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Nayeem Mahbub



Nayeem Mahbub is a Bangladeshi filmmaker currently based in Dhaka. He was an Erasmus Mundus scholar in the DOCNomads Documentary Directing Master’s Programme (2012-14), getting the opportunity to live and film in several European countries. His films have played in festivals around the world, including DocLisboa and Fantastic Fest. He has worked with BBC Bangla, first as assistant producer of the acclaimed Bangladesh Sanglap programme for radio and TV, and subsequently as producer and co-director of Day in Dhaka (2011), his first documentary. Before documentaries, he worked in the Bangladeshi animation industry, writing and directing the internationally award-winning Murgi Keno Mutant (2011).He received his BA in Cinema Studies from Oberlin College in the USA, and is a scholarship graduate of the innovative Mahindra United World College of India.

The Valley (documentary, in post-production, 2015); director, producer, cinematographer, editor.
Mohadeshiyo Probaho / Continental Drift (documentary, 2014); director, cinematographer, editor, sound designer.
Opekkha / The Wait (documentary, 2013); director, cinematographer, editor.
Murgi Keno Mutant (2010, animation): writer, director.
A Day in Dhaka (2010, documentary): producer, co-director, co-editor.
Beneath the Surface (2006): writer, director, editor, cinematographer.
A Taste of Liberation (2005): writer, director, editor, cinematographer. USA.


The Wait

Opekkha (Orig.) / 2013 / Bangladesh, Portugal / 8 min

The days in Lisbon are long, but the nights are longer. Anik and Nazmul are just two of the many semi-legal migrants from Bangladesh waiting for their residency applications to proceed. They're stuck: they can't leave the country to go home or anywhere else...



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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