Directors

Sadaf Saaz

Sadaf Saaz

Director & Producer

Sadaf Saaz is a poet, writer, entrepreneur and women’s rights advocate. She co-founded the festival in 2011, and has been a driving force since its inception. Sadaf is based in Dhaka, and runs several businesses including an arts management company Jatrik, which has managed the festival since 2011. She is author of a collection of poetry, Sari Reams. Sadaf is on the board of trustees of Brac University and on the governing body of RCMPS, University of Chittagong.

Ahsan Akbar

Ahsan Akbar

Director

Ahsan Akbar is a poet and writer and has been a key organiser of DLF since its beginning in 2011. He is an appointed governor of the Royal Female School of Art, Drumduan School, WMC-The Camden College, and board member of Bengal Lights and Phoneme Media.

Kazi Anis

K Anis Ahmed

Director

K Anis Ahmed is a Bangladeshi writer based in Dhaka. He is the author of three works of fiction: The World in My Hands; Good Night, Mr. Kissinger; and Forty Steps. An adviser to PEN Bangladesh, he is the founder of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, the Dhaka Translation Center, and the Bengal Lights Literary Journal. He is also the publisher of Dhaka Tribune, a national daily newspaper.