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Cinépolis to host 6th Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai

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MUMBAI: Cinépolis India will be hosting the Mumbai chapter of the 6th Jagran Film Festival at its Fun Cinemas property in Andheri from 28 September - 4 October.



 

Presenting films from across genres, countries, languages and eras, the festival brings forward diverse and extreme cinematic talent on one single platform. 

Cinépolis business head - strategy Devang Sampat said, "The Jagran Film Festival has been entertaining and educating the masses by spreading a culture of cinema appreciation. Cinepolis this year participated in the festival in Lucknow, Patna, Ludhiana, Ranchi and going forward we shall be strategising to host more such festivals and ensure Cinepolis loyalist get to watch movies from all over the world. On the other hand, we as exhibitors also become a platform to bring together - filmmakers, distributors, audience through medium of Cinema and connect life, culture, art & emotions that surfaced during the film."



 

Both Indian and foreign language films will be screened at the festival in 13 categories. A special non-competitive section called ‘Happiness Spirit’ will see a cluster of 10-15 select films that will weave in ‘happiness of the human spirit’ as a common theme. 

The competitive sections include Indian Showcase, Debut Directors, Jagran Shorts, Top Shorts, World Panorama and Cinema of the Sellers category.

The best films in these categories will be decided upon by the jury comprising Hariharan, who leads the panel along with Pooja Bhatt, Mahesh Aney, Udit Narayan and A Sreekar. The awards will be conferred across numerous categories like Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Short Film, Best Debut Director and many more.



 

“It gives us immense pride to host an event of this stature. An important aspect of the festival is to generate a discussion on the various aspects of cinema and its impact on society. This will be aided by the presence of the cast and crew of a select few films being screened to drive insightful discussions between the artistes & filmmakers and the audience,” Sampat added.

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