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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. 




Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is holding its 15th annual international media conclave, called FRAMES, at Mumbai, on the 12th, 13th and 14th of March 2014. Thousands of delegates and media-persons will gather to listen to eminent speakers from cinema, television, radio, gaming and other related industries, on the state-of-the-art and challenges at hand. FICCI will also release the KPMG annual report on the entertainment industry, with figures, trends and predictions, as well as the FICCI Amarchand Media and Entertainment Law-Book, compiled by the eminent legal consultants, Amarchand Mangaldas. This year, the arrangements are helmed by Uday Shankar, Chairman of the FICCI Media and Entertainment Committee and CEO of STAR TV, India and Ramesh Sippy, Co-Chairman and director of such landmark films as Sholay, Andaz, Seeta Aur Geeta and Shakti. The keynote for this year's conclave is 'Transforming Lives': Media and Entertainment as vehicles for social change and the moral conscience of a democracy.                                                     

Several Indian film-stars, including Abhishek Bachchan, Abhay Deol, Chitrangada Singh, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher are expected to attend.

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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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