Experiencing Interruptions?

Colourkite

Surjo is a 8 years old slum boy and lives with his mother. He earns a livelihood by collecting scraps and selling them. One morning, he tells his mother that he wants to go to school instead of scavenging. To his surprise, his mother tears off his lovely book and shatters his dream. As much as she wants to send him to school, she feels helpless that she couldn’t support him because of poverty. One day, Surio returns home as usual after scavenging. His dream finally comes true.

  • Zayed Siddiki
    Director
  • Zayed Siddiki
    Writer
  • Zayed Siddiki
    Producer
  • Shelly Ahsan, Habib Arinda
    Key Cast
  • Pantha Rahman
    Director of Photography
  • Reajul Raju
    Editor
  • Rahat-Kallol
    Music
  • Yeahnur Hossain, Rahat Ahmed
    Assistant Directors
  • Rasel Patuary
    Production Controller
  • Nadia Zaman, AR Zaman Zihad
    Executive Producers
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Bangladesh
  • Country of Filming:
    Bangladesh
  • Language:
    Bengali
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 17th Seoul International Youth Film Festival
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    August 8, 2015
    Asian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 2nd International Youth Film Festival of Langesund
    Telemark, Langesund
    Norway
    June 8, 2016
    European premiere
    Official Selection
  • 8th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    January 26, 2015
    World premiere
    Official nomination-Young Talent Award
  • 8th International Inter University Short Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    April 23, 2016
    Jury Honorable Mention
  • 1st Isnpire Kalam International Film Festival
    Jaipur
    India
    February 13, 2016
    Official Selection
  • FocAct International Short Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    February 19, 2016
    Second Best Film
  • New Films New Filmmakers Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    May 29, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Inter-University Short Film Festival
    United International University, Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    June 25, 2016
    Best Script
  • Viddese Short competition
    Singspore
    Singapore
    August 19, 2015
    Official Selection
  • AUW international Short Film Festival
    Chittagong, Asian University for Women
    Bangladesh
    November 17, 2017
    Peoples Choice Award
  • Bangladesh Children's Film Festival
    Dhaka, Bangladesh Shipakala Academy
    Bangladesh
    December 31, 2017
    Official Selection
  • CUETDS Short Film Festival
    Chittagong, CUET
    Bangladesh
    May 22, 2015
    Official Selection
  • 1st Cinemascope National Film Festival
    MIST, Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    February 4, 2018
    Official Selection
  • FocAct International Short Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    January 17, 2016
    Best Actress- Shelly Ahsan
  • FocAct International Short Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    January 17, 2016
    Best Director-Jury
  • EduDoc 2018: Stories of Education- International Short-film Competition
    New Delhi
    India
    December 14, 2018
    Official Competition
  • First-Time Filmmakers Sessions
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 12, 2018
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cinemaking International Film Awards
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    November 14, 2020
    Honorable Mention
  • Cinemaking International Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    December 24, 2020
    Official Selection-Classic category
Director Biography - Zayed Siddiki

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Colourkite
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Priyamboda’s Voice
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The Nightmare
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Dream lithe
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Frostglass
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Disappearing Artisans
Documentary, 2015-16, 50 mins

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Director Statement

This film evolves the harsh reality in slums of Dhaka regarding the child education. It’s also a portrayal of the hard reality of marginal class peoples’ struggle for the life and crisis and are vulnerable of all negative consequences of socio-economic factors.
The ambience created in the film tells the reality of slum living and women and child marginalization in Bangladeshi slums. In filmic viewpoints I believe I tried my best to give a more believable performance by filming the whole thing in a slum in Dhaka. However, the film is a portrayal of reality of slum children’s life.