'Television' has been nominated to represent Bangladesh in the 86th Academy Awards' foreign language film category.

Film Festivals:

  • 2012 Busan International Film Festival - Closing film, world premier
  • 2012 Cinemanila International Film Festival - Official Competition
  • 2013 Seattle international Film Festival
  • 2013 Sydney international Film Festival
  • 2013 Melbourne international Film Festival
  • 2013 Gotteborg International Film Festival
  • 2013 Fribourg International Film Festival


  • 2012 Dubai International Film Festival - Special Jury Mention, Muhr Asia-Africa Competition
  • 2010 Asian cinema fund for script development
  • 2012 Asian cinema fund 2012 for post-production in Busan International Film Festival
  • 2010 Gothenburg Film Festival fund for script development


  • 2012 Asia Pacific Film Festival Award - Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
  • 2012 Cinemanila International Film Festival- Lino Brocka Grand Prize

Inspired by his childhood memories, Bangladeshi director Mostofa Sawar Farooki presents his refreshing feature, Television, which was selected as the prestigious closing film for the recent 17th Busan International Film Festival. Set in contemporary Bangladesh, this refreshing tale which boasts high production values centres on a village where the local government leader bans everything from television to mobile phones and is a moving reflection on modernity and tradition in the age of mass media.

As a leader of the local community, Chairman Amin bans every kind of image in his waterlocked village in rural Bangladesh. He even goes on to claim that imagination is also sinful since it gives one the license to infiltrate into any prohibited territory.

But change is a desperate wind that is difficult to resist by shutting the window. The tension between this traditional window and modern wind grows to such an extent that it starts to leave a ripple effect on the lives of a group of typically colourful, eccentric and emotional people living in that village.

Cast: Mosharraf Karim, Chanchal Chowdhury, Nusrat Imroz Tisha, Shahir Huda Rumi
Director: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Duration (min) : 106 min
Version: Theatrical
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Others
Subtitles: English
Territory: Asia & Middle East ex. Korea 


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