N. Rashed Chowdhury

Director’s Biography:

Rashed Chowdhury is an Independent filmmaker and film activist in Bangladesh since 1989. He has been involved with Bangladesh Short Film Forum-the pioneer organization of independent film movement in Bangladesh. Since his high school days, Rashed had been an active participant of the Film Society movement of Bangladesh, initiated during the sixties. Rashed has made couple of short films and documentaries that were screened in various international film festivals and participated in many Film making workshops. He led the movement and carried out the responsibility of the President of Bangladesh Short Film Forum & worked twice as a Festival Director of the `International Short & Independent Film Festival, Dhaka-organized biennially by Bangladesh Short Film Forum since 1988. Rashed′s first feature film: Chandrabati Kotha (aka-The Tales of Chandrabati) won the `National Film Grant′ for feature film (2014-2015), awarded by the Government of Bangladesh. He studied his Masters from the University of Pune, India.



  • Documentary film on Self-exiled pioneer Bangladeshi female sculptor -Novera Ahmed, titled `Nahannyate (aka-The Long Wait)’ -49min, Beta cam, 2000, – attended MIFF, IFFI, JDCA film festivals India.
  • Short fiction film titled `Bismwaraner Nadi (aka-The River Lethe)’ -35min, 16mm, 2003, Official Selection – Commonwealth Int’l Festival, Manchester (UK), MIFF, IFFI (India) ISIFF (Dhaka).
  • Documentary film on Painter Shahid Kabir titled `Interpreter of the Marginalized’ 50min, HD, 2012.
  • `Ami Shudhu Ekti Khun Korte Cheyechilam’ nominated for Best Television Fiction (Best Director & Scriptwriter) for the 2010 for Meril Prothom Alo Award. -Won Best Musical Score for 2010 Charuniram Award for TV Fiction.
  • Television Fiction `Khancha’ , 40 Min, got nominated for Best TV Fiction at the 2012 Charuniram Award for TV Fiction.
  • Just completed first feature Film `Chandrabati Kotha’ (The Tales of Chandrabati)-2018, own National Film Grant, 2014-2015.

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