BEGINNING, founded by Partner-Architects Kamar Ahmad Simon & Sara Afreen, is a studio based in Bangladesh with expertise for independent production to international commission. Our independent productions have been in Official Selection of Dok Leipzig , IDFA and has won ‘Grand Prix’ from Cinema Du Reel, ‘Golden Conch’ from Mumbai International Film Festival. Our projects has been awarded with competitive grants like ‘World Cinema Fund’ (WCF) from Berlinale, Open Doors Hub Grant from Locarno, IDFA-Bertha Fund, Sundance Documentary Grant, Goteborg Film Festival Grant, The Asian Pitch (TAP) and National Film Grant from Bangladesh. We produced for broadcasters like NHK , KBS, Mediacorp and did commission projects for international brands like H&M.
BEGINNING is an alumnus of European Audio Visual Entrepreneur (EAVE), La Fabrique Des Cinema Du Monde in Cannes, EP2C, Produire Au Sud, etc. To bridge the gap between the world cinema and our industry, we are actively involved in regular film screenings, festivals and discourses where filmmakers like Claire Dennis, Victor Kossakovosky have been invited to Bangladesh.