Over 18 towns, 400+ screenings, 18 cinema appreciation workshops, the festival directly touched over an audience of over 55,000 people.
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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.

Jagran Film Festival 2019

2:00PM // Audi 02
Cinema Summit: (Session-1)
Future of Cinema...
Breaking Language Barriers in Indian Cinema
Panel discussion with Rajeev Masand: Shobu Yarlagadda + Nikhil Advani
3:15PM // Audi 02
Cinema Summit: (Session-2)
Changing landscape of Bollywood
Farah Khan (with Rajeev Masand)
4:15PM // Audi 02
INCONVERSATION: INDIA RETROSPECTIVE
Anil Kapoor with Rajeev Masand
6:00PM // Audi 02
INAUGRAL CEREMONY
7:25PM // Audi 02
FILM (WORLD PREMIER)
Opening Film:
Ghawre Bairey Aaj
Dir. Aparna Sen/142min/India/Bengali/2019
11:40AM // Audi 03
Film
A Monsoon Date
Dir. Tanuja Chandra/21min/Hindi/India/2019/shorts
12:20PM // Audi 03
Film (India Premier)
Hiroshima CarpTheater
Dir. Hideyuki Tokigawa/90min/Japanese/Japan/2018/WP
2:05PM // Audi 03
Film (India Premier)
The Right Pocket of the robe
Dir. Giannis Lapatas/100min/GREEK/GREECE/2018/WP
4:05PM // Audi 03
FILM: (Feature Documentary)
Coral Woman
Dir. Priya Thuvassery/52min./Tamil/India/2019/IS
5:15PM // Audi 03
FILM (INDIAN RETROSPECTIVE)
Mr. India
Without Subtitles
Dir. Shekhar Kapur/179min/Hindi/India/1987/RS
8:25PM // Audi 03
Film (India Premier)
Paangshu
Dir. Visakesa Chandrasekaram/86 mins/Sinhalese/2018/Sri Lanka/WP
11:45AM // Audi 04
FILM (OPENING SHORT FILM & INDIA PREMIER)
Meal
Dir. Abhiroop Basu/11min/Bengali/India/2018/Indian Shots
12:00PM // Audi 04
FILM
Refugee By Mistake
Andre Diwisch/30min/Arabic/Germany/2018/International Shot
12:30PM // Audi 04
FILM (Homage to Kader Khan)
Coolie No.1
Without Subtitles
Dir. David Dhawan/143min/Hindi/India/1995/HO
3:25PM // Audi 04
FILM
Emotions
Dir. C S Venkata Subbu/109min/Tamil/India/2019/IS
5:30PM // Audi 04
FILM
Musk
Dir. Humaid Al-Suwaidi/110/Arabic/UAE/2018/t
7:35PM // Audi 04
FILM
Shorts & Documentaries
Without Subtitles
(Kulasamy, The Phish Tale, A Strange Night for Mr. Shasmal, The Booth)
11:15AM // Audi 02
IN CONVERSATION
APARNA SEN with Rajeev Masand
followed by audience Q&A
12:45PM // Audi 02
Achiever's film GOLD
TBC
3:15PM // Audi 02
INCONVERSATION
TBC
4:30PM // Audi 02
COUNTRY FOCUS
Hon'ble Ambassador of the Argentine Republic / Cultural head note
4:50PM // Audi 02
Film (INDIA PREMIER)
The Irish Prisoner
Dir. Carlos Jaureguialzo, Marcela Silva y sute/100min/Spanish/Argentina/2015/CF
6:15PM // Audi 02
INCONVERSATION (International Retrospective)
with Udita Jhunjhunwala
Pouran Derakhshandeh (Iranian Film maker, Producer, Director, Screen writer)
7:30PM // Audi 02
FILM (Retrospective)
Hush! Girls Don't Scream
Dir. Pouran Derakhshandeh/106min/Persian/Iran/2013/RS
11:00AM // Audi 03
FILM
The Two Lovers
Dir. Ranjan Ghosh/120min/Bengali/India/2019/IS
1:00PM // Audi 03
FILM: .(INDIA PREMIER)
KD
Dir. Madhumita Sundararaman/122min/Tamil/India/IS
3:10PM // Audi 03
Q&A
with Madhumita Sundararaman
3:45PM // Audi 03
FILM
Paudha
Dir. Shashwat Dwivedi/50min/Hindi/India/2019/IS
5:00PM // Audi 03
FILM
TUMBBAD
Dir. Rahi Anil Barve, Adesh Prasad/104min/Hindi/India/2018/IS
7:20PM // Audi 03
FILM
Dirty Job
Dir. Khsoro Ma'asoumi/112min/Iran/2018/WP
11:00AM // Audi 04
FILM
Imago
Dir. Karan Chavan & Vikram Patil/97min/Marathi/India/2019/IS
12:55PM // Audi 04
SHORTS
A Flowering Tree; Sohna-a flying kid; Bingo; Claudia; Elevator to the Top Floor; Sahara; Moment of Miracle
1:25PM // Audi 04
FILM (India Premier)
Widows of Vrindavan
/Dir.Onir/20min/Bengali/India/2019/Indian Shots
1:45PM // Audi 04
