Jagran Filmfest to screen over 100 films in Mumbai

NEW DELHI: Commenced on 22 September in Mumbai, the fifth Jagran Filmfest is showcasing over 100 films from more than 35 countries.


The festival was inaugurated by Irrfan Khan along with Neetu Chandra, script writer-director Vinod Pandey, screenplay writer Sanjay Masoom, festival strategic consultant Manoj Srivastava and Vinod Srivastava of the Jagran Group.


The festival began with a 106 minute film The Woods Are Still Green by Slovenian filmmaker Marko NaberSnik. Based on the First World War, the lead actor of the movie, Michael Kristof, was also present at the Filmfest. 


Apart from showcasing Indian and International cinema, an integral part of the festival is the Master Class, where directors take listeners through the journey of film making.


The festival features films under several sections including Cinema of the Uprising, First World War Movies, International Competition, Indian Showcase and Country Focus (Cyprus).


The workshops include 'Finding spaces in film festivals', 'Cinematography', 'Is independent cinema taking over Bollywood?', 'Starting small with shorts' and 'Casting? What do directors lookout for?', 'Reviewing cinema', and 'Making advertising films.'


Renowned filmmaker Phillip Cheah, Cyprus international film festival director Lokim Milonas and former Entertainment Society of Goa CEO Manoj Srivastava will also be addressing various workshops and 'Master of Cinema' sessions at the Festival which will continue till 28 September.


The Festival is an initiative by the Jagran Group towards creating a culture of cinema appreciation. The festival screens films across genres, documentaries and world classics apart from student films and ad films.


The festival will also hold a series of Panel Discussions with the cast and crew of the movie to discuss various elements of the films with the audiences. 


Jagran Film Festival is the country's only festival which runs across 16 cities including Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Agra, Meerut, Dehradun, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Raipur, Indore, Bhopal and Mumbai.


Films are being screened at two venues in the city: PVR Andheri, and Cinemax, Versova. 

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