Jagran Film Festival celebrates 10 years of good cinema

Jagran Film Festival celebrates 10 years of good cinema

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New Delhi, May 17: Jagran Film Festival , world’s largest travelling film festival , this year completes a decade of its existence.

Entries for the tenth edition of the Jagran Film Festival are now open. With its 10th edition, the festival is all set to travel to 18 cities starting from New Delhi from July 18. The festival has invited filmmakers to submit entries on the website www.jff.co.in by June 1t 2019 for Delhi.

However , the entries will remain opened till September 1 2019 for other cities including Mumbai chapter. Apart from the categories like World Cinema, Indian Showcase, Jagran Shorts and Jagran Docs, this year OTT has been added as a new category.

Films can be submitted under the categories like Indian Showcase, World Cinema, Jagran Shots /docs and OTT. A multi-layered preview process followed by JFF invites entries with no submission fee. The festival in its tenth year has grown to become the world’s largest travelling film festival that screens films across the genres from around the globe. This year’s festival will include new categories in Programming and Awards. Tenth Jagran Film Festival will celebrate two Retrospectives -World and India. This year will also include “Icon of the World Cinema” as well in addition to “Icon of Indian Cinema”.

Rajeev Masand, a noted film critic is this year’s Festival consultant. 10th edition of JFF will also have separate curation for India and International lead by Udita Jhunjhunwala, a well-established entertainment writer, film critic and contributing authors to Bollywood’s Top 20 Stars (published by Penguin) and Aseem Chhabra, festival director of the New York Indian Film Festival and author of two biographies – 'Shashi Kapoor: The Householder', 'the Star' and 'Priyanka Chopra: The Incredible Journey of a Global Bollywood Star'.

The film festival will kick start from New Delhi on July 18 and will travel to Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Patna, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bhopal, Indore, Dehradun, Meerut, Hissar, Jalandhar, Agra, Raipur, and finally conclude on September 29 2019 in Mumbai. Basant Rathore, Senior Vice President - Strategy and Brand Development, Jagran Prakashan Ltd., says, “JFF has come a long way over the last 9 years.

We have discovered many filmmakers, and films, and have prepared audiences to receive and appreciate world-class cinema. With the phenomenal response we received last year, we are determined to travel farther and spread the wonderful stories filmmakers have to tell. This year, we have introduced new categories in an effort to be more diverse and inclusive of all genres. The culture of appreciating great films and doing it as a community no matter where we come from is what the Jagran Film Festival is all about.” (UNI)