et dont la passion

le quitte peu à peu, va être confrontée à celle de

son fils, passionné par ce métier et la vie au sein de

la ferme.

Synopsis in Bengali

আিশেল একজন রাখাল। তার পু ফিল সাহ শেষ

তার সে দখা করেত আেস। তার ছেলর সাাৎকােল

কােজর চােপ পেড় া ও পিরা হেয় পড়া এই বাবা

তার জীবেনর সকল ইা-আকাা থেক আহ হািরেয়

ফলেছ। এমনিট দেখ তার ছাট ছেলিট তােক িজেস

কের, িতিন িক আবারও নতু ন উদেম কাজ কের তার ফাম

এবং জীবেন আন িফিরেয় আনেত উদমী হেবন?

Cinematographer

Laure de Châteaubourg

Clémence Janssens

Frédéric Mesnard

Elora Fievet

Julien Hoareau

Thomas Gillon

Laure de Châteaubourg, Clémence Janssens,

Frédéric Mesnard, Elora Fievet, Julien Hoareau

and Thomas Gillon have graduated from Rubika

Animation school situated at Valenciennes, France

with a Masters in Digital Direction. In 2020, they all

together directed the short film ‘The Happiness Of

Some’.

115


THE LAST DAY

OF AUTUMN

Switzerland | 2019 | HD | 1.85:1 | Color | Adventure, Comedy, Sports | No Dialogue | Bangladesh Premiere | 7 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Marjolaine Perreten

Story

Marjolaine Perreten

Script & Screenplay

Marjolaine Perreten

Editor

Marjolaine Perreten

Zoltan Horvath

Producer

Nicolas Burlet

Original Title

Le dernier jour d’automne

Synopsis in English

Some different forest animals secretly collect

abandoned bike parts with the intention to build

vehicles that fit their sizes. A great race is in the

preparation. It is the last day of Autumn race.

Synopsis in Original Language

Des animaux de la forêt rassemblent secrètement

des pièces de vélos abandonnés dans l’intention

de construire des véhicules adaptés à leur gabarit.

Une grande course se prépare. La course du

Dernier jour d’Automne.

Synopsis in Bengali

বেনর িকছু প-পািখ গাপেন সাইেকেলর িবিভ পিরত

অংশ জাগাড় করেছ। উেশ একটাই, িনেজেদর সুিবধামত

উপযু বাহন তির করা। এই িবিচ বাহনেলা িদেয় এক

দুদা িতেযািগতা আর হেত যাে। এটা শরেতর শষ

িদেনর িতেযািগতা।

Cinematographer

Marjolaine Perreten

Marjolaine Perreten was born in 1990 in

Lausanne, Switzerland. She studied Multimedia

Design at ERACOM in Lausanne, Switzerland from

2009 to 2012. After working at Nadasdy Film,

L’Enclume, and ‘Vivement Lundi!’, she admitted into

the La Poudrière School in Valence, France. She is

now working at Nadasdy Film as an animation film

director.

116


THE LAST EMBRACE

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2018 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | Bangladesh Premiere | 4 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Saman Hosseinpuor

Story

Saman Hosseinpuor

Script & Screenplay

Saman Hosseinpuor

Editor

Saman Hosseinpuor

Tagline

The little girl wants to show her drawing to her

family, but everybody is busy.

Synopsis in English

The story follows a little girl, her drawing and

her pursuit of wanting to show it to her family.

No one in the family has time for her as they are

constantly busy with their phones. Having found

no one willing to see her drawing, she dejectedly

approaches her grandfather.

Synopsis in Bengali

গিট একিট ছা মেয় এবং তার আঁকা একিট ছিব িনেয়,

যিট স তার পিরবােরর সকলেক দখােত চায়। তেব

কােরারই মেনােযাগ িদেয় ছিবিট দখার সময় হেনা

কননা তারা তােদর মুেঠােফােনর মােঝ ব। কাউেক

ছিবিট দখােত না পের মেয়িট আশাহত হেয় তার দাদার

কােছ যায়।

Logline

The little girl wants to show her drawing to her

family but.

Producer

Saman Hosseinpuor

Cinematographer

Zanyar Lotfi

Leading Casts

Zhona Sajadi

Fereiduon AliRamai

Rashid Hosseinpuor

Ali Panahi

Mohammad Panahi

Nima Hosseini

Parvin Falahi

Kazhal Safeghi

Saman Hosseinpuor was born in Saqez,

Kurdestan, Iran, in 1993. He started acting

in theatre at the age of fourteen and started

filmmaking back in 2008. In the meantime, he

began writing short stories.

117


THE LEGEND OF ORIOL

Spain | 2020 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama | Spanish | South Asian Premiere | 22 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Rubén Jiménez Sanz

Story

Rubén Jiménez Sanz

Juanjo Buendía

Script & Screenplay

Rubén Jiménez Sanz

Juanjo Buendía

Editor

Rubén Jiménez Sanz

Original Title

La leyenda de Oriol

Synopsis in English

Oriol is a typical six-year-old child suffering from

cancer who will face the disease with his mother’s

love and faith in his favourite fictional character, “El

Zorro”. Will he triumph?

Synopsis in Original Language

Oriol es un niño con cáncer que se enfrentará a la

enfermedad con la ayuda del amor de su madre y

la fe en su personaje de ficción favorito, “El Zorro”.

Synopsis in Bengali

অিরওল, কাাের আা ছয় বছেরর এই িশিট জীবন

যুে লড়াইেয়র হািতয়ার িহেসেব বেছ িনেয়েছ মােয়র

িনঃাথ ভালবাসা এবং তার িয় কািনক চির ‘এল

জােরা’ ক। স িক পারেব কাারেক জয় করেত?

Producer

Juanjo Buendía

Cinematographer

Jero Forradellas

Rubén Jiménez Sanz, a director, an actor and a

screenwriter, who was born in Palma de Mallorca

in 1983. He studied filmmaking in Barcelona and

began his career in cinema on various films as an

actor. As a director, he has directed several video

clips and short films.

118


THE PAINTED LADYBIRD

Ireland | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy | English | International Premiere | 2 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Emily Miller

Story

Emily Miller

Script & Screenplay

Emily Miller

Tagline

Tolerance and understanding

Synopsis in English

‘The Painted Lady’ is a short film made for children

to increase their tolerance and understanding

ability in them. It aims to evoke empathy in people

towards anyone who has ever felt ostracized for

any reason.

Synopsis in Bengali

‘দ পইেড লিডবাড’ িশেদর জন বানােনা একিট

ৈদঘ চলি, যা িশেদর আেরা সহনশীল ও

বাধশিস হেত সাহায করেব। চলিিটর ল

মানুেষর মােঝ সহমিমতার সৃি করা যােত কউ কখেনা

অসহায় বাধ করেল সকেল তার িত সহানুভবতার পিরচয়

দয়।

Editor

Emily Miller

Producer

Emily Miller

Cinematographer

Emily Miller

Art Director

Emily Miller

Emily Miller is a visual artist in Ireland. By working

across a wide range of media, Emily’s aim is to

spread positive messages in an exciting and socially

engaging way. Emily is enthused by technological

developments and also has a strong skill set in the

traditional art forms of painting and drawing, having

exhibited work across Europe and the world.

119


THE PINK RIBBON

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | International Premiere | 7 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Mohammad Faramarzi

Story

Mohammad Faramarzi

Script & Screenplay

Mohammad Faramarzi

Synopsis in English

‘Pink Ribbon’ is the story of a young boy and girl

whose mother is suffering from cancer. The little

girl is convinced that if she shares her wish with

a balloon, the balloon will rise up to heaven and

reach God. Her wish would then be fulfilled.

Synopsis in Bengali

‘িপংক িরবন’ একিট মেয় এবং একিট ছেলর গ িনেয়

িনিমত যােদর মা কাাের আা। ছা মেয়িট িবাস

কের য যিদ স একিট বলুেনর কােছ তার মােক সু

কের দওয়ার ইা বেল তােক আকােশ উিড়েয় দয়,

বলুনিট েগ পেছ যােব যখােন ঈর থােকন। ঈর

তার ইািট েন হয়ত পূরণ কের িদেবন।

Editor

Ehsan Akbari

Producer

Mohammad Faramarzi

Cinematographer

Omid Mirzaee

Leading Casts

Amir Mozaffari

Tiam Fathollahi

Mohammad Faramarzi was born on October 23,

1989, in Ilam, Iran. He completed his university

education in Geography and then graduated from

the Iranian Youth Cinema Society with a degree in

Filmmaking. Pink Ribbon is his first short film.

120


THE SILENCE

OF THE RIVER

Peru | 2020 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | English | South Asian Premiere | 14 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Francesca Canepa

Story

Francesca Canepa

Script & Screenplay

Francesca Canepa

Editor

Gino Moreno

Original Title

El silencio del rio

Synopsis in English

Juan, a nine-year-old Peruvian boy, lives with

his aphonic dad in a floating house on the

breathtaking Amazon River. This idyllic background

sets an allegorical journey into the rainforest

jungle, where nature, gender, truth and all things

begin to reveal the identity of his dad.

Synopsis in Bengali

য়ান, নয় বছেরর একিট পিভয়ান বালক, তার

বাকিতবী বাবার সােথ অামাজন নদীর ওপের একিট

ভাসমান বািড়েত থােক। এই অপপ সুর পটভূ িম,

অামাজন রইনফেরে একিট পক মেনর সূচনা কের,

যখােন কৃ িত তার বাবার পিরচয় কাশ করেত

কের।

Producer

Jimena Hospina

Cinematographer

Christian Valera

Leading Casts

Wilson Isminio Cruz

Francesca Canepa is a Peruvian filmmaker who

recently completed her second film, the awardwinning

short film ‘El Silencio del Río’.

She studied cinema at the University of Montpellier

and holds a Masters Degree in Cinematography

from the ESCAC, the Cinema School of Catalunya.

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THE THREAD

India | 2018 | HD | 1.33:1 (4:3) | Color | Drama | Malayalam | Bangladesh Premiere | 6 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Nehjul Huda Palliparambath

Story

Nehjul Huda Palliparambath

Script & Screenplay

Nehjul Huda Palliparambath

Editor

Santhosh Inform

Producer

Nehjul Huda Palliparambath

Cinematographer

Vahid Inform

Leading Casts

Anurag U

Rifa Shalees

Mm Purathoor

Mammutty Tirur

Original Title

Noolu

Synopsis in English

The Thread ‘(Noolu)’ is a short film which travels

through the little world of a ten-year-old child

named Vishnu. The film is about how social bullying

affects Vishnu’s small world and what he has faced.

A spotlight is shed on society’s failure in the fields

of welfare, charity and how it affects the life of a

child.

Synopsis in Original Language

നൂല് എന്ന ഷോ ട്ട് ഫിലിം പത്ത്

വയസ്സുള്ള വിഷ്ണു എന്ന പേരുള്ള

കുട്ടിയുടെ ലോകത്തിലൂടെയുള്ള യാത്രയാണ്.

സമൂഹത്തിലെ അസമത്വം എങ്ങനെയാണ്

വിഷ്ണുവിന്റെ ചെറിയ ലോകത്തെ

ബാധിക്കുന്നു എന്ന് കാണിച്ച് തരുന്നു

സിനിമ. സമുഹത്തിലെ ക്ഷേമ,ദാന മേഖലകളി

നിലനി ക്കുന്ന കാപട്യങ്ങ ഒരു കുട്ടിയെ ഏത്

രീതിയി ബാധിക്കുന്നു എന്ന് പറയുന്നുണ്ട്

സിനിമ.

Synopsis in Bengali

দ ড ‘(নুলু)’ গিট এেগায় ‘বুিলং’ এর িশকার দশ

বছেরর একিট বালেকর ছা জগতেক িঘের। কলাণ ও

দাতব ে সমােজর বথতা এবং কীভােব এিট একিট

িশর জীবেন ভাব ফেল– স িবষেয়ই আেলাকপাত করা

হেয়েছ এই ৈদঘ চলিে।

Nehjul Huda Palliparambath is an Indian

(Malayalam) short film director and a screenwriter,

hailing from Tirur, Malappuram, Kerala. The film

‘Noolu’ is his directorial debut, which has won

several awards and accolades. He foresees a future

career in film.

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THE TOUCHING

Czech Republic | 2020 | HD | 1.33:1 (4:3) | Black and white | Drama, History | Czech | Bangladesh Premiere | 39 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Story, Screenplay & Direction

Dominik György

Editor

Dominik György

Ema Adamove

Producer

Natália Pavlove

Cinematographer

Lubomír Ballek

Costume

Dominik György

Petr Vaněk

Alexandra Chernomashyntseva

Visual Effects

Radoslav Zákutný

Sound Engineer

Anna Kolářová

Original Title

Dotýkání

Tagline

Touches that will touch you for the rest of your life.

Synopsis in English

Behind the door of David’s and Mark’s room,

there is a hidden secret that is born from their

mutual self-discovery. Time barrels on and Marek

eventually loses touch with his teenage curiosity.

Realization dawns on him, what they did may be

very well that has crossed brotherly love. Young

David fails to understand this and chaos soon

ensues.

Synopsis in Original Language

Za dveřmi Davidova a Markova pokoje se skrývá

tajemství jejich vzájemného sebeobjevování. Když

se ale u Marka dospíváním dětská zvědavost vytratí,

uvědomí si, že překročili hranice bratrské lásky, což

mladší David ještě nedokáže pochopit.

Synopsis in Bengali

মাক ও ডিভড, এই দুই ভাইেয়র একটা গাপন খলা

আেছ, যা আর কউ জােন না, এমনিক তােদর মাও না।

হঠাৎ একিদন মাক যখন গাপন খলািট খলেত আপি

জানায়, উদীব ডিভড তখন মিরয়া হেয় উেঠ, যার

ফলাফল ধুই িবশৃলতা।

Background Music

Lenka Molčányiová

Leading Casts

Heřman Tajovský

Kryštof Brand

Lída Jakubův

Jana Oľhová

Erika Stárková

Václav Barták

Dominik György was born in Veľký Krtíš, Slovakia

on June 5, 1998. He studied Audiovisual Arts,

Cinematography, Sound, and Film Editing at a

private high school of film arts in Košice, Slovakia.

He studied Film Direction and graduated from

FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of

Performing Arts) in Prague, Czech Republic.

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THE TREE HAS

BEEN PLANTED

Argentina | 2020 | HD | 1.85:1 | Color | History, Musical | English | International Premiere | 7 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Story, Screenplay & Director

Irene Blei

Editor

Gustavo Gorzalczany

Producer

Dalia Edelstein

Cinematographer

Irene Blei

Gustavo Gorzalczany

Roberto Zambrino

Art Director

Pipi Spósito

Music Director

Sergio Desanze - Pepa Pascal

Director of Photography

Mariana Russo

Sound Director

Mariano Fernández

Original Title

El árbol ya fue plantado

Tagline

Something that has been planted will always find a

way to last.

Synopsis in English

Planting a tree has a simple and direct objective.

Whoever complies with it will be able to see it grow

and enjoy its shadow. You will be able to listen to

the birds, sheltered in its branches. An ineffective

or authoritarian regime will not tolerate what is

done without expressing consent, not even in the

case of beautiful and productive acts, to hold onto

power beyond all reason. A tree thrives to flourish.

Eventually, even when the visibility is cut down, it

could still find a way to last.

Synopsis in Original Language

Plantar un árbol tiene un objetivo sencillo y directo.

Quien lo cumpla podrá verlo crecer para solazarse

en su sombra. Disfrutará de su perfume y del

canto de los pájaros en sus ramas. Un régimen

ineficaz y autoritario no tolerará aquello que se

realice sin consentimiento, ni siquiera tratándose

de un acto bello, enfocado en asirse al poder más

allá de la razón. Un árbol echa raíces para florecer.

Y eventualmente, si se arranca lo visible, su esencia

halla un modo de sobreponerse para perdurar.

Synopsis in Bengali

গাছ লাগােনার একিট সহজ ও উেশ রেয়েছ। য

এই উেশ মেন চেল, স গাছিটেক বাড়েত দখার সুেযাগ

পােব এবং এর ছায়া উপেভাগ করেত পারেব। গােছ আয়

নওয়া পািখেদর গান নেত পারেব। কৃ িত াচারী ও

কতৃ িয়, স কােনা অসামসতা পছ কের না।

সৗেযর যুি দিখেয়ও কােনা নর শি তা বদলােত

পাের না, কারণ কৃ িতর শি সকল যুি-তেকর ঊে।

গােছর শকড় বাড়েত থােক। এমনিক, ব বাধা থাকেলও

এিট কৃ িতর মােঝ বঁেচ থাকার পথ খুঁেজ নয়।

Irene Blei is an independent filmmaker, a teacher

and a researcher, who is specialized in doing

animation. She is the founder of an audiovisual

techniques art school for kids and youths. She

was a professor at the University of Buenos Aires.

Blei also wrote a book and numerous articles on

animation, teaching and creation.

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THIS IS MY NIGHT

Egypt | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | South Asian Premiere | 14 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Yusuf Noaman

Story

Ahmed Ehab Abdelwareth

Script & Screenplay

Ahmed Ehab Abdel Wareth

Yusuf Noaman

Synopsis in English

A mother decided to enjoy a day out with her son

who suffers from Down Syndrome. She heads

to a classy Cairo town to enjoy some ice-cream

but instead of that, she faces a great struggle.

However, she insists on capturing a happy moment

for both herself and her son.

