6th Third Eye Asian Film Festival from Nov 1-8 in Mumbai

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Mumbai, Oct 10 (UNI) The sixth edition of the Third Eye Asian Film Festival will take place here from November 1-8.

The festival was first started in Mumbai in 2002 to encourage a culturalexchange of films among Asian countries.

''It is an attempt to build greater understanding between Asian people on peace, harmony and development. The festival aims to build up interaction among Asian film fraternities and create a dialogue with the West,'' festival programme director Sudhir Nandgaonkar said.

The festival is being organised under the aegis of the Asian Film Foundation.

The screenings will take place at three venues across Mumbai -- YB Chavan Centre (opposite Mantralaya), Plaza Cinema (Dadar-West) and Nakshtra, Dadar.

One of the highlights of the festival is Spectrum Asia, which includes screening of latest films made during 2005 and 2007 by the major film making countries in Asia.

The festival has also introduced a new section called ''Asian Masters of Cinema''. Purpose of this section is to introduce youngsters to classic Asian directors.

Over 80 films will be shown during the festival on 35 mm and digital format.

The Asian Film Foundation would be giving a special concession for the film society members and college students, Mr Nandgaonkar said.


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