After travelling to 15 cities in 9 states, Jagran Film Festival celebrates its last leg in Mumbai ~
~ Ropes in Fun Cinemas as exclusive venue partner ~
~ Embellished with regional, Indian and world cinema as well as workshops, the festival spreads the ‘Happiness’ spirit ~
Mumbai, Sept, 2015:Touted to be India’s only travelling film festival, the6th of Jagran Film Festivalis back in Mumbaiwith a bang. With the aim to bring cinema closer to cinema lovers across the length and breadth of India, this year’s edition celebrates its last leg in Mumbaifrom 28thSept 2015 – 4thOct 2015to be held atFun Cinema. Centered on the‘Happiness’ theme,this year’s festival reaches new horizons with its color, collection and cinematic delights as it traveled through 16 cities over the past 3 months making it India’s largest film festival by geographical reach.
The gala opening of the 7-day festival in Mumbai will bring a bouquet of films under competitive categories such as’Indian Showcase’,‘Jagran Shorts’ (an international competition for short films),‘Cinema of the Sellers’and ‘Debut Directors’.Besides offering a larger-than-life premiere platform for films in the‘Jagran Premiere’category, the festival salutes the‘old is gold’under the‘Retrospective’ section,and also pays homage to one-of-its kind Hindi classics in the‘Homage’category. In its quest to showcase, the best of international cinema, this edition presents a collection of 10 Best International Short films under a special section‘Top Shorts’.
The festival also features a rendezvous with some masters of the cinema world who engage, enlighten and educate on various topics in their workshops and master classes. Film enthusiasts at Mumbai can experience the first brush of this year’s creative workshops everyday from 29thSeptember – 4thOctober from 11.00 a.m. onwards. The sessions range from Public Interviews, Master Classes to subjects like Casting in Cinema, Finding Money for films, Meet the Director, Making Advertising films, Selling films and many more.
Mr. Manoj Srivastava, Strategic Consultant for the 6thJagran Film Festivalshared, “With the 6thedition 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. From exploring newer cultures, to learning some rare film skills, the Mumbai edition is packed with a whole bunch of out-of-the-world experiences for every curious and film-loving heart in India.”
The 6thJagran Film Festival has also engaged theAmerican Centeras the official country focus partner, where the best of theAmerican Cinemawill be screened at the American Center and Fun Republic, Andheri West, Mumbai to promote its culture through the voice of films.
In close collaboration with festival partners such asWhistling Woods International (WWI), Film Federation of India (FFI)andMotion Pictures Dist. Association (India) Pvt Ltd,the 2015 edition is all set to surpass its own last benchmarks of presenting over 25 workshops, 395 screenings in 15 cities.
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