Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure to explore from imagination to reality,  the arts & talents to be discovered.

Started in 1995 connecting films to festivals, reporting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

Sorry for the server problems we are currently testing :)

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

Best Trailers for June 2020

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 50, IX: 13 International films and 2 Indian films in the competition at IFFI 2019

IFFI 50, IX: 13 International films and 2 Indian films in the competition at IFFI 2019

Each year, the coveted ‘Golden Peacock’ prize is given to one movie in the International Competition Section. It carries a cash prize of Rs. 40 lakhs (4 million), to be shared equally between the Producer and the Director, a Trophy and a citation.

This year, the International Competition consists of 15 movies, produced and/or co-produced by 22 countries. Two entries are from India.

Here is the list of the competition movies that have been selected for the 50th edition of IFFI:

No       Name of the film Country          Director

1.         Balloon    China           Pema Tseden

2.         Chronology        Turkey          Ali Aydin

3.         Lillian                Austria           Andreas Horvath

4.         Marighella        Brazil   Wagner Moura

5.         Out Stealing Horses      Norway | Sweden | Denmark   Hans Petter Moland

6.         Particles           France|Switzerland      Blaise Harrison

7.         Stories from the Chestnut Woods          Slovenia          Gregor Bozic

8.         The Science of Fictions  Indonesia | Malaysia | France  Yosep Anggi Noen

9.         Steed   Mongolia         Erdenebileg Ganbold

10.       Captives           Hungary          Kristóf Deák

11.       Watch List        Philippines       Ben Rekhi

12.       Antigone           Canada           Sophie Deraspe

13.       Son – Mother   Iran | Czech Republic   Mahnaz Mohammadi

14.       Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005 India   Ananth Narayan Mahadevan

15.       Jallikattu           India       Lijo Jose Pellissery

User images

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.

Bandra West, Mumbai


View my profile
Send me a message