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Siraj Syed is the India Correspondent for FilmFestivals.com 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. 

 

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RIFF 2019, Jaipur, January 19-23, Winners list, Part I

RIFF 2019, Jaipur, January 19-23, Winners list, Part I

Here is the first part of the list of award winners announced at the closing ceremony of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), on 23 January 2019, at the INOX Insignia, GT, Jaipur:

*Lifetime achievement award in Hindi Cinema: KAMAL KUMAR BARJATYA, RAJSHRI PRODUCTIONS

*Theme Award: RAJIT KAPUR for THE MAKING OF THE MAHATMA (THE MAHATMA ON CELLULOID)

*PRIDE OF RAJASTHAN: ASHISH SHARMA

Honorary Awards for Excellence                

*For Contribution in CINEMA: JAYAPRADA

Awards for Excellence:

*For Contribution in CINEMA and TELEVISION (REGIONAL): GOVIND PADAMSOORYA

*HASRAT JAIPURI AWARD for CONTRIBUTION IN BOLLYWOOD: MAYUR PURI

*OM PURI AWARD--For COMMON MAN IN CINEMA: SUSHANT SINGH

*BEST AUTHOR IN 2018: LT. GEN. ZAMEERUDDIN SHAH

*OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIN TO THE BUSINESS OF CINEMA: AKSHAY RATHI

SHORT FILMS (NATIONAL)

*Best Short Film: LIVING IDLE (RAMANA)

*Special Jury Award for Best Short Film: THE LAST SUPPER (RASHMI REKHA MOHAPATRA)

*Best Director and Script-writer for Short Film: MAYUR PURI (FIRDAWS)

*Best Debut Director for Short Film: MOHIT MATTOO (COLOR OF THE SHADOW)

Siraj Syed, Rajesh Jais, Ojaswee Sharma (Director: Admitted) and Pramila Totla (Jury member)

*Best Actor in Short Film: RAJESH JAIS (THE LAST SUPPER)

*Special Jury Award for Best Actor in Short Film: VIKRANT MASSEY (GADHEDO)

*Best Child Actor for Short Film: SIA BINDRANI (IKTARA)

*Special Jury Award for Best Director in Short Film: SANJAY GURU (I AM FINE)

*Best Short Film for Social Government Cause: WHY NOT (ROTARY CLUB JAIPUR CITIZEN)

*Special Jury Award for Best Story for Short Film: AKHBAARWALA (ANAND SINGH CHOUHAN)

SHORT FILMS (REGIONAL)

*Best Short Fiction Film: MAYAT

*Special Jury mention Award for Best Short Fiction Film: THE GRANDFATHER (AABA)

*Best Experimental Short Film: RAAGASOOTHRAM

*Best Director for Short Film: GURMEET BRAR (HIJRAT)

*Special Jury Award for Best Director in Short Film KANAKARAJU BALASUBRAMANYAM for BURMA EXPRESS

SHORT FILMS (STUDENT)

*Best Short Film--REHAN (ARENA ANIMATION)

*Best Director for Short Film--RAGHAV SHARMA (BLURRED)

*Special Jury Award for Best Action Direction and Actor in Short Film: SHAILENDRA SHARMA for EK DIN

SHORT FILMS (INTERNATIONAL)

*Best International Short Film: THE CASTLE (IRAN)

*Special Jury mention Award for Best International Short Film: COSMIC LIGHT--USA

*Best Experimental International Short Film: RUBBER DOLPHIN--ISRAEL

*Best Director for International Short Film: SABA GHASEMI--THE CASTLE (IRAN)

*Special Jury Award for Best Director in International Short Film: BENOIT MARTIN for LA CONVENTION DE GENÈVE--FRANCE

DOCUMENTARY FILM (NATIONAL)

*Best Documentary Film: THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS TIGER

*Special Jury Award for Best Documentary Film: ADMITTED

*Best Documentary Film for Social Cause: VILLAGE OF A LESSER GOD

*Best Regional Documentary Film for Women Empowerment: DAUGHTER OF THE POLO GOD (MANIPURI)

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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 FilmFestivals.com 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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