Mahde Hasan is an introspective and visually keen screenwriter and director based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His short films I Am Time (2013) and Death of a Reader (2017) were presented at the 69th and 71st Locarno Festival. With Where is the Friend’s Home (2017), he came first in the ‘movieofmylife’ digital competition at the 70th Locarno Festival. In 2018, he participated in the Locarno Film Festival’s Open Doors Hub and received the CNC development grant for his debut feature Sand City. It was selected to NANTES PRODUIRE AU SUD 2018 and also chosen to participate in La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français 2019 at Cannes. In 2021, Sand City got the production grant from the Swiss fund Visions sud est.