feminist father & filmmaker
Short Bio:
Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saiful wadud helal began his career as a journalist in Montreal, Canada. After receiving diploma in Film and Television production from Montreal, he start working in the TV industry as a program director & editor. Between 1999 and 2008, he wrote, produced, short films, TV Magazines, commercials and music videos for various channels in Canada and abroad. Presently working as an independent documentary filmmaker.
Filmography:
"BISHWSHER RONG" (2005) Premiered at Montreal world film festival, Canada 2005
"CINEMANIA" (2009) Premiered @ Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh 2010
ANIKA'S HOME (2010) Premiered @ MASALA! MEHENDI! MASTI'S FILMI (South Asian Film Fest, Toronto), Canada 2010
Aparajeyo Bangla (2011) Winner! Best director award at the International Documentary Film Festival, Bangladesh 2012 ( www.facebook.com/AparajeyoBanglaDocumentary )
Bangladesh's Ridoy (2013). Premiered at Montreal world film festival, Canada 2014 ( www.facebook.com/bdridoy )
Jholmolia - The Sacred Water(2016) Winner! Best documentary award at the Dhaka Short & Independent Film Festival, Bangladesh 2016 ( www.facebook.com/jholmolia/ )
Work in progress: Documentary: Beyond All The Colours (2019-2020) Winner! City of Ottawa Creation and Production Fund ( www.facebook.com/BeyondAllTheColours/ )
Gender
Male
feminist father & filmmaker