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Traveling+Workshop : Filmmaking


Dhaka-Rangpur-Dhaka trip and a filmmaking workshop in Rangpur City. Fifteen aspiring local filmmakers will get two days of intensive training. Facilitated by Venice-nominated film director Ishtiaque Zico.


The program begins with a trip from Dhaka to Rangpur. Participants begin their group and individual exercises — from writing to editing, ending with a private screening and review. The program ends with a return trip from Rangpur to Dhaka.

Session 00: Networking
Icebreaking: Introduction and Idea pitching
Brainstorming: Cinematic Time-Space

Session 01: Development
Exercise: Rewriting for Preproduction
Evaluation: Rewriting Exercise
Inspiration: Short Film Screening

Session 02: Preproduction
Exercise: Preproduction for Shooting
Evaluation: Preproduction Checklist
Inspiration: Short film screening

Session 03: Production
Exercise: Shooting for Editing
Evaluation: Teamwork and Time Management

Session 04: Post Production
Exercise: Editing for Storytelling
Evaluation: Structure of a Narrative

Session 05: Post Production
Exercise: Tweaking the Rough Cut
Evaluation: Subjectivity in a Narrative

Session 06: Engagement
Screening: Rough Cut
Brainstorming: Cinematic Realism

Session 06: Engagement
Wrap-Up:  Certificate Giving
Wrap-Up:  Group Photo


We want creative, aspiring filmmakers seeking a strong set of basic level skills. Previous experience isn’t needed, but helps: preference goes to those who’ve tried filmmaking before.

Step 01: 
Read the catalogue: https://goo.gl/BqUmxW
Step 02: 
Sign up online: https://biralpakhi.typeform.com/to/DjRbtL
Step 03:
Send your course fee through bKash. bKash:  +880 16 87 47 40 97 (personal)

Travel and accommodation

We encourage our participants to join the team from Dhaka. We’ll go to Rangpur by train or bus. 

Participants will be accommodated in shared rooms in a resource center in Rangpur City.  Participants are also welcome to find their own housing if they chose to do so.


Ishtiaque Zico is a filmmaker, producer, and organizer based in Bangladesh. As a filmmaker, his short 720 Degrees was the first Bangladeshi film presented at Venice International Film Festival in 2010. A Berlinale Talent alumnus, Cinema, City and Cats is his first feature film project that was pitched at Open Doors Hub of the Locarno Film Festival. He runs Biralpakhi Cine Club to inspire the independent film professionals, cine activists and critics in Bangladesh.

Organizers' Profile

BIRALPAKHI STUDIO is a Bangladesh-based new media production hub — works with emerging talents serving the international market. Training lab for aspiring film professionals. 


OSTS CINE LAB is a workshop wing of Our Shorts Their Shorts initiative, with a mission to support young talents developing their artistic voices. OSTS is an online distribution platform showcasing curated indie shorts.Facebook:

Dates and Deadlines

25 DEC: Early Bird Registration
1 DEC: Regular Registration

4 JAN: Rangpur Arrival
5 JAN: Workshop (Writing and Shooting)
6 JAN: Workshop (Editing and Screening)
7 JAN: Dhaka Arrival


5500 BDT — till 25 Dec
6000 BDT — till 01 Jan

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