Arefeen is a visionary independent filmmaker. His vision is to break the Bangladeshi film industry out of its cycle of mediocre productions. His foray in independent filmmaking started while he was still a student of International Affairs at Jahangirnagar University. National award-winning documentary Al Badr marked Arefeen’s entry into the film industry. Apart from winning the prestigious National Award for Best Documentary in 36 th National Film Awards, 2011; Al Badr was screened in Commonwealth Film Festival, SAARC Film Festival and Ankara Film Festival.
Arefeen continued his journey in making research based documentary making as Al Badr was followed by The Speech and Hawker Ghar. Both of these were critically acclaimed for their content, solid production and authentic research.
His first feature film Bhuban Majhi won the National Film Grant from the Ministry of Information and has been screened in numerous international film festivals and has been screened in 17 countries.