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Amitabh to receive Asian Film Cultural award

8th Third Eye Asian Film Festival will be held from December 4 to 10. Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with the Asian Film Cultural award by filmmaker Ramesh Sippy at the festival.

entertainment Updated: Nov 30, 2009 14:04 IST

Amitabh Bachchan8th Third Eye Asian Film Festival will be held from December 4 to 10. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with the Asian Film Cultural award by filmmaker Ramesh Sippy at the festival.



Not only this, Harishchandrachi Factory, India's entry to the Oscars this year, will kick start the the Film Festival.

Paresh Mokashi, director of 'Harishchandrachi Factory' will also be felicitated at the opening ceremony of the festival which will be inaugurated by Vijaya Mehta, Executive Director of National Centre for Performing Arts.

Over 100 feature and short films from 24 countries will be screened in the fest at Plaza Cinema, Dadar and YB Chavan Centre in South Mumbai, festival director Sudhir Nandgaonkar said.

Egypt will be the 'Country Focus' where seven contemporary Egyptian films will be screened.

The festival also includes 'Retrospective of Japanese' filmmaker Mikio Naruse, whose work has been applauded by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.

'Asian Masters' section will feature five films by Japanese master of Nagisa Oshima.

'Filmmaker in Focus' section will feature three internationally award winning films of Iranian director Jafar Panahi.

The competition section includes 15 films by debutante Asian directors.