Dhaka Shuts


Duration: 3: 30

Screenplay and Direction: Ahmed Tahsin Shams

Cinematography and Editing: Sadik Haque

Chief Assistant Director: Alex Romario

Recitation: Sharlin Farzana

Poem: Nazmun Naher Shishir

‘Dhaka Shuts’, directed by Ahmed Tahsin Shams, is a short film that projects brief poetic narratives of women facing domestic or street tragedies in Dhaka. The film showcases, in a poetic approach, how women are being gulfed up by the patriarchal city.



Duration: 3: 01

Produced by Ahmed Tahsin Shams

Directed by Alex Romario

The visual fiction ‘Ketor’ has attempted to portray the environment as a verb, rather than a noun in order to make the dwellers realise the way human treats the land which environed the mankind. The short-film has majority shots from the point of view of the environment and only ambient sound is evident here to connect and communicate.

Bloody Deaf


Duration: 3: 44

Written, Directed, and Produced by:  Ahmed Tahsin Shams

A short film, based on the poem ‘Bloody Deaf!’ composed by Ahmed Tahsin Shams, speaks of the indifferent responses of contemporary human towards their surroundings, in a thrilling manner. In short, nowadays, people unheard the gust of dead-smells around. This is also a project of translation studies: an example of translating poetry from one media (language) to another (visual) [Katherina Reiss].

Freedom of Silence


Duration: 10 minutes

Written, Directed, and Produced by : Ahmed Tahsin Shams

‘Freedom of Silence’ celebrates the freedom of silence as freedom of speech faces impediments in the country. Incidents of violence, abuse and unserved justice made a few individuals rise up against the habitual inability of the people to speak their mind. They start a new type of movement where they symbolize the power to act without uttering a single word, being taped face. They named their group Freedom of Silence. And within months the whole country whether online or offline, all and sundry — from students to officials — most of the time they roam in the city being taped as part of their protest. In the end, the State gets frightened and thereby banned being taped face in public or in social networking sites: Thus, freedom of silence is banned in the country.

Shomporko (Tree-mate)


Duration: 5:02

Directed by : The Makerz (in association with Avant-garde Productions)

A girl was born whose only mate was her home-tree. She played with her tree since childhood to teenage. She felt an ache to leave her tree-mate while getting married. She shared her feelings with her tree-mate when she was pregnant even. All her sorrows and joys were witnessed by her tree-mate. When her first child was born, she let her daughter play with the swing that she used to play in her childhood days. When she died, her tree-mate was used to burn her body. Her daughter, though without mother, learnt the connection of life and nature. Now, she loves all green-lives.

News Link: Bangla Tribune

No More Tales (2016)


Bodher Badhhobhumi? (No More Tales…)

Duration: 5.50 minutes


The film is an absurd and surreal presentation of contemporary Bangladeshi society of intolerance. Silence of public conscience will lead the generation to doomsday or not is a prime question. The icon grounds of revolution are also turning into lands of injustice/intolerance. The short film metaphorically portrays consequences of raising voice against prejudices or injustice. If the intellectuals of our earlier generation, the martyrs of 14th of December, 1971, were alive, we wonder what they would have felt, and what they would have commented, seeing this present Golden Bengal!

Pigland (2016)


Pigland (Baraahobhumi)

Duration: 7 minute 4 seconds

Writer and Director: Ahmed Tahsin Shams

Producer: Syed Zaman Faisal

Cinematographer: Aasif Antue

Plotline: This short-film shows how insects in a local region react to patriarchal attitude of the society. As human minds are blind, insects start talking of the contemporary victimised state of women in Bengal where justice is yet to serve in case of murder and rape. The insects throw sheer criticism of those societal minds which objectify women. The short visual fiction is a surreal postmodern presentation of the age-old irony of gender equity and democracy.