Meet The Jury

Shameem Akhtar

Shameem Akhtar is a filmmaker since 1991. As a film Activist she has written reviews , attended courses from Pune instructors , teachers from abroad and have been appointed jury nationally and internationally. She has made three Full Length Features and more than 20 documentaries of various length. She is a teacher of films and is a member of the jury in various festivals national and international. 

Sadia Khalid Reeti

Sadia Khalid is a Screenwriting graduate from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has worked as an Entertainment Journalist at Daily Bruin, The Daily Star and Dhaka Tribune. She interviewed many film personalities, wrote film reviews, covered awards shows and film festivals around the world. She worked in film development in Hollywood and was a jury member at the 16th Dhaka International Film Festival. She is a member of the International Federation of Film Critics. 

Moinuddin Khaled

Moinuddin Khaled is a renowned art critic. Not only the field of criticism but also he has equal interest in the history of art. He traveled America and various European countries where he visited  several museums. He highlighted these subjects in his writings. Some of his writings were published in different media. Traveling, art, gallery and the description of the museums were depicted in his books. 

Haider Rizvi

A senior Bangladeshi-Polish filmmaker and film academician Haider Rizvi  made a number of TV series and few feature film in Poland in the decade of 80s and 90s. As a chief Assistant Director, he worked on a number of  high-profile films.  One of his prominent work was 'The Island on Bird  Street' (a film by Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, a co-inventor of Dogma 95),  which won award in Berlin Film Fest of 1997. Mr. Rizvi worked as  Assistant director in that film. Apart from directing and working as  assistant director, Mr. Rizvi has performed in a number of TV series in  the past 4 decades. The Drawer is his first appearances in any Bangladeshi short feature Ali Haider Rizvi is an assistant director and director, known for Adam i Ewa (2000), Zabic na koncu (1990) and Tato (1995). He is a teacher at Independent University, Bangladesh. 

Kazi Ahmed

Kazi Ahmed went to St. Gregory's High, Fauhderhat Cadet College and Notre Dame. In 1970, graduated from Pakistan Military Academy. He was in service for 10 years and went on retirement on Dec 1981.