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Awards, Accolades and Stars at the grand finale of the 5th Jagran Film Festival

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It was curtains on the glittering 5th Jagran Film Festival 2014 on Sunday, as the star studded mega event came to a close on its seventh day, but not before honoring excellence in films and of course, featuring qualitative cinema. The closing ceremony held at PVR Cinemas at Andheri West in Mumbai saw eminent names from the film industry including veteran actress Asha Parekh, Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, Waman Bhonsle, Rajkumar Rao, Director Mahesh Bhatt, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Vikas Bahl, Udit Narayan, Pawan Malhotra, Lalit Pandit, Rajendra Talak, Usha Jahav, Rajat Kapoor, Priyanka Bose, Shoojit Sircar, actor Vinay Pathak, Oscar award winning sound recordist Resul Pookutty, music directors Anu Malik and Amit Trivedi among others.

 

The closing ceremony was the time to celebrate the excellence in cinema by felicitating those who have surpassed the audience expectations and raised the bar in each and every department of filmmaking. An interesting mix of award categories made the evening all the more exciting. While there were popular awards for Best Actor (Male & Female), Best Director, Best Feature Film, Best Singer (Male & Female), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Background Score, Best Sound Design, Best Cinematography, Best Music Director, Best Debut Director, there were also some new and out-of-the-box categories that went beyond the regular. Amongst them were the Gold, Silver and Bronze honours for ‘Cinema of the Sellers’ and awards for Best Critic, Best International Movie, Special Contribution to the Cinematic Art, Icon of Indian Cinema, Best Short, a special mention and a Jury Special Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Actor (Male) award gave JFF jury a hard time and finally got shared between Rajkumar Rao for ‘Shahid’ and Sanjay Mishra for ‘Ankhon Dekhi’ for their outstanding performances. Kangna Ranaut bagged the Best Actor (Female) award for her portrayal of Rani in ‘Queen’. Shoojit Sircar was adjudged the Best Director for his hugely appreciated masterpiece in ‘Madras Café’ while Rajendra Talak’s ‘A Rainy Day’ was named the Best Feature Film. Sanjeev Gupta was honored as the Best Debut Director for his maiden attempt in ‘Q’ while the award for Best Screenplay went to Shafaat Khan for his work in ‘Dekh Tamasha Dekh’.

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Actor Irrfan Khan & Actress Neetu Chandra inaugurates the 5th Jagran Film Festival as it arrives to the ‘City of dreams’

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The 5th Jagran Film Festival commenced with a ceremony on September 22 at the PVR in Andheri West, Mumbai. The festival got off to a gala start with the ceremonial tradition of lighting a lamp by internationally acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan as Chief Guest along with the renowned Bollywood actress, Neetu Chandra, Strategic Consultant, Jagran Film Festival Manoj Srivastava and Mr. Vinod Srivastava of the Jagran Group. The presence of many other eminent personalities from the entertainment industry added to the charm of the much awaited festival and enthralled the cine-goers who not only witnessed the grand opening but also got a glimpse of the Jagran Film Festival’s journey so far.

The festival began with a 106 minute film ‘The Woods Are Still Green’. The screening marked the film’s Indian premiere and was attended by none-other-than Michael Kristof, the lead actor of this anti-war drama who also presented the intro to the film. This much anticipated Austrian-Slovenian coproduction is set during the World War I. Directed by acclaimed Slovenian film director Marko Naberšnik, the film is shot in original locations from the frontline of the First World War and marks the 100th anniversary of the historic war.

The seven day film festival is dedicated to world peace and features a notable selection of classic as well as contemporary cinema from all over the world. The lineup for the opening day also included Asian premiere of Jack Zagha Kababie’s 91 minute Spanish film ‘One For the Road’, followed by Mrityunjaya Devvrat’s 160 minute Hindi film ‘Children of War’ and Tomislav Mrsic’s 107 minute Croatian film ‘Cowboys’ showcased at PVR Andheri. During the screening of “Children of War” Actor Raima Sen and Director Mrityunjaya Devvrat were spotted promoting their film.

At the Cinemax Versova, Day 1 saw a historic opening and the film that opened the 100 year anniversary of the First World War was equally historic, Robert Bresson’s 1962 film ‘The Trial of Joan of Arc’. The 65 minute French film had won the Special Jury Prize at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.

