Tareque Masud Master's Class (TMMC) 2

with Claire Denis

Anchored by Kamar Ahmad Simon

Claire Denis, the most distinctive auteur director of contemporary French cinema, "Palme d'Or" nominee in Cannes, "Golden Leopard" winner in Locarno, is coming to Dhaka for a two-day long Master's Class anchored by "Grand Prix" (Paris) and "Golden Conch" (Mumbai) winning young Bangladeshi Filmmaker Kamar Ahmad Simon.


January 5-6, 2015; 9.00 AM - 9.00 PM

Chhayanaut Songskriti Bhaban, House 72, Road 15A

(Sat Masjid Road) Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka 1209
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About Filmy Bahas

Filmy Bahas is a rendezvous for filmy dialogue, discussion and debate. Incepted in fond memory of Tareque Masud (1955-2011), it's a platform to bring parallel school of thoughts in contrast to the stereotyped formula films.


About Tareque Masud Masters Class (TMMC)

"Tareque Masud Masters Class" is an interactive discourse series organized by 'Filmy Bahas' where filmmakers from around the world are invited to share their works. The objective is to bring masters of parallel narratives to interact with young Bangladeshi film enthusiasts.


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Filmy Bahas Presents Tareque Masud Master's Class (TMMC) 2

with Claire Denis

Anchored by Kamar Ahmad Simon


January 5-6, 2015; 9.00 AM - 9.00 PM

Chhayanaut Songskriti Bhaban, House 72, Road 15A (Sat Masjid Road) Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka 1209

Click here to apply ☺


Claire Denis, nominated for Palme d'Or in Cannes and winner of Golden Leopard in Locarno, is the Master invited for TMMC 2. Xan Brooks in The Guardian described her as "one of the most distinctive and challenging voices in contemporary cinema"


Considered as one of the leading auteur director of contemporary French cinema, Claire Denis was born in 1946 in Paris and raised in colonial French Africa. It has been a strong influence on her films, which have dealt with themes of  colonialism and post-colonialism in Africa. Clairemade her film debut in 1988 with Chocolat, a semi-autobiographical meditation on African colonialism, which was nominated for Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival. She received the Golden Leopard in Locarno Film Festival for her film Nenette and Boni (1996), a film about a lovelorn brother and his pregnant teenage sister after the suicide of their mother. Her two films The Intruder (2004) and White Material (2009) were nominated for Golden Lion in Venice Film Festival. She has been a Professor of Film at the European Graduate School Switzerland since 2002.


Kamar Ahmad Simon, award-winning new generation of filmmaker from Bangladesh, will anchor the Bahas session of TMMC 2. Kamars debut film Shunte Ki Pao! (Are You Listening!) has been invited to more than 25 international film festivals, was the 'Curtain-Opener' of 55th Dok-Leipzig in Germany, awarded in 9 international competitions including Grand-Prix in 35th Cinema du reel in Paris and Golden-Conch in Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2014 as the Best Feature. He was invited to Cannes for his first feature script Shonkhodhoni (Silence of the Seashell) as one of the ten invited Directors in La Fabrique des Cinemas du Monde 2014. Tue Steen Muller wrote reviewing his work, "...reminds of Apu-Trilogy by Satyajit Ray" Kamar has also won Grant-Awards from Gteborg International Film Festival, International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) and Asian Pitch Award.

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Filmy Bahas Presents Tareque Masud Master's Class (TMMC) 1

With Victor Kossakovsky

Anchored by Nilotpal Majumdar


January 16, 2012; 9.00 AM - 9.00 PM

The Daily Star, 19 Karwan Bazar, Dhaka-1215

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Berlin based Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovskya true film auteur who directs, shoots and edits his own films, was the first Master to be invited for TMMC 1. Born in 1961 and known for strong focus in poetics and reality, Victor is a big favourite in the films festival circuit as an influential figure in the world of documentary. Maxine Baker described Victor in his book as "a fiercely independent spirit and only makes the film he wants to make." His films have won more than 100 prizes at film festivals around the world, including Joris Evens Award of IDFA 1993. One of his latest film Vivan Las Antipodas! was the 'Opening Film' of Venice Film Festival 2011. Organized at The Daily Star premise, the day-long first edition of TMMC was attended by more than 100 registered participants, of whom more than 50% was from out of Dhaka. 


Professor Nilotpal Majumdar, Dean of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute in Kolkata, was the anchor of the TMMC 1 Bahas sessions. Nilotpal is currently one of the central names of Documentary Film Movement in India. As the founder of the Asian Forum for Documentaries: DocedgeKolkata Nilotpal is playing a critical role in Gap-Financing for Asian Documentaries. Nilotpal is a regular visiting Faculty/tutor of a number of International workshop and film Schools and Jury in a number of International Festivals. Nilotpal comes from an editing background with a graduation from Pune Film and Television Institute of India (FTI).


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Tareque Masud Master's Class (TMMC) 2 presented by Filmy Bahas

with Claire Denis

Anchored by Kamar Ahmad Simon


January 5-6, 2015; 9.00 AM - 9.00 PM

Chhayanaut Songskriti Bhaban, House 72, Road 15A (Sat Masjid Road) Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka 1209



Applicant's age must be 18 years or more

Minimum educational qualification of the applicant has to be HSC or equivalent

Applicant must be comfortable with French language film with English subtitle

In the Filmy Bahas sessions, questions can be raised in Bangla, but the applicant has to be comfortable in the discourse mostly in English



Application deadline December 15, 2014

Due to accommodation constraints, only limited applicants will be selected for participation

Applicants from out of Dhaka will be encouraged through reduced registrations fees, and registration quota

Selected applicants will be notified via email/ mobile by December 17, 2014

Selected applicants have to pay a non-refundable one time Registration Fees by December 30, 2014 for registration confirmation.

Registration Fees Rates:

BDT 1000 for selected participants from Dhaka

BDT 500 for selected participants out of Dhaka

(Selected participants have to arrange accommodation in Dhaka on their own) 



Selected participants will have to sign an undertaking agreeing all the terms and conditions of the event in advance

The organizers will host tea and basic lunch for all the selected participants during the two-days long session

Selected participants have to participate the whole two-days long session

Absence in sessions will disqualify participants for rest of the event

The organizers shall reserve the right to cancel any registration at any moment for violation of any terms and conditions



Masters Class is scheduled for January 5 - 6, 2015 at Chhayanaut Songskriti Bhaban, House 72, Road 15A (Sat Masjid Road) Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka 1209

In case of any political unrest like as general strike, blockade, etc. the Master's Class will be cancelled indefinitely



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Application Deadline:

December 15, 2014


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