Synopsis in Bengali

একজন মা ও তার ডাউন িসনোেম আা ছেলর

লড়াইেয়র গ এিট। েতকিট িদন এই মােয়র কােছ

এেককিট যু। ছেলেক িনেয় কায়েরার এক অিভজাত

শহের আইসিম উপেভাগ করাও যন তার কােছ পবত

জেয়র শািমল। িক, মা হাল ছেড় দওয়ার পাী নন।

চরম িতকূ লতার মােঝও মা ও ছেল তােদর িনেজেদর

মত কের আন খুঁেজ পেত সংকব।

Editor

Mohamed Mamdouh

Producer

Rasha Gawdat

Cinematographer

Moustaf aElkashef

Leading Casts

Nahed El Sebaeiy

Amr Hosam Eldin

Sherif Desouky

Yusuf Noaman graduated from the Faculty of

Applied Arts and worked as a graphic designer.

Then, he studied Filmmaking at the French

University in Cairo. In 2016, he directed his short

feature film ‘Jamila’ which participated in several film

festivals. It was his graduation film. ‘This Is My Night’

is his second short film.

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THIS SIDE, OTHER SIDE

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | 9 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Lida Fazli

Story

Lida Fazli

Script & Screenplay

Lida Fazli

Tagline

No boundaries can prevent friendships.

Synopsis in English

The film tells us how no border can prevent the

formation of friendship, affection between children.

It gives us an understanding that the world of

adults, like the world of children, can be full of

peace and friendship too!

Synopsis in Bengali

িফিটর মূল সুর হল বু । ছাট বাােদর মােঝ

ভােলাবাসা ও মায়ার গভীর বন কান সীমােরখা িদেয়

আটকােনা সব নয়। এই আশা থােক বড়েদর জেনও।

িশেদর মত তােদর পৃিথবীটাও যন হয় শাি ও বু ে

ভরপুর।

Editor

Lida Fazli

Producer

Lida Fazli

Cinematographer

Lida Fazli

Lida Fazli was born in 1977, Iran. She gained her

diploma in 1994. Graduated from the Al Zahra

University of Tehran. Fazli received her BA degree

in Designing and an MA degree in Animation from

the Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran. At the

moment, she works as a newspaper cartoonist.

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TOBI AND THE TURBOBUS

Germany | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure, Comedy | English | International Premiere | 7 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Verena Fels

Assistant Director

Marc Angele

Story

Verena Fels

Synopsis in English

‘Tobi and the Turbobus’ is a heartwarming story

about growing up in a wolf pack and finding the

right place for yourself. This is not easy because

growing up sometimes means growing out of an

old friendship. So it might be better to go on than

to hold on. It is a story about finding out what real

friendship is worth.

Synopsis in Bengali

এক নকেড়ছানার বেড় ওঠা আর িনেজর জায়গা খুঁেজ

নয়ার এক গ ’টিব অা দা টােবাবাস’। কাজিট সহজ

নয়। কারণ, িকছু িকছু ে বেড় ওঠার মােন হেলা

পুেরােনা বু ের থেক ধীের ধীের দূের সের যাওয়া। তাই,

হয়েতা ধের রাখার চেয় এিগেয় যাওয়াই সহজ। এিট

সিতকােরর বু খুঁেজ পাওয়ার একিট গ।

Script & Screenplay

Verena Fels

Editor

Verena Fels

Producer

Verena Fels

Cinematographer

Verena Fels

Sound Director

Christian Heck

Verena Fels is an independent director and

filmmaker born in Biberach, Germany. The

children’s book to the film ‘Mobile’ was published by

the Esslinger-Thienemann and was also designed

by Verena Fels.

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TOC

Spain | 2020 | HD | 1.85:1 | Color | Action | No Dialogue | Bangladesh Premiere | 6 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Aitor Herrero

Story

Aitor Herrero

Synopsis in English

Toc is a prehistoric man with obsessive-compulsive

disorder. Life is obviously harder for him with the

disorder he has but the love story he is going to

live will be so spectacular and memorable that, it

will be remembered till the present day.

Synopsis in Bengali

টক একজন াৈগিতহািসক মানুষ যার অবেসিসভ

কালিসভ িডজঅডার রেয়েছ। তার এই মানিসক সমসার

জন তার জীবনযাপন বশ অিদায়কই বেট। তেব খুব

শীই স এমন এক ভােলাবাসার গে জড়ােব যা বতমান

িদন পযও মানুষ ভু লেব না।

Script & Screenplay

Aitor Herrero

Editor

Joel Ases

Producer

Álvaro Iranzo Barreira

Cinematographer

Helios Hervas Pellicer

Aitor Herrero started as an art director in ‘Meme y el

Sr Bobo’, produced by MB productions and TVE. Since

then, he has collaborated as a story artist in projects

like the ‘Dragonkeeper’, ‘Memorias de un Hombre en

Pijama’ and ‘Arara, Los Guardianes del Amazonas’. He

has created and shared an innovative teaching project

for 10 years.

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UNDER THE STORK’S NEST

Armenia | 2020 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama | Armenian | Bangladesh Premiere | 21 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Ani Oganesyan

Story

Ani Oganesyan

Script & Screenplay

Ani Oganesyan

Editor

Mael Duval

Producer

Ani Oganesyan

Sarik Andreasyan

Original Title

Արագիլի բույնի տակ

Synopsis in English

The film takes place in a small Armenian village.

During a football game, the main character Aaron

unsuccessfully kicks the ball right into the tandoor.

The loss is not great but the ball belongs to his

friend Grieg. Moreover, it was brought from the

World Cup. Now Aaron must return the same ball

to Grieg but family difficulties force Aaron to get

out of the situation himself. What will he do now?

The film tells how children’s friendship and love can

solve any trouble.

Synopsis in Bengali

আেমিনয়ার একিট ছা ােম এই ছিবর গ। ফু টবল

খলার সময় ছিবর মূল চির আরেনর কাছ থেক বলিট

বেখয়ােল একিট চু লায় পেড় যায়। এিট খুব বড় কােনা

ঘটনা না হেলও বলিট িছেলা আর বু েগর। তাছাড়া,

বলিট িছেলা িবকাপ থেক কনা। কােজই, আরনেক

বলিট ফরত িদেতই হেব। িক পািরবািরক নানা সমসা

আরনেক বাধ কের তার এই সমসা িনেজ িনেজই িমটােত।

এখন স কী করেব? চলিিট দখায় কীভােব িশেদর

বু আর ভােলাবাসা য কােনা সমসার সমাধান করেত

পাের।

Logline

Children’s friendship and love can solve any

troubles.

Cinematographer

Mikhail Ovchinnikov

Leading Casts

Eduard Arakelyan

Vahagn Vardanyan

Maria Babloyan

Ani Igityan

Mariam Saryan

Ruzanna Mesropyan

Siranush Yesayan

Alexan Vardanyan

Ani Oganesyan was born in 1990 in the small town of

Artik, Armenia. In 2000, she moved to Russia in the town

of Sarapul. In 2013, she graduated from Udmurt State

University with a degree in Economics and Management.

In 2018, she started studying at VGIK at the Department

of Higher Courses of Film and Television in the

filmmaking direction.

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UROPOKA

India | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | International Premiere | 27 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Soubhik Hazra

Assistant Director

Subhadip Jana

Story & Screenplay

Manasij Banerjee

Editor

Soubhik Hazra

Producer

Soubhik Hazra

Cinematographer

Soubhik Hazra

Original Title

উেড়ােপাকা

Tagline

A journey from dense dark to holly - light

“UROPOkA”

Synopsis in English

Uropoka is actually the name of the main character

of the story and the name has been given by

local boys where Uropoka came just before the

lockdown. He has been established in the story

as a great motivator besides very symbolically he

represents the mirror of time. All the characters of

the movie are very clearly related to the time and

play their role to make a conclusion.

Synopsis in Original Language

উেড়ােপাকা আসেল গিটর মূল চিরের নাম এবং নামিট

ানীয় ছেলরা িদেয়েছ যখােন উেড়ােপাকা লকডাউেনর

িঠক আেগ এেসিছল। গে িতিন একজন দুদা অনুেরক

িহসােব িতিত হেয়েছন পাশাপািশ তীকীভােব িতিন

সমেয়র আয়নার িতিনিধ কেরন। িতিন এেস লকডাউন

কেরিছেলন িক তার মৃতু র পর এই বাতািট চািরত

হেয়েছ য িকছুই ির নয়। সুতরাং, যিদ তাঁর আগমন

মহামারী পিরিিত সৃি কের তেব তার মৃতু অবশই

আমােদর মু জীবেনর িদেক পিরচািলত করেব। মুিভিটর

সম চির সমেয়র সােথ খুব ভােব সিকত। গিট

িবৃতভােব বৃহর সমােজর জন একিট শ বাতা দয়।

Logline

উেড়ােপাকার িবষা ডানায় সমেয়র আয়না, অিভমুখ িবষ

থেক অমৃেতর িদেক। অকারেক িচতার আেন ািলেয়

সই আেলােতই আেলার পেথ পািড় দয় - ‘উেড়ােপাকা’

Leading Casts

Manasij Banerjee

Sanjita

Gourab Mukherjee

Koushik Khan

Urnisha Banerjee

Sivajyoti Sarkar

Soubhik Hazra is a young filmmaker from the

West Bengal of India. After earning an Intermediate

Degree, he decided to set his mind on filmmaking.

Despite being only twenty-one years old, he

made some amazing films over the years as an

independent filmmaker.

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VERY MERRY

CHRISTMAS JERRY

Brazil | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Comedy, Fantasy | Portuguese | Bangladesh Premiere | 14 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Diego Rezende

Story

Diego Rezende

Script & Screenplay

Diego Rezende

Editor

Nyck Maftum

Producer

Diego Rezende

Cinematographer

Vinícius de Lima

Art Director

Camila Kogut

Production Manager

Cláudia Cavalheiro

Original Title

Narratal de Faz de Contos

Tagline

A Christmas with rhyme and lots of confusion

Synopsis in English

On Christmas Eve, after the family reunions and

the city falls asleep, there in an ordinary house. A

boy named Jerry decides to stay awake to take a

picture of Santa Claus. However, Jerry’s plans will

not turn out exactly as he planned because an

unexpected guest will completely change his night.

Synopsis in Original Language

Na noite de Natal, após as reuniões familiares, a

cidade dorme. Mas em uma casa qualquer, um

garoto chamado Juca decide ficar acordado para

fotografar o Papai Noel. No entanto, as ideias

de Juca não ocorrerão da forma como ele havia

planejado, porque um visitante inesperado mudará

completamente a sua noite.

Synopsis in Bengali

িসমাস ইেভর রাত, পুেরা শহর যখন গভীর ঘুেম ম,

জরী নােমর একিট ছা ছেল কােমরা হােত অধীর

অেপায় রেয়েছ সাা েজর ছিব তালার জন। জরী

িক পারেব এই অসাধ সাধন করেত? নািক এক

অতািশত অিতিথর আগমন তার রাতেক পুেরাপুির বদেল

দেব।

Logline

Jerry wants to take a picture of Santa Claus, but

the arrival of an unexpected guest will completely

change his plans.

Music Director

Cesinha Mattos

Background Music

Cesinha Mattos

Leading Casts

Diego Giusti

Fábio Silvestre

Luiz Brambilla

Diego Rezende is a Brazilian director, an actor and a

screenwriter. After graduating in Advertising in 2014,

he entered in the cinematography area. In 2015, he

began his studies in cinema and acting. Since then, he

has worked as an actor in several Brazilian movies and

commercial productions. In 2019/2020, he directed

his first professional film ‘Very Merry Christmas Jerry’.

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VIRAL GIRL

Philippines | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Tagalog | Bangladesh Premiere | 4 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Story

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Script & Screenplay

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Editor

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Producer

Khaye Medina

Andy Valenzuela

Synopsis in English

Kristal is a street kid who later becomes a viral

sensation for singing her own song dedicated to

her mother but behind the online platform, reality

appears. This inevitable reality is what Kristal now

has to face.

Synopsis in Original Language

Si Kristal ay isang batang lansangan na naging viral

sensation dahil sa pag-awit ng kanyang sariling

gawang kanta para sa kanyang ina. Ngunit sa likod

ng online screen, lilitaw ang katotohanan.

Synopsis in Bengali

পথিশ িাল ট কেরই হেয় ওেঠ অনলাইন জগেতর

পিরিচত মুখ। তার মােক িনেয় িনেজর লখা ও তির করা

একিট গান গেয় স উেঠ যায় জনিয়তার তু ে। িক

অনলাইন জগত ও মাবাইল িন এর পছেন য সিতকার

বাবতার জগত, এবার তার মুেখামুিখ হয় িাল।

Cinematographer

Martin Andres

Leading Casts

Krystle Campos

Kenken Nuyad

Arjanmar H. Rebeta is a talented filmmaker. He is a

recipient of the ‘Harvest of Honors’ award for Cinema

by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts,

Film Ambassador by Film Development Council of the

Philippines, Gawad CCP para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at

Video by Cultural Center of the Philippines and Indie Bravo

Award by Inquirer Philippines.

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VIRAL KIDS

Philippines | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | South Asian Premiere | 18 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Story

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Script & Screenplay

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Editor

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Kristine De Leon

Producer

Khaye Medina

Andy Valenzuela

Arjanmar H. Rebeta

Synopsis in English

‘Viral Kids’ is about the trending stories of five

different street children who have their own past

and dreams but being hindered and utilized by an

unknown force behind the online scheme.

Synopsis in Original Language

Ang Viral Kids ay tungkol sa mga “trending” na

kwento ng limang batang magkakaiban sa

lansangan na mayroong sari-sariling nakaraan at

mga pangarap ngunit hinahadlangan at nagagamit

ng isang hindi kilalang puwersa sa likod ng online

scheme.

Synopsis in Bengali

গিট পাঁচজন পথিশর। তােদর েতেকর রেয়েছ িনজ

িনজ অতীত এবং । িক অনলাইেনর নানা বড়াজােল

িতিনয়ত চাঁপা পেড় যাে তােদর েলা। হািরেয়

যাে তােদর গেলা। ইারেনেটর কােলা জগেতর

অজানা শি আটেক িদে তােদর। তারা হািরেয় ফলেছ

িনজ সা।

Cinematographer

Martin Andres

Leading Casts

Josh De Guzman

Ashley Sarmiento

Kenken Nuyad

Krystle Campos

Annika Cidro

Soliman Cruz

Arjanmar H. Rebeta received the Harvest of Honors

Award by the National Commission for Culture and the

Arts, and the Indie Bravo Award by Inquirer Philippines.

He was also nominated Film Ambassador by the Film

Development Council of the Philippines. His films have

been selected and awarded in different film festivals in

the Philippines and around the world.

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WEB

Russian Federation | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Comedy | No Dialouge | International Premiere | 4 min

Suitable Audience

10 years and below

Director

Nataša Glišović

Story

Nataša Glišović

Script & Screenplay

Nataša Glišović

Editor

Nataša Glišović

Original Title

Mreža

Synopsis in English

This puppet animation film is about a girl who

is trying to fight against her addiction to social

networks. She, without any interruptions

repeatedly tries to stop herself from drowning any

deeper into social media. Let us see, whether she

can eventually return to her own real world or not!

Synopsis in Bengali

পােপট অািনেমশেনর িসেনমািট তির এক মেয়র

ইারেনট জগেতর আসিেক পরা করার সংােমর গ

িনেয়। সামািজক যাগােযাগ মাধমেলার ওপর িনভরশীল

হেয় পড়া মেয়িট িতিনয়ত চা করেছ িনেজেক

শাধরােত। স িক পারেব ইারেনট জগতেক ফেল

িনেজর জগেত িফের আসেত?

Producer

Iva Ćirić

Cinematographer

Nataša Glišović

Sound Director

Miloš Drndarević

Animation

Tamara Bogovac

Goran Rakić

Ivan Milosavljević

Visual Effects

Mihajlo Dragaš

Luka Petković

Costume

Jovana Matić

Nataša Glišović was born in 1998, in Belgrade. She

graduated in Animation, under Professor Rasko Ćirić

from the Faculty of Applied Arts. ‘Mreža (Web)’ is her

graduation film and her first official animated short

film. Nataša is a freelance illustrator, an animator, and a

graphic designer. She made an animated intermission

jingle for the Balkanima Festival in 2019.

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WHERE NIGHT FALLS

Italy | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure | Italian | International Premiere | 13 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Francesco Filippini

Story

Francesco Filippini

Mariacarla Norall

Roberta Iannarone

Nicoletta Silvestri

Script & Screenplay

Francesco Filippini

Mariacarla Norall

Roberta Iannarone

Nicoletta Silvestri

Editor

Francesco Filippini

Synopsis in English

It is night. Pic, an 8-year-old Native American kid is

at home with his grandmother and grandfather,

who is inside a funeral urn. A flash makes the light

go missing. The two witnesses a series of events,

a wolf attracts their attention, an owl appears

mumbling, and leaves begin to fall. Lights come

back when the grandma discovers the wall full of

Pic’s drawings, in which everything they have seen

is described.

Synopsis in Original Language

Questa è l’avventura di Pic Withman e sua nonna

che devono salvare la propria casa da una

terribile minaccia. La loro missione diventerà un

viaggio sciamanico alla scoperta delle proprie

origini.

Synopsis in Bengali

িনঝু ম রাত। িপক নােমর আট বছর বয়সী এক আিদবাসী

আেমিরকান ছেল তার দাদা-দািদর সে বািড়েত িছেলা।

হঠাৎ, এক বপােত িবদুৎ চেল যায়। এরপর ঘটেত থােক

নানা উট ঘটনা। একিট নকেড় আর একিট পাঁচা তােদর

দৃি আকষণ কের, মাগত গােছর পাতা ঝড়েত থােক।

আেলা আসার পর, দািদ আিবার কেরন দয়ালভিত

িপেকর আঁিকবুঁিক। সখােনই পাওয়া যায় ঘেট যাওয়া সম

ঘটনার বাখা।

Producer

Luciano Stella

Maria Carolina Terzi

Carlo Stella

Cinematographer

Francesco Filippini

Francesco Filippini was born in Naples in 1993.

