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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. 



RIFF 2020: South Korea to be Focus Country, director Mo Young Jin to be honoured

RIFF 2020: South Korea to be Focus Country, director Mo Young Jin to be honoured

South Korea will be the Focus Country of the 6th edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival, 2020. South Korea's short film Naye Chale (My Turn, Kim Na-kyung, 2017) will be RIFF 2020 opening film.

Korean Film Director Mo Young Jin and Korean Culture Center Director Kim Kum Pyoung will be present at RIFF's Opening Ceremony. Korean Documentary Film Director Mo Young Jin will be awarded with the Honorary Award for Excellence for Contribution in International Cinema, at the RIFF Award Night, 22 January, 2020.

Kim Kum Pyoung will be part of the talk show, The Changing Landscape and Future of Cinema, on 19 January 2020. Mo Young Jin's two films, My Love, Don't Cross Date River and Old Marine Boy, will have special screenings at RIFF 2020. Director Mo-Young Jin will be present for all five days of the festival, and will also participate in the talk show, The Descending Division Between Hollywood, Bollywood and Regional Indian Cinema.

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Syed Siraj
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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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