13th Jaipur International Film Festival-JIFF 15 - 19 January 2021, Jaipur
Welcome to New Emerging Film Capital of India & the World.
PART ONE - ONLINE FILM SCREENING
Dates for online film screening: 15th to 19th January 2021 – Online*.
Date for announcement of awards: 19th January 2021 – In the evening on JIFF website*.
PART TWO - AWARD CEREMONY AND SEMINARS*
Due to COVID-19 cancelled the proposed award distribution ceremony for JIFF 2021
"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.
WORLD’S BIGGEST COMPETITIVE FESTIVAL
Jaipur 5 November 2020: Corona has widely impacted entire world. Jaipur international Film Festival- JIFF is not an exception. Despite all the barriers and challenges due to Covid - JIFF organising committee has decided to organise the festival on 15th to 19th January 2021. As per the circumstances - It would be an ONLINE FESTIVAL (Festival will be organised online in case Government guidelines do not permit theatre screenings). This is continuously going 13th edition of JIFF. The festival would depend upon the situations in Jaipur and India.
JIFF 2021 RELEASES FIRST LIST
JIFF Founder Director Hanu Roj informed that JIFF - Much awaited film Festival by CINE enthusiasts and Film Lovers all over the world; has declared the first list of selected films for JIFF 2021 competitions on Thursday (5 November 2020). This list includes 161 films from 38 countries. These films are chosen out of 1484 films from 80 countries up to the month of October. Last year up to this time - 219 films out of 2161 films from 95 countries were selected. Due to Covid Pandemic - 25% less films are submitted. Along with that, the growth has also been impacted.
JIFF 2021 RELEASES 2nd LIST
5 December 2020: JIFF founder Hanu Roj informed that 101 (49 from India and 52 from abroad) films from 20 countries are selected this time. First List released on 5th November included 161 films from 38 countries. These films are chosen out of 2121 films from 85 countries; received till the month of November. The selection process is performed by a selection board consisting 30 members from 18 countries. JIFF spokesperson Rajendra Boda informed that the selected films for various competitions include 27 Feature Fiction Films | 7 Documentary Feature Films| 48 Short Fiction Films | 5 Short Documentary Films | 1 Short Animation Films | 4 Mobile Films | 1 Web Series | 7 Student’s Films and 1 Song.
Jaipur 9 & 14 January 2021: New technique and discovery took cinema to the digital stage and now COVID-19 has shifted the cinema out of theatre to OTT platform, which is one more digital form of watching cinema. This form can be enjoyed during the 13th edition of Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) – the most-awaited, popular and world’s biggest competitive film festival. The festival will be organised online from January 15 to 19.
JIFF Organising Committee along with UFO’s Plexigo has taken a decision that in this time of COVID, the cine lovers should be given an opportunity to watch selected films across the world free of cost, therefore all films in JIFF 2021 can be seen without any charges. The registration is open for this on the website of JIFF and Plexigo. Registration is compulsory for watching movies
It is to be mentioned that this time more than 2100 movies from more than85 countries have been received, of which 266 films from 44 countries will be shown online this year in the festival under the competition category. The screening schedule of the film has been put on the JIFF website (http://jiffindia.org). All movies will be shown on UFO’s Plexigo and its application (app) can be downloaded from Google play store or Apple play store. Plexigo is the exclusive online screener partner of JIFF 2021.
JIFF spokesperson Rajendra Bora said that the films have been selected for the competition in nine categories including 53 feature fiction films, 17 documentary feature films, 123 short fiction films, 30 short documentary films, 14 short animation films, 18 mobile films, 5 web series, contains 4 songs and 2 ad films.
Films of filmmakers who have won prestigious film awards from the entire world have been selected in the festival, which will be screened online during this period.
Film critics considered it as one of the 20 best Argentine films to be release at 2020.
The Award Ceremony is proposed to be held during the last week of March or in April after the films are screened online from January 15 to 19.
The announcement of winner films will be done on the last day of the festival on January 19 on the JIFF website.
Germany movie ‘Cherry Blossoms and Demons’ wins four awards
Chinese movie ‘The Highland Reflections’ wins three awards
Abhirami Bose wins Best Actress Award for Marathi film ‘Ratricha Paus’
Farmer is the focal point in the movie ‘Kaali Maati’, wins Award for the Best Political and Best Current Issue Film
The five-day digital edition of the13th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) concluded on Tuesday. Thousands of people from India and abroad watched 266 movies from 44 countries in that were screened online JIFF-2021. The best part of the event was