Jagran Film Festival

Call For Entries

Submit Your Film

Call for Entries – Now Open

Icon of Indian Cinema
Special Contribution to Cinematic Art
Rajnigandha Achievers Award
Best Foreign Feature Film
Best Feature Film
Best Director Winner
Best Debut Director Winner
Best Actor – Male
Best Actor – Female
Best Short Film
Best Screenplay
Best Background Score
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Cinema of the Seller – Gold
Cinema of the Seller – Silver
Cinema of the Seller – Bronze
Best Music Director
Best Student Film
Best Documentary

About Us

About JFF

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.

In its 9th year, the Festival received great response from filmmakers internationally having received a record number of 4500 film entries. The Jagran Film Festival will start from Delhi, travelling through Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Gorakhpur, Agra, Ludhiana, Hisar, Meerut, Raipur and finally culminates in Mumbai. This makes it geographically the largest film festival perhaps in the world. The festival screens films across genres from around the globe. A unique feature of JFF is that the cast and crew of a few select films are invited to a discussion with the audience on various elements of the film to wherever the Festival travels. An important aspect of the festival is to generate discussions on the various aspects of Cinema and its impact on society and popular culture.

About Jagran

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.

Winners 2018

Category Winner
Icon of Indian Cinema Sh. Pankaj Kapur
Special Contribution to Cinematic Art Sh. Kamlesh Pandey
Rajnigandha Achievers Award Imtiaz Ali
Best Foreign Feature Film Victor’s History
Best Indian Feature Film Village Rockstars
Best Director Mukkabaaz – Anurag Kashyap
Best Documentary (Feature) Ask the Sexpert
Best Actor – Male October – Varun Dhawan
Best Actor – Female Mukkabaaz – Zoya Hussain
Best Short Film – International The Bridge – Ponte
Best Short Film – Indian Everything Is Fine
Best Writing Team Mukkabaaz
Best Music /  Background Score Secret Superstar – Amit Trivedi
Best Cinematography Ee.Ma.Yau – Shyju Khalid
Cinema of the Seller – Gold YRF Marketing
Sui Dhaaaga
Cinema of the Seller – Silver Ogilvy and Mather
M P Tourism
Cinema of the Seller – Bronze Social Kinnect
Catch (Bejod Rishta)
Jagran Film Festival Retrospective Tabu
Audience Award Kuch Bheege Alfaaz
Audience Award Tu hai Mera Sunday

City Schedule

Delhi : 18 - 21 July

Sirifort Auditorium,
August Kranti Marg,
Siri Institutional Area,
Siri Fort Institutional Area,
Siri Fort, New Delhi, Delhi 110049

Kanpur : 26 - 28 July

Lucknow : 26 - 28 July

Allahabad : 2 - 4 August

Varanasi : 2 - 4 August

Gorakhpur : 9 - 11 August

Patna : 9 - 11 August

Jamshedpur : 23 Aug - 25 Aug

Ranchi : : 23 Aug - 25 Aug

Bhopal : 30th Aug - 1st September

Indore : 30th Aug - 1st September

Dehradun : 6 - 8 September

Meerut : 6 - 8 September

Hissar : 13 - 15 September

Jalandhar : 13 - 15 September

Agra : 20 - 22 September

Raipur : 20 - 22 September

Mumbai : 26 - 29 September

Subscribe to our Newsletter