720 Degrees / Experimental Short Film / 5 min / 2010 / Bangladesh

A one-take journey to discover the layers of relationships and our perception of reality within two circular panoramas.


An uncut shot of a journey taken to discover the various layers of the relationship between man and nature and the different perceptions of reality within two full circles. The short film storytelling technique exploits the strength of non-diegetic sound elements and explores the freedom of framing techniques.Written by Venice International Film Festival


Venice Film Festival
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Berlin Interfilm Festival
Ankara International Film Festival
Dubai International Film Festival
Locarno Film Festival

HBO Award, South Asian Int. Film Festival, NY

Ishtiaque Zico

writer, director


Born 1983 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Ishtiaque Zico is a mathematics graduate from Dhaka University who explored filmmaking by assisting fellow directors in different roles. As a filmmaker, his short 720 Degrees was the first Bangladeshi film presented at Venice International Film Festival in 2010. It was also nominated for prizes in Rotterdam, Chicago and other festivals. A Berlinale Talent alumnus, Cinema, City and Cats is his debut feature film project that has prticipated in the Open Doors Hub at Locarno Film Festival in 2016.


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