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RIFF selections

Here are some of the films selected for the Rajasthan International Film Festival, Jaipur, January 19-23:

  • Short Film "#AkhbaarWala (The #Newspaper #Vendor)" India, | Hindi | 14 min, Directors: #AnandSinghChouhan & #Sayed Sharafat Ali, Produced by #DS Chauhan.
  • Hindi Short Film "#BLURRED" India l Hindi | 16 min Director: #Raghav Sharma & #Madhav Bairathi, Produced by #Devansh Ahuja.
  • Short Film "#Adhura Antariksha" India | Hindi | 30 min, Director: #KrishnaKant Pandya, Produced by #Yagnik Pandya, #Arup Dey, #Sonia Kolenchary, #Pooja Saraff.
  • Short Film " #Pehli Diwali" India | Hindi | 6 min Director: #SIDDHARTH SIKKA, Produced by #S KSIKKA & #CP SIKKA.
  • Feature Film "#Jacqueline I Am Coming" India | Hindi | 107 min, Director: #Banty Dubey, Produced by #ManishGiri and Cast: #RaghubirYadav, #DiivaDhanoya.
  • Student Short Film "#Rehan" India | Hindi | 13 min, DIRECTOR: #AdityaMahamana, PRODUCED BY #RolikaSingh, Arena Animation, Shastri Nagar. 
  • Student Short Film "#EKDIN" from India | Hindi | 20 min, DIRECTOR: #DEEPAKSHARMA, #SAKSHAMBAJPAI, PRODUCED BY Zee Institute of Media and Arts (ZIMA).
  • Documentary Film "#Restore - A Dream of Microsurgeon" from India | Hindi | 21 min, DIRECTOR: #ParmanandRamdev, PRODUCED BY #Dr SUSHILNAHAR.
  • Short Film "#COLOROFTHESHADOW" from India | Hindi | 13 min DIRECTOR: @mohitmattoo, PRODUCED BY #MOHITMATTOO, #BOBBYVATS.
  • Documentary Film "#BefriendingService" from UK | English | 25 min, A Film By: #NavneetJha.
  • Feature Film "#LIFEISGOOD" from India | Hindi | 100 min, DIRECTOR: @ananthmahadevan, PRODUCED BY #Anandshukla, Cast: @bindasbhidu, @rajitkapur #SaniyaAnklesaria.
  • Short Film "#JaipurMeraShahar" from India | silent | 2 min, A Film By: @eshanharsh.
  • Long Documentary Film "Le Secret de Zia Maria (The Secret of Zia Maria )" from France | English | 54 min, A Film By: @isabelBalducchi.
  • Hindi/English Feature Documentary Film “#Admitted”, from India | 125 min, Director @Ojaswwee, & Producer #PinakaMediaworks #RollingFramesEntertainment #SunilSharma, #SangeetaSharma.  
  • Kannada Feature "#HALMIDI" from India | Kannada | 97 min, Director & Producer #SivanandamNagaruru #TECHNOMARKTELEVISIONNETWORK.  
  • Short Film "#SareJahanSeAcha?" from India, | Hindi | 5 min Director & Writer: #GurprasadSingh Producer: #RishabhPuri.  


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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.

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