Q&A
Onir (director of Widows of Vrindavan)
2:00PM // Audi 04
FILM
Normal
Dir. Jane Anderson/110min/English/USA/2019/WP
4:05PM // Audi 04
FILM: (INDIA PREMIER)
Master Class by TVF + 2 episodes (Premier)
5:50PM // Audi 04
FILM
Kyaa Hogaa
110min/Hindi/India/IS
7:55PM // Audi 04
FILM
Sawah
Dir. ADOLF EL ASSAL/87min/Arabic/LUXEMBOURG/2019
11:00AM // Audi 02
FILM
Jhalki
Dir. Brahmanand S. Singh, Tanvi Jain/102min/Hindi/India/2018/IS
1:00PM // Audi 02
FILM
Satash (INDIA PREMIER)
Dir. Tolegen Baitukenov/91min/Kazakh/Kazakhstan/2018/WP
2:45PM // Audi 02
FILM
Missing Johnny
Dir. Xi Huang/104min./Taiwan/Mandarin/2017
5:00PM // Audi 02
IN CONVERSATION
Homage to Veeru Devgun Rohit Shetty (with Rajeev Masand
6:00PM // Audi 02
Film
Gully Boy
Dir. Zoya Akhtar/153min/Hindi/India/2019/IS
8:35PM // Audi 02
IN CONVERSATION
Siddhant Chaturvedi with Rajeev Masand
Gully boy
11:00AM // Audi 03
FILM (INDIA PREMIER)
The Little Match Girl
Dir. Alejo Moguillansky/71min/Spanish/Argentina/2017/CF
12:25PM // Audi 03
FILM (INDIA PREMIER)
T for Taj Mahal
Dir. Kireet Khurana/104min/Hindi/India/2018/IS
2:10PM // Audi 03
Q&A
Kireet Khurana (Director of T for Tajmahal)
2:35PM // Audi 03
FILM
Virus
Dir. Aashiq Abu/152min/Malyalam/India/IS
5:10PM // Audi 03
FILM
The Gold-Laden Sheep and the sacred Mountain
Dir. Radham Janve/97min/Gaddi/India/2018/IS
6:55PM // Audi 03
FILM
Simin
Dir. Morteza Atash zam zam/78min/Iran, Islamic Republic /2019/WP
8:35PM // Audi 03
FILM
My Home India
Dir. Anjali Bhushan/45min/English/India/2019/Doc
11:00AM // Audi 04
FILM
Hasina - A Great Daughter's Tale
Dir. Piplu Khan/72min/Bengali/Bangladesh/2018/WP
12:45PM // Audi 04
Master class by TVF
2:00PM // Audi 04
FILM
Shorts/docs
Aapke Aa Jane Se + Swimming through the darkness + Forever Yours, Bansho
3:45PM // Audi 04
Achievers film
TBC
6:30PM // Audi 04
FILM (India Premier)
Wolf
Dir. Han Tao/90min/Chinese/China/2016/WP
8:00PM // Audi 04
FILM (India Premier)
Holy Boom
Dir. Maria Lafi/100min./Greek/Greece/2018/WP
11:00AM // Audi 02
Achievers FILM
TBC
1:45PM // Audi 02
FILM
Bulbul Can sing
Dir. Rima Das/90 min/Assamese/India/2018/IS
3:30PM // Audi 02
FILM (INDIA PREMIER)
Chintu Ka birthday
Dir. Devanshu Singh and Satyanshu Singh/84min/Hindi/India/IS
4:55PM // Audi 02
Q&A
Dir. Devanshu Singh, Dir. Chintu Ka Birthday
5:10PM // Audi 02
IN CONVERSATION
Ishan Khattar
6:25PM // Audi 02
FILM
Nakaash
Dir. Ziagham Imam/100 min/Hindi/India/2019IS
8:15PM // Audi 02
FILM
Han Dan
Dir. Chao-Liang Huang, Alex Chen/124min/Mandarin/Taiwan/2019/WP
11:00AM // Audi 03
FILM
Mehsampur
Dir. Kabir Singh Chowdhry/99min/Punjabi/India/2018/IS
12:55PM // Audi 03
FILM
C/O Kancherapalem
Dir. Venkatesh Maha/152min/Telugu/India/2018/IS
3:45PM // Audi 03
FILM
Long Shot
Dir. Jonathan Levine/125min/English/USA/2019/WP
6:00PM // Audi 03
FILM
Chalne Do
Dir. NIKUNJ RATHOD/43min/Hindi/India/2019
6:50PM // Audi 03
CLOSING FILM (INDIA PREMIER)
Late Night
Dir. Nisha Ganatra/102min/English/USA/2019/WP
11:00AM // Audi 04
Shorts/Docs
Biloya - Not a traditional War + Binnu Ka Sapna + sketch + Dante Vs Mohammed Ali+Taxi
1:25PM // Audi 04
FILM
A Diary of Blindness
Dir. Sajeed Naduthody/51min/Malyalam/India/2019
2:30PM // Audi 04
FILM
The journey
Dir.  Fanny Bräuning/75min/GERMAN/Switzerland/2018/WP
4:00PM // Audi 04
FILM (INDIA PREMIER)
In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry
Dir. Giorgos Panousopoulos/105min/Greek/Greece/2018/WP
6:00PM // Audi 04
FILM HOMAGE FILM (Mrinal Sen)
Khandhar
Dir. Mrinal Sen/106min/Hindi/India/1984/HO
8:00PM // Audi 04
FILM
Agam Thimiri
Dir. VASANTH BALASUNDARAM/47min/Tamil/India/2019
9:00PM // Audi 04
