Refat Ara Jerin

Lecturer B



  • Name:
    Refat Ara Jerin
  • Specializedin: Teaching • Film and Video Production, • Film Theory • Sound Design and Theory • Film History • 2D Animation • Graphic Design • Writing for the Screen • Cinematography • User Interface Design Research • Film Production • Film and Television Theory • American Avante-garde • Contemporary cinema • Genre Studies • Socio and cultural influence of the visual medium • Music Video Production
  • Experience: •Lecturer Department of Media and Communication, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) January 2018 - present •Sub-editor Central Desk, Dhaka Tribune August 2017 – December 2017 •Adjunct Lecturer Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Green University July 2017 – August 2017 •Creative Director Mind Flick June 2016 – May 2017
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I am a cinephile, who loves watching and reading cinema and the visual medium of communication. My love for film was triggered while pursuing my Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Digital Media at the American University of Rome, in Italy. Since then, my motivation was further driven into film and video production.

While pursing my Master of Social Science degree from Independent University, Bangladesh, I have also expanded my perspective more into reading and understanding cinema as a visual form of communication. I wish to combine my skills of contemporary and Avante-garde filmmaking and film analysis to find hidden gems and power of the visual medium of communication

Academic Background     

BSS in Mass Communication and Journalism (University of Dhaka, 2015); MSS in Mass Communication and Journalism (University of Dhaka, 2016). She has been awarded with `President Gold Medal-2015’ and `Ruquayyah Memorial Foundation Gold Medal’ for academic and co-curricular achievement in 50th convocation of University of Dhaka.

Research interests Gender and Cultural Communication; Peace and conflict Journalism; Press freedom and Freedom of Expression; philosophy of journalism.

Teaching Area Human Communication; Communication policy; Media Research, Development reporting; Newspaper editing; Development Communication.

Research & Publications link

Research Works Date
• Master’s Dissertation on Psychoanalysis of Long Takes: A Critical Analysis of Films by Kim Ki-duk, for the partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Science, Department of Media and Communication, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), Dhaka, Bangladesh April 2017


• Contributing Writer for Encyclopedia of Bangladesh Cinema at the Department of Media and Communications, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) April 2015 – October 2015
Thesis (Capstone) Project Research – ShothikPatro (The Right Man) for a short narrative film about the culture of “arranged-marriage” in Bangladesh, for the partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, The American University of Rome (AUR), Rome, Italy May 2012
Production (Video/Film) Credits Date
Producer, Director & Editorfor a Capstone Senior Project – Drama (Adaptation): ShothikPatro (The Right Man)


June 2012


Producer for a Music Video Production: “Ivy and Gold” by Bombay Bicycle Club



June 2012
Animator for a 2D Animation: Birdy Bob (Birdy Bob’s Roman Flight)



December 2011
Additional Director of Photographyfor a Capstone Senior Project – Documentary: Collecting Judaism, a film by Claire Moskowitz


November 2011
Filmmaker for an Experimental Film – Minimal Strain Avante- garde film: Ultrasound Tech


May 2011
Published Films and Awards Date
ShothikPatro (The Right Man) – Official Selection at World Arts

Film Festival in Jacksonville, Florida


April 2013


ShothikPatro (The Right Man) – won the Best Video (Long) at Communications and English Week Student ExhibitionEvents at The American University of Rome




April 2013


Education & Training

  • 2017

    MSS, Media and Communication

    Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)

  • 2012

    BA, Film and Digital Media - Concentration in Visual Media Production and Technology

    The American University of Rome (AUR)