Private Project

The Innocence *

Tagline:
Everything is fair in love, war and cinema…

Logline:
This is a story of love, dreams, politics, revolution and aftermath of a freedom war of one of the poorest developing country, where few peoples started to fight against all the odds by filmmaking!

Synopsis:
KABIR, a young fellow kills an ant accidentally and wants to repent when he comes to know that a vagabond RAZZAQ knows about his killing who believes that everybody in this earth is acting in films where the God is the director and thousands of cameras are always following everybody. Razzaq tells him that he is going to make a film and he has to be the hero in it in order to repent. Once Razzaq tells him about the heroine who has been caged in the neighbor town. One evening, Kabir manages him to agree to leave the town and rescue the lady. Razzaq tries to stop him but he insists on going alone. As she is the beloved of Razzaq, he resists him to go and they start fighting. Kabir hits him on his head with a stone and non-stop bleeding overflows the place. The film doesn’t culminate.

Festival screening till date:

1) Regina International Film Festival and Awards (RIFFA)
Regina
Canada
August 16, 2019
Finalist

2) 36th Festival de Cine de Bogotá
Bogotá
Colombia
October 16, 2019
Finalist

3) International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF)
Zagreb
Croatia
October 19, 2019
Finalist

4) Colortape International Film Festival
Sydney
Australia
December 1, 2019
Finalist

5)18th Dhaka International Film Festival
Dhaka
Bangladesh
January 11, 2020
Finalist

6)The Hong Kong Film Art International Film Festival (HKFAIFF)
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
2019
Finalist

7) Les Rimbaud du Cinéma
France
October 19, 2019
Finalist

8) CINEMALAB 2020
Colombia
January 30, 2020
Finalist

9)Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival
Mumbai
India
February 14, 2020
Finalist

10) 12th Bengaluru International Film Festival
Bangaluru
India
March 1, 2020
Finalist

11) 8th Delhi International Film Festival
Delhi
India
March 21, 2020
Finalist

12) 21st International Film Festival of Detective Films and Television programs on Law-Enforcement themes "DetectiveFEST"
Moscow
Russian Federation
April 20, 2020
Finalist

13) 21st Rainbow Film Festival
London
United Kingdom
June 7, 2020
Finalist

14) Southeast Regional Film Festival,
Florida,
United States
May 31, 2020

18th Ischia Film FestivalGulf of Naples
Italy
June 27, 2020

  • Md Ashraful Alam (Ashraf Shishir)
    Director
  • Md Ashraful Alam (Ashraf Shishir)
    Writer
  • Faridur Reza Sagar
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Television
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 45 minutes 36 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Bangladesh
  • Country of Filming:
    Bangladesh
  • Language:
    Bengali
  • Shooting Format:
    2K HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Regina International Film Festival and Awards (RIFFA)
    Regina
    Canada
    August 16, 2019
  • 36th Festival de Cine de Bogotá
    Bogotá
    Colombia
    October 16, 2019
  • International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF)
    Zagreb
    Croatia
    October 19, 2019
  • Colortape International Film Festival
    Sydney
    Australia
    December 1, 2019
  • 18th Dhaka International Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    January 11, 2020
  • The Hong Kong Film Art International Film Festival (HKFAIFF)
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
  • Les Rimbaud du Cinéma

    France
    October 19, 2019
  • CINEMALAB 2020

    Colombia
    January 30, 2020
  • Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    February 14, 2020
  • 12th Bengaluru International Film Festival
    Bangaluru
    India
    March 1, 2020
  • 8th Delhi International Film Festival
    Delhi
    India
    March 21, 2020
  • 21st International Film Festival of Detective Films and Television programs on Law-Enforcement themes "DetectiveFEST"
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    April 20, 2020
  • 21st Rainbow Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    June 7, 2020
  • Southeast Regional Film Festival
    Florida
    United States
    May 31, 2020
  • 18th Ischia Film Festival
    Gulf of Naples
    Italy
    June 27, 2020
  • 11th Picknic Film Festival
    Santander
    Spain
    August 11, 2020
Director Biography - Md Ashraful Alam (Ashraf Shishir)

