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RIFF 7, 04: Second list of selected films released

RIFF 7, 04: Second list of selected films released

The second list of the films of the Rajasthan International Film Festival 2021, Jaipur-Jodhpur, March 20-24, 2021, was released yesterday, by Somendra Harsh, CEO/FOUNDER , FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, RIFF 2021 and RIFF FILM CLUB  The selection now includes

Feature Regional film "Funeral", Directed by Vivek Dubey, Rajasthani Music Video " Payaldi"Directed by Shaiman,

Short Film "Dementia - The Unforgettable Forgetfulness," Directed by Rahul Sood, Documentary film "Desire?", Directed by Garima Kaul, Short Regional film "Resonance", Directed by Sreedevi Unni, Short film "Anaara" by Rishi Prakash Mishra, Short International film (Student) "Sergei and the Apprehensive Fool", by Shubhankar Deshpande,

Short film (Student) "Aspect of Jaipur", by Nawal Kishore Misra & Rajeev Verma, Feature Regional film "Bharat Maza Desh Aahe (India Is My Country)", Directed by Pandurang Krishna Jadhav, Feature International film "My Indian Boyfriend", by Kishore,

Feature International film "Entre Deux Trains (Long Time No See)", by Pierre Filmon, Short film "Qurbani", by Dr. Kumar Rajiv, Short film "Roshni", Directed by Ravi Sachdev & Bhavin Mandaviya, Music Video "Kaisa Ye Kwaab Hai", by Shweta Ahluwalia, Feature Regional film "Prawaas", Directed by Shashank Udapurkar, Feature Regional film "Priyo Chinar Pata , Iti Segun (Fire of Teak Flame of Chinar), Directed by Kumar Chowdhury, Short Regional film "Happily Ever After", Directed by Arambhik Ghosh, Rajasthani Short film "Washing Machine", Directed by Anand Singh Chouhan, Documentary film "Smile of Mamta", Directed by Parmanand Ramdev, Feature Regional film "Balconit Bhogawan (God on the Balcony)", Directed by Biswajeet Bora, Feature Regional film "Kraanthiveera", Directed by Adath M. P., Feature Regional film "Daari Yavudayya Vaikuntake (The Way to Paradise)", Directed by Siddu Poornachandra, Short Film "The Make-up Artist", Directed by Raghav G Tiwari, Rajasthani Music Video "Chal Appa Chaala", Directed by Anand Singh Chouhan, Music Video "Kore Kore Se Tum", Directed by Prince Jadon, Music Video "Zara aur Paas", Directed by Varun Singh (Vikky), Feature Regional film "Velukkaakka Oppu Kaa", Directed by Ashok R Kalita, Documentary film "Black Sand", Directed by Sohan Roy, Short Regional film "Prahlad", Directed by Sayan Mukherjee, and Music Video "Meri Jaan", Directed by Shubham & Lavish.


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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.

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