After literature it’s time for celluloid
JIFF -2013 will start from 30th January in Golcha Cinema at 5pm
Jaipur , After the magic of literature the Japurities are now waiting for the cinema festival. Ranked as one of the prestigious film festival among the other Asian film festivals, JIFF -2013 will start from 30th Jan in Golcha Cinema at 5pm. 217 films will be screened in 11 screens at 8 different places of the city during the five day film festival. There are 28 awards in different categories. Oscar winning director Marc Baschet is the chairperson of international jury of 14 members. LIFE GOES ON is selected as the opening film of JIFF.Om Puri and Sharmila Tagore are in lead roles followed by Soha Ali khan and Girish Karnad. Film is directed by London based Sangeeta Dutta.
There are also some Seminars and Workshops during JIFF,in which some famous cine personalities are going to participate including character artist, Prem Chopra, famous bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore,Raveena Tandon, Diya Mirza, Sri Lankan actress Neeta Fernando,Anand Patwardhan, Arun Dutt(son of late Guru Dutt), famous columnist Jaiprakash Chowksey,cine analyst Komal Nhata, director Pratim Dasgupta, Bijoy Jena, Biju Mohan, Sudipto Chattopadhyay.
Keeping in view the worldwide fame of JIFF, the organizers have arranged 16 workshops and seminars on various cinema related subjects. The cine personalities, going to participate in these seminars are Jaiprakash Chowksey, Komal Nahta, Arun Dutt, B.B Nagpal, Prasoon Sinha, and Santosh Jain. One of the major attractions of JIFF will be “Best world cinema”, screening of films which have already been awarded in festivals such as Oscar, Berlin, cans, bafta etc. Modest Reception (Greece), One Thousand Gram (Germany), The Etic (Greece), Mumbai (India) some of them. Following the 100 hundred years’ celebration of Indian cinema, there is also screening of 7 classic movies including Dada saheb falke’s Harishchandra Chi Factory, Daag by Yash Chopra, Gurudatt’s Kaagaz Ke Phool, K.Asif’s Mughl-E-Azam, Mahesh Bhatt’s Saaransh, and Vishal Bhardwaj’s Makbool.
According to the JIFF director Hanuroz some films in JIFF-2013 are going to screen for the first time, only in jaipur. Among 217 films , producers and directors of 180 films will be present in the festival. Bengali and Kannad movies were also be a focus in JIFF this year, including Bengali films – Paanch Adhyyay (Pratim Dasgupta) , Aather Panchali (Satyjit roy) , Monar Manush (Goutam ghosh) ,Anatheen (Anirudh roy chodhary) and Kannad films – Almaari, Aashakiran Galu,Ekwanna Lokadari,Belakinne Deeje will be screened. Shobna’s Seven Nights by Sudipto Chattopadhya is selected as the closing film of the festival. Raveena Tandon, Anupam Kher, Rohit Roy, Amit Purohit and liletey dubey are in lead roles in the film.