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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. 



IFFI 2018, I: The Winners

IFFI 2018, I: The Winners

At the 49th International Film festival of India (IFFI), 2018, which concluded in Panaji, Goa, on the 28th of November, the following films and film personalities got the honours:

*Golden Peacock for Best Film: Donbass, Ukraine

*Silver Peacock for Best Director: Lijo Jose Pellisery, for Ee.Ma.Yau, India (Malayalam language)

*Special Jury Award: Director Milko Lazarov, for Aga (Germany)

*Silver Peacock for Best Actor (Male): Chemban Vinod, for Ee.Ma.Yau

*Silver Peacock for Best Actor (Female): Anastasia Pustovit, for When the Trees Fall (Ukraine)

*Centenary Award for Best Debut Feature Film of a Director: Alberto Monteras II, for Respeto (Philippines)

*ICFT –UNESCO Gandhi Medal instituted by the International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication, Paris and UNESCO: Walking with the Wind (India), directed by Praveen Morchhale

*Special Mention under ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi medal: Los Silencios, (Portugal-Spain), directed by Beatriz Seigner

*Special Award for Lifetime Contribution to Cinema: Story-screenplay-dialogue writer Salim Khan (India)

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About Siraj Syed

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.

Bandra West, Mumbai


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