Filmmaker, Writer, and Director in Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
Md Ashraful Alam, whose pen-name /nickname is Ashraf Shishir, is a National Award Winning Independent Motion Pictures and Film Professional, Script Writer, Poet, Story Writer, Human Rights Activists from Bangladesh.
Educated in IT and law, he is the pioneer of the AECB film movement, a platform for the filmmakers to establish alternative show-case for better cinema with more than 20,000 members. He is the founder and festival director of International Open Film Festival (IOFF) , which is one of the top reviewed festival surveyed by filmfreeway.com. He is the jury of several international film festivals like Houston Cinemania Film Festival (Texas,USA),Red Rock Film Festival(Utah, USA), Widescreen Film & Music Festival (Florida, USA), Walur Lake International Film Festival (Kashmir, India). Published four books on literature and film.
Ashraf Shishir`s debut work includes The Cart [GAARIWALA] 2015 (Script and direction, Recipient of prestigious Grant from the Govt. of Bangladesh and selected in more than 86 International Film Festivals in 30 Countries and won 26 International Awards from India, Chile, Italy, Spain and USA and 1 National Award), His 3 feature film titled "THE INNOCENCE (Amra Ekta Cinema Banabo)" which is one of the longest fiction feature film (21 hours long) in the world film history is already in post-production stage and 2 feature film titled “THE INNER SOUND ( Gopon )” is awaiting for it`s worldwide release in February 2018.