Following the footsteps of his father, when he was

only thirteen, he started working in the publishing

field, laying out books and signing the book cover of

“In Memory of The True Sparano’s Story”. In 2013, he

joined the animation factory ‘MAD Entertainment’ in

Naples, where he worked on several projects.

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WICKED DESIRES

Italy | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Comedy, Horror | English | South Asian Premiere | 4 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Michele Assante

Story

Michele Assante

Script & Screenplay

Michele Assante

Synopsis in English

Hidden at first glance, there is a cursed shop that

only sells what you desire the most but at a high

price. Who will be its next customer, will he find

what he desires? As the saying goes, “be careful

what you wish for, lest it comes true!”

Synopsis in Bengali

একিট অিভশ দাকান রেয়েছ যা থম দখায় খুঁেজ

পাওয়া মুশিকল। এই দাকােন কবলমা মানুেষর সবেচেয়

আকািত ব িবি করা হয় িক অেনক উমূেল। ক

হেব এই দাকােনর পরবতী াহক, িতিন িক খুঁেজ পােবন

তার আকািত ব? একিট চিলত বাদ রেয়েছ,

“আপিন যা চান স িবষেয় সাবধান থাকু ন, তা না হেল যিদ

সিট সত হয়!”

Editor

Michele Assante

Producer

Michele Assante

Cinematographer

Michele Assante

Michele Assante born in 1992, he is a freelance

journalist with an infinite passion for every kind of

storytelling. As a radio writer and a format creator,

he received several national and international

commendations. Currently, he is taking an MA in

Animation. ‘Wicked Desires’ is his first animated

student project.

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WILD

France | 2020 | HD | 1.85:1 | Color | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Musical | French | International Premiere | 3 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Laura JAMORSKI

Arnaud PEZERE

Camille HUBERT

Story

Laura JAMORSKI

Arnaud PEZERE

Camille HUBERT

Tagline

Adventures of a gecko in the jungle.

Synopsis in English

A small gecko finds himself in a plane, crashing

down towards a jungle. After somehow surviving,

he tries to find his place in this unknown, foreign

environment. He will live a lot of adventures, meet

new species and discover his own way but the

question is, will he make it till the end?

Synopsis in Bengali

েন দূঘটনা ঘটার ফেল েন থাকা একিট িটকিটিক

িনেজেক আিবার কের এক জেলর মােঝ। স এই

অেচনা পিরেবেশ িনেজেক নতু ন ভােব খুঁেজ পায়। নানান

রকম দূদা অিভতা, নতু ন সব জাতীর াণী,

পাকা-মাকেড়র সােথ পিরচেয়র মাধেম স এই নতু ন

জগেত িনেজর জায়গা কের নয়। স িক পারেব শষ পয

জেলর নতু ন পিরেবেশ িটেক থাকেত?

Script & Screenplay

Laura JAMORSKI

Arnaud PEZER

Camille HUBERT

Editor

Vincent CHIAROTTO

Producer

Vincent CHIAROTTO

Synopsis in Original Language

Après un crash d’avion, un petit gecko se retrouve

perdu dans une jungle. Il devra trouver sa place

dans cet environnement inconnu. Il va vivre de

nombreuses aventures, rencontrer d’autres

espèces, et trouver sa voie.

Cinematographer

Laura JAMORSKI

Arnaud PEZERE

Camille HUBERT

Leading Casts

Jérome Yven

Laura JAMORSKI, Arnaud PEZERE and Camille

HUBERT are three students from ECV Bordeaux, France.

They are specialized in 2D and 3D animations. They are

very passionate about it and ‘Wild (2020)’ is the fruit of

their hard work.

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WINTER MEMORIES

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | International Premiere | 7 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Zahra Kababian

Story

Zahra Kababian

Script & Screenplay

Amir Mahdi Sfdari

Synopsis in English

An elderly woman with Alzheimer’s can periodically

recall a part of her memory. The memory was of

when she tried to weave a scarf for her father who

had gone to war. She kept waiting and waiting but

where is her father? Will he ever return?

Synopsis in Bengali

ৃিতশি ফু িরেয় যাওয়ার রাগ আলেঝইমাের ভু গেছন এক

বৃ মিহলা। টহাট তার ৃিতেলা িফের এেস আবার যন

চেল যায়। এমিন িকছু ৃিতর িমেশেল তার মেন পেড় যায়,

তার বানােনা এক ােফর কথা। িনেজর হােত বুেনিছেলন

সই াফ িতিন তার বাবার জন। িক বাবা কাথায়? বাবা

সই য যুে গল, আর িক িফরেবন না?

Editor

Amir Mahdi Sfdari

Producer

Amir Hossein Salehi

Cinematographer

Zahra Kababian

Zahra Kababian born in December 1989, is an Iranian

filmmaker, a story artist and a designer. She finished

her education at the University of Tehran, Faculty of

Fine Arts, and won numerous awards as a student.

Zahra began her career in animation with two short

animations. Now, she is working on animated TV series

as a storyboard artist.

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YA HOOTA

Qatar | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Comedy | Arabic | International Premiere | 11 min

Suitable Audience

11-15 years

Director

Latifa Al-Darwish

Abdulaziz Yousif

Story

Latifa Al-Darwish

Abdulaziz Yousif

Script & Screenplay

Latifa Al-Darwish

Abdulaziz Yousif

Editor

Latifa Al-Darwish

Abdulaziz Yousif

Synopsis in English

A little girl sets on a journey to save the moon from

a gigantic whale. In this adventurous journey of

hers, she has some help. Her brother also joins her

in the mission to defeat the huge whale and save

the moon. Will she succeed in her exciting mission

with her brother?

Synopsis in Original Language

فتاة صغة تنطلق في رحلة لإنقاذ القمر من حوت عملاق.‏ في رحلة

المغامرة هذه ، لديها بعض المساعدة.‏ ينضم إليها ابن عمها في مهمة

لهزة الحوت الضخم وإنقاذ القمر.‏ هل ستنجح في مهمتها المثة مع ابن

عمها؟

Synopsis in Bengali

ছা একিট মেয় এক দুঃসাহসী অিভযােন বর হেয় পেড়।

তার ল হেলা এক িবশাল িতিমর খর থেক চাঁদেক

রা করা। এই অিভযােন তােক সাহায করেত তার সােথ

যাগ দয় তার ভাইও। স িক পারেব বাঁচােত চাঁদেক?

সফল হেত পারেব তার অিভযােন?

Logline

A little girl attempts to save the moon from a

gigantic whale along with her cousin.

Producer

Ben Robinson

Cinematographer

Latifa Al-Darwish

Abdulaziz Yousif

Leading Casts

Shoug Al Muamin

Ahmed Fakhroo

Fatima Al Nassif

Adodo Al Thani

Latifa Al-Darwish is an award-winning filmmaker and a storyteller. She received

her BSc in Communication from Northwestern University in Qatar and received

her MA from King’s College London in Culture and Creative Industries where she

did her thesis on the Cultural Memory of Alwakra City. Her work has been shown

in film festivals and exhibitions in Doha and abroad.

Abdulaziz Yousif is a cartoonist publishing in a daily newspaper under the stage

name “crocodile”. During his work with Jeem TV and Baraem children channel, he

was awarded a Bronze Promax Award along with his graphic design team for their

work. He curated and co-curated the “LeBockade” and “[re] action” galleries in

collaboration with Doha Film Institute.

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YOUR TIME

Portugal | 2019 | HD | 1.85:1 | Color | Fantasy | Portuguese | International Premiere | 18 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Cláudio Jordão

David Rebordão

Story

Cláudio Jordão

Script & Screenplay

Cláudio Jordão

Editor

David Rebordão

Cláudio Jordão

Producer

António C. Valente

Nelson Martins

Original Title

A Tua Vez

Synopsis in English

A rooster is singing in the distance and on the

other hand, a man is quietly starting his busy and

magical day. It seems to be preparing something

for someone special! Who will it be? What is going

to happen?

Synopsis in Original Language

O filme é a história de: Um galo canta ao longe.

Um homem inicia muito calmamente o seu

atarefado e mágico dia. Parece estar a preparar

algo para alguém! Quem será!?

Synopsis in Bengali

অেনক দূর থেক মারেগর ডাক শানা যাে। একিট বৃ

লাক ধীের ধীের তার িবয় ও বতায় পিরপূণ িদন

করেত যােন। দেখ মেন হে, িবেশষ কােরা জন

িবশাল আেয়াজন করা হে। ক সই িবেশষ বি?

Cinematographer

JP Caldeano

Leading Casts

José Neto Madalena Aragão

Claudio Jordão was born on March 9, 1972, in Portugal. He graduated in

Design from the University of Algarve. In 1997, he formed the multimedia

company PANTAPOIEIN. In 2007, he founded the animation studio ‘Kotostudios,

Motion-Productions’ dedicated to the production of advertising films, series,

documentaries, and multimedia content.

David Rebordão felt that his life would only be complete if he could entertain

people. Being a compulsive cinephile, at the age of twelve, he had seen hundreds

of films that contributed to his film education. A few years later, he took the

course of direction and departs for making a feature film in Portugal.

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HERO ON THE BENCH

(REMASTERED)

Venezuela | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sports | Spanish | International Premiere | 12 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Alejandro Arteaga Jurado

Story

María Elena Morán Atencio

Script & Screenplay

María Elena Morán Atencio

Editor

Javier Farías

Producer

Monstruo Sagrado Tv & Films C.A.

Cinematographer

Juan Toledo

Leading Casts

César Román

Angie Prieto

Isabey Chirinos Rotundo

Kristhofer Mujica

Original Title

Héroe en Banca

Tagline

Remember crazy people never go to prison.

Synopsis in English

Miguel wastes his days in an amusement park

disguised as a dead animal. Due to his mental

imbalance, his daughter Amanda lives in love and

fear with him at the same time. So Miguel wants

to follow a ridiculous, forbidden way to win his

daughter’s heart.

Synopsis in Original Language

Miguel mata sus días disfrazándose de un peluche

de felpa en un parque de diversiones. En virtud

de su inestabilidad siquiátrica, su hija Amanda se

debate entre amarlo y temerle. Miguel intentará

reconquistarla con un plan tan divertido como

ilegal.

Synopsis in Bengali

িমেয়ল একিট িবেনাদন কে মৃত াণীর পাশােক মূিতর

বেশ তার িদনেলা অপচয় কের। তার মানিসক

ভারসামহীনতার কারেণ, তার মেয় আমাা তােক িনেয়

একই সােথ ভােলাবাসা এবং ভেয়র মেধ থােক। তাই

িমেয়ল তার মেয়র মন জয় করেত একিট হাসকর িক

অিভনব উপায় অনুসরণ কের।

Alejandro Arteaga Jurado is a filmmaker and

a producer. He is from Venezuela. He currently

lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also a social

communicator, screenplayer and director.

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JUST AN ORDINARY DAY

Croatia (Hrvatska) | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | Croatian | South Asian Premiere | 3 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Adrian Boić

Rita Bjedov

Story

Adrian Boić

Rita Bjedov

Script & Screenplay

Adrian Boić

Rita Bjedov

Editor

Božidar Trkulja

Producer

Shadow Casters

Cinematographer

Adrian Boić

Rita Bjedov

Original Title

Just An Ordinary Day

Tagline

Tale of life by the sea, underwater and on surface.

Synopsis in English

‘Just An Ordinary Day’ is a short animation about

the interconnectedness of life by the sea, life

underwater and life on the surface. A fish starts a

chain-reaction that will endanger the entire planet

Earth.

Synopsis in Original Language

Totalno običan dan je kratki animirani film o

povezanosti života kraj mora, ispod morske

površine i na površini. Riba će pokrenuti lančanu

reakciju koja će zamalo uništiti čitavi planet Zemlju.

Synopsis in Bengali

এই পৃিথবীেত অতল সমু এবং িবশাল েলর জীবন এেক

অপেরর সােথ ওতোতভােব জিড়ত। অদৃশ এই জােল

আব একিট মােছর আপাতদৃিেত তু একিট িয়ার

িতিয়া যন পুরা পৃিথবীেক ংেসর িদেক ঠেল িদেত

যাে।

Logline

A fish starts of a chain-reaction that will endanger

the entire planet Earth.

Adrian Boić is a twelve-year-old boy from the city of

Split in Croatia. He has been making films in the Frooom

Film School for three years already. Adrian is mostly

interested in animations.

Rita Bjedov is a thirteen-year-old girl. She is a 6th

grader primary school student from Split, Croatia. She

has been making films in the Frooom Film School for 3

years.

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SOLO

Turkey | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Documentary, Drama, Musical | Turkish | International Premiere | 9 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Zeynel Hebun Güler

Story

Feyzi Baran

Script & Screenplay

Feyzi Baran

Editor

Zeynel Hebun Güler

Producer

Feyzi Baran

Synopsis in English

The movie is about the tragedy of Rushen. In this

dystopic world, the one thing that is normal. It is

a world where only the visually impaired can read

and only the hearing impaired can listen to music.

So the question arises, ‘What was Normal?’

Synopsis in Original Language

Film, Rushen’in trajedisi hakkındadır. Bu distopik

dünyada, sadece görme engellilerin okuyabildiği ve

sadece işitme engellilerin müzik dinleyebildiği bir

dünyada normal olan dünya. ‘Normal olan nedir?’

Sorusu ortaya çıkar. Film buna çok güzel cevap

veriyor.

Synopsis in Bengali

এই মুিভিটর গ হল েশেনর ােজিড িনেয়। এখােন

এমন এক পৃিথবীর কথা বলা হেয়েছ যখােন ধু

দৃিিতবীরাই পড়েত পাের এবং বণ িতবীরাই ধু

গান নেত পাের। তাহেল টা দাঁড়ায়, ‘কৃ ত অেথ

াভািবক কানিট?’

Cinematographer

Zeynel Hebun Güler

Leading Casts

Yusuf Bekmez

Ferhat Gezer

Erdal Ersöz

Tolga Öztürk

Elif Doğa Utku

Zeynel Hebun Güler was born on 1st July 2003, in

Diyarbakır. He studied secondary school at Öğretmen

Mehmet Sabri Güzel Secondary School and Fehmi

Aksoy College. Now, he is studying high school at Sınav

College. He is also publishing his writings in various

magazines. ‘Solo’ is the director’s first movie.

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SYSTEM ERROR

Poland | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Thriller | No Dialogue | South Asian Premiere | 4 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Piotr Kaźmierczak

Story

Piotr Kaźmierczak

Script & Screenplay

Piotr Kaźmierczak

Editor

Piotr Kaźmierczak

Producer

Piotr Kaźmierczak

Cinematographer

Piotr Kaźmierczak

Original Title

Błąd Systemu

Synopsis in English

A standardized society lives in the standardized

world where everything goes in one rhythm, works

clockwork. Occasionally, there are mismatched

units, such as ‘Errors of the Perfect System’. Those

are quickly eliminated and thrown into ‘waste’. All

of a sudden, these system errors are starting to

work.

Synopsis in Original Language

W zunifikowanym świecie żyje zunifikowane

społeczeństwo - wszystko toczy się w jednym

rytmie, działa jak w zegarku.

Sporadycznie zdarzają się jednostki

niedopasowane, takie “błędy idealnego systemu”,

które szybko są eliminowane, wyrzucane do

“odpadów”.

Synopsis in Bengali

ঘিড়র কাঁটার মত িনিদ ছে মাপকািঠ মেন িমত সমাজ

চলেছ িমত পৃিথবীেত। মােঝমােঝ চলেত চলেত িনয়েমর

িহসােব দখা যায় ছাটখােটা গড়িমল। এই িনখুঁত

িসেেমর গড়িমল িকংবা িটেলা সােথ সােথই বাদ িদেয়

দওয়া হয়, ফেল দওয়া হয় আবজনার মত। িক এখন

এই ভু লেলাই এেস দাঁিড়েয়েছ সামেন, ভাবাে সবাইেক।

Piotr Kaźmierczak is only 14 years old. He takes

painting lessons, draws comics, creates programs

in Scratch. Animation has been his passion since

2015. He creates his own films with puppets,

paintings, clay, cutouts, and computer animation

techniques. He is a laureate of many competitions

for children and youth animation in Poland and

abroad.

145


THE BOATS THAT

SAIL BACKWARDS

Philippines | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Documentary | Filipino | International Premiere | 15 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Mark Giddel Liwanag

Story

Raquel Rarang-rivera

Script & Screenplay

Hannah Ragudos

Editor

Archie Glen Ocang

Producer

Raquel Rarang-rivera

Cinematographer

Jereel Simon Necessito

Leading Casts

Mark Milboy Biela

Original Title

Sa Layag Ng Bangkang Paurong

Tagline

Just go on sailing

Synopsis in English

Alaminos City is known as the ‘Home of the

Hundred Islands’ which is dominated by tourists.

This is because of the scarce wealth, culture

and scenery found in over one hundred islands

and only the bodies of water serve as divisions.

Because of the rich marine life that constitutes it,

the tourism industry is a big part of it. Milboy, a

high school student has been involved in boating

and transporting tourists for seven years to help

with their family’s expenses and to support himself

in terms of his education. Many people like him

come into this job at a very young age that caused

them to leave school or get a low grade.

