Entries for the 10th edition of the Jagran Film Festival are now open. The World’s largest travelling film festival completes a decade of incessantly carrying the ‘Cinematic Culture’ from metro cities to smaller cities of India thereby spreading and promoting the appreciation of the cinematic art at the grass root level. The extravaganza is all set to travel to 18 cities starting from New Delhi from July 18.
The festival invites filmmakers to submit entries on the website www.jff.co.in by June 15, 2019 for Delhi. However, the entries will remain open 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.
This year’s festival will include new categories in Programming and Awards. It 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 and entertainment reporter, is this year’s Festival consultant.
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.
JFF provides filmmakers an audience of around 55,000 people and travels to 18 towns with 400+ screenings.
Basant Rathore, Senior Vice President - Strategy and Brand Development, Jagran Prakashan, said, “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.”