New Delhi: With the objective of bridging the gap between good quality cinema and its intended audience, the country’s leading newspaper group, ‘Dainik Jagran’ is back again with its fourth edition of Jagran Film Festival (JFF).

Celebrating 100 glorious years of Indian cinema, the Jagran Film Festival is going to enthrall the movie buffs with the best of cinemas and a gamut of eminent film personalities in the national capital between July 1 and 6 at Siri Fort Auditorium.

The festival will provide the audience with films across genres, documentaries and world classics.  As many as 20 classics, including "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro" and "Madhumati", will be screened for movie buffs. It will also screen films like Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, Ramesh Sippy's "Sholay", Bimal Roy's "Do Bigha Zameen", Guru Dutt's "Pyaasa", Mani Ratnam's "Nayagan", Hrishikesh Mukherjee's "Anand", Vijay Anand's "Guide" and K. Asif's "Mughal-e-Azam".

The movies will be showcased under categories like World Panorama, Indian Showcase, Indian Premiers, Jagran Shorts and Cinema of the Sellers.

The unique feature of JFF is that the cast and crew of prominent films are invited for an exclusive discussion with the audience on various elements of the film. One can also attend the panel discussions and master classes to get a chance to speak with film critics and experts. The young brigade of movie lovers can also learn about the process of filmmaking.

The fiesta will cover seven states and 16 cities. Starting from Delhi, it will go on to places like Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Agra, Meerut, Dehradun, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Indore, Bhopal and Mumbai. This makes it the largest film festival of India in terms of sheer geographical coverage.

The fest is organized by the Directorate of Film Festival of India, Film Federation of India, Film and Television Institute of India, Prasad Institute, Korean Cultural Centre and Berlinale Shorts.


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