Synopsis in Bengali

অালািমেনাস িসিট ‘সহ দীপপুের ভূ িম’ নােম পযটকেদর

কােছ বশ জনিয় একিট ান। এর একিট মূল কারণ,

এই সহািধক দীপপুে রেয়েছ দুলভ সদ ও সংৃ িতর

এক িবশাল সমাহার। সমৃশীল সামুিক জীবেনর কারেন

পযটনিশ এ অেলর অথনীিতর একিট বড় অংশ।

িমলবয় একিট উ িবদালেয়র িশাথী। িনেজর

পড়ােশানার ও পিরবােরর খরচ বহেনর জন স সাত বছর

ধের পযটকেদর নৗকা চালনার সােথ জিড়ত। তার মত

এই ীেপর অেনক অিধবাসীেকই জীিবকার টােন বশ অ

বয়েস এসব কােজর সােথ জিড়েয় পড়েত হয়, যার জন

তারা অেনেক াথিমক িশাটু কু ও অজন করেত পাের না।

Mark Giddle Liwanag is a 15-year -old-grade 10

student of the Special Program in Media Arts of

Alaminos City National High School. He is currently

a member of Spa Layag Productions- a youth

film club of his high school. His expertise lies in

cinematography, editing, and direction.

146


THE CATAPULT

India | 2020 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Drama | English | Bangladesh Premiere | 3 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Atiksh Sharma

Story

Atiksh Sharma

Script & Screenplay

Atiksh Sharma

Editor

Atiksh Sharma

Producer

Keep Rolling Films

Original Title

The Catapult

Tagline

Launching humans.

Synopsis in English

In a dystopian village, everything has changed after

the pandemic. Will a friendly bond of two friends

survive the tough rules of the village, especially the

test of the catapult or will they become like the

rest?

Synopsis in Bengali

কােনা এক িডোিপয়ান ােম থােক দুই বু , মহামারীর

পের যােদর জীবন আর আেগর মত নই। ােমর নতু ন

কেঠার িনয়ম, িবেশষত কাটাপের পরীা তােদর

বু েক িব কের। শষ পয িক তােদর বু ের জয়

হেব? নািক তারা বািক ামবাসীেদর মত হার মেন নেব?

Logline

It’s the story of an optimistic man searching for

humanity in a dystopian village.

Cinematographer

Atiksh Sharma

Leading Casts

Billy

Atiksh Sharma is 13 years old, studying in Eight

Standard at The Shishukunj International School in

India. He has excelled as an all-rounder in all three

fields of Arts, Education & Sports. He is the lead actor in

Internationally Acclaimed Short Children Film “Folktale”,

which is doing well in International Film Festivals and

fetching rave reviews in 2018-20.

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CHILD

FILMMAKERS’

SECTION

BANGLADESH


A DAY LIKE EVERYDAY

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Thriller | Bengali | 5 min 21 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Sifat Shahriyar

Story

Sifat Shahriyar

Script & Screenplay

Sifat Shahriyar

Editor

Sifat Shahriyar

Original Title

িতিদেনর মত একিট িদন

Synopsis in English

A teenage boy’s life has been portrayed in this

film. It shows how every day’s frustration started

turning him into a psychopath. He could not share

his problems with anyone as he did not have many

friends and was distant from his family. So, as days

passed by, his anger started to store up inside him.

Synopsis in Bengali

উঠিত বয়িস একিট ছেলর সাধারণ একিট িদনেক িঘের

এই চলিিটর ঘটনা। ছেলিটর িতিদনকার হতাশা

িকভােব ধীের ধীের তােক একিট সাইেকাপােথ পিরণত

কের সটা এখােন দখােনা হেয়েছ। তার বু -বাব কম

থাকায় এবং পিরবােরর মানুষেদর সােথ দূর থাকার

কারেণ স তার সমসােলা কাউেক বেল উঠেত পাের না।

ফেল, িদন িদন ছেলিটর ভতের জমেত থােক াভ ও

ক।

Producer

Sifat Shahriyar

Cinematographer

Mahfuz Bin Monsur

Leading Casts

Sifat Shahriyar

Mahir Shahriar

Kathak Biswas

Abida sultana

Sifat Shahriyar was born in Barisal in 2003. He grew

up in Madaripur but later he moved to Barisal with his

mother. Now, he is a student of 12th grade and an

independent filmmaker. He participated in the 13th

International Children’s Film Festival, Bangladesh, with

his film named ‘Amader Golpo’.

149


AAMIO BANGLADESH

Bangladesh | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Bengali | 10 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Sheikh Naeem Hasan Moon

Story

Sheikh Naeem Hasan Moon

Script & Screenplay

Sheikh Naeem Hasan Moon

Editor

Sheikh Naeem Hasan Moon

Producer

Mojar Pathshala Online School

Original Title

আিমও বাংলােদশ

Tagline

Let’s take a step

Synopsis in English

This film encourages us to change our mindset

towards women. Our society has a tendency of

blaming outfits and behaviour of women for any

kind of mishaps. The problem lies within our

mentality and not what a woman wears. Hence, we

need to change our thinking process thoroughly

for a decent society.

Synopsis in Bengali

এই চলিিট নারীেদর িত আমােদর মানিসকতা

পিরবতেনর জন উৎসািহত কের। আমােদর সমােজ কানও

ধরেণর দুঘটনার জন নারীেদর পাশাক এবং আচরণেক

দাষী সাব করার একিট বণতা রেয়েছ। সমসািট

কােনা নারীেদর আচরণ বা িতিন িক পিরধান কেরন তার

সােথ নয় বরং আমােদর মানিসকতার সােথ সিকত।

সুতরাং, আমােদর সমাজ সংােরর জন আমােদর িচাধারা

ও দৃিভি সূণ পিরবতন করা েয়াজন।

Cinematographer

Sheikh Naeem Hasan Moon

Leading Casts

Belal

Ripa

Hridoy

Samiul

Biplob

Sheikh Naeem Hasan Moon is a filmmaker. He is the

owner of ‘Chitrakokkho’. He is also the CEO at Mojar

Pathshala Online School. He has been awarded as the

Youngest Businessman at Startup Bangladesh. He was

also a gold medalist at Bangabandhu Award. He is an

innovator at A2i. He is also the founder of Made in

Bangladesh Robotics.

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ALARM

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Documentary | Bengali | 6 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Fahim Shahriar

Story

Farhan Xover

Script & Screenplay

Farhan Xover

Editor

Umid Shikder

Producer

Fahim Shahriar

Cinematographer

Shahriar Hossain Rifat

Original Title

অালাম

Tagline

Be technically sound enough but do not be

obsessed with it.

Synopsis in English

The film is mainly based on our generation. Here,

we tried to show how happy the 90’s life was

without the use of technology and how strong our

relationship was with our family. But the children of

our generation are becoming introverts as days go

by. They are becoming less concerned about their

family. It is our responsibility to teach them the

proper use of technology and devices.

Synopsis in Bengali

চলিিট মূলত আমােদর জেক িনেয়। এখােন আমরা

দখােনার চা কেরিছ যুিিবহীন ৯০ দশেকর জীবন

কতটা সুখী িছল এবং পিরবািরক সক কতটা দৃঢ় িছল।

িক আমােদর জের িশরা িদন িদন অমুখী হেয়

উঠেছ। তারা তােদর পিরবার সেক উদাসীন হেয় উঠেছ।

তােদরেক যুির সিঠক ববহার শখােনা আমােদর

কতব।

Logline

An alarm for a little change in the life of nowadays.

Leading Casts

Mujahidul Islam Ohi

MD Faisal

Fahim Shahriar was born on 30th April in a

renowned Muslim family. He has grown up in Old

Dhaka, Azimpur. Shahriar is studying at Maple

Leaf International School and has a kin interest in

filmmaking.

151


AN INTERVIEW

OF A MARIONETTE

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | 7 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Sifat Rahman

Story

Sifat Rahman

Script & Screenplay

Sifat Rahman

Editor

Sifat Rahman

Producer

Robiul Hoque

Original Title

একিট পুতু েলর সাাৎকার

Tagline

Is negligence the cause of death?

Synopsis in English

Sometimes our most beloved ones get neglected.

Even someone gets lost in despair. Some conceal

themselves behind a dense shade. But life, it

goes on, like the stream coming down from the

hill. Some touch the stream, some get erased in

apprehension.

Synopsis in Bengali

কখেনা কখেনা আমােদর সবেচেয় িয় িজিনসিটও হেয়

পেড় অবেহিলত। নতু েনর আিবভােব ভু েল যাই পুরাতন

িয় সই িজিনসিটেক, কান এক সমেয়র সব থেক িয়

িকছুও পিরণত হয় সব থেক অবেহলার িজিনেস। আর এই

অবেহলার মােঝই হয়তবা কউ হািরেয় যায়। িনেজেক

লুিকেয় ফেল অেভদ কােনা পদা ারা। িক জীবন থেম

থােক না, জীবন চলেতই থােক। পাহােড়র িশখর থেক

নেম আসা জলোেতর মত, জীবনও িনেজর গিত বদলায়

না, বেয় চেল। জীবেনর এই চলমান ােত কউ পা

ডাবায়, কউবা ভীত হেয় লুিকেয় যায়।

Cinematographer

Sifat Rahman

Leading Casts

Farha Mahmuda

Abadi Rahman

Rabeca Islam

Sifat Rahman was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He

just passed his Higher Secondary Examination. He

has thirst for reading books and watching films.

Belonging to a cultural enthusiast family, he got a

chance to experience life from various perspectives.

His dream is to be an independent filmmaker.

152


BEST FRIEND

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Black and white | Biography | Bengali | 2 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Nanjeeba Fairuz Deepika

Story

Nanjeeba Fairuz Deepika

Script & Screenplay

Nanjeeba Fairuz Deepika

Original Title

Synopsis in English

In this short film, we can see a girl who has lost

her best friend. Everyone thinks the girl is alone.

But the girl can feel her best friend every passing

moment.

Synopsis in Bengali

এই শট িফিটেত আমরা একিট মেয়েক দখেত পােবা

য তার সবেচেয় িয় এবং কােছর বু েক হািরেয়

ফেলেছ। সবাই মেন কের মেয়িট হয়েতা বশ একা। িক

মেয়িট একা নয়, স িতমুহূেত তার বু েক তার পােশ

অনুভব করেত পাের।

Editor

Nanjeeba Fairuz Deepika

Producer

Nanjeeba Fairuz Deepika

Cinematographer

Nanjeeba Fairuz Deepika

Leading Casts

Nahian Fairuz Nobonita

Caramel Shahzada Donut

Nanjeeba Fairuz Deepika was born in Bangladesh

on January 10, 2004. She studies at Viqarunnisa

noon college. She loves photography and taking

pictures in her spare time. ‘Best friend’ is the first

short film she created. She aspires to make more

films and be a well-known director someday.

153


BL!ND

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | International Premiere | 1 min

Suitable Audience

All age group

Director

Mubasshira Ibnat

Story

Mubasshira Ibnat

Script & Screenplay

Mubasshira Ibnat

Editor

Mubasshira Ibnat

Producer

Mubasshira Ibnat

Cinematographer

Mubasshira Ibnat

Tagline

Save the future.

Synopsis in English

A girl craves for her parents’ attention but her

parents are always busy on the phone. She tries

to show them her drawings but they are not

interested. So, she comes up with a plan and

decides to take their phone away. That is when

she realizes that it is too late. Her parents can not

see anything but their phone. A few days later,

when it is her birthday, she gets a present from her

parents. Now let see, what happens next?

Synopsis in Bengali

একিট মেয় তার িপতামাতার সােথ সময় কাটােত চায় িক

তার বাবা-মা সবসময় তােদর মুেঠােফান িনেয় ব থােকন।

স তার বাবা-মােক তার আঁকা ছিবেলা দখােনার চা

করেত থােক িক সিদেক তােদর কােরা দৃি নই। তাই

স একিট পিরকনা িনেয় আেস। স তার বাবা-মােয়র

মুেঠােফানেলা লুিকেয় রাখার িসা নয়। িক এখন

ব দির হেয় গেছ। তার বাবা-মা মুেঠােফান ছাড়া িকছুই

বুেঝন না। কেয়কিদন পর তার জিদেন স তার

িপতা-মাতার কাছ থেক একিট উপহার পায়। দখা যাক,

এরপর কী হয়?

Logline

A girl wants her parents’ attention but technology

stands on her way.

Mubasshira Ibnat is a student of standard-3 who

studies at Darland International School. She loves

painting and dancing. She is really interested in

filmmaking and animation. Ibnat loves video editing

as well. She is also an active member of her school

cultural group.

154


CROSS SECTION

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller | Bengali | 19 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

S.R. Tabassum Ava

Story

S.R. Tabassum Ava

Script & Screenplay

S.R. Tabassum Ava

Editor

S.R. Tabassum Ava

Producer

S.R. Tabassum Ava

Cinematographer

S.R. Tabassum Ava

Original Title

স সকশন

Tagline

When reality collapses into mirage, that’s where the

cross section begins.

Synopsis in English

A lonely self’s anxiety, paranoia, and unstable

mental health leads one to believe that a sticky

slimy predator is going to consume her whole

being and may send her into a dark lunatic state.

Even after getting back to her own self in the ‘Cross

Section’ where her sanity and insanity resides

together, this whole situation manipulates her to

the verge of breaking down. Will she seek for help?

Synopsis in Bengali

একাকীে ভরা এক সার িনজ অিের লড়াইেয় উেগ,

িবম আর মিের অসংলতা তােক এটা ভাবায় য এক

চটচেট আঠাল আততায়ী তােক পুেরাপুির িনঃেশষ কের

দেব এবং িনকষ কােলা অকৃ ততা তােক াস কের

নেব। অথচ াভািবক িিতেত ফরার পরও তার

কৃ ততা ও উতার িমলন েল স পিতত হয়

িসাহীনতার চূ ড়ােণ। অকােরর িশকল ভেঙ স িক

হাত বাড়ােব সাহােযর িদেক?

Logline

Our mind is a mystery where sanity resides with

insanity and presence of a wrong catalyst may

imbalance our whole existence.

Leading Casts

Samia Nahar Kotha

S.R. Tabassum Ava is a young college girl who grew up

loving city lights and fictional characters. Ever since she

was a kid, those characters and stories behind the magic

screen always attracted her. She believes that film is the

best medium to overwhelm someone. So she thought of

making one by herself that’s how her journey began.

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ERRATUM

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Sci-Fi | English | 13 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Akramul Hasan Ryad

Story

Akramul Hasan Ryad

Script & Screenplay

Akramul Hasan Ryad

Editor

Akramul Hasan Ryad

Producer

Reynep

Tagline

Are we living inside a simulation?

Synopsis in English

The story begins inside a simulation that is being

run by some freaks from the 4th Millennium (Earth

Time). It is a simulation, obligatory for the human

race, running inside a teenage boy’s head. The

attempts are being unsuccessful but it needs to be

done. The story continues like this.

Synopsis in Bengali

পৃিথবীর সমেয় চতু থ সহাের গ। হয় এক

িসমুেলশেনর ভতর িদেয় যা চালাে চতু থ সহাের িকছু

অুত বি। মনুষ জািতর জন অিত জির এই

িসমুেলশনিট চলেছ এক িকেশােরর মাথার ভতর। বারবার

বথ হওয়ার পরও থামার কান সুেযাগ নই। শষ করেতই

হেব এই কাজ। এভােবই এিগেয় যায় গিট।

Logline

A simulation, obligatory for human race is running

inside a teenage boy’s head, being unsuccessful

many times, but it needs to be done.

Cinematographer

Reynep

Leading Casts

Akramul Hasan Ryad

Rashad Rauf Chowdhury

Reynep

Akramul Hasan Ryad was born in Dhaka on June 2,

2002. He started his career as a teacher of Blender

at The Tech Academy. From the beginning (2018),

he commanded attention with his Digital 2D art and

soon he got dragged towards VFX and 3D Rendering.

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I HAVE NO HOME

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | International Premiere | 7 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Sahid Islam

Story

Sahid Islam

Script & Screenplay

Sahid Islam

Editor

Sahid Islam

Producer

Last Station

Cinematographer

Mehedi Hasan Alif

Original Title

আমার কােনা বািড় নই

Tagline

Disadvantaged children can also set an example of

humanity if given the opportunity.

Synopsis in English

‘I Have No Name’ is the story of a homeless boy,

the story of an orphan, the story of Abdullah. His

life was just an aimless road. Time quickly passes

along with the busy noise of life. In this busy life, no

one looked for Abdullah. The film shows Abdullah

picking up a wallet on the side of the road. The

story of the film continues with the wallet.

Synopsis in Bengali

‘আই হাভ না হাম’ িফিট একিট আয়হীন ছেলর গ,

অনাথ ছেলর গ, আবদুাহর গ। যার জীবন কবল

একিট চল রাা। সময় কেট যায় মানুেষর কমব

কালাহেল। এই কমব জীবেন আবদুাহেদর কউ খাঁজ

রােখ না। তেব সূয িক াথপর নয়, স িঠকই

আবদুাহেদর আশার আেলা দয়। এই িফে দখা যায়,

হঠাৎ কেরই রাার পােশ আবদুাহ একিট মািনবাগ

কু িড়েয় পায়। সই মািনবাগ িনেয়ই এেগােত থােক

িফিটর গ।

Logline

Is the wallet worth more than Abdullah’s life?

Leading Casts

Abdullah Tamim

Foridul Hasan

Juboraj Limon

Mehedi Hasan Alif

Ornob Ahmed Bishal

Shahin Hossain

Akash islam

Sahid Islam is a Bangladeshi children filmmaker.

He is currently studying in class XI. He started

making short films with the help of his friends. He

is also involved in children’s journalism and various

organizations. He aspires to make great films that

people will always remember and will be praised

highly by everyone

157


INSOMNIA

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | 15 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Samadrita Datta Jhinuk

Story

Samadrita Datta Jhinuk

Script & Screenplay

Samadrita Datta Jhinuk

Editor

Samadrita Datta Jhinuk

Tagline

Is a sound sleep too much to ask?

Synopsis in English

The short film is about a teenage girl who is

suffering from insomnia for a very long time. Being

an introvert, she finds solace in a diary. This diary

was her best friend because she could share

everything with it. No matter what, it was nonjudgemental.