The day also featured in Sir Richard Attenborough’s 183 minute biopic ‘Gandhi’ made in 1982; a screening that commemorated the vast and unforgettable contribution of the legendary director who passed away in August this year. Besides, Omung Kumar’s 122 minute modern-day biopic ‘Mary Kom’ capturing nuances of Olympic bronze medalist’s life featured in as well. The lineup of films tracing journeys of real life heroes from historic to the modern day era proved just right to mark the inauguration of 100 years of First World War.

Day 1 of the festival also did full justice to its promise of enthralling the film enthusiasts in every sense. Apart from an impressive line-up of world-class cinema, workshops and master classes form a key highlight of the festival every year. True to its name, a master class held on Day 1 on Cinematography’ by the pioneers in digital cinematography, the Arri Group that made a profound impact on budding film makers. And to complete the cinematic voyage for the day, there was a thought-provoking workshop “Is Independent Cinema Taking Over Bollywood?” saw masters of cinema, Vinod Pande (Veteran Film Director), Sanjay Puraan Singh Chauhan (Director of Lahore), Aman Sachdeva (Director of Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi) and Amit Rai (Director of Road To Sangam) shared a deep perspective on the potential of independent cinema vs. Bollywood.

The first day of the 5th Jagran Film Festival marked with a glittering opening ceremony and an intelligent mix of films as well as workshops set the tone for the seven-day long cinematic carnival. The festival promises to feature the finest works of cinematic geniuses from across the globe. More than 50 national and international feature and short films would be showcased in the final edition of this festival.

The 5th edition of the Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai 2014 is scheduled from the 22nd – 28th September, 2014 at PVR Cinemas, Andheri (West) and Cinemax, Versova, Andheri West.

 

5th Jagran Film Festival brings Spanish Cinema to Mumbai

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JAGRAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014

Screening Schedule

PVR ANDHERI SCREEN 5

 

DATE/DAY/SLOT

11.00 A.M.

2.00 P.M.

3.30 P.M.

6.00 P.M.

9.00 P.M.

23 SEPTEMBER  2014

TUESDAY

DEATH & TANYA

Director: Taishi Shiode

Japanese/80 Minutes/Japan/EST/2014/IC

Asian Premiere

‘THE WOODS ARE STILL GREEN’

Director: Marko Nabersnik

German/106 Minutes/EST/

                 Austria/2014/IC

REPEAT

SUPERNOVA

Director: Tamar van den Dop

Dutch/90 min/EST/  Netherland/2014/IC

Asian Premiere

GULAB GANG

Director: Soumik Sen

Hindi/140 min/EST/India/2014/IS

TO KILL A MAN

Director: Alejandro Fernandez

Spanish/82 min/EST/

Chile –France/2014/IC

Asian Premiere

JAGRAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014

SCREENING SCHEDULE

CINEMAX VERSOVA SCREEN 2

 

DATE/DAY/SLOT

11.30 A.M.

2.00 P.M.

4.30 P.M.

7.00 P.M.

9.00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

23 SEPTEMBER  2014

TUESDAY

To be announced Later

PANNAIYARUM PADMINIYUM

Director: Arun kumar

Tamil/152 mins/India/2014

TAPAAL

Director: Laxman Utekar

Marathi/India/2013/EST/IS

WOH SAAT DIN

Director: Bapu

Hindi/India/1983

Homage -  Bapu

KYA DILLI KYA LAHORE

Director: Vijay Raaz

Hindi/130 min/EST/India/2013/IS

JAGRAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014

SCREENING SCHEDULE

CINEMAX VERSOVA SCREEN 1

 

DATE/DAY/SLOT

11.15 A.M.

2.00 P.M.

5.00 P.M.

7.30 P.M.

23 SEPTEMBER  2014

TUESDAY

GRAND ILLUSION

(La Grande Illusion)

Director: Jean Renoir

35mm/Black & White/114 minutes/French/EST/1937/FWWA

NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE: THE FORGOTTEN HERO

Director: Shyam Benegal

Hindi/222mins/India/2005/COU

‘BLOCK 12’

OPENING FILM for COUNTRY FOCUS

Director: Kyriacos Tofarides

Greek /94 min/ EST/ Cyprus/ 2013/CF

BEATRIZ’S WAR

Director: Luigi Acquisto & Bety Reis

Portuguese/ 98 min./EST/

East Timor/2013/COU

(INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA)

 

 

JAGRAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014

SCREENING SCHEDULE

PVR ANDHERI SCREEN 4

 

DATE/DAY/SLOT

11.00 A.M.

2.00P.M.

