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Abu Shahed Emon (Bengali: আবু শাহেদ ইমন; ) is a Bangladeshi film director, writer and editor.[1][2]. His debut feature film Jalal's Story became Bangladesh's entry for the 88th Academy award consideration for the best foreign language film category.[3][4][5][6][7] According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jalal's Story reflects a new cinema sensibility in Bangladeshi cinema [3] far away from the Bollywood-inspired local film practices.[8]

Abu Shahed Emon
Native name
আবু শাহেদ ইমন
Born
Sunamganj, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
EducationUniversity of Dhaka, Bangladesh-Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology

University of Wisconsin–La Crosse-Exchange Student in Communication Studies

Sydney Film School-Diploma of Screen and Media

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology-Advance Diploma of Screen and Media

Korea National University of Arts-Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Filmmaking, Major in Directing,

School of Film, TV, and Multimedia
OccupationDirector, Producer, Editor, Writer
Known forJalal's Story

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Career & EducationEdit

Abu Shahed Emon studied on Psychology at Dhaka University. Filmmaking idea first came into his mind when he was doing his graduation.[9] He attended University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse for doing his graduation in Communication. He also received Diploma in Screen and Media from Sydney Film School and after that got Advance Diploma in the same subject from RMIT University.[10] After Completing his Diploma and Advance Diploma from Australia he also received the Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) from the Korean National University of Arts[11][12]

In 2012, he made a short film titled The Container. In 2014 Emon's Debut Feature Jalal's Story [1] received a support for the Post-Production category[13][3][14] from the Asian Cinema Fund[15](ACF)[16][17][4][18] Funds from Busan International Film Festival.[19][20] His another project the Tale of a Policeman[21] received a Script Development funding[21] from Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) in 2011.[22][23] The Tale of a Policeman also participated in the Asian Project Market (APM) in 2011[24] and received the Goteborg Film Festival Fund[25][26][27][28] But later he changes the name of the film from 'The tale of a Policeman' to 'A Foolish Man' (Apodartho).[29] Emon is planning to make 'A Foolish Man' [30] as his next feature film project.[31][32] He also produced the first anthology film of Bangladesh titled Sincerely Yours, Dhaka.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Notes
2012 The Container - Official Selection, Asian Short Film Competition, Wide Angle Section, Busan International Film Festival 2012

- Winner, Asian Film Academy Fellowship Fund, Busan International Film Festival 2012

- Official Selection, 1st Seoul Migrant Art Film Festival 2012

- Official Selection, 7th Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival, Indonesia 2012

- Official Selection, 12th International Short and Independent Film Festival; Bangladesh 2012

- Official Selection, 19th Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival, Italy

- Official Selection, SAARC Film Festival, Colombo 2012


2014 Jalal's Story[33]
2011 A Foolish Man[35]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Bangladeshi directors hope to step out of Bollywood's shadow". Yahoo News. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Nyay Bhushan (24 September 2015). "Oscars: Bangladesh Selects Foreign-Language Entry". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b Naman Ramachandran. "'Jalal's Story' Selected by Bangladesh for Oscar Consideration". Variety. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh's 'Jalal's Story' - Dhaka Tribune". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  6. ^ Images Staff. "Jami's Moor up against 80 films in Oscars race". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  7. ^ Steve Pond (24 September 2015). "Oscars Foreign-Language Race: The Complete List, 2015". TheWrap. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Forum". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
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  10. ^ "Trainers Profile - Film for freedom". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Abu Shahed Emon". pardolive.ch. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Emon working on next project - New Age". New Age. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Asian Cinema Fund". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  14. ^ "주메뉴". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  15. ^ ""Jalal'er Golpo" wins ACF grant at Busan". The Daily Star. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Busan reveals ACF selection". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  17. ^ Uma da Cunha. "FilmIndia Worldwide". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  18. ^ "Indian Television Dot Com - Two Indian documentaries get Asian Cinema Fund of the Busan International Filmfest". Indian Television Dot Com. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  19. ^ "Jalaler Golpo wins ACF grant at Busan International Film Festival 2014". The Daily Star. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014.
  20. ^ "'Jalaler Golpo' in Busan".
  21. ^ a b "Asian Cinema Fund". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  22. ^ "Abu Shahed Emon's Jalal's Story in Busan International Film Festival". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  23. ^ "Korean busan festival promote emon". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  24. ^ "Asian Project Market". Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  25. ^ http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/webzine/commBoard/preview.jsp?wbSeq=1627&blbdComCd=601006
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  27. ^ Lee Hyo-won (14 October 2011). "Japan's 'My Man' Takes Asian Project Market Prize". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  28. ^ "Asian Project Market rewards My Man". Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  29. ^ "Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival". facebook.com. Archived from the original on 6 November 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  30. ^ "NFDC India Announces Selection for Film Bazaar Co-Production Market" (PDF). filmbazaarindia.com. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  31. ^ "A CHAT WITH ABU SHAHED EMON". The Daily Star. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  32. ^ "NFDC Co-Production Lab's 18 titles a great mix". www.hindustantimes.com/. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  33. ^ "Jalal's Story in Busan".
  34. ^ a b "Jalal's Story - New Currents Selected - Busan International Film Festival". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  35. ^ "The Tale of a policeman - Asian Project Market".
  36. ^ "Emon got ACF Funds for Tale of Policeman - Busan festival promote emon". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.

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