Jagran Film Festival back with sixth edition

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Jagran Film Festival, known for bringing unique and interesting bouquet of films, is all set to start its 17-city tour from Delhi from July 1.

Considered to be the only travelling film festival in the country, the five-day festival will be held at the Siri Fort Auditorium here. With happiness as the theme, it promises to bring over 16 cinema appreciation workshops, 400 screenings in 17 cities.

“With the sixth edition of Jagran Film Festival, we have tried to exceed our own benchmarks while curating a film extravaganza that not only showcases some of the finest films from India and the world over, but also leaves indelible imprints on everyone who has an insatiable appetite for narrating and discovering stories,” the festival spokesperson said.

“From exploring newer cultures, to learning some rare film skills, this year is packed with a whole bunch of out-of-the-world experiences for every curious and film-loving heart in India,” the statement of the spokesperson of the sixth Jagran Film Festival said.

During the event, the films will be shown under competitive categories such as Indian Feature, Top Shorts, Jagran Shorts, Cinema of the sellers and Debut Directors.

In the Jagran Premiere category, new films will be showcased and the event will also salute classics under the Retrospective section, apart from paying homage to one-of-its kind Hindi classics in the Homage section.

French films “Leftover” and “Your Heart at Random”, Korean films “Hosanna” and “Minsu Kim in Wonderland”, Dutch film “Démontable”, Persian short movie “Futile Garden” among others will be screened in the Top Shorts section.

Under Jagran Shorts, varied global films such as “Gen X 01” (Hindi), “Vithya” (Marathi), Arabic film “Ailia” and Swedish films “600$” and “Repestre” will be screened and they will compete for the coveted Best Short Film title.

Indian feature section this year brings iconic Bollywood hits along with some regional must-watch films such as “Toymaker” (Malayalam), “Chotoder Chobi” (Bengali), “Arohi” (Assamese), “Postcard” (Marathi) among others.

The 2015 edition of the festival will traverse from Delhi to the Indian cities like Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Meerut, Dehradun, Hisar, Ludhiana, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Raipur, Indore, and Bhopal before culminating in Mumbai.


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