4.00 P.M.

6.00 P.M.

23 SEPTEMBER  2014

TUESDAY

 

‘LOCATIONS’

Presentation by:

Embassy of CYPRUS

 

 

 

JAGRAN SHORTS (Special Spanish Collection)

A POLITICAL STORY

Director : Lander Camarero

Spanish/11 mins/Spain/2013/JS

COLERA

Director:  Aritz Moreno

Spanish/7mins/Spain/2013/JS

DEMOCRACIA

Director: Borja Cobeaga

Spanish/11mins/Spain/2013/JS

HOTZANAK,YOU’RE YOUR OWN SAFETY

Director:  Izibene Onederra

Spanish/5mins/Spain/2013/JS

MINERITA

Director: Raul De La Fuente

Spanish/27mins/Spain/2013/JS

 

‘COFFEE TABLE’

Guests: Madhu Ambat, Ace Cinematographer, Kavita Lankesh, National Award winning Director, Mikhael Kristof, Actor, The Woods are still Green

 

 

 

MEET THE DIRECTOR:

Dibakar Bannerjee in conversation with Manoj Srivastava

STARTING SMALL WITH SHORTS

PARTICIPANTS: Cyrus Dastur, Convener Shamiana,

Manoj Srivastava, Founder Short Film Center, Goa

Sameer Modi, CEO, Pocket Films Ioakim Milonas, Cyprus Intl. Short Film Festival

 

 

  • IC- International Competition
  • COU-Cinema Of the Uprising
  • IS-Indian Showcase
  • JS – Jagran Shorts
  • CF- Country Focus (Cyprus)
  • FWWA – 100 years to First World War
  • EST- English Subtitles
  • Screening are limited to Delegates/ Audience of age 18+ only
  • Seats for all Audience on First come First serve only

Spanish cinema has achieved high marks of recognition. The 5th edition of Jagran Film Festival presents an exciting line-up of Spanish cinema under the section Jagran Shots.

Travelling to 16 cities across 7 states, the festival aims to bring the rich movie culture to its audience across India. To be held from 22nd September, 2014 to 28th September, 2014 at PVR Andheri and Cinemax Versova, JFF is the country’s only travelling film festival that covers the largest geographical area.

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20 must watch movies at 5th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai

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The 5th edition of Jagran Film Festival has become bigger and better. Travelling to 16 cities across 7 states, the festival has now reached to Mumbai. To be held from 22nd September, 2014 to 28th September, 2014 at PVR Andheri and Cinemax Versova, JFF is the country’s only travelling film festival that covers the largest geographical area. JFF stands committed to the cause of spreading culture of cinema appreciation to audiences across India. The 5TH Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai 2014, showcases several national and international short and feature films across genres.

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5th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the First World War

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The year 2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. The First World War, 1914-1918 was the watershed event of the 20th century. Looking back at the depictions of the horrors, triumphs, and humanity of the First World War, the 5th Jagran Film Festival, 2014, India’s only touring film festival will mark the 100th anniversary and presents a special section of fine classic and contemporary cinema that depict the havoc and horrors of the First World War at its finale in Mumbai.

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5th Jagran Film Festival to open on 5th July in New Delhi

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Outside The Law

The festival that created a furore with its vast span and a wide spectrum of never before presented cinema is back with a bang. This time, Jagran Film Festival presents an even wider range of cinemas of the world. The 5th Jagran Film Festival will unveil its collection in New Delhi between 5th July, 2014 to 9th July, 2014 and in Mumbai between 23rd September, 2014 to 28th September, 2014. Post its conclusion in Delhi, the festival will travel to 14 cities across India and present Cinema that hardly reaches these regions.

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5th Jagran Film Festival to open on 10th July in New Delhi

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The festival that created a furore with its vast span and a wide spectrum of never before presented cinema is back with a bang. This time, the Jagran Film Festival presents an even wider range of cinemas of the world. The 5thJagran will unveil its collection in New Delhi between 10th July, 2014 to 15 July, 2014 and in Mumbai between 23 rd September, 2014 to 28 September, 2014. Post its conclusion in Delhi, the festival will travel to 14 cities of India and present Cinema that hardly reaches these regions.

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