JIFF is world’s first film festival which received films from 100 countries within just
7 years of existence.
JIFF is World's Biggest Competitive Film Festival (in fiction films) from 2019 onwards.
JIFF is 1st film festival in the history of Indian film festivals which was organized at 10 screens in 2013.
32 films have received 37 National Film Awards and 1 feature film has received Academy Award (Oscar) after being
awarded at the Jaipur International Film Festival in previous years.
JIFF has the privilege to launch guest country category to France in 2011 followed by Cannes Film Festival.
JIFF launched maximum programs in minimum time all over the world.
Jaipur International Film Festival is the world’s fastest growing and now a prestigious Film Festival.
It doesn’t matter where you are living but if you are a film buff, JIFF is the right place for you which is held in Jaipur every January. Here you can experience the world of cinema and see wonderful films, Oscar nominated films along with regional languages films from around the world and also debutant director’s films all at one place. Welcome to the new emerging Film Capital of India & the World, where you can meet talented filmmakers, writers, directors, producers, distributors, and sales agents. It’s a great place to connect with people and share your thoughts and ideas, and also you can find here new business.
JIFF has provided a new platform to filmmakers from all over the world where they meet each other and try to find opportunities to jump their borders and get together to collaborate with one another for making films. The ‘Co-Production Meet’ during the festival has played a very significant role in establishing Jaipur as the capital of the world cinema. (from SUJAS magazine, published by Government of Rajasthan)
Evolving fast among all the Film Festivals of the world JIFF through its nine yearly festivals has been able to establish Jaipur as the prominent capital of the world cinema. (from SUJAS magazine, published by Government of Rajasthan)
"Best of luck, It was great to be here. I hope JIFF one day will be beautiful film festival of cinema world around the globe." JAGMOHAN MUNDHARA, Film Director from India
"JIFF can become one of the finest film festivals of the world and I do wish for the same." MARC BASCHET, Film producer from France
"It is advisable to make Rajasthan a film archive to explore the possibilities in this state."JAYA BACHCHAN, Film actress from India
"The selection of films in this festival was excellent."-Dainik Navjyoti
New technology and discoveries turned cinema digital. And now Covid-19 has pushed the cinema out of theatres to OTT. The nature of human beings changes every second, and we welcome these changes. First we regret the losing the old fun. But soon start enjoying the change that is inevitable. This is true for Cinema too. We have started enjoying the movies on our desktops and even on Mobile handsets. Since Covid-19 has restricted our outings, we have turned towards new technological advancements that have come to our aid. We have started enjoying our movies on new platforms that has become normal now.
We should not underestimate the importance of new alternatives, and keep moving with changing circumstances and times. This is the philosophy of JIFF.
More than 2100 films were received from more than 85 countries for the JIFF 2021, of which 266 films from 44 countries are being screened online at the festival this year. All films will be screened on UFO's Plexigo.
In this difficult pandemic time, the selection committee and jury members worked without any incentive for months tirelessly selecting films. Myself and JIFF organizing committee are thankful to all of them for their dedicated cooperation.
After the screening of films from 15th to 19th January, 2021, the award ceremony is proposed to be held later in the last week of March or in first week of April in physical form in Jaipur. We will try to organize some other activities too during the award ceremony.
This Year’s JIFF is dedicated to all those great filmmakers, producers, directors, actors and other people from the film industry who left us to heavenly abode during the year. JIFF 2021 is our humble tribute to them.
First list of nominated films in 10 categories for JIFF 2022 is out
Jaipur 7 November 2021: Despite the covid pandemic, there has been great enthusiasm in filmmakers across the world towards filmmaking.
For 14th Jaipur International Film Festival JIFF 2022 ~ 1500 film applications from 82 countries are received. JIFF organizing committee has released the 1st list of nominated films for 10 categories for the festival.
182 films from 52 countries have got a place in this list. 28 jury members from 15 countries have selected these films. This is the biggest selection in first list of JIFF till now.
28 Jury Members from 15 countries selected 182 films from 52 countries out of 1500 films from 82 countries
The Film Festival would be organized from 7th to 11th January 2022. The Festival would take place in offline and online both mods, tells JIFF Founder Director Hanu Roj. Recently filmmakers across the world have rated JIFF word's best reviewed festival. JIFF has emerged as very popular festival across the globe and the biggest competitive film festival in fiction films.
JIFF spokes Person Rajendra Bora informed that out of selected films under 10 categories include 24 Feature Fiction Films | 22 Documentaries Feature Films | 88 Short Fiction Films | 18 Short Documentary Films | 11 Short Animation Films | 4 Mobile Films | 5 Web Series | 1 Ad Film | 9 Songs including 10 Student Films.
GREAT ENTHUSIAM for FILM MAKING even during COVID
Some of the selected feature films are as follows – Aksa, Love Laboratory, Sorry, I Forgive You, Wiggler from China, Atlas from Switzerland, Shambala from Kyrgyzstan, Make-Believers from Japan, Verona from Brazil, The Last Bath from Portugal, Do Not Hesitate from Netherlands, The Ugly Truth from Germany, The Final Stand from Russian Federation and Natyam, Bridge, Lullaby, Giliyu Panjaradolilla, Nani, Baba Baby O, Daalcheeni from India
JIFF is a magical experience everyone should have. No festival treats you with more respect. From the fantastic organization to the amazing Royal Dinner and the innovative events, JIFF creates a unique atmosphere of friendship, loyalty and fun that makes you proud to be part of.
This is such a great festival and I was really honoured being part of. Everything was setup beautifully and the hospitality was amazing. We were invited to diners with shows. The screenings were in big theatres and the award ceremony was well organised in a beautiful cinema theatre too.
I had a great time attending the festival. I got good opportunity to interact with many awesome film makers around the world. I saw all my favorite award winning documentary films i.e.The Island, Indus Blues and Point of No Return.
One of the most caring and heartfelt festivals I've been to. Lots of special events and chances to meet new and like minded people from all over the world. Overall a very unique and amazing experience.