Short Film News (SFN) - Sudhir Nandgaonkar, veteran Indian film critic is the Third Eye Asian Film Festival director. The festival which opens October 16, is organized by Asian Film Foundation and has a competitive section for fiction shorts. Nandgaonkar was a FIPRESCI jury member at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. He explains about Third Eye, his point of view about Indian cinema and Iranian films.
Marziyeh Riahi-SFN- -Tajikistan cinema is a young cinema. Many of its cinema halls are from Soviets era; but during the past years young Tajiks are trying to revive their cinema. Establishing Didar Film Festival in 2005 with the support of Mohsen Makhmalbaf, the Iranian filmmaker, and also as a jury member of it, might be one of the most important events during the past years in this cinema. The third edition of Didar Festival is going to take place from 12th till 16th October in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Safar Haqdododov, the festival director, is going to tell us about the different programs of the festival in this interview.