Documentary (INDIA PREMIER)
Children Playing God
Dir. Ashok Vish/32 min/Hindi/India/2018/doc

2019 travel schedule

  • July
  • Delhi / 18-21 JUL
  • Kanpur / 26-28 JUL
  • Lucknow / 26-28 JUL
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  • August
  • Allahabad / 2-4 AUG
  • Varanasi / 2-4 AUG
  • Gorakhpur / 9-11 AUG
  • Patna / 9-11 AUG
  • Jamshedpur / 23-25 AUG
  • Ranchi / 23-25 AUG
  • Dehradun / 30-1 SEP
  • Meerut / 30-1 SEP
  • September
  • Bhopal / 6-8 SEP
  • Indore / 6-8 Sep
  • Hissar / 13-15 SEP
  • Jalandhar / 13-15 Sep
  • Agra / 20-22 SEP
  • raipur / 20-22 Sep
  • mumbai / 26-29 Sep
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2018 Awards

This festival alone is a symbol of a revolution to come in the near future that will not only change markets and the cinema’s but also the perception of its audience to an acceptance of meaningful cinema.
Shyam Benegal
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-27T08:08:33+00:00
This festival alone is a symbol of a revolution to come in the near future that will not only change markets and the cinema’s but also the perception of its audience to an acceptance of meaningful cinema. Shyam Benegal / Jagran Film Festival 2018
The idea of entertainment is broader as the B towns are sometime bereft of this culture.
SUDHIR MISHRA
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-27T08:08:59+00:00
The idea of entertainment is broader as the B towns are sometime bereft of this culture. SUDHIR MISHRA / Jagran Film Festival 2018
An event such as this, trains the audience in understanding nuances, which they are generally alien to.
HANSAL MEHTA
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:13:28+00:00
An event such as this, trains the audience in understanding nuances, which they are generally alien to. HANSAL MEHTA / Jagran Film Festival 2018
It’s very exciting that a festival is going to places that it ordinarily wouldn’t. It is such a great initiative as the cinema is such a force in people’s life that they would not have seen such amazing films screened in the festival otherwise.
MAHESH BHATT
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:13:45+00:00
It’s very exciting that a festival is going to places that it ordinarily wouldn’t. It is such a great initiative as the cinema is such a force in people’s life that they would not have seen such amazing films screened in the festival otherwise. MAHESH BHATT / Jagran Film Festival 2018
The content that runs in JFF is not only outstanding but a great initiative of creating a market for the films that are not under a big banner but a brilliant work in cinema.
ANURAG KASHYAP
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:14:03+00:00
The content that runs in JFF is not only outstanding but a great initiative of creating a market for the films that are not under a big banner but a brilliant work in cinema. ANURAG KASHYAP / Jagran Film Festival 2018
Because of a festival like this, in times to come, we will witness film makers emerge from small towns and create a revolution in the Indian Cinema industry…
RAKESH OMPRAKASH MEHRA
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:14:25+00:00
Because of a festival like this, in times to come, we will witness film makers emerge from small towns and create a revolution in the Indian Cinema industry… RAKESH OMPRAKASH MEHRA / Jagran Film Festival 2018
Festivals not only bring film lovers together but also connect industry wallahs with the commoners. The exchange of ideas that takes place during interactive sessions is something that benefits both parties.
