Our Team

Behind the scenes of the Srijoner Hut, Bengali film festival of Dallas is an experienced team of real people who are dedicated to producing an event that will educate, illuminate, and entertain. The team comes from a diverse range of professions and takes a proactive and creative approach to developing and enhancing film culture . They are also passionate about community engagement and reaching out to all creatives in screened based entertainment.

Tariq Yasin Uzwal

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Tariq has had a long love for film as an art form, which led him to start the Srijoner Hut,

(BFFD) By training he is a Medical Doctor, received his MS in Health information system from

SNHU, working as an Entrepreneur for 13years, Cultural Activist, has been involved in group theater

for 20 years. Radio Host of Ek Cup Cha with Uzwal & Co, Radio Azad.Irving.Texas. USA.Founder of Health Bangla, a non profit providing health informatics and education solutions for Bangladesh health education and hospitals.

Tanveer Rahman

Co-Founder, Festival Director

Tanveer Rahman is a Dallasbased businessman and media personality. Since 2010 he has

been the cohost of Radio Adda, a Bengalilanguage talk show that airs weekly on Saturdays. In the

past, he has served as a juror for the Asian Film Festival of Dallas.

Adiba Urmi

Public Relations Director

Rubana lives in Dallas, Texas. She began her career as a medical doctor in Dhaka,

proceeded to graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington, and now works as a Performance

Enginner at Samsung Electronics. She was actively involved in organizations such as Nazrul Shangskrtik Parishad in Dhaka and Academy of Bangla Arts and Culture and BIPAM in Dallas some years later. She successfully directed Tagore's Musical Drama "Kalmrigaya" and "Mayer Khela" alongside other cultural events as well. Currently, she hosts the Bengali radio show "Ek Cup Cha".

Farhad Hossain

Director Programing

A hardworking community activist Farhad a founder of Chicago Bioscope and became a

major force of the company. A creator of award winning website of ChicagoBioscope.com.

He is also the writer, director and executive producer of most of the project of Chicago Bioscope.

The former Executive Secretary and Vice President Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh Association of Chicagoland, He also has starred in few projects and proved his acting abilities.

Tarek Chowdhury

Co-Founder, Marketing Director

Tarek is cultural activist within Bangladeshi community in Dallas Metroplex.

Along with volunteering for charity organization Spreeha Foundation, Tarek also acts in local stage

dramas and dreams about making a film someday.

Tarek co-founded online group Canvas which encourages people to share their creative work.

Iqbal Khan Kakon

Program Director

Asif Iqbal has been an independent film maker for over a decade.

He made several short films and documentaries namely "To My Mother", "Vision of a blind" and

"Cave Painting"

Manzur Chowdhury

Co-Founder, Social Media Manager

Manzur Chowdhury, better know as Rajiv within community is a powerful writer, actor

and lead volunteer for Spreeha Foundation

Rajiv founded the popular facebook groups Canvas which encourages people to share their creativity through writing and Shottenwashyi which helps break bias on religion.

Rajeev has taken lead role in various stage drama within Bangladeshi community and has also directed stage programs.

Bipuljit Basu

Co-Founder, Bindubot Communication

Bipuljit, a Bengali Singer Song writer introduced social branding in Bengali music in Kolkata,

India. His Bindubot Communication is a unique social branding company that merges

mainstream music with Indian social issues and problems. He has been working with a range of corporate houses and Govt. of West Bengal with producing many creative musical productions which are hugely acclaimed in different international forums, film festivals and media since 2006.

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