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Jagran Film Festival 2018 to showcase over 400 films including International and Indian Features, Shorts, Indian documentaries


By Stephen Fernandes Mobile: 9820707327 Email: stevfern@gmail.com

This year Jagran Film Festival received more than 3500 submissions across genres from 116 countries. The curated program will showcase over 400 films. The competition segment will include International and Indian Features, Shorts, Indian Documentaries and Student Films. The non-competitive segment will include Indian Specials, a Retrospective, Tributes, India Showcase, World Showcase and Hot Shorts.

The 2018 edition of the Jagran Film Festival that aimed to connect with 18 cities, commenced in Delhi and toured to other Indian cities like Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Gorakhpur, Agra, Ludhiana, Hissar, Meerut and Raipur, before concluding in Mumbai . the Mumbai segment runs from sep 27-30 Read more

A dedicated channel for documentaries and non-feature films is needed to expand their reach: Goutam Ghose


By  Stephen Fernandes Mobile: 9820707327  Email: stevfern@gmail.com

A dedicated channel for documentaries and non-feature films is needed to expand their reach, said Goutam Ghose, veteran  film maker, music director and cinematographer. He was addressing a press meet during 15th edition of Mumbai International Film Festival, MIFF 2018 today.

He appreciated MIFF as the only platform for documentary, short film and animation film makers in India and abroad. Expressing his feelings about MIFF, he said MIFF has provided platform for independent film makers who have no public market. He also appreciated that though MIFF is a government sponsored festival, its role is limited up to organization and there is no interference in content and selection of films.  He also cherished some wonderful works of Films Division since long and its role for nurturing quality film culture in India.


As the technology is changing rapidly so the perception about films. Terming it as a transition period for documentaries and fictions at the technology level, Ghose hoped for better outcome for filmmakers. Read more