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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. 



DIFF 20, 2022, 04: List of films to be screened at the Dhaka International Film festival, Part III

DIFF 20, 2022, 04: List of films to be screened at the Dhaka International Film festival, Part III


Wide Angle:

Sl. Title of Film Director Country Dur. Year
01. Bansh Boibhab (Bamboo Stories) Shaheen Dill- Riaz Bangladesh, Germany 97min. 2019
02. Lohakhor (Ironeaters) Shaheen Dill- Riaz Bangladesh, Germany 86min. 2008
03. Quran Shantan (Koran Kinder) Shaheen Dill- Riaz Bangladesh, Germany 88min. 2009
04. Deshantar (Distant Fortune) Shaheen Dill- Riaz Bangladesh, Germany 91min. 2015
05. Schulter an Schulter (Shoulder to Shoulder) Shaheen Dill- Riaz Bangladesh, Germany 60min. 2013
06. Rakib Khan-The Projectionist Shaheen Dill- Riaz Bangladesh, Germany 30min. 2013

Cinema of the World:


Sl. Title of Film Director Country Dur. Year
1. El Desarmadero (Damaged) Eduardo Pinto Argentina 80min. 2021
2. Disappearing Profession Abid Hossain Khan Bangladesh 71min. 2021
3. Priyo Komola Shahriar Nazim Joy Bangladesh 89min. 2021
4. Last Call Ivaylo Penchev Bulgaria 118min. 2020
5. A Father’s Diary Golam Mustofa Canada, USA, Australia, Bangladesh 113min. 2021
6. Staying Home Dong Deng China 74min. 2021
7. Harhuu Buyankhishig China 96 min. 2020
8. Shanghai Story Andrej Iliev Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hong Kong, China 74min 2021
9. Une Machine a Tuer (A Killing Machine) Richard Uyer Thumitho Democratic Republic of Congo 57min. 2021
10. Lost For Words Rajaditya Banerjee Finland, India 70min. 2021
11. Long Time no See Pierre Filmon France 74min. 2021
12. Kalkokkho’ (House of Time) Rajdeep Paul, Sarmistha Maiti India 125min. 2021
13. Mannu (Soil)-Sprouts of Endurance Ramdas Kadavallur India 114min. 2021
14. Montur Montoh (Montu’s Mind) Ramen Borah India 127min. 2020
15. Mukhosh (Mask)) Birsa Dasgupta India 117min. 2021
16. The Seventh String Baharul Islam India 105min. 2021
17. Sehar Munzir Naqvi India 93min. 2021
18. Aandaal Shareef Easa India 83min. 2021
19. Ennivar (The Following Persons) Sidhartha Siva India 94min. 2021
20. Nayattu (The Hunt) Martin Prakkat India 122min. 2021
21. The Portraits Dr. Biju Kumar Damodaran India 88min. 2021
22. Nasimay (Darling) Hiren Bora India 77min. 2020
23. In Our World Shred Shreedhar India 52min. 2021
24. Medium Spicy Mohit Takalkar India 138min. 2021
25. Jwlwi The Seed Rajni Basumatary India 91min. 2021
26. Dollu(The Drum) Sagar Puranik India 97min. 2021
27. Meijer (Major) Ehsan Abdipour Iran 108min. 2020
28. Cherikeh-e Bahram (Ballad Of Bahram) Farshid Qolipour Iran 76min. 2020
29. Farzandan e Shab (Children of the Night) Behrooz Nouranipour Iran 85min. 2020
30. Gisoum Navid Behtoei Iran 88min 2021
31. Ayaneh Dar (The Mirror Man) Pooyan Kazemi Iran 73min. 2020
32. Shirjeh-ye-Bozorg (The Great Leap) Karim Lakzadeh Iran 109min. 2021
33. Lakposht Va Halazoon (The Tortoise & The Snail) Reza Hemasi Iran 101min. 2021
34. Desert Train Tommaso Cotronei Italy, Mauritania 52min. 2021
35. Tell Me Who I Am Sergio Basso Italy, Nepal 89min. 2020
36. Tagore Songs Mika Sasaki Japan 105min. 2019
37. Sabda Kekasih (Adage of Devotion) Azhari Zain Malaysia 89min. 2020
38. Wiarołom (Faithbreaker) Piotr Zlotorowicz Poland 74min. 2021
39. Amatorzy (Amateurs) Iwona Siekierzynska Poland 96min. 2020
40. Campo Tiago Hespanha Portugal 102min. 2019
41. Batida de Lisboa (Lisbon Beat) Rita Maia, Vasco Viana Portugal 76min. 2019
42. Alva Ico Costa Portugal, Argentina, France 99min. 2019
43. Desterro Maria Clara Escobar Portugal, Brazil 123min. 2020
44. Snovi Havane (Havana Dreams) Igor M Toholj Serbia, Cuba 52min. 2020
45. Vedi Novadina Lamai (Bulletproof Children) Indika Ferdinando Sri Lanka 121min. 2019
46. Me, Myself and Di Chris Green UK 93min. 2021
47. Edge of the World Michael Haussman USA, UK, Malaysia, China 104min. 2021

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About Siraj Syed

Syed Siraj
(Siraj Associates)

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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