MANOJ BAJPAYEE
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:14:35+00:00
Festivals not only bring film lovers together but also connect industry wallahs with the commoners. The exchange of ideas that takes place during interactive sessions is something that benefits both parties. MANOJ BAJPAYEE / Jagran Film Festival 2018
Most film festivals take place in metropolitan areas…Jagran Film Festival goes on a long ride through 16 cities..giving people a chnace to taste cinema.
RAJAT KAPOOR
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:14:52+00:00
Most film festivals take place in metropolitan areas…Jagran Film Festival goes on a long ride through 16 cities..giving people a chnace to taste cinema. RAJAT KAPOOR / Jagran Film Festival 2018
This is a treat for cinema lovers and cinema students.
VIDYA BALAN
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:15:02+00:00
This is a treat for cinema lovers and cinema students. VIDYA BALAN / Jagran Film Festival 2018
For me Film Festivals are the places of learning more about viewing films and reading about it and meeting people who actually made it.
KAMAL HAASAN
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:15:17+00:00
For me Film Festivals are the places of learning more about viewing films and reading about it and meeting people who actually made it. KAMAL HAASAN / Jagran Film Festival 2018
The festival that goes through 16 cities…meets a lot of people along the journey.
HRITHIK ROSHAN
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:15:28+00:00
The festival that goes through 16 cities…meets a lot of people along the journey. HRITHIK ROSHAN / Jagran Film Festival 2018
It is a brilliant idea of making cinema accessible & for people to watch a different kind of cinema than they do at the theaters every now and then.
KIRAN RAO
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:16:05+00:00
It is a brilliant idea of making cinema accessible & for people to watch a different kind of cinema than they do at the theaters every now and then. KIRAN RAO / Jagran Film Festival 2018
The best part about JFF is that it is a festival that is actually trying to reach out to the audience directly and educating them with the different forms of cinema from across the globe...
RESUL POOKUTTY
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:16:25+00:00
The best part about JFF is that it is a festival that is actually trying to reach out to the audience directly and educating them with the different forms of cinema from across the globe... RESUL POOKUTTY / Jagran Film Festival 2018
TJFF is a great initiative where in times like today where content is the king and only ruler to be new big names of the industry tomorrow and these sort of films been screened under the banner of JFF in various towns...
BONEY KAPOOR
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:16:37+00:00
TJFF is a great initiative where in times like today where content is the king and only ruler to be new big names of the industry tomorrow and these sort of films been screened under the banner of JFF in various towns... BONEY KAPOOR / Jagran Film Festival 2018
A festival prepares the market, the audience and the talent of tomorrow.
DIBAKAR BANERJEE
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:16:48+00:00
A festival prepares the market, the audience and the talent of tomorrow. DIBAKAR BANERJEE / Jagran Film Festival 2018
It’s because of JFF that we can get the view beyond the juggernauts of commercial cinema. A world lies out there which showcases the nuts and bolts of filmmaking.
IMTIAZ ALI
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:17:02+00:00
It’s because of JFF that we can get the view beyond the juggernauts of commercial cinema. A world lies out there which showcases the nuts and bolts of filmmaking. IMTIAZ ALI / Jagran Film Festival 2018
Film festivals not only entertain but also enlighten the public.
IRFAN KHAN
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:17:18+00:00
Film festivals not only entertain but also enlighten the public. IRFAN KHAN / Jagran Film Festival 2018
Am overwhelmed with the response of Jagra.
NASEERUDDIN SHAH
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:17:29+00:00
Am overwhelmed with the response of Jagra. NASEERUDDIN SHAH / Jagran Film Festival 2018
Box office number don’t certify for a great cinema and you can understand this only when you attend.
VIDHU VINOD CHOPRA
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:17:49+00:00
Box office number don’t certify for a great cinema and you can understand this only when you attend. VIDHU VINOD CHOPRA / Jagran Film Festival 2018
Films don’t fail budgets do.
KARAN JOHAR
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:17:59+00:00
Films don’t fail budgets do. KARAN JOHAR / Jagran Film Festival 2018
Everybody is an awaam at a film fest and that’s one of the any things I love about it. Everybody is here because of their common love for cinema.
ANUBHAV SINHA
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:18:16+00:00
Everybody is an awaam at a film fest and that’s one of the any things I love about it. Everybody is here because of their common love for cinema. ANUBHAV SINHA / Jagran Film Festival 2018
Cinema is about people…about society.
YASH CHOPRA
/ Jagran Film Festival 2018
2019-06-29T11:18:28+00:00
Cinema is about people…about society. YASH CHOPRA / Jagran Film Festival 2018