Teen Film Workshop
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 4.0 is the latest edition of the program developed and offered by Children’s Film Society Bangladesh (CFS).
The Instructors So Far
Amitabh Reza Chowdhury, an intelligent idea man behind the TVC & filmmaking sector in Bangladesh, was born on 1st October 1976 in Brahmanbaria.
Amitabh made his directorial debut with a theatrical feature film ‘Aynabaji’. He proved that if standard films are made, people are bound to come to the cinema hall. ‘Aynabaji’ created a strong stir in the box office. He has directed more than thousand TVCs.
Mostofa Sarwar Farooki is a Bangladeshi film director, screenwriter, and film producer who is considered to be one of the leading figures to bring about a glimpse of modernism/realism in Bangladeshi cinema. He is also the pioneer of an avant-garde filmmakers’ movement called ‘Chabial’. His 2012 feature Television was the closing film of Busan festival and won Grand Jury Prize in Asia Pacific Screen Award 2013 in addition to 5 more international awards.
Animesh Aich, born on 7th February 1977, is a Bangladeshi filmmaker. He is considered to be one of the most talented people in the media sector of Bangladesh. He is mainly known for his TV Drama and Telefilms. He was involved in a group theatre while studying Fine arts. Later on, he joined an advertising company named ‘Adcomm Limited’ as a copywriter. He started his career in the media industry as an associate art director in ‘Cycle Er Dana’.
Morshedul Islam completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Dhaka University. After participating in a film appreciation course organized by Bangladesh Film Institute started his first film ‘Agami’, a short fiction in 1982 about the Great War of Liberation of Bangladesh. ‘Agami’ won the ‘Silver Peacock’ award for best direction in 10th International Film Festival of India, New Delhi in 1985. The success of ‘Agami’, the first independent short film of the country, performed a leading role to establish an alternative film movement in Bangladesh.
Mejbaur Rahman Sumon is a renowned television director of Bangladesh. After completing his academic education at Charukola (Institute of Fine Arts, DU), his career as a director had its inception. Sumon, with some of his friends, used to work as an animator at Graphical Eco, back in 2002. Years of attachment, patience, and consistency brought him in direction. He believed that his academic education at Charukola played a significant role in this scenario.
Sameer Ahmed is a Dhaka-based filmmaker. He graduated in 1999 from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in specializing Film Editing. He started editing and directing various Films/TV Drama projects and Corporate Commercials for multinational clients ranging from Airtel to Unilever to BBC World Service Trust from 1999. He is well-known for directing a TV series named ‘Bishaash’ (2010). For ‘Guerrilla’, Sameer Ahmed won the National Award for best editing in 2011.
Uttam Guha, a noted art director in Bangladesh’s film industry. He entered the industry with Mostofa Wahid’s “Protighat”. And till now he has worked in a tremendous number of films and also acted in some! He also quoted that “ I think a sense of proportion and beauty is essential for a film director.” He has won National Awards for his work in Onya Jibon, Chitra Nodir Pare, Hason Raja, Lalon, Raja Surya Khan and Mrittika Maya.
Ratan Paul is a skilled producer, scriptwriter, sound engineer, editor and still photographer. In addition to his work as the Executive Producer of Sisimpur, he has written scripts for a number of well-known television drama series including the award-winning “Sshei Bhubone”, as well as “Pita Mata Putra o Moumita”, “Is equal to”, “Bono Phuler Ghraan” and “Sokina Bibi”. He studied at the renowned FTTI in Pune, India, and received a degree in Cinema with a specialty in Sound Engineering.