Born 1983 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Ishtiaque Zico is a mathematics graduate from Dhaka University who explored filmmaking by assisting fellow directors in different roles. As a filmmaker, his short 720 Degrees was the first Bangladeshi film presented at Venice International Film Festival in 2010. It was also nominated for prizes in Rotterdam, Chicago and other festivals. A Berlinale Talent alumnus, Cinema, City and Cats is his first feature film. Selected filmography: 720 Degrees (Fiction, 5’, 2010), Oshopno (Fiction, 4’, 2006)
Scott Barley is an artist and filmmaker from Newport, South Wales, currently living in London, UK. His work has been linked to the Remodernist Film Movement, and more recently anthropocentric, cosmological, haptic and phenomenological cinema. His work has often been compared with the sensibilities of Stan Brakhage, Philippe Grandrieux, Béla Tarr, and Jean Epstein. Since early 2015, Barley has exclusively shot his films on an iPhone. The founder of The Remodernist Film movement, Jesse Richards, has described him as “the greatest filmmaker of the millennial generation.” Barley has also contributed written pieces to the film and artist’s moving image journals, ELUMIÈRE, Desistfilm, La Furia Umana, and Lo Specchio Scuro. His short film, Hinterlands was voted one of the best films of 2016 in Sight and Sound's yearly film poll. His first feature-length work, Sleep Has Her House was released in early 2017, garnering universal acclaim, and winning Best Film - Official Jury award at FRONETIRA International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, in Goiânia, Brazil. He is currently a visiting lecturer at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.
New York City based writer-director. Film graduate of the City University of New York. His first short film ``Hands`` screened at the Girls Impact The World Film Festival at Harvard University. His most recent medium length film ``The God of Small Things,`` a Bengali-U.S.-Polish co-production, won “Best Film” at the Reel City Film Festival in New York. It also won “Best Screenplay” and ``Best Cinematography“ and was nominated for ”Best Picture,“ ”Best Directing,`` and “Best Editing” at the CUNY Film Festival, New York, April 2017. The film screened at Marché du Film, Festival de Cannes, May 2017. Saud is currently affiliated with the Modern Museum of Art , NY (MOMA) and also the program co-ordinator for Manhattan Film Academy in New York and Dubai. His new upcoming short film “The Face of The Mirror” is in post-production in New York and feature project “The weights” -is developing in Poland.