Morshedul Islam

Founder and Former Festival Director

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. He completed his Bachelor and Master degree in Pharmacy from the University of Dhaka. It also won the National Award for best short film and was shown in many international film festivals. Founded Children’s Film Society Bangladesh in 2006 and serving as the Honorary Festival Director of International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh.

Mustafa Monwar

Chairman, Festival Advisory Committee

An internationally recognized artist, Mustafa Manwar is a celebrated puppeteer of Bangladesh. His brilliant work has been airing on television for half a century, and one of his programs has also been on national television for more than 2 decades now. His work is especially eminent for its use of humour in conveying morality to the common people of Bangladesh. Aside from his contribution to Bangladesh television and his remarkable work with puppets, Mustafa Manwar is a highly respected painter and professor of Fine Arts in Bangladesh.

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal


A professor of computer science and engineering, and the Head of Department of Electrical and Electronics engineering at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is an outstanding Bangladeshi author. His works are most prominent for science fiction and children’s literature. A popular figure for children and adults alike, Zafar Iqbal also has several non-fictions on Physics and Mathematics and has a regular column in leading newspapers.

Munira Morshed Munni

General Secretary

Munira Morshed Munni is a freelance photographer, photo editor at Drik News and teacher at Pathshala. She worked as the executive producer of film “Amar Bondhu Rashed” (2011) and “Khelaghor” (2006).

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