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Siraj Syed

Siraj Syed is the India Correspondent for and a member of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. He is a Film Festival Correspondent since 1976, Film-critic since 1969 and a Feature-writer since 1970. He is also an acting and dialogue coach. 



RIFF 2020: List of films to be screened

RIFF 2020: List of films to be screened

Somendra Harsh and Anshu Harsh, Managing Trustees of RIFF Film Club and Founders of Rajasthan International Film Festival, told that actresses Zareen Khan, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Anushka Sen will attend RIFF 2020. RIFF's inauguration ceremony will be held on 18 January 2020 at 5 PM at Open Theatre, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur and the awards and closing ceremony will be held on 22 January, also at the Open Theatre, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, in which best films and winning artistes will be honoured. Film Screenings, Seminars, Workshops, Talk Shows and Knowledge Series will be held at Cinépolis, World Trade Park, JLN Marg, Jaipur. Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) has been given Official recognition from the Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI).

Zareen Khan

The 6th edition of Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) will be organised by RIFF Film Club from 18 January to 22 January 2020, at Jawahar Kala Kendra and Cinépolis, World Trade Park, JLN Marg, Jaipur, on the themes of 5 Years of RIFF and 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi.

Features, documentaries, shorts and animation films will be screened during the festival. The list of films to be screened has been released, which includes Nagesh Kukunoor directed film Dhanak , Korean film My Turn, directed by Na Kyung Kim, short film Furniture directed by Nazmus Sakib Himel, documentary film Killing a River, directed by Hemanth Ramesh, short film Maid for Us, directed by Disha Mundra, short film Pearl-A Girl Around You, directed by Hemant Bhati, feature film Oxygen, directed by Shoib Niash Shah, short film Chitthiyaan-The Letters, directed by Swati Chugh, documentary film Apna Jaipur, directed by Virendra Singh, feature film Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele, Indian premiere,

directed by Harish Vyas, feature film Rome Rome Mein, directed by Tanishtha Chatterjee, Short film Sammaditthi, directed by Ashish Verma, short film The Red Cap, by Chandradeep Das, feature film Lihaaf, directed by Rahat Kazmi, short film Mein Vrinda, directed by Tanmay Singh, BanglaDeshi short film, Mala Bhabhi, directed by Mejannur Rahman Labu, short film Hasmukh Sadan, directed by Haider Ali, short film Echoes, directed by Payal Saxena, the Brazilian documentary film Dancing Wheels, directed by Lucia Barata, Singapore's feature film, Kathaah: @ 8, directed by Shilpa Krishnan Shukla, short film Bohubritta, directed by Utpal Datta, feature film In the Land of Poison Women, directed by Manju Borah , short film #Jaipur Activists directed by Eshan Harsh.

Other films to be screened are short film Kalamkhush, directed by Himanshu Vyas, short film Yeh Hasratein, directed by Yaman Bhatia, short film Red Lipstick, directed by Ashesh Sharma, feature film Midnight Delhi, directed by Rakesh Rawat, documentary film Dan-The Himalayan Ibex, directed by Dev Kanya Thakur & Pushp Raj Thakur,

feature film Antardhwani, directed by A. K. Bir, animation film, The Legends of Forest, directed by Bharat Makhija, short film Ek Sakht Gunthi Hui Choti, directed by Arjun Sangwan, short film Tumhari Adhuri Soch, directed by Apnavi Kuchhal and Girish Mehta, Manzoor Ali Qureshi's Rajasthani film Mharo Govind,

short film Maya Baidew, directed by Samujjal Kashyap, Dilip Sood's directed feature film Six-6, short film A Brief Case, directed by Kushal Jadhav, short film Swachh Bharat, directed by Dinesh Sharma and feature documentary film Samudra Manthan, directed by Kamal Swaroop.

In addition to this, Rajasthani music album Goriya, directed by Gaurav Jain, will be screened, and there will be a special screenings of South Korean documentary film My Love Don't Cross that River and the music album Tenu Takda Rahun, directed by Sanjay Sharma

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Siraj Syed is a film-critic since 1970 and a Former President of the Freelance Film Journalists' Combine of India.

He is the India Correspondent of and a member of FIPRESCI, the international Federation of Film Critics, Munich, Germany

Siraj Syed has contributed over 1,015 articles on cinema, international film festivals, conventions, exhibitions, etc., most recently, at IFFI (Goa), MIFF (Mumbai), MFF/MAMI (Mumbai) and CommunicAsia (Singapore). He often edits film festival daily bulletins.

He is also an actor and a dubbing artiste. Further, he has been teaching media, acting and dubbing at over 30 institutes in India and Singapore, since 1984.

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