Synopsis in Bengali

গিট এক িকেশারীর, য অেনক লা একটা সময় ধের

ইনসমিনয়া বা অিনায় ভু গেছ। স মানুেষর সামেন সহেজ

িনেজেক ব করেত পাের না। তেব স িনয়িমত ডােয়ির

লেখ। স ডােয়িরেক তার ব মেন কের। কারণ

িদনেশেষ স ডােয়িরর কােছ িনিধায় িনেজর সব কথা

বলেত পাের।

Producer

Samadrita Datta Jhinuk

Cinematographer

Samadrita Datta Jhinuk

Executive/Line Producer

Samita Khan Chhuti

Leading Casts

Sumaiya Alam Tisha

Samadrita Datta Jhinuk is a tenth-grade student

of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College. Currently,

she is working as a campus ambassador for

Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center and also

volunteering for CFS. She has won a good number

of national and international medals in Karate.

Watching films is her favourite pastime.

158


LIGHT OF LUCK

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | 5 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Atonu Mallik

Story

Atonu Mallik

Script & Screenplay

Atonu Mallik

Editor

Ruhinu Mallik

Synopsis in English

The story of a family’s life is told in a Covid-19

context. Where the family is not with the main

public service. How a single mother spends time

with her family during her quarantine days, keeping

her mental state right. It shows a ruthless present

and longing for a beautiful future. However, the

situation has become very much in the cycle

of fate. The doctor, army, navy, air force of this

country have been honored for their cooperation

and tireless work for the distant future.

Synopsis in Bengali

এখােন, কেরানাকালীন াপেট একিট পিরবােরর জীবন

যাপেনর গ তু েল ধরা হেয়েছ। যখােন পিরবারিট ধান

জনেসবার সােথ নই। একা মা কীভােব তার মানিসক

অবা িঠক রেখ পিরবােরর সােথ সময় কািটেয়েছ

কায়ােরিন এর িদনেলােত। দখােনা হেয়েছ একিট

িনমম বতমান এবং একিট সুর ভিবষেতর জন অেপা।

তেব পিরিিতটা অেনকটাই ভােগর চে আব হেয়

িগেয়েছ। এখােন সইসব ডাার, আিম, নিভ, এয়ার

ফাসেদর িত া জানােনা হেয়েছ যারা এই সুদূর

ভিবষেতর জন অা পিরম কের যাে।

Producer

Animesh Mallik

Cinematographer

Ruhinu Mallik

Leading Casts

Atonu Mallik

Tripti Mallik

Animesh Mallik

Annesha Mallik

Ruhinu Mallik

Gucci (Indian ringneck parrot)

Atonu Mallik is an 18 years old boy. He is currently

a student and studying at BAF Shaheen College,

Kurmitola in class XI. He is an aspiring filmmaker.

His leisure interests are dancing, painting, watching

movies, and quality time with his pets.

159


NIGHT ALONE

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Bengali | 3 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Md. Sakib Hossain

Story

Md. Sakib Hossain

Script & Screenplay

Md. Sakib Hossain

Editor

Md. Sakib Hossain

Producer

Md. Sakib Hossain

Cinematographer

Md. Sakib Hossain

Original Title

একা রাি

Tagline

There is always something.

Synopsis in English

The whole country is in lockdown in the time of

Covid-19. Without an emergency, no one can stay

outside from home. Everyone is forced to stay

home to keep a social distance. In this time, when

Zub’s parents are in hospital, he has to spend the

night alone. Something is playing with his mind in

the night. How is he going to spend the night in

this situation?

Synopsis in Bengali

কেরানার এই সমেয় সারােদশ লকডাউেন। খুব জির

েয়াজন ছাড়া কউ বািড়র বাইের থাকেত পারেব না।

সামািজক দূর বজায় রাখেত সবাইেক অেনকটা িনেজেদর

ইার িবে ঘের থাকার িনেদশ মেন চলেত হে।

এমন এক দুিবষহ সমেয় জুেবর বাবা-মােক হাসপাতােল

ভিত হেত হয়। তাই তােক সারা রাত একা থাকেত হেব।

অজানা িকছু একটা তার িচাভাবনা িনেয় খলেছ। কীভােব

কাটােব স এই রাত?

Logline

The story of a lonely night of a terrified teenager.

Leading Casts

Md. Jubaer Hossain

Yasin Arafat

Arniya Aurin

Md. Sakib Hossain is a student of Film & Television

Department at Jagannath University. He is also a member

of Jagannath University Film Society. He is a film activist and

appreciator. He was born in the district of Barishal at the

renowned village where lived the legend Sher-A Bangla A.K.

Fazlul Haque.

160


ONE DAY

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Mystery | English | 1 min 17 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Rahnuma Tahsin

Story

Rahnuma Tahsin

Script & Screenplay

Rahnuma Tahsin

Editor

Rahnuma Tahsin

Synopsis in English

One day, a boy finds a weird game in an arcade.

This machine does not need money or coins

but needs creative minds and thinking ability to

play the game. So, when the boy gives his brain

and completes all the requirements, the system

crashes.

Synopsis in Bengali

একিদন একিট ছেল একিট অুত গম খলার মিশন

দখেত পায়। মিশনিটর জন অথ বা কেয়েনর দরকার

নই, দরকার একিট সৃজনশীল মি। ছেলিট যখন তার

িনেজর মি মিশনিটেক িদেয় দয় এবং েয়াজনীয়

সকল কাজ শষ কের, তখন মিশেনর িসেম াশ

কের।

Logline

Some system can murder creative minds.

Producer

Rahnuma Tahsin

Cinematographer

Rahnuma Tahsin

Rahnuma Tahsin is a 16-year-old girl, who is still

trying to find herself in different kinds of stuff. But

‘norms’ and ‘systems’ are creating barriers in her

way. So in her quarantine days, she finds interest in

making movies based on what she feels about the

pathetic circumstances.

161


PUPPETRY

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Fantasy, Mystery | Bengali | 5 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Md Labib Haque

Story

Md Labib Haque

Script & Screenplay

Md Labib Haque

Editor

Md Labib Haque

Producer

Md Labib Haque

Cinematographer

Anik Mahmud

Original Title

পুতু লকথন

Tagline

The word of dolls.

Synopsis in English

When a person loses his morality, he needs to find

the right path in one way or another. Otherwise,

he will be harmful to the society and its people.

Their insanity and immorality will destroy the world,

if nobody illuminates the right path for them.

The film tells the story of two puppets trying to

bring a wicked man to the right path. Will they be

successful?

Synopsis in Bengali

যখন কানও বি তার নিতকতা হািরেয় ফেলন, তখন

তােক এক বা অন কানও উপােয় সিঠক পথিট সান

করেত হয়। অনথায়, স সমাজ ও এর মানুেষর জন

িতকারক হেবন। তােদর উাদনা এবং অৈনিতকতা

িবেক ংস করেব যিদ তােদর জন কউ সিঠক পথ

আেলািকত না কের। ছিবেত দু’জন পুতু েলর একজন দু

মানুষেক সিঠক পেথ আনার চা করার গ বলা হেয়েছ।

তারা িক সফল হেব?

Audio Recordist

Md Labib Haque

Costume

Md Labib Haque

Visual Effects

Md Labib Haque

Leading Casts

Md Labib Haque

Md. Labib Haque is a 12th-grade student currently

studying at Buddhijibi Government College,

Rajshahi. His passion includes filmmaking, painting,

recitation, writing, photography and acting. He

dreams to work in the film industry to help and

teach people to upgrade and to learn contrivance.

162


TENOR

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Biography | Bengali | 13 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Rahi Abdullah

Story

Rahi Abdullah

Script & Screenplay

Rahi Abdullah

Editor

Hasin Arman

Producer

Arzumand Labonno

Cinematographer

Rahi Abdullah

Original Title

অিভায়

Tagline

Hope is a living dream

Synopsis in English

The celluloid story of a child’s hidden pain is the

main theme of Tenor. Ahad is the main character

of this film. His father has illegally migrated to

another country through a middleman. The

film deals with the pain, suffering, and various

harassments of the immigrant who have migrated

illegally like Ahad’s father and his family in a village.

These facts are illustrated in this film by showing

the child’s desire to get a football.

Synopsis in Bengali

এক িশর লুকািয়ত বদনার সলুলেয়ড গই ‘টনর’

নামক ৈদঘ চলিের মূল উপজীব। আহাদ নােমর

এক িশর বাবা দালােলর হাত ধের পািড় জিমেয়েছন অন

এক দেশ। সই িশর ফু টবল পাওয়ার ইােক ক

কের একিট জনপেদর অৈবধ পেথ িবেদশ পািড় দয়া,

বাসী ও তার পিরবােরর বদনা, ক, সমােজর নানািবধ

হয়রািন িনেয়ই কািহনী এিগেয়েছ এ চলিের।

Logline

The film deals with the pain, suffering and various

harassments of the immigrant who have migrated

illegally.

Assistant Director

Tanjim Romeo

Leading Casts

Srabon Khandoker

Al Amin Antor

Mahamuda

Rahi Abdullah is a young filmmaker hailed from

Kurigram, Bangladesh. He has completed his HSC

on 2020. Now he is preparing himself to get admit

in university. He has directed few films along with

Tenor.

163


THE CRAZY BIRD

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Horror, Mystery | Bangla / English | 6 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Taheem Riasat Ahan

Story

Taheem Riasat Ahan

Script & Screenplay

Taheem Riasat Ahan

Editor

Taheem Riasat Ahan

Producer

Taheem Riasat Ahan

Cinematographer

Taheem Riasat Ahan

Leading Casts

Sayantan

Zenifar

Tagline

Covid badly effects our mental health.

Synopsis in English

The Covid-19 badly affects both physical and

mental health. School going children with their

family are also badly suffered by it. Day by day it

creates fear and anxiety. The short film ‘The Crazy

Bird’ is about the crisis of daily routine, school life,

open playground, missing teachers and friends.

This film shows a little boy’s daily life. His morning

is dull. He is in no hurry to start his online classes.

Most of the time he is unmindful, inattentive,

and sometimes feels crazy. Instead of the school

campus, online activities made him dull. He dreams

to break the prevailing situation.

Synopsis in Bengali

সংামক রাগ কািভড-১৯ িববাপী মানুেষর শারীিরক

এবং মানিসক াের ওপর মারাক ভাব ফলেছ।

মাগতভােব বাড়েছ ভয় এবং শা। এই িতকূ ল

পিরিিত িবদালয়গামী িশাথী এবং তােদর অিভভাবকেদর

মােঝও সৃি কেরেছ দুিা। িশ-িকেশারেদর াতিহক

ু লজীবন, উু খলার মাঠ, িণকে িশকেদর হ

ও বু েদর সািেধর অভাব পূরণ করেত পারেছ না

অনলাইন াসম। ৈদঘ চলি ‘দ িজ বাড’ ছয়

বছর বয়সী এক িশর গ। লকডাউেন তার িতিদনকার

সকালটা কমন যন িনাণ। াতিহক াতিয়ার পর

াস হবার তাড়া তােক এখন আর তািড়ত কের না।

অেনকটাই অিনায় অংশ নয়া পাঠ পেব স হেয় ওেঠ

অমেনােযাগী, কখেনা অৈধয। িবদমান এই পিরিিত

আপাত দৃিেত এড়ােনা সব না হেলও, শকল ভাঙার

ে িবেভার হেয় ওেঠ তার অবুঝ মন।

Logline

Covid creates fear and anxiety. Particularly school

going children and their family are effected by the

pandemic situation.

Taheem Riasat Ahan is a student of class 4 from

St. Joseph Higher Sec. School. He’s only 9 years

old and he is already making films at this age. His

parents and younger brother is a great inspiration

for him. ‘The Crazy Bird’ is his first film about the

pandemic situation of Covid-19.

164


THONGA

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | 4 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Hamidul Huda Stevan

Story

Hamidul Huda Stevan

Script & Screenplay

Hamidul Huda Stevan

Editor

Naif Mosabbir

Producer

Hussainul Abedin Saimum

Cinematographer

Tanvir Ridil

Assistant Director

Sifat Rahman

Original Title

ঠাঙা

Tagline

The unstoppable ruthless cycle of crimes in society

keeps running even when time stands still.

Synopsis in English

This is a story of a ruthless cycle which is very

well known to us. A cycle in which revolves all the

crimes that we are familiar with. We are merely

among the excited audience in this cycle. Whereas

some people become the leaders of the cycle.

As a result, this cycle keeps on running in front

of everyone’s eyes. And in absence of justice, this

cycle eventually becomes extreme. Slowly moves

beyond our hands. And then this vicious, cruel

cycle gets a hold of its own course and slowly

breaks down the strong walls of our order.

Synopsis in Bengali

এিট আমােদর খুবই চনা একটা িনু র চের গ। য

চে িতিনয়ত ঘুরপাক খাে আমােদর অিত পিরিচত সব

অপরাধ। আমরা এই চের ফ উেিজত এক দশক

িণ। আর অন িদেক িকছু িনিদ গাীর মানুষ হেয় ওেঠ

এই চের চািলকাশি। যার ফেল এই চ অিবরতভােব

ঘূণায়মান থােক সকেলর চােখর সামেনই। সুু িবচােরর

অভােব এই চ একসময় ভয়ানক প ধারণ কের। চেল

যায় আমােদর িসীমানার বািহের। অতঃপর িনয়ণহীন এই

িনু র চ আয় কের নয় তার আপন গিতেক এবং ধীের

ধীের ভেঙ ফেল আমােদর শৃলার শ দয়াল। একিট

ছেল তার এলাকায় ঘুের বড়ািল। হঠাৎ, স দখেত পায়

যখােন সখােন আবজনা ফলা হে। আমােদর

আেশপােশর আবজনা পিরার করা একিট ভাল কাজ।

এবং, এই কােজ সকলেক উৎসািহত করা উিচৎ। এর

মাধেম আতৃ ির পাশাপািশ পিরেবশও পিরার থােক।

Leading Casts

Obydul Islam

Mahamud Dot Ovi

Hamidul Huda Stevan was born in Bangladesh. He

has passed his higher secondary examination this

year. He has thirst for books and films. Dreams to

be an independent filmmaker from Bangladesh.

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TRIKONOMITI

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Black and white | Drama | Bengali | South Asian Premiere | 9 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Kabbo Kabir

Story

Mujtaba Kabbo

Noshin Moulee

Script & Screenplay

Kabbo Kabir

Editor

Kabbo Kabir

Producer

Team Kabbo Kabir

Cinematographer

Kabbo Kabir

Original Title

িেকাণিমিত

Tagline

Nobody knows the conclusion.

Synopsis in English

‘Trikonomiti’ is about the story of three sisters

from a rural area, who do not have their mother

by their side anymore. Their mother has been long

gone. Kajol, the youngest one, writes letters to her

mother and tells her about her and her sisters’

everyday life. Suddenly, Corona (Covid-19) comes

into that rural area. The story goes on about the

condition and sufferings of the sisters. In the end,

someone goes to her mother, but, who is it?

Synopsis in Bengali

‘িেকাণিমিত’ ামীণ অেলর িতন বােনর গ িনেয়

িনিমত যােদর পােশ তােদর মা আর নই। তােদর মা

অেনক আেগ চেল গেছ। সবেচেয় কম বয়সী কাজল তার

মােক িচিঠ িলেখ তার এবং তার বানেদর িতিদেনর জীবন

সেক জানায়। হঠাৎ, কেরানা (কািভড -১৯) সই

ামােল চেল আেস। গিট বানেদর অবা এবং দুেভাগ

িনেয় এিগেয় চেলেছ। শষ পয কউ তার মােয়র কােছ

যায়, তেব, ক স?

Leading Casts

Labiba Torsha

Israt Alam

Opshora Ohi

Kabbo Kabir, a young filmmaker from Bogra,

Bangladesh. He always tries his best to come up

with new and existing ideas and tries to spread good

messages through his works. Since his childhood, he

wanted to be a filmmaker. He made some short films

and textfilms. He won 2nd place at the Oqros Pepela

ICFF 2020.

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UNSEEN SATISFACTION

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Biography | Bengali | International Premiere | 3 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Nabil Mostafa

Assistant Director

Abu Taher

Story

Golam Mostafa

Script & Screenplay

Nabil Mostafa

Original Title

অেদখা তৃ ি

Synopsis in English

A boy ran around his local area and saw garbage

littered all over the place. Cleaning up the domestic

trash, scraps that are scattered around us is a

good deed and that is how people will be highly

encouraged. This provides self-satisfaction and

keeps our environment clean.

Synopsis in Bengali

একিট ছেল তার এলাকায় ঘুের বড়ািল। হঠাৎ, স

দখেত পায় যখােন সখােন আবজনা ফলা হে।

আমােদর আেশপােশর আবজনা পিরার করা একিট ভাল

কাজ এবং এই কােজ সকলেক উৎসািহত করা উিচৎ। এর

মাধেম আতৃ ির পাশাপািশ পিরেবশও পিরার থােক।

Editor

Nabil Mostafa

Producer

Nabil Mostafa

Abu Taher

Cinematographer

Nabil Mostafa

Leading Casts

Ihsanul Hoque

Nabil Mostafa is a student of class ten. He was

born in Uttara, Dhaka on 18 October 2003. He is an

actor, who is learning cinematography and direction

as well. He has worked as an assistant director and

cinematographer in some short films and songs.

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YOUNG

BANGLADESHI

FILMMAKERS’

SECTION


ADDITION MINUS

SUBTRACTION

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | International Premiere | 10 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Md. Shahjahan Shiraj Saju

Story

Md. Shahjahan Shiraj Saju

Script & Screenplay

Md. Shahjahan Shiraj Saju

Md. Arifuzzaman Raju

Editor

Jibon Candra Das

Producer

Md. Shahjahan Shiraj Saju

Cinematographer

Raju Ahmed

Original Title

যাগ িবেয়ােগর যাগ

Tagline

Let mother and father be in the heart, not in the

nursing home.

