STANDPOINT

Immutability according to vision is mainly hypothetical, not real.Everything in this mundane world is relative, brings the view that our judgements and ideals are conditioned by social, historical and personal factors, that relativity also determined through loci.
Different loci bring different realizations. Eternal claustrophobic can not reify sunshine living in a compartment, not undervaluing yet missing the perception of another living in an Eden like atmosphere.
Abnormal thing in one certain locus, is normal in different locus. Normality and abnormality are beyond question.

  • Faridul Ahasan Shourav
    Director
  • Faridul Ahasan Shourav
    Writer
  • Faridul Ahasan Shourav
    Producer
  • Rafi Khondakar
    Key Cast
  • Susmita Talukder
    Key Cast
  • Syeda Taslima Hossain Nodi
    Key Cast
  • Shagatul Islam Himel
    Key Cast
  • Nahin Hasan
    Key Cast
  • Proma Prodipti Barua
    Key Cast
  • Tasnuva Nusrat
    Key Cast
  • Sohel Rana
    Key Cast
  • Jarin Najnin
    Key Cast
  • Shahriar Shawon
    Key Cast
  • Cashpia Karim
    Key Cast
  • Barnali Sutradhar
    Key Cast
  • Asif Uzzaman
    Key Cast
  • Saiara Samira
    Key Cast
  • Audity Deepannita Gomes
    Key Cast
  • Akram Hossain
    Cinematography
  • Asif Uzzaman
    Assistant Director
  • Ahsan H Shaan
    Assistant Director
  • Proma Prodipti Barua
    Assistant Director
  • Susmita Talukder
    Assistant Director
  • Syeda Taslima Hossain Nodi
    Assistant Director
  • Susmita Talukder
    Makeup & Costume
  • Shagatul Islam Himel
    Art Direction
  • H.K Joseph
    Art Direction
  • Swarup Hossain
    Original Sound
  • Shariful Anik
    Original Sound
  • Ahsan H Shaan
    Still Photography
  • Asif Uzzaman
    Still Photography
  • Shariful Anik
    Color Grad, Animation & Edit
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Bangladesh
  • Country of Filming:
    Bangladesh
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 12 months film festival
    Cluj-Napoca
    Romania
    1st place in Experimental of the month
  • Inter University Short Film Festival, North South University, Bangladesh
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    October 4, 2016
    Winner
  • African Smartphone International Film Festival
    Lekki, Lagos
    Nigeria
    October 2, 2017
    Official Selection
  • velcom Smartfilm
    Minsk
    Belarus
    January 10, 2017
    Official Selection
  • 300 Seconds Short Film Festival
    Toronto, ON
    Canada
    October 16, 2017
    Official Selection
  • GEOFILMFESTIVAL and EXPOCINEMA
    ROCCO COSENTINO Via Belvedere, 11b/2 CITTADELLA, PADOVA 35013
    Italy
    November 9, 2017
    Official Selection
  • We Care Film fest
    New Delhi
    India
    January 27, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cortometrajes "Jose Francisco Rosado" PACAS
    Pedro Muñoz, Ciudad Real 13620
    Spain
    December 19, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 中国微电影微视频十年大展
    Room 302, 3rd Floor, Block B, Tianqiao Art Building No.1 Tianqiao South Street, Xicheng Distric
    China
    October 9, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Miami Epic Trailer Festival
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    August 24, 2017
    Finalist
Distribution Information
  • Faridul Ahasan Shourav
    Country: Bangladesh
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Faridul Ahasan Shourav

Faridul Ahasan Shourav is an Independent Filmmaker of Bangladesh and International Youth Juror of "Reel Youth Film Festival", Vancouver, Canada. Along with these, he works as a feature writer for different English and Bengali dailies and web magazines on a regular basis. He has completed his graduation from Institute of Education and Research (IER) at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and is pursuing higher studies at National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia from 2020 onwards. He is the writer of a film review book - Journey by Cinema (Dhaka-Kolkata in New Route) - which was published at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2021.

Filmography of the director :
2013 - It’s Experimental
2014 - Black Magician
2015 - Chess
2015 - Dead’s Circus
2016 - Wake Up
2016 - Standpoint
2017 - Soul of A City (Documentary)
2017 - The Revelation
2019 - A Scribble Story
2019 - Lalon Fair (Documentary)
2019 - Prima Facie (Documentary)
2020 - Camouflage

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Director Statement

The idea for the film “Standpoint” originated during conversation with two of my friends. The impact of Kurosawa’s Rashomon, Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity were still fresh inside my mind. That is why I intended to make a film based on different people’s different standpoints. In the inceptive scene, we see some lunatic people’s unnatural activities. Each of them is abnormal in different ways. It becomes evident in the next shot that the previous incident was shown from the point of view of an unnatural insane person. He was thinking all things happening in front of him in his personal way. Then two different observations were shown together, one which is unnatural from one side, is natural from the other side. The pan shot mainly depicted the natural and unnatural prospect of a same person.