Biography of the Director:

Md Ashraful Alam, whose penname/nickname is Ashraf Shishir, is a National Award Winning Independent Motion Pictures and Film Professional, Script Writer, Poet, Story Writer, Human Rights Activists from Bangladesh. Educated in IT and law, he is the pioneer of the AECB film movement, a platform for the filmmakers to establish alternative show-case for better cinema with more than 20,000 members. He is the founder and festival director of International Open Film Festival (IOFF). He is the jury of several international film festivals like Houston Cinemania Film Festival (Texas, USA),Red Rock Film Festival(Utah, USA), Widescreen Film & Music Festival (Florida, USA), Walur Lake International Film Festival (Kashmir, India). Published four books on literature and film.

Filmography of the Director:

Ashraf Shishir`s debut work includes feature titled THE INNOCENCE [Amra Ekta Cinema Banabo] which which takes 200 shooting days of 9 years (from 15 May 2009 to 30 June 2018) and more than 4000 artists and crews worked for this film on voluntary basis. Meanwhile, his 2nd feature THE CART [Gaariwala] released in 2015 (Script and direction, Recipient of prestigious Grant from the Govt. of Bangladesh and selected in more than 86 International Film Festivals in 30 Countries and won 26 International Awards from India, Chile, Italy, Spain and USA and the National Film Award), 3rd feature film titled THE INNER SOUND [Gopon] (Script and direction, Recipient of prestigious International Awards from Russia and India and selected in more than 17 International Film Festivals in 13 Countries till date) is awaiting for it`s worldwide release in February 2018. Featurate (Mid-length Feature) fiction film titled THE UNSUNG [Judhdhata Chilo Shadhinotar], Short film titled THE F.I.F.O and feature film titled THE UNPARALLELED [Adwaita] is in work-in-progress stage. Documentary film titled THE CAGE BIRD 2012 has been screened in 16 International Film Festivals in 12 countries and won 1 award from USA. He created few television commercials and music videos too. A social advertisement directed by him was nominated as the finalist in an event organized by the United Nations Office, Geneva, Switzerland in 2018. Ashraf also directed 3 music videos of a musical band named “Shironamhin” which ranked year-long as top ranker in Bangladesh and have millions of views on youtube. He is the writer and producer of the feature film titled THE LOANEE which is now work-in-progress stage. Ashraf worked as one of the scriptwriters and directors (5 episodes, 2 seasons) of THE A BILLION TO ONE (2017-18), an international TV & web-series (Amazon Prime Videos) produced by CollabFeature, an award-winning USA-based company, record breaking team of filmmakers & creators from all over the world.

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Director Statement

In this world, we are enthralled by the diversifying creation of God. We laugh. We cry. We see dreams, and dreams get shattered, but we never cease to dream. A very tiny creature is seen walking around us whose brain weight is rather a bit more than the rest of its body, which cannot be found in other creatures of the world. Even human does not possess this quality. May be that is why God has created ants thus. There are many human in this world having wishes to do something for this world, for its inhabitants, but cannot meet the affordability. And it becomes difficult to distinguish them from those ants.....

Story of our making film doesn’t culminate. We want to create a language with collaboration. The language of love and the one to express hatred . We will make a film. All together. Won’t you be with us? Or do you have a good story, the story which you haven’t told yet to anyone?”

CAST:
RAISUL ISLAM ASAD as “Shafayet Khan”,
SUMONA SHOMA as “Rupvan”,
IMRAN as “Razzaq”,
AHSAN SHORON as “Kabir”,
MASUM AZIZ as “Karim Master”,
SHADHIN KHASHRU as “Shamsuddin Khan”,
DUKHU SHUMON as “Pranesh”,
YASEEN as “Mithun”,
AYASHA MUKTI as “Evergreen Beauty”