Synopsis in English

Mother brought up her only son with great

difficulties. Her dream was that the son would

study at university and get a big job. Then the

mother would be able to spend her last days in

complete peace with her daughter-in-law and

grandchildren. When the boy grew up, he got a big

job, a big house and fulfilled his mother’s dream.

But there was no place for his mother in that

house.

Synopsis in Bengali

শত সমসা মাকােবলা কের মা তার ছেলেক বড় কের

তু েলেছন। তার িছল ছেল িবিবদালেয় লখাপড়া

কের একিট ম বড় চাকির করেব। অতঃপর শষ বয়েস

ছেলর বউ ও নািত-নাতনীেদর সােথ সুেখ-শািেত কেট

যােব। ছেলিট যখন বড় হয় তখন মােয়র ের বড়

চাকির, বড় বািড় সবই অজন করেত পাের িঠকই, িক

সই বািড়েত তার মােয়র জন কান ান হয়না।

Logline

After reading the letter sent from nursing home,

the boy understood his mistake.

Leading Casts

Nasrin Sultama Dipty

Al Masum

Rituparna Sarkar Khusi

Mukto

Sikto

Md. Shahjahan Shiraj Saju is a Bangladeshi film

director. He lives in Nilphamary. He is a filmmaker

who tries to portray reality and searches for

exceptional ideas. He wishes to make more films and

win awards.

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ALAMOT

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | South Asian Premiere | 4 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Poroma Shome

Story

Poroma Shome

Script & Screenplay

Poroma Shome

Editor

Ibrahim Uday

Producer

Poroma Shome

Cinematographer

Hira Azad

Original Title

আলামত

Tagline

We need evidence of a safer society

Synopsis in English

We live in a society where after being sexually

assaulted, a girl is treated as the main provocative

factor, and she has to carry the marks of the

assaults to get justice. We don’t think about the girl.

After the horrific incident, she has to go through

more horrible things. Does her family support her?

Does the society support her? Does the system

support her? This film raises all these questions in

a cinematic manner through some characters.

Synopsis in Bengali

আমােদর সমােজ ধষেণর জন একজন নারীেকই দায়ী করা

হয়। িক আমােদর সমাজ ববায় একজন ধিষতােক

বারংবার ধষেণর িশকার হেত হয়। িদেত হয় িনেজর সতী

নােশর মাণ। তার পিরবার িক তােক সহেযািগতা কের?

সমাজ িক তােক সহেযািগতা কের? এই িসেম িক তােক

সহেযািগতা কের? ‘আলামত’ নােমর এই ৈদেঘর

চলিে এই সমূহ উাপেনর চা করা হেয়েছ।

Leading Casts

Kaumrunnahar Munni

Jayita Mahalanabish

Aminur Rahman Mukul

G.M Joy

Poroma Shome has completed her graduation and

post-graduation in TV, Film and Photography from the

University of Dhaka. Her first directed short film ‘Aalta’

has been exhibited in different international festivals.

Now, she is looking forward to make more films and

change our society.

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AMMA

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | Bengali | International Premiere | 6 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Md. Rakibul Hasan Reza

Assistant Director

Jd Rasel

Story

Md. Rakibul Hasan Reza

Script & Screenplay

Md. Rakibul Hasan Reza

Editor

Momin Biswas

Producer

Md. Rakibul Hasan Reza

Original Title

আা

Tagline

Life begins to change when mother appears in her

son’s dream with some important issues.

Synopsis in English

In the ongoing life without the guidance of

experienced people, an orphan boy suddenly sees

his mother in his dream with some life advice. Life

begins to change when his mother appears in his

son’s dream with the solution of some important

issues. After that, he realizes that his mother has

been with him all the time and that his mother’s

blessings will always be with him.

Synopsis in Bengali

অনাথ ছেলিটর জীবেন উপেদশ ও পরামশ দবার মেতা

বড় কউই নই। কােরা িদক-িনেদশনা িবহীন এভােবই তার

জীবন চলমান। হঠাৎ একিদন অনাথ ছেলিট ে তার

মােক দখেত পায়। যখােন িতিন িকছু পূণ পরামশ ও

সমসার সমাধান িনেয় উপিত হন। এরপর, সান

িহেসেব স বুঝেত পাের এবং িবাস কের য, তার মা

সবসময় তার সােথই আেছন। তার উপর মােয়র আশীবাদ

থাকেব িচরকালই।

Logline

An orphan boy suddenly sees his mother in his

dream with some life advice.

Cinematographer

Shariar Nazime Mainul

Sound Engineer

Rajesh Saha

Background Music

Iftekhar Khan Ika

Leading Casts

Ashrafun Nessa

Aryan Fuad

Md. Rakibul Hasan Reza works at his own production

house cMetro Films Ltd. The short film ‘Amma’ is his

first work from this production house. He likes to do

experimental treatments in his works. He wants to

make films independently. He finds satisfaction in being

able to visualize the stories that storms through his

mind.

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CAPTION

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller | Bengali | 19 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Aalap Angon

Story

Milton Dey

Script & Screenplay

Milton Dey

Editor

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Producer

Filmcast

Original Title

কাপশন

Tagline

The Triangle of Love

Synopsis in English

A person’s mobile phone gets stolen. Then

someone started to blackmail him with a video clip

which he has got from that stolen device. But the

problem is, he does not ask for money, he does

not demand any physical pleasure either. Then

what does the blackmailer want?

Synopsis in Bengali

এক বাির মাবাইল হািরেয় যায়। একজন সই ফােনর

একিট িভিডও িপ িনেয় তােক মিক িদেত থােক। িক

সই বাি কান টাকা চায় না, কান শারীিরক চািহদাও

তার নই। তেব স আসেল কী চায়?

Logline

Someone is blackmailing a person with a video clip.

Cinematographer

Asaduzzaman Rabbi

Leading Casts

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Adnan Hossain Chowdhury

Narin Juh

Aalap Angon is from Rangpur. ‘Caption’ is his

debut film. He is currently a student and he

dreams to become a good filmmaker in the

future. He prioritizes on building his expertise as a

cinematographer. His favorite filmmaker is Anurag

Kashyap.

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CHAKRI

Bangladesh | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | Bangladesh Premiere | 9 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Mehedi Hassan

Assistant Director

Mohammud Al Araf

Imtiaz Zilan

Story

Mehedi Hassan

Script & Screenplay

Mehedi Hassan

Original Title

চাকির

Tagline

Unemployment is a curse.

Synopsis in English

The protagonist is looking for a job after finishing

his studies. Just getting a job is his one and only

motto now. A job is a necessity for him at this

moment because of his family. But despite having

quality he is facing obstacles.

Synopsis in Bengali

উিশা শষ কের অন সাধারণ ছেলেদর মতই চাকির

খুঁজেছ িসেনমার মূলচির। যেকােনা চাকির পাওয়া এখন

তার মূল উেশ। িনেজর ও পিরবােরর কথা ভেবই নয়া

এই উেদাগ। িক যাগতা থাকা সেও তােক সুখীন

হেত হয় সামািজক বাধার।

Editor

MHB

Producer

RFL

Cinematographer

Abdul Masum

Leading Casts

Emam Hossain

Tayef Aslam

Jewel Khan

Papon Khan

Mehedi Hassan is an undergraduate student at

Islamia University. He is from Chittagong. He worked

as an assistant director in various projects. He dreams

of making a full-length cinema and aspires to become

a great filmmaker one day.

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CHOWDHURY SHAHEB

Bangladesh | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Mystery, Thriller | Bengali | 14 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Milton Dey

Story

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Script & Screenplay

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Editor

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Producer

Filmcast

Original Title

চৗধুরী সােহব

Tagline

A Professional Killer

Synopsis in English

This film is about a hitman named Chowdhury

Shaheb, who is passionate about murdering

people and takes pride in doing so. He is too

professional and does not consider it to as a

crime. Chowdhury Shaheb is now dealing with his

last twisted contract. Can everything be done in a

perfect way?

Synopsis in Bengali

‘চৗধুরী সােহব’ নােমর একজন পশাদার খুনীেক িনেয় এই

িসেনমািট িনিমত। িতিন খুনেক এক ধরেনর িশ িহেসেব

দেখন এবং খুন করােক কােনা অপরাধ বেল গণ কেরন

না। বরং এই খুনী পশায় িতিন গবেবাধ কেরন এবং গেবর

সােথ এ কাজিট কেরন। ‘চৗধুরী সােহব’ এখন তার শষ

খুনিট করেত যােন। ্িতিন িক পারেবন সবিকছু

িনখুঁতভােব করেত?

Logline

A professional killer is facing his last deal.

Cinematographer

Kawsher Ahmed

Leading Casts

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Sarker M. A. Hadi

Shahriar Rifat

Milton Dey is a Tarantino fan. He does not have too

much action in his own life. He refers to himself as a

simple person living a simple life with a bank job. But

Milton thinks the extraordinary portion of his life is his

dream. His dream is to make a film that will blow every

mind on the planet.

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FREGOLI DELUSION

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Black and white | Bengali | 5 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Misbah Sakin

Story

Misbah Sakin

Script & Screenplay

Misbah Sakin

Editor

Misbah Sakin

Producer

Moksudar Rahman Mukul

Original Title

েগািল িডলুশন

Synopsis in English

A young boy suffers from Fregoli Delusion. A

rare disorder in which a person is convinced that

different people who appear to be strangers are all

in fact the same person in a multitude of disguises.

This particular young boy is consumed by the voice

of his sister which replaces those of everyone

else. All his efforts to overcome this are rendered

useless as he continues to hear her voice.

Synopsis in Bengali

একিট ছেল ‘েগািল িডলুশন’ নামক একিট বািধেত

ভু গেছ। এিট একিট িবরল বািধ যােত একজন বি একিট

িবািকর ধারণা পাষণ কেরন য, িবিভ বি আসেল

একই বি য বারংবার চহারা পিরবতন কের বা

ছেবেশ থােক। তার কােন স সবসময় তার বােনর ক

নেত পায়। তার মেন হে তার বােনর কিট সবার

কেক িতাপন কেরেছ এবং স এ বািধ থেক মুি

পেত পারেছ না।

Cinematographer

Jubayed Koushik

Maisa Sakura

Misbah Sakin was born in 1999. He has started

film making in 2016. He is currently studying in

CUET. He is a young director who tries to express

his thoughts through his films. He is also a

passionate film activist.

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HOOSH

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Bengali | Bangladesh Premiere | 7 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Adittya Basak

Story

Sumaiya Aman Nitu

Script & Screenplay

Adittya Basak

Editor

Adittya Basak

Producer

Mahtab Ahamed

Arif Iftekhar

Original Title

ঁশ

Synopsis in English

Adittya Basak Abrar is a symbolic character. His

life is just like a normal human being. One day

after waking up, he discovers he was hallucinating.

He discovers himself in the world of imagination,

which looks exactly like reality. All the real crimes

are happening around him, but he can not protest,

he stares at them, just like everyone else. This

makes him very sad.

Synopsis in Bengali

আিদত বসাক আবরার একিট তীকী চির। একজন

সাধারণ মানুেষর মেতাই তার জীবনযাপন। একিদন হঠাৎ

তার ঘুম ভাঙার পর স হালুিসেনশেন এ আা হয়, স

িনেজেক একিট কনার জগেত আিবার কের যা আদেত

সূণ বােবর মেতাই। ধু বােবর সকল অপরাধ এখন

তার চােখর সামেন ঘটেত থােক, িক স এর িতবাদ

করেত পােরনা, অনেদর মেতাই তািকেয় তািকেয় দেখ, যা

তােক চ িবষাদ কের তু েল।

Logline

We need to repair our society as soon as possible

Cinematographer

Tawsif Mohammad

Leading Casts

Abrar Uddin

Oindrita Talukder

Durjoy Dev Sunny

Minhaz Maroof

Nazmul Hasan

Tareq

Emon

Adittya Basak

Adittya Basak was born in Chattogram on March 6,

2001. He started his career in 2016 as a YouTuber

and was subsequently involved in many freelancing

works. From the very beginning he never

compromises with quality.

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LOTTERY

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | English | International Premiere | 10 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

KM Kanak

Story

Al-Amin Hasan Nirjhar

Script & Screenplay

Al-Amin Hasan Nirjhar

Editor

KM Kanak

Producer

Niamul Mukta

Cinematographer

Abdullah Al Fahim

Original Title

লটাির

Synopsis in English

The ‘Lottery’ is a story of a friendship between

two boys who grew up at a station. The tragedy

unfolds as life and dreams unfold, centering on

winning a lottery. Dreams grow with the tension of

friendship and the desire to change the day. There

is no end to human needs. When one demand is

met, another demand arises. Life does not stop

for money. Time does not stop either. Even after

winning the lottery, the two main characters have

tried to find happiness in other ways without

getting money and that is life.

Synopsis in Bengali

শেন বেড় ওঠা দুইিট ছেল ও তােদর বু ের গ

‘লটাির’। মানুেষর চািহদার কােনা শষ নই, আবার অেথর

অভােব জীবনও িক থেম থােক না। লটাির জেয়র েক

ক কের দুই বু তােদর আশা-আকাা ও অিভলােষর

জাল বুনেত থােক। িক, এিক! লটাির জতার পরও য

তােদর সুেখর সান থােমিন। হয়ত এরই নাম জীবন।

Leading Casts

Iqbal Hossain

Redwan Chowdhury Shanto

Enayet Hossain Samir

Samiya Akter Bristy

KM Kanak is a dreamer and a filmmaker. He studied

Civil Engineering. From a young age, his love for movies

inspired him to make films of his own. He has served

as an assistant director for a National Award-winning

director, Redoan Rony for a long time. He was also the

Chief Assistant Director of the film ‘Kathbirali’.

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MAATI

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | 21 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Riddha Anindya Ganguly

Story

Riddha Anindya Ganguly

Script & Screenplay

Britwa Roy Dipa

Editor

Tashfiq Rahman

Producer

Gangshalik Productions

Cinematographer

Anoy Chowdhury

Original Title

মািট

Tagline

Where the Struggles of Life Blends With Clay!

Synopsis in English

Krishno Paul, a ceramist, lives in a small village in

Bangladesh along with his wife, son, and daughter.

Krishno strongly wants his son Polash to learn

ceramics and help him with his work, while Palash

wants to do something bigger. Krishno decides to

marry off his daughter Rupa at a very young age

when a proposal from a rich family comes into his

hands. But he struggles to pay the dowry for the

marriage.

Synopsis in Bengali

মৃৎিশী কৃ পাল তার ী, ছেল ও মেয়েক িনেয়

বাংলােদেশর একিট ছা ােম বাস কেরন। কৃ খুব কের

চান য তার ছেল পলাশ তার মেতাই মািটর কাজ িশখুক

এবং তার কােজ সাহায কক, িক পলাশ জীবেন আরও

বড় িকছু করেত চায়। একিট বড় ঘেরর িবেয়র াব হােত

আসায় কৃ তার মেয় পােক খুব কম বয়েসই িবেয়

দেবন বেল িসা নন। যৗতু েকর িবশাল অংেকর টাকা

কামাই করেত কৃ েক মােঠ নামেত হয়।

Logline

A ceramist family from a small village struggles with

child marriage and dowry.

Leading Casts

Dulal Paul

Risalatunnaher

Krishna Paul

Kawsar Ahmed Ripon

Riddha Anindya Ganguly was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh

on July 26, 1997. He works as an assistant director and

scriptwriter for short films and television productions. He is

also a freelance writer, who often writes op-eds in national

newspapers. Riddha is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree

in Archaeology at Jahangirnagar University. ‘Maati’ is his first

film as a director.

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MATIR KHELNA

Bangladesh | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | 6 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Nishat Jahan Nafiza

Story

Mainuddin Shikder

Script & Screenplay

Nishat Jahan Nafiza

Mainuddin Shikder

Editor

Junjuni Chakma

Producer

Mainuddin Shikder

Cinematographer

Santua Tripura

Original Title

মািটর খলনা

Synopsis in English

This film narrates the story of an ordinary worker

who turns out to be one of the victims of the

recent political violence in Bangladesh. Bangladesh

has been facing political ignorence since its

independence. The two major political parties

always fail to make a peaceful alignment and the

general people suffer a lot due to the strike called

up by the oppositions. Ajmol, the protagonist

of this film has nothing to do with political

uncertainty. Still, he is misjudged for his actions.

This story is inspired by one of the true events that

happened in 2012 where a worker named Biswajit

Das, was killed by the political cadres.

Synopsis in Bengali

‘মািটর খলনা’, একজন সাধারন কমজীবী মানুেষর

বাংলােদেশর চলমান রাজৈনিতক সিহংসতার িশকার হওয়ার

গ। বাংলােদশ াধীনতার থেকই রাজৈনিতক

অিরতার িভতর িদেয় গেছ। দেশর দুিট মূল রাজৈনিতক

দল কখেনাই শািপূণ সহাবােন আসেত পােরিন আর

সাধারণ জনগণ তার মাল িদেয় যাে। রাজৈনিতক

অিরতার সােথ গের মূল চির আজমল এর কান

যাগােযাগ নই। তারপরও, স রাজৈনিতক কাডারেদর ভু ল

িবচার এর িশকার হয়। ২০১২ সােল সরকারদলীয়

রাজৈনিতক কাডারেদর ারা ‘িবিজত দাস হতা’ এর

ঘটনা থেক অনুািনত হেয় এই চলিচিট িনিমত।

Leading Casts

Taufiqur Rahman Rain

Nishat Jahan Nafiza is an independent young filmmaker,

based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her work deals with

socio-political issues, and their effects on society. She

strongly believes in individual potentiality through active

engagement, to change society. She likes to experiment with

her work while telling stories, merging documentaries, and

fictions together.

