Third Eye Asian Film Fest screens 99 films

MUMBAI: The week-long Third Eye Asian Festival, which is being held at four venues in Mumbai (Y.B. Chavan Centre, Metro Adlabs, Plaza Cinema and Fun Republic), will conclude on 19 October. A total of 99 films in 35 mm and digital formats from across all Asian countries are being shown at these venues with daily five screenings for the festival delegates.


To commemorate the 50th year of Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa, the film is being screened as the focus of the golden decade of Hindi cinema.


Kiran Shantaram, the head of the festival and former Sheriff of Mumbai says, “The main aim of this festival is the cultural exchange of films and progressive development between the Asian countries. We also recaptured my father V. Shantaram’s classic film Do Aankhen Baraah Haath with a song-and-dance presentation at the inaugural ceremony.”


Myanmar cinema is being introduced for the first time with seven films. This year we are instituting the Satyajit Ray Memorial Award in honour of those people who have dedicated their life for cinema as an art. The award function will be held on the closing night on 19 October,” he adds.