Rezwan Shahriar Sumit



Sumit was born and raised in Bangladesh's boisterous capital Dhaka. City Life, his first short, earned him a place at the Berlinale Talents in 2008. Then, he went on to study at the Graduate Film Program of New York University as a Tisch Fellow. There he produced Barbara Cigarroa's acclaimed short Dios Nunca Muere which played at NYFF, AFI Fest, Palm Springs and Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. His first feature screenplay 'The Salt in Our Waters' was awarded France’s CNC Aide aux cinémas du monde, TFL Audience Design Fund, Bangladesh’s national film grant and the Spike Lee Fellowship. Sumit’s second feature script 'A New Prophet' was awarded Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s $100K production grant in 2017. The project is also backed by IEFTA and Film Bazaar CPM. He is currently developing it at Film Independent’s year-long Global Media Makers program.

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