Jaipur Film Festival
History and FeaturesJaipur International Film Festival was launched in 2009 and JIFF trust is registered under act of Public trust act 1959 and under Devasthan Commissioner of Jaipur Khand office. Mr Hanu Roj, dedicating, knowledgeable and hard-working person, is the founder and one of the key peoples behind Jaipur International Film festival. The festival generally includes four categories of films such as short fiction film, feature film, documentary film and animation film. In order to be eligible for competition section, the short film and documentary film must be less than 45 minutes in duration and the animation film should be less than 30 minutes. The films in other language than English should be sub-titled or dubbed in English.
The authorities also give awards in various names including Golden Camel, Red Rose, Green Rose and Yellow Rose for best director, best film, film which gives best global message and upcoming film-with world premier respectively. The other awards include for best debutante director, best actor, best actress, best screenplay, best sound and editing and best cinematography and finally special Jury mention feature film.
Past PerformancesLet us have a brief analysis of Jaipur film festivals in various years since 2009.
2009: Jaipur film festival took a first step with participation of 3500 film lovers and film makers. A total of 148 international films including 58 short films and documentaries along with 2 feature films from 7 countries were shown.
2010: Around 10,000 film makers and film lovers attended the festival and 350 international films from 42 different countries were screened. It included 87 short films and documentaries and 2 featured films.
2011: More than 15,000 film makers and film lovers became a part of the festival as well as 144 short films, animation movies, featured films and documentaries from 67 different countries were screened.
Highlights of Jaipur International Film FestivalJaipur International film festival is organized with the aim of encouraging the new talents in the form of movie makers that result in exchanging dramatic and beautiful ideas of knowledge and culture of film industries. This festival also helps to know about the vast varying culture and social thoughts of the great personalities and to develop the respect for friendship and corporate thoughts among every people. It is the best platform to connect the prominent film makers around the world and to share their immense thoughts and creativity that will help in development of the society.
Jaipur International Film Festival reached to success in a short period of four years and it became one of the most important and significant event in Rajasthan. It is the first event in India that achieved such a great success and popularity in such a short span of time. The festival that is the biggest event of the state with countless number of audiences from all over the world opens a window of opportunity to the local people to deeply revitalize the significance to films.
Jaipur International Film Festival improves friendship and cooperation among people of the world with the help of the mediums of films and documentaries. It acts as a bridge to connect film fans and movie goers with the world, particularly the serious filmmakers and their associates. It also brings about greater understanding of the art of film making.