Third Eye Asian Film Festival (21st to 28th Dec 2017) is back with its 16th edition to promote Asian Cinema in India.
Most Asian Films are not released in the theatre. So Indian Audience is not aware of aesthetics of Asian cinema which is winning prizes in European Film Festivals since 1990. That is why Third Eye Asian Film Festival is established in Mumbai.
16th Third Eye Asian Film Festival is screening 40 films from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc.
There is competition for short film fiction and prize Rs. 25,000/-. This year Iran, India, Korea, Myanmar, Thailand are participating with films in this section.
There is a section of women film maker. Where Egypt, Sri Lanka etc. are participating. This year is the birth centenary year of Hungarian director Zoltan Fabri. In our European connection section Fabri’s 4 films will be screened.
In the section of spectrum Asia for the first time feature film from Afghanistan is included.
More than 1000 delegates is participating in the festival this year. Every day there will be an Open Forum where delegate will have dialogue with the film makers.
Organised by : The Asian Film Foundation, Mumbai to promote Asian cinema using multi-pronged approach of cultural activities.
Annual Asian Film Festival, Mumbai exchange of films through society network Asian film culture award for Asian filmmakers, film research, publications, seminars.
The Foundation initiated Third Eye, the first Asian International Film Festival in Mumbai in August 2002. It is held annually.
The foundation has been making efforts to network with insitutions in other Asian countries working towards promotion of Asian cinema. Networking with like-minded institutions would give impetus to the process.
A festival catalogue was published giving synopses of films entered at the festival, along with film reviews and criticism. A list of awards won by Asian cinema globally during 1951 and 2000 published in the catalogue made many aware of the achievements of the Asian cinema.