Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mahde Hasan is an introspective and visually keen screenwriter and director. Time and memories are fundamental elements in his life and work. His short ﬁlm I Am Time and Death of a Reader was showcased at 69th & 71st Locarno Festival in the Open Doors Screenings section and he placed ﬁrst for his short Where is the Friends Home in the movieofmylife section at 70th Locarno Festival. He participated in the Open Doors Hub 2018 an international co-production platform at Locarno and got the CNC development grant for his debut feature Sand City. Hasan won two months artist residency at Villa Sträuli, Winterthur will start from October 2018.