2012 Post-Production FundLIST Television
|Director||Mostofa Sarwar FAROOKI|
“Mostofa Sarwar FAROOKI is a key exemplar of Bangladeshi new wave cinema movement,” Variety’s Jay Weissberg wrote. He is also the pioneer of an avant-garde filmmakers’ movement called "chabial". This group of young aspiring filmmakers used local cable television networks as a platform to master their hands in story-telling and to create an audience for the stories they tell.
His third feature Third Person Singular received an extensive international recognition. It premiered in Busan International Film Festival in 2009 and the European premiere was in Rotterdam. Then it went on to Abu Dhabi, Milan, Fribourg and 15 other international film festivals. The film got him five awards, including best director in Dhaka International Film Festival 2010. Furthermore, the film was selected to be Bangladesh’s entry to 83rd Oscar.