Saturday, September 6, 2014

Amol Palekar and Goutam Ghose to lend expertise in judging the fifth edition of Jagran Film Festival

The jury for the 5th edition of Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai 2014, which will commence on 22nd September, 2014 to 28th September, 2014 at PVR Cinemas, Andheri and Cinemax Versova has been announced. The festival promises to feature an interesting lineup of movies from across the world. Veteran Actor and Director Amol Palekar will head the jury of Indian Showcase while Bengali Film-maker, Goutam Ghose will head the International Short Film Competition at 5th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai.

Under the category Indian features, Actor-Director Amol Palekar who set off a trend in the seventies with his ‘The Guy Next Door’ image will head the Jury for Indian Showcase which is the Indian Competition for feature films.  More than 20 feature films, made in several different Indian regional languages, including Hindi blockbusters are going to compete with each other in this category.

Apart from Indian showcase section, the festival also organises a competition for short films. Bengali Film maker known internationally Goutam Ghose will lend his expertise in judging the International Short Film Competition called Jagran Shorts.

The Indian Showcase and the International Short Film Competition have 25 entries each from over 35 countries jointly. The juries will meet during the Mumbai leg of the festival in September and the results will be announced at a social event in Mumbai in the presence of a star studded audience.

To be held from 22nd September’2014 to 28th September’2014, JFF will be showcased at :
PVR Cinemas, Citi Mall, Survey No. 41, Andheri Link Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai 4000053.
Cinemax, Infiniti Mall, New Link Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053.

Through this section, the festival provides a platform to both upcoming artists and established masters in the field of short film making, from the national as well as international industry, to showcase their talents. The competition aims to highlight and encourage the work of some of the bests in this field, through its awards.

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