Rotterdam Lab

Aadnan Imtiaz Ahmed

Aadnan Imtiaz Ahmed is an emerging producer from Bangladesh. He is an alumna of Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors Lab (2016), Produire au Sud, Nantes (2018), and DPC II, Athens (2018). His first international co-production MADE IN BANGLADESH, directed by Rubaiyat Hossain was world premiered at Toronto IFF 2019. His produced films have also been featured in Locarno, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, Hong Kong, and others. He is a graduate of the prestigious EAVE Producers Workshop (2020), with a scholarship from CNC. He was nominated by EAVE to attend IFFR’s Rotterdam Lab (2021).

Khona Talkies – Bangladesh 

Khona Talkies was established in 2008 with the vision of using young Bangladeshi talent to produce films in a local terrain with possible foreign coproduction and creative tie-ups. Since its inception, it has produced and acquired a few award-winning and internationally acclaimed as well as locally significant independent films by young filmmakers. Khona Talkies aims to explore issues and topics that are otherwise censored and tabooed. We seek international co-production and distribution partnerships in different stages of our projects.

Current Projects 

In development 
The Difficoult Bride by Rubaiyat Hossain (Feature, drama)

In production
Sand City by Mahde Hasan (Feature, drama) 

Released films
Birani by Ashique Mostafa (Short)

Made in Bangladesh by Rubaiyat Hossain (Feature)

The Last Post Office by Aung Rakhine (Short)

Boat of Life Going to Pahartali by Saiful Fardin (Short)


Aadnan Imtiaz Ahmed

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab alumni in 2023

Our returning Rotterdam Lab graduates in 2023.