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NIGHT LIGHT

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 2.39:1 | Color | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Bengali | Bangladesh Premiere | 5 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Samin Yasar

Story

Samin Yasar

Script & Screenplay

Samin Yasar

Editor

Samin Yasar

Producer

Md Navid Hassan

Bhubon Ahmed

Tagline

It’s Not A Night Light

Synopsis in English

Samin orders a night light online but instead of a

night light he receives a mysterious object. When

he shows it to his friend Navid, they start imagining

scenarios of what the object might actually be

capable of. None of those come close to what it is

actually capable of.

Synopsis in Bengali

সািমন অনলাইেন একিট নাইটলাইট অডার কের।

নাইটলাইেটর পিরবেত স হােত পেলা এক অুত

রহসজনক ব। স এই বিট তার বু নািভদেক দখায়

এবং তারা দুইজন বেস িচা করেত থাকেলা, এটা তােদর

কী কােজ আসেত পাের। িক তারা জানেতা না, এই

রহসজনক বর মতা িছেলা তােদর কনারও বাইের।

Logline

Two boys try to work their minds around a

mysterious glowing object which barely resembles

a night light.

Cinematographer

Samin Yasar

Visual Effects

Samin Yasar

Leading Casts

Navid Hassan

Samin Yasar

Samin Yaasr is currently studying BBA Marketing at

Bangladesh University of Professionals. Over the years he

has made a few award-winning short-films and hopes to

become a filmmaker one day. With his visual-effects skills,

he tries to make sure a story never has any visual limit,

because a good story deserves good visuals.

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ONE DAY OF ASLAM

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Black and white | Drama, Thriller | English | Bangladesh Premiere | 7 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Ishtiyak Ahmad Zihad

Story

Ishtiyak Ahmad Zihad

Script & Screenplay

Ishtiyak Ahmad Zihad

Editor

Ishtiyak Ahmad Zihad

Producer

Sabina Yesmin

Original Title

আসলােমর একিদন

Tagline

Life goes on!

Synopsis in English

Aslam was the son of a villager. His mother was

very upset with him since he never worked. She

used to get angry at him almost every day. One

day Aslam decided to leave the house and never

return. What happens to him after he leaves

home?

Synopsis in Bengali

ােমর ছেল আসলাম একটু বিশই আরামিয়। বািড়র

কােনা কাজ কেরনা বেল তার মা তার উপর খুবই িবর।

িতিদন বািড়েত একই কািহিন। অতঃপর, একিদন

আসলাম িসা িনল িচরিদেনর জন বািড় ছেড় চেল

যােব, আর িফরেব না। গবহীন এ যাাপেথ তার জন

কান অিনয়তা অেপা করেছ?

Logline

This film is a protrait of a village boy.

Cinematographer

Ishtiyak Ahmad Zihad

Mubtasim Ibney Mustafa

Leading Casts

Bhupoti Bhushan Sharker

Ishtiyak Ahmad Zihad is a young Bangladeshi

filmmaker from Rangpur. He spent his entire childhood

there. Currently, he is studying Film and Media Studies

at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University. He directed

multiple short films throughout the years. His films were

screened at multiple film festivals in and outside the

country.

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ONE MAN SHOW

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Mystery, Thriller | Bengali | 9 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Story

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Script & Screenplay

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Editor

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Original Title

ওয়ান মান শা

Tagline

One man, One crew, One cast

Synopsis in English

This is an experimental film about a person who is

in an audition to perform a psychopath’s role. But

there is a twist about his past that is relatable to

the role. But how?

Synopsis in Bengali

একিট অিডশন চলেছ। মানিসকভােব অসু একিট চিরের

জন একজন অিভেনতা চাই। এক যুবক অিডশন িদে।

িক পিরচালেকর মেত তার অিভনয় নািক হে না। িক

আেদৗ িক স অিভনয় করিছেলা? নািক স বােদ বািক

সবাই অিভনয় করেছ? সব উর জানা যােব। ধু একটাই

, মানুেষর মগেজর রং আসেল কী?

Producer

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Cinematographer

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Leading Casts

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury

Ashwash M. A. Chowdhury is a Martin Scorsese fan

but in his personal life, there is no action, no crime, no

thrill. The only goal in his life is to make films. He also

has made two other films named Eshopnama (2017)

and Tokai hobo (2016).

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PANCHALI

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Bengali | International Premiere | 5 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Parban Roy

Assistant Director

Sayem Chowdhury

Story/Script & Screenplay

Parban Roy

Editor

Chandan Aumi

Original Title

পাালী

Synopsis in English

In the film, a girl is watching television. She asks

her mother to watch it too. In the television drama,

the story is about a girl who is forced to accept her

mother’s decision. She promises herself that when

she becomes a mother, she would give her child

the complete freedom to make her own decisions.

Synopsis in Bengali

একিট মেয় িটিভ দখিছল। মেয়িট তার মােকও অনুেরাধ

কের তার সােথ িটিভ দখবার জন। িটিভেত তখন একটা

মেয়র গ দখািল। গের মেয়িট তার িনেজর িসা

িনেজ হণ করেত না পের তার মােয়র িসা হেণ

বাধ হয় এবং পরবতীেত তার মােক এর জন দাষােরাপ

কের। স তখন িনেজ মেন মেন িতা কের, স যখন

িনেজ মা হেব তখন তার সানেক যেকােনা িসা হেণ

পূণ াধীনতা িদেব।

Producer

Parban Roy

Cinematographer

Shoaib Syed

Executive/Line Producer

Kabir Bondhon

Visual Effects

Bappy Das

Animation

Shahriar Tanvir Refat

Leading Casts

Aisha Khan

Anurha

Tutiya Yasmeen Papia

Tamanna

Parban Roy is a Bangladeshi filmmaker. He was

born on 7 January 1998 in Chandpur. He is a student

of Multimedia & Creative Technology at Daffodil

International University. He worked as an assistant

director in several television commercials.

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PERILOUS WONDER

Bangladesh | 2019 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | Bangladesh Premiere | 7 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Shuvro Shishir

Sound Engineer

Mohayminul Islam

Story

Rakib Hasan

Script & Screenplay

Mujahid Abhimonnu

Shuvro Shishir

Original Title

িবপ িবয়

Synopsis in English

In this cosmopolitan city, two unnamed people

were constantly dying of pride because of their

inability to express their feelings. In the end, they

chose the path of suicide at short intervals on the

same day. In this afterworld, that is elusive to the

living, their pain, frustration, love, their sufferings

of not being able to express anything come up in

their conversation.

Synopsis in Bengali

যািক এই শহের অনুভূ িত কাশ করেত না পারা দু’জন

মানুষ জীবেনর সমেঝাতােক বিড় িহেসেব মানেত পাের

না। শষ পয তারা আহতার পথ বেছ নয় একই

িদেন, সামান সমেয়র ববধােন। য জগৎ জীিবেতর কােছ

অধরা, সই জগেত তােদর কেথাপকথেন উেঠ আেস

তােদর যণা, হতাশা, ভালবাসা,কাউেক িকছু শানােত না

পারার আেপ, সব পেয়ও না পাওয়ার পিরসংখান।

Logline

Two people sit in conversation after death.

Editor

Toufique Hasan Rifat

Akib Jabed

Producer

Kirtankhola Film Society

Barishal University

Cinematographer

Sovon Karmaker

Art Director

Hasan Rafi

Production Manager

Mehedi Hasan Mithu

Leading Casts

Md. Al Amin

Tahmina Shatabdi

Shuvro Shishir is a Bangladeshi filmmaker. He was

born on 6 December 1996. He lives in Barisal while he is

originally from Satkhira, Bangladesh. He has graduated

in Bengali Literature. He directed three films and was

an apprentice in a full-length feature film named ‘Kata’,

directed by Tokon Thakoor based on a story by Shahidul

Zahir

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LAST HOUR

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Black and white | Romance | Bengali | 3 min 30 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Obaidullah Al Galib

Story

Obaidullah Al Galib

Script & Screenplay

Obaidullah Al Galib

Original Title

শষ হর

Synopsis in English

There will be some people who will make you

realize the meaning of life at every step. You’ll get

hurt even when they are with you. But you can’t let

these hurts be your weakness. That’s the kind of

story the film ‘Shesh Prohor’ or ‘Last Hour ‘ tells.

Synopsis in Bengali

জীবেন িকছু মানুষ থােক যারা আপনার িতিট পদেেপ

জীবেনর কৃ ত অথ উপলি করেত সাহায করেব। এই

িটকতক মানুষ আপনার সােথ থাকা সেও আপিন চলার

পেথ িবিভ কারেণ আঘাতা হেবন। িক আপিন এই

আঘাতেক দুবলতায় পিরণত করেত পারেবন না। এমনই

একিট গ বলেব চলি ‘শষ হর’ বা ‘লা আওয়ার’।

Editor

Rabon

Producer

Rafi Mandol

Cinematographer

Rabon

Leading Casts

Obaidullah Al Galib

Israt Rahamn Ipty

Obaidullah Al Galib is looking for a brilliant and

challenging career in the film and media world that will

give him the opportunity for growth and development, a

strong sense of responsibility, efficiency, and willingness

to learn and teach where he will be able to apply all these

knowledge and skills.

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SHOKAL DOSHTA

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama, Romance | Bengali | 5 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Prodipto Saha

Story

Prodipto Saha

Script & Screenplay

Prodipto Saha

Editor

Prodipto Saha

Original Title

সকাল দশটা

Synopsis in English

Amrita is passing her time idly in her home

because of quarantine. Her boyfriend is unwell for

somedays now and she passes her time anxiously

thinking of him. They can barely talk because of the

global pandemic going on. ‘Shokal Doshta’ shows a

short pandemic story of this couple.

Synopsis in Bengali

বিক কেরানা পিরিিতর কারেণ অমৃতা অলস সময়

কাটাে। এর মেধ তার িমক িকছুিদন যাবৎ অসু।

কেরানাকালীন দূরের জন তােদর কথাবাতাও হয় খুব

অ। অমৃতার একা একা িবষ সময় কােট তার িমকেক

িনেয় দুিায়।

Producer

Prodipto Saha

Cinematographer

Prodipto Saha

Leading Casts

Amrita Saha

Prodipto Saha is an independent filmmaker. He

directed four short films as of now. He loves to

experiment with the storytelling process. Presently,

he is doing his BSS on Film and Television Studies at

Jagannath University.

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SHOPNER FERIWALA

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | Bangladesh Premiere | 5 min

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad

Story

Sabbir Ahmed Shohag

Script & Screenplay

Sabbir Ahmed Shohag

Editor

Haseb Hasan

Producer

Md. Abul kalam Azad

Original Title

ের ফিরওয়ালা

Synopsis in English

Everyone in this city has some dreams, maybe

even a bird has a dream to walk in the sky. The

dreams of this city have become stagnant, silent

today. Nothing is going on. Sometimes the dreams

imposed by the family feel like poison, sometimes

their dreams bring invaluable success as well.

Talking about dreams, telling the story of the

‘dream peddlers’.

Synopsis in Bengali

এই শহের সবার িকছু থােক, হয়েতা একটা পািখরও

থােক আকােশ দািপেয় বড়ােনার। এই শহেরর

েলা আজ িবর, নীরব হেয় আেছ। কােনা িকছুই চলেছ

না। পিরবােরর চািপেয় দয়া কখেনা কখেনা হেয় ওেঠ

িবেষর মেতা, আবার কখেনা তােদর ই িনেয় আেস

অমূল সাফল। সই ের কথা বলিছ, বলিছ ‘ের

ফিরওয়ালা’দর গ।

Logline

A story of a dream dealer.

Cinematographer

Sabbir Ahmed shohag

Leading Casts

Abul Kalam Azad

Ahmed Sohana

Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad is a Bangladeshi film

enthusiast from Gazipur, Dhaka. He completed his

Diploma course in Engineering from Dhaka Polytechnic

Institute. Alongside his studies, his hobby is filmmaking.

His biggest wish is to be a successful filmmaker and an

actor.

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SHOTTO MITTHAR GOLPO

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | Bangladesh Premiere | 6 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Zamsedur Rahman Sajib

Assistant Director

Piyal Mahmud

Story

Zamsedur Rahman Sajib

Script & Screenplay

Zamsedur Rahman Sajib

Original Title

সত িমথার গ

Synopsis in English

The story is about a farmer named Manik. After

the death of his wife, he lived with his only son

Monir. Manik was spending the day with his baby

son laughing and giggling. But in the meanwhile,

a deadly virus called corona appeared all over the

world. It affected the lives of all people. Manik’s life

is not left out either.

Synopsis in Bengali

গিট মািনক নােমর একজন কৃ ষেকর। ী মারা যাবার পর

একমা পু মিনরেক িনেয়ই তার জীবন। িশপুের সােথ

হািস আন ও খুঁনসুিটেত িঠকঠাক িদন কেট যািল

মািনেকর। িক এর মােঝই সারািবে কেরানা নামক

াণঘাতী ভাইরােসর আিবভাব হয়। সকল মানুেষর জীবেন

এর ভাব পেড়। বাদ যায় না মািনেকর জীবনও।

Logline

Simple story of life

Editor

Zamsedur Rahman Sajib

Producer

Sukanto Biswas

Cinematographer

Riad Sikder Rad

Music Director

Tanmoy Saha Durjoy

Art Director

Abdullah Al Maruf

Executive Producer

Anis Sujan

Sobuj Biswas

Leading Casts

Golam Mortoza Mollah

Md. Lam Alif Hossain

Zamsedur Rahman Sajib is a young filmmaker and writer.

His short film ‘Shopno Puroner Golpo’ was awarded at the

6th International Children’s Film Festival in Bangladesh

in 2013. He was one of twenty young directors who were

selected for the British Council’s Residential Filmmaking

Workshop 2013. His other film ’Bari Fera’ has won a total of

3 awards.

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STORY OF A STONE

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | No Dialogue | International Premiere | 60 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Rownacur Salyhen

Story

Rownacur Salyhen

Script & Screenplay

Rownacur Salyhen

Editor

Ahsan Al Miraj

Producer

Rownacur Salyhen

Original Title

Story of a Stone

Tagline

Necessity of everything depends on your thinking.

Synopsis in English

Nothing in this world is unnecessary. You can find

something very unimportant to be very useful at

times. Things that seem not worthy to you can

become very useful to someone else. Necessity

depends on your thinking and use.

Synopsis in Bengali

পৃিথবীেত কােনা িকছুই অেয়াজনীয় নয়। ভীষণ অবেহলার

িজিনসটাও সমেয়র সােথ হেয় উঠেত পাের খুব উপকারী।

এমনিক যসব িজিনস তামার কােছ লাগেব মূলহীন, িঠক

সিটই অন কােরা জন অমূল। েয়াজনীয়তা য ক কখন

এবং িকভােব খুঁেজ পােব, তা বলা মুশিকল। েয়াজনীয়তা

িনভর কের কােরা ববহার িকংবা িচা-ভাবনার ওপর। আর

সই িচা-ভাবনােলা িতিনত হেত একিট ছাট িবি

পাথরই যেথ।

Logline

An unnecessary piece of stone can become

beautiful and necessary to a painter.

Cinematographer

Dhrubo Sen

Leading Casts

Shishir Ahmed

Rownacur Salyhen is a young filmmaker from

Bangladesh. Currently, he is studying Film and Television

Studies at Jagannath University. He is an independent

filmmaker. He made some outstanding short films at this

young age. He is also a professional lyricist.

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TARA DYUTI

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | Bangladesh Premiere | 22 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Ihzaz Abrar Sadik

Assistant Director

Sheikh Iftekhar Ahmed

Story/ Script & Screenplay

Ihzaz Abrar Sadik

Editor

Arafat Hossain Badhon

Producer

Ihzaz Abrar Sadik

Sheikh Iftekhar Ahmed

Cinematographer

Sheikh Iftekhar Ahmed

Ihzaz Abrar Sadik

Leading Casts

Md. Sajib Ali

Ihzaz Abrar Sadik

Nakhsatra Ishrat

Arafat Hossain Badhon

Sumaiya Salekin

Fahmin Rahman

Sultanul Arifin

Faria H. Bhuiya

Sheikh Iftekhar Ahmed

Afroze Disa

Sameer Mahmud Khan

Md. Anik Hasan

Original Title

তারা দুিত

Tagline

Everyone is a star, just waiting to be enlightened.

Synopsis in English

Sayeed, Ratul, and Tuli are three random college

students with three different dreams. However,

the stubborn admiration of Bangladeshi parents

for a traditional academic career and looking down

upon other walks of life stands like a wall in front of

them. This leads to an unwanted end for Sayeed,

who could have been a renowned cricketer.

The loss of Sayeed makes Ratul desperate and

uncertain in pursuing his own goal. His teacher

Akondo Sir and Sayeed’s father starts inspiring him.

With support from their parents, Ratul and Tuli

move onwards to their cherished dreams. Every

youngster has their own liking and excellence, the

support from our parents, the ones who love us

most is all we need to achieve them.

Synopsis in Bengali

সাইদ, রাতু ল এবং তু িল কেলজ পড়ু য়া িতন বাজ

তণ। দেখ িনেজেদর পছের িবষেয় বড় িকছু

করার। িক বাংলােদিশ অিভভাবকেদর থাগত

একােডিমক কািরয়ােরর িত তী টান তােদর সামেন বাধা

হেয় দাঁড়ায়। যা এক পযােয় সাবনাময় িেকটার সাইেদর

অনাকািত িবদােয় প নয়। সাইেদর খুব কােছর বু

রাতু ল তােক দওয়া কথা মেতা িনেজর লে আগােত

িধায় ভু গেত থােক। তােক রণা দয় তার িশক

আক সার এবং সাইেদর বাবা। শেষ রাতু ল এবং তু িল

তােদর বাবা-মােয়র সমথন িনেয় একসােথ পা বাড়ায়

পূরেণর পেথ। সবারই িনজ িনজ পছ আর দতা

আেছ। আমােদর বাবা-মা, যারা আমােদর সবেচেয় বিশ

ভােলাবােসন, তােদর আশীবাদ ও দায়াই পাের আমােদর

ল অজেনর পথেক সুগম করেত।

Logline

Three youngsters, full of dreams, looking to fulfil

them, faces obstacles from the ones who love

them the most

Ihzaz Abrar Sadik was born on August 29, 1999, in

Rajshahi. He is a Bangladeshi film director, who is currently

a student of BUET. As a newcomer, Abrar is still learning

the basics of filmmaking. ’Tara Dyuti’ is his debut film. He

loves to share his stories through creative visuals.

