New Delhi: With the objective of bridging gap between good quality cinema and it’s intended audience, country’s leading newspaper brand the ‘Dainik Jagran’ is back again with its third edition of Jagran Film Festival (JFF) starting from Saturday (September 29).

After travelling 11 cities, the two-day Jagran Film Festival is going to enthrall the movie admirers with a host of renowned cinemas and a gamut of eminent film personalities in the national capital on September 29 and 30 at Connaught Place, the heart of Delhi.

  • 73 movies were screened including 13 international movies, 10 documentaries, 3 first public show, 2 first public premier rest Indian language feature film
  • 30 Q& A sessions between film makers and audiences
  • 17 Seminars held on various aspects of Cinema
  • An cumulative audience of 18,250 watched the various films at the Festival
  • Over 40 film personalities from the Film industry attended the festival and interacted with the audience
  • Yash Chopra, the head of the largest film studios in India (YRF Films) and one of the most renowned film makers of India was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • JFF 2012 promises to take the festival several notches higher with a lot more exciting additions.

The festival will provide the audience with films across genres, documentaries and world classics.  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.

The Festival is conducted across 12 towns with the Grand Finale at Delhi with an Awards Ceremony. This makes it the largest film festival of India in terms of sheer geographical coverage.


Om Puri, Anurag Kashyap, Sudhir Mishra and Mr Anil Kapoor are part of the mentor panel that steers the festival.

Director Amit Rai, director and screen writer Sudhir Mishra, cinematographer B Diwakar, theater and film director Feroz Abbas Khan, actor turned director Amol Palekar and US based filmmaker Krishna DK are in the jury panel this year.


While India is one of the leading film producers in the world with over 1200 films annually, the Indian consumer is highly underserved with 12 screens per million as compared to 77 screens per million in France and 117 screens per million in US. This leaves a huge populace deprived of the real magic of Indian cinema.

With the aim of providing an outstanding forum for such audiences, JFF is catering to the cinema lovers since 2010.


  • First Cut
  • Indian Panorama
  • Short Movie
  • Popular Indian Cinema
  • Retrospective
  • Celebrity Choice
  • World Cinema
  • Children’s Section


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