In the inaugural edition of Breaking The Silence, the outstanding achievements of three promising filmmakers—Monon, Fatiha, and Monisha—captivated an independent jury panel, earning them recognition for their exceptional films. Notably, Sultanas Dream played a pivotal role in this success story by generously providing a substantial production grant, along with invaluable mentorship and post-production support.

Grow with the Flow by Faitha Taiara
This one’s for all the mothers, and their brave daughters, who grow up to be a wonderful, powerful woman – period.
A Lazy Noon by Monon Muntaka
The story is about a homemaker who experiences emotional assault every day.
A tale of swear words by Mahamuda Aktar Monisha
A Tale of Swear Words is a visual study of the history, origin and usage of misogynistic swear words and slurs, and how they normalise and contribute to gender-based violence in Bangladesh

What makes this initiative truly remarkable is its transformative impact on young, aspiring women who had never ventured into the realm of filmmaking before. Through the Sultana’s Dream mentorship program, these budding filmmakers not only received financial backing but also benefited from mentorship that empowered them to bring forth original, creative, and impeccably crafted projects.

Breaking The Silence is an initiative to support young women filmmakers. This not only identifies and nurtures untapped talent but also catalyzes the creation of compelling and unique cinematic works. It makes a significant difference in empowering the next generation of female filmmakers, fostering creativity, and promoting diversity in the world of cinema. Join us in making a lasting impact on the future of storytelling and artistic expression.