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THROUGH THE WINDOW

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | No Dialogue | International Premiere | 3 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Rhombus

Story

Saurav Sarkar

Script & Screenplay

Shah Noman Khan

Editor

Shah Noman Khan

Producer

Rhombus

Cinematographer

Shah Noman Khan

Original Title

Through the Window

Synopsis in English

The short film portrays the incidence of child labor

in our society. The story portrays the lives of two

boys, how their lives are totally different because of

being born into two different social classes. It will

bring out the brutal reality of the socio-economic

inequality situation of our society right in front of

our eyes. How, regardless of age, people have to

work for minimum wages even when they are as

young as school-going children. The short film aims

to create awareness about social discrimination,

income inequality, and the horrors of child labor.

Synopsis in Bengali

শটিফিট আমােদর সমােজর িশেমর কন দশা তু েল

ধের। সমােজর দুই ণীর দু’িট িশর জীবন কবল

উেণী ও িনেণীেত জ হওয়ার দন কীভােব

পরর থেক আলাদা তা এখােন । ফেল, ণী

বষেমর িনমম বাবতা আমােদর চােখর সামেন চেল

আেস। যই বয়েস একিট িশর ু েল যাওয়ার কথা, সই

বয়েস িশিট ায় নামমা পািরিমেক ঝু ঁিকপূণ কাজ

করেছ ধুমা দিরতার জন। মূলত িশম এবং

আমােদর সামািজক ও অথৈনিতক বষেমর িবে

সকলেক সেচতন করাই শটিফিটর উেশ।

Rhombus is a group of four friends who are amateur 3D

animation filmmakers with big dreams of making eye-opening

films on social causes. They have graduated from Multimedia

and Creative Technology from Daffodil International University

and are trying to work on the passion for filmmaking altogether.

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BRIKKHAMATA

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller | Bengali | 12 min 34 sec

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Rashedul Islam Roni

Story

Rashedul Islam Roni

Script & Screenplay

Rashedul Islam Roni

Editor

Rashedul Islam Roni

Producer

Rashedul Islam Roni

Cinematographer

Rashedul Islam Roni

Original Title

বৃমাতা

Tagline

The saviour of earth

Synopsis in English

Trees are not different than our mother. A mother

gives her whole life taking care of her children just

like trees dedicate their lives to others. But in the

end, we destroy them for the sake of money and

land! In the story, there is a boy named Haru who

lost his father and mother in his childhood. He

finds his motherly love in a tree. How far will he go

to protect his beloved tree?

Synopsis in Bengali

গিট বৃ এবং সকল মােয়েদর উৎসগ কের িনমাণ করা

হেয়েছ। মা যমন সানেক আজীবন িনঃাথভােব

ভােলােবেস যায়, গাছ ও সভােব খাদ, আয়, অিেজন

ইতািদ িদেয় আমােদর বাঁিচেয় রােখ। িবিনমেয় িকু চায়

না স। আর মানুেষরা এই মাতৃ তু ল গােছেদর িনিবচাের

ংস কের চলেছ। যিদ আমরা তােদর মাতৃ তু ল ভািব

তাহেল কু ড়ােলর আঘােত সই গাছেলােক ধংস কের

িদেত পারতাম না। এই গের নায়ক হা ছাটেবলায় তার

বাবা-মােক হারােনার পর পৃিথবীেত তার আপন বলেত কউ

থােক না। অতঃপর স একিট গােছর মােঝ িনেজর মােয়র

িতিব দখেত পায় এবং সই গাছিটেক বাঁচােত নানা

সমসার সুখীন হয়। অবেশেষ তার জীবেনর িবিনমেয়

রা পায় গাছিট।

Leading Casts

VP AB Siddique

Urmi Rashid Shomapti

Murtoja Ali

Bishal

Rubel

Turjo

Rashedul Islam Roni is a young filmmaker from

Bangladesh, currently studying Computer Science

Engineering at the Daffodil International University. From

his childhood, he dreamed of becoming a Movie Director

and working hard for that. Giving up is never an option

for him. He made around six short films.

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A NEW NORMAL CINEMA

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller | Bengali | 23 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Najmus Saaqib

Assistant Director

Abir Rahman

Md Mubeen

Tanha Rashid Angon

Story/ Script & Screenplay

Najmus Saaqib

Editor

Sourav Ray

Original Title

একিট িনউ নরমাল িসেনমা

Tagline

Welcome to the New Normal World

Synopsis in English

Do we ever think of the time when life was normal

while standing in an era that is now normalized?

New happenings, incidents, chaos slams right upon

us every day. And that’s what this film is about. A

few lives, their thoughts, worries, chaos became a

cinema. An attempt to newly present the past.

Synopsis in Bengali

য সময়িটেক আমােদর সামেন িনউ নরমাল সময় বেল

পিরেবশন করা হে, সই সমেয় দাঁিড়েয় আমরা িক দখার

চা কির আমরা সিত কেব নরমাল বা াভািবক

জীবন-যাপন কেরিছলাম? িদেনর পর িদন নতু ন নতু ন

মশলাদার ঘটনা, ত আমােদর উপর আছেড় পড়েছ। সই

সম িকছু ঘটনার সূ ধের এই ৈদঘ চলি।

কেয়কিট জীবন, ভাবনা, পলাতক সময়, সবিকছুর িমেশেল

তির এই িসেনমায়, পুরাতনেক করা হেয়েছ নতু ন কের

পিরেবশেনর চা।

Producer

Najmus Saaqib

Cinematographer

Asaduzzaman Rabby

Music Director

Arafat Karim

Nabeen Khan

Leading Casts

Aaquib Fehad Richie

Aadnan Chowdhury

Mizan Ur Rahman

Rakin Ashrafi

Shahryar Mahin

Abdul Kaiyum

Md Mubeen

Najmus Saaqib is studying Theatre and Performance

Studies at Rajshahi University. He owns a band named

‘Aadhpagla (Halfmad)’. Often makes zero budget nonprofitable

short films. Among those some notable works

are Shohor (2012), Kobir Oshukh (2014), Parapar Courier

Service (2018), Another Nonsense Cinema (2020),

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IMPROVISE. ADAPT.

OVERCOME

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | No Dialogue | International Premiere | 6 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Arman Ahmed Asif

Story

Arman Ahmed Asif

Script & Screenplay

Arman Ahmed Asif

Editor

Arman Ahmed Asif

Producer

Arman Ahmed Asif

Cinematographer

Ahad Hossain

Original Title

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome

Tagline

There is always a silver lining

Synopsis in English

The life of a well-off undergrad is pretty much the

same. Everywhere, all the time, it is just ‘normal.

Beginning every new day with a struggle to wake

up on time. Though there is a pinch of “new

normal” now. From study to work, everything is

online nowadays. How much of it has changed? A

glimpse into our protagonist’s life tells that same

old normal story, just with a little improve!

Synopsis in Bengali

িবিবদালেয় পড়ু য়া একজন তেনর জীবন যন এক

ধরাবাঁধা িনয়েমর মােঝ আটেক গেছ। সবসময়, সবিকছু

যন খুব বিশ ‘নরমাল’। িতিদন সকােল সময়মত ঘুম

থেক ওঠার বথ েচা থেক সারািদেনর নরমাল বা

সাধারণ কাজকম। যিদও এখন উব হেয়েছ ‘িনউ নরমাল’

এর। পড়ানা থেক কাজ সব এখন অনলাইেন। িক

সিত কী বদেলেছ িকছু? আমােদর ধান চিরের সই

নরমাল বা সাধারণ জীবেনর গ দখােনা হেয়েছ ৈদঘ

চলিিটেত। িক তার জীবনটা িক সিত-ই নরমাল?

Leading Casts

Arman Ahmed Asif

Arman Ahmed Asif is an undergraduate engineering

student living in South Korea. In between the grinding

hours of studies, he plays drums, roams around the

streets of Seoul, and captures cityscapes.

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SIT TIGHT

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Black and white | Drama | Bengali | 4 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Fahim Ahmed

Story

Fahim Ahmed

Script & Screenplay

Fahim Ahmed

Editor

Fahim Ahmed

Original Title

িবচিলত হেবন না

Synopsis in English

Arni stays at home all alone. Her mother is a

doctor who comes home once a week. In all of this

chaos, Arni’s uncle, who was suffering from Corona,

has passed away while on the other hand, a three

months old corona-affected baby completely

recovered from this deadly virus.

Synopsis in Bengali

অরিন লকডাউেন বাসায় একা একা থােক৷ তার মা একজন

ডাার, সােহ একবার বাসায় আেসন৷ এর মেধ অরিনর

চাচা মারা যান এবং হাসপাতােল আযজনকভােব িতন মাস

বয়সী কেরানায় আা একিট িশ সু হেয় ওেঠ৷

Logline

Arni and her mother somehow manage to cope up

with the new normal situation.

Producer

Fahim Ahmed

Cinematographer

Fahim Ahmed

Leading Casts

Fahim Ahmed

Fahim Ahmed is an Independent filmmaker. He studied

Microbiology at North South University. He started

making short films with whatever he had. At this time,

he is practising to mix up ideas and blending complex or

untouched thoughts through an engaging story.

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THE IMPRISONED

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama, Thriller | Bengali | 6 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Zarif Tashdeed

Story

Takee Tirtha

Script & Screenplay

Takee Tirtha

Zarif Tashdeed

Editor

Zarif Tashdeed

Original Title

The Imprisoned

Tagline

No One is Free From the Shackles of Society.

Synopsis in English

The short film centers around the life of an old

woman during a plague. Where she faces and goes

through ageism, prejudice, and discrimination from

her own family in absence of her son.

Synopsis in Bengali

গ চলাকালীন সমেয় একজন বৃার জীবনেক ক কের

শটিফিট িনিমত। যখােন িতিন তার পুের অনুপিিতেত

িনেজর পিরবার থেক বয়সবাদ, কু সংার এবং বষেমর

মুেখামুিখ হন এবং পু সােথ না থাকায় একাকী বাধ

কেরন।

Logline

A helpless grandmother goes through

misbehaviours from her own family.

Producer

Zarif Tashdeed

Cinematographer

Zarif Tashdeed

Leading Casts

Tania Mustafiz

Tasnia Zaheen

Bilkis Ara Begum

Zarif Tashdeed is a young filmmaker from Dhaka,

Bangladesh. He does regular landscape, urban

photography. Zarif had a strong attraction towards

film from a very young age. He has created two short

Independent films named ‘The Imprisoned’ and ‘AGONY’.

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THE SOUND OF STARVATION

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | 5 min

Suitable Audience

16 years and above

Director

Muhit Alam

Story

Md. Nazim Uddin

Script & Screenplay

Muhit Alam

Editor

Muhit Alam

Producer

Muhit Alam

Cinematographer

Muhit Alam

Original Title

Tagline

The Stomach Does Not Consider Pandemic.

Synopsis in English

COVID-19 has become evident as an epidemic all

over the world. There is wailing and emptiness

all around. People are in quarantine all over the

world. Undoubtedly, these quarantined days are

not affordable for the people who live from hand

to mouth. In these times, the dreadful chord of

hunger can be heard now and then. Working

people are coming out of home staking life and

searching for the assurance of a three-course

meal.

Synopsis in Bengali

পুেরা পৃিথবীেত কেরানার মহামাির প দখা িদেয়েছ।

চািরিদেক হাহাকার, শূনতা। পৃিথবীেত মানুষ আজ ঘরবি।

এই ঘরবি থাকা অেনক মানুেষর জন একরকম

িবলািসতা। ু ধার ালার ভয়ংকর শ যন কান পাতেলই

নেত পাওয়া যায়। মৃতু ঝু ঁিক িনেয়ই বর হেয় আসেছ

মানুষ, িতনেবলা খাবােরর আশায়।৷

Sound Director

Muhit Alam

Production Manager

Jawadul Kabir Shoudho

Leading Casts

Jannatul Mawa Protiva

Muhit Alam is a young independent filmmaker of

Bangladesh. He is a self-motivated person and created

a few short films and documentaries. He has written

several scripts based on his own ideas. Besides his

predilection for film-making, he is also involved in

photography and music composition.

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TEEN FILM WORKSHOP 5.0

November 2020 - December 2020

Teen Film Workshop is an intensive and advanced training program for aspiring filmmakers aged between 15 and 19.

The core objective of the workshop is to equip the teen filmmakers with relevant filmmaking skills and techniques. The

workshop is conducted by prominent filmmakers and industry technicians based in Bangladesh who have a vast knowledge

as well as experiential techniques to offer. TFW 5.0 is the latest edition of the program developed and offered by

Children’s Film Society Bangladesh (CFS).

11

Teen

9

Participants

Renowned

Instructors

2

Films

Produced

Amitabh Reza

Chowdhury

Bijon Imtiaz

Mejbaur

Rahman Sumon

Workshop Productions

Dorshanupat

Piplu R Khan

Nehal Quraishi

Ritajaya

Banarjee

Made by

Abrar Zayeem

Rawaha Meherose Shekha

Shahriar Reja Eshti

Shan Morshed

Moments of

Innocence

Made by

Abid Hasan

Probhu Chattopadhyay

Afra Ramisa

Raka Noshin

Nower

Proshoon

Rahman

Yasmine Kabir


DORSHANUPAT

Bangladesh | 2021 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Drama | Bengali | Bangladesh Premiere | 6 min

Suitable Audience

11 years and above

Director

Abrar Zayeem

Story

Abrar Zayeem

Rawaha Meherose Shekha

Shahriar Reja Eshti

Script & Screenplay

Abrar Zayeem

Rawaha Meherose Shekha

Tagline

Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life.

Synopsis in English

Two families thought that their neighbour is much

happier than them in life. But in reality, they have

sorrow and happiness in their lives too. Life gives

us both sorrow and happiness. It is upon us what

we are going to choose.

Synopsis in Bengali

দু’িট পিরবার ভেবিছল য তােদর িতেবশীর জীবন

তােদর চেয় অেনক বিশ সুেখর। তেব বােব তােদর

জীবেনও সুখ এবং দুঃখ রেয়েছ। কৃ তপে, আমােদর

সকেলর জীবেনই সুখ-দুঃখ িবদমান। িক সুখ-দুঃেখর এ

পথ বেছ নওয়াটা সূণই আমােদর উপর িনভর কের।

Editor

Abrar Zayeem

Producer

Afroja Islam Akhi

Cinematographer

Abrar Zayeem

Leading Casts

Afroza Khanam Ratree

Sakib Hasan Shuvo

Md Amdadul Haque

Kamrun Nahar Tumpa

Adyba Tasnim Anta

Abrar Zayeem is a 17-year-old college boy who is passionate

about life. He lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He makes films only for

entertainment and loves every bit of filming. He wants to make a film

that can reach to people who can relate to it. He wants to make films

about life and people.

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MOMENTS OF INNOCENCE

Bangladesh | 2020 | HD | 1.78:1 (16:9) | Color | Documentary | English | 13 min 15 sec

Suitable Audience

All Age Group

Director

Abid Hasan

Probhu Chattopadhyay

Story

Abid Hasan

Script & Screenplay

Abid Hasan

Editor

Abid Hasan

Tagline

Innocence is the child.

Synopsis in English

It is a documentary that portrays a group of

children from village and town. They do different

things, they have different lifestyles, they

experience different things. But they all have one

thing in common, that is innocence.

Synopsis in Bengali

এিট একিট ামাণিচ যা একই সােথ াম ও শহেরর

একদল িশেদর জীবন উপাপন কের। তােদর জীবনযাা

পরর থেক আলাদা। তহ তারা িভ িভ অিভতার

মুেখামুিখ হয়। িক তােদর সবার মােঝই একিট িজিনস

িবদমান আর তা হেলা ‘ইেনােস’ বা িনাপ সরলতা।

Logline

Lives of the children may seem diferent on the

surface but they all have one thing in common-

innocence.

Producer

Children’s Film Society Bangladesh

Cinematographer

Abid Hasan

Probhu Chattopadhyay

Afra Ramisa

Abid Hasan is a teenage boy who has recently passed the

H.S.C examination from B.A.F Shaheen College, Dhaka. His

hometown is in Tangail. Abid is interested in art, mostly in

cinema.

Probhu Chattopadhyay was born in the capital of

Bangladesh, Dhaka. He used to study in Biswa Varati,

Patha Bhavana, Shanti Niketon. Probhu is a student of

class 7. Currently, he is living in Dhaka.

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Reminiscing the previous festival

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Number of

participating countries

39

Probable number

of audience countrywide

approximately

Number of child &

young delegates

60

Number of

screening at each

venue per day

175 100000 4

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AWARD WINNERS

from the 13th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh 2020

International Film Section (Competitive)

Romy’s Salon

Netherlands | 90 min | Drama

Director: Mischa Kamp

Day X

Germany | 20 min | Drama

Director: Katharina Rivilis

Good Girl

Finland | 12 min | Drama

Director: Merja Maijanen

Child Filmmakers’ Section -

International

Young Filmmakers’ Section

Special Competition Section

Comfortable Position

Uzbekistan | 4 min | Other

Director: DRF Children Animation Studio