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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. 



DIFF 20, 2022, 07: Meet the Juries officiating at the Dhaka International Film Festival, January 15-23

DIFF 20, 2022, 07: Meet the Juries officiating at the Dhaka International Film Festival, January 15-23

FIPRESCI Jury : Bangladesh Panorama Film Section

FIPRESCI is the International Federation of Film Critics

Mohamed Sayed Abdelrehim

Mohamed Sayed Abdelrehim is a film critic, writer, journalist, translator, and scriptwriter. He is a journalist and translator at Middle East News Agency. He is a programmer at Ismailia International Festival for Documentaries and Short Films and Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival. Former artistic director of Sharm El-Sheikh Asian Film Festival. He wrote a book titled Khairy Beshara: The Rebel which was published by the Red Sea Film Festival in 2020. His articles were published in various papers, magazines and websites in Egypt and other Arab countries. He wrote several articles published in the bulletins of El Gouna Film Festival, Luxor African Film Festival and others. He is a member of the Egyptian Film Critics Association (EFCA) and the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). Member of juries in several film festivals. He published two other books of short stories that won best books in 2009 and 2013. A number of his short stories were translated into English and Polish languages. He wrote nine short films including Aish, Ogra and Location.

Siraj Hashim Syed

Siraj Hashim Syed is a FIPRESCI Jury Member from India. He is a veteran of over 160 international film festivals, in India and abroad, Mumbai-based Siraj Syed has served on the FIPRESCI Jury of the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes), The Indian Panorama Jury of the Aurangabad International Film Festival, Selection Juries of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF). He has been a film critic since 1969 and has been attending international film festivals since 1976. He has a Diploma in Film Direction and an Advanced Certificate in Film Appreciation. During 1974-80, he was the Chairman of two film Societies, Cine Circle and Film Circle. Currently, he teaches acting and reviews films for, the international website for which he is the India Correspondent.

Bidhan Rebeiro

Bidhan Rebeiro is the editor of Cinema Dorshon, a little magazine on cinema. Since 2005, he has been working as a journalist. He has worked for RTV, Boishakhi Television, ATN News, NTV Online, and other media contractually and temporarily. He graduated in computer science and has completed his Masters from the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of Dhaka University with a scholarship from the Norwegian government. He also completed his second Master's from Stamford University with a film and media studies degree. Later, he completed a Film Appreciation Course from FTII, Pune, India. At Jahangirnagar University, he teaches in the Journalism department as an adjunct faculty member. His notable books are Film Lesson Guide, Film Judgment, Shahbag: Politics, Religious Consciousness, and more.

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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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