Jagran Film Festival

Jagran Film Festival (JFF) is an initiative by the Jagran Prakashan Group towards creating a culture of cinema appreciation and an honest and sincere attempt create a platform that connects great content with audiences across the country.

Last year, with over 18 towns, 400+ screenings, 18 cinema appreciation workshops, the festival directly touched over an audience of over 55,000 people, and the media coverage of Jagran puts the reach of JFF well beyond 50 mn people across India.

About Jagran Prakashan Ltd.

Jagran Prakashan Ltd is one of India’s leading media platforms with presence across Print, Radio, Out of Home, Digital, and Activation. Collectively, the group reaches out to more than 100 mn Indians through its brands.

The group’s print portfolio reaches out to 68 mn readers and is the largest in the country through 10 titles in 5 languages covering 13 states with 350 editions and sub-editions. Some of the leading brands in the print portfolio are Dainik Jagran – India’s No.1 Daily, I-Next, Inquilab – India’s No.1 Urdu daily, and Nai Dunia – the leading voice of MP and Chhattisgarh.

Jagran New Media, the group’s digital division has several leading brands in the digital domain – Jagran.com is India’s No.1 Hindi News portal, Jagranjosh.com is India’s No.1 Education portal and Onlymyhealth is India’s No. 1 health portal. With over 40 mn Unique Viewers and over 343 mn Page Views/month, the Jagran digital network is amongst the largest media brands on the digital platform.

In June 2015, Jagran Prakashan Limited acquired Radio City, One of the leading FM radio networks of India. Radio City has a national footprint with 39-city operations, including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, and Lucknow amongst other cities. It is a leading FM brand and has been synonymous with the category since its inception in 2001.

The group’s flagship brand, Dainik Jagran has been voted as the most credible source of news within the print media by a BBC-Reuters study. Dainik Jagran engages with its readers on a constant basis – asking them to be part of them through co-creation of content, involving them in community building programmes, empowering them and creating platforms for them to express their opinions on issues that concern the nation. Under its award-winning reforms initiative Jan Jagran, the brand has mobilized millions of Indians and pushed for electoral and judicial reforms. Another example is a programme called Jagran Sanskarshaala – a unique programme aimed at imparting value education to young readers. This programme had a participation of over 10 Lakh children from across more than 1500 schools. The Meri Kahani Mera Jagran programme opened the way for the brand to engage with its readers at a completely different level. Their stories – of success, of struggles, of winning against odds, of valuing simple thing in life, of inspiration – became beacons of courage and valour to millions of people.

Jagran stands for credibility, honesty, and nation-building. For over 70 years, this iconic voice of freedom and free expression has been benchmarking standards of excellence that have inspired readers and industry alike. Just like the morning sun that dispels darkness and brings warmth to the world, the vision of Jagran is to transform lives through enlightening and enriching experiences.

the team

  • Udita Jhunjhunwala
  • Udita is a well-established Mumbai-based entertainment writer, film critic and author. The former Entertainment Editor of Mid Day and Hindustan Times, she is now a contributor to leading publications including Vogue, Screen International, Mint, Conde Nast Traveller and New Indian Express. With over 20 years of journalistic experience, she has authored two monographs in a series titled Women In Indian Film (published by Zubaan books) and is one of the contributing authors to Bollywood’s Top 20 Stars (published by Penguin). She has also been the curator in film festivals as well.
  • Aseem is the festival director of the New York Indian Film Festival. He is the voice of Shadow Puppet #1 in director Nina Paley’s award-winning animation film, Sita Sings the Blues.He is the author of two biographies – Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star and Priyanka Chopra: The Incredible Journey of a Global Bollywood Star. He holds an MS degree in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.