Tareque Masud's Filmography

Films by Tareque Masud

RUNWAY - 90 mins, 2010
Dir: Tareque Masud & Catherine Masud; Production: Audiovision
A feature film about a boy’s descent into radical Islam.

NAROSHUNDOR (The Barbershop) - 15 mins, 2009
Dir: Tareque Masud & Catherine Masud; Production: Audiovision/RMMRU
A short political thriller set in 1971.

KANSATER POTHEY (The Road to Kansat) - 40 mins, 2008
Dir: Tareque Masud & Catherine Masud; Production: Audiovision
A documentary on a successful people’s movement for electricity.

ONTORJATRA - 85 mins, 2006
Dir: Tareque Masud & Catherine Masud; Production: Audiovision/Maasranga
A feature length telefilm on a mother-son return journey to Bangladesh.

A KIND OF CHILDHOOD - 52 mins, 2002
Dir: Tareque Masud & Catherine Masud; Prod: Audiovision/Xingu Films (UK)
A documentary on lives & struggles of working children followed over 6 years.

MATIR MOINA (The Clay Bird) - 98 mins, 2002
Dir: Tareque Masud; Producer: Catherine Masud; Production: Audiovision/MK2 (Fr)
A feature film based on the director’s childhood in a madrassa in rural East Pakistan during the turbulent 60’s.

NARIR KOTHA (Women & War) - 25 mins, 2000
Dir: Tareque Masud & Catherine Masud; Production: Audiovsion
Documentary on experiences of women survivors of war.

MUKTIR KOTHA (Words of Freedom) - 82 mins, 1999
Dir: Tareque Masud & Catherine Masud; Production: Audiovision
Oral history documentary on ordinary people’s participation in ’71 War.

NIRAPOTTER NAMEY (In the Name of Safety) - 25 mins, 1999
Dir: Tareque Masud & Catherine Masud; Production: Audiovision/TVE (UK)
Documentary on human rights abuses of ‘safe custody’.

SHISHU KANTHA (Voices of Children) - 30 mins, 1997
Dir: Tareque Masud & Catherine Masud; Production: Audiovision/ Unicef
Documentary on working children in Bangladesh.

MUKTIR GAAN (Song of Freedom) - 78 mins, 1995
Dir: Tareque Masud & Catherine Masud; Production: Audiovision
Feature length documentary film about a troupe of traveling musicians during the Bangladesh Liberation War ‘71. 

SHEY (The Conversation) - 10 mins, 1993
Dir: Tareque Masud & Shameem Akhter; Production: Audiovision
A short film about a strained reunion between a man and a woman.

UNISON - 3 mins, 1992
Dir: Tareque Masud & Catherine Masud
An animated film about the unity of mankind, portrayed through religious symbols.

ADAM SUROT (The Inner Strength) - 54 mins, 1989
Dir: Tareque Masud; Production: Documentum
Documentary on the life and art of the Bangladeshi painter S.M. Sultan.

SHONAR BERI (Chains of Gold) - 25 mins, 1987
Dir: Tareque Masud; Production: Documentum
Documentary on the oppressed condition of Bangladeshi women.

Awards & Recognitions

• Ekushey Award, Highest civilian Honor (posthumous for Tareque Masud), 2012
• Best Film, Meril-Prothom Alo Awards (Runway) 2010
• Best Direction, International Film Festival Bangladesh (Ontorjatra) 2006
• Special Jury Award, Osian’s Cinefan Festival Delhi (Ontorjatra) 2006
• Best Film, Bangladesh Film Journalists Assoc. (Matir Moina) 2003
• Best Film, Channel I Film Awards (Matir Moina) 2003
• Best Film, Karafilm Festival, Pakistan (Matir Moina) 2003
• Jury Prize, International Video Festival of India (Kind of Childhood) 2003
• FIPRESCI International Critics’ Prize, Cannes Film Festival (Matir Moina) 2002
• Best Screenplay, Marakesh Int’l Film Festival (Matir Moina) 2002
• Official Oscar Entry from Bangladesh for Academy Awards competition (Matir Moina) 2002
• Best Narrative Documentary, Three Continents Fest. Buenos Aires (Muktir Kotha) 2002
• Special Jury Prize, Festival of South Asian Documentaries, Nepal (Muktir Gaan), 1997
• Best Film, Bangladesh Film Journalists Association (Muktir Gaan) 1996
• National Award for Documentary (Muktir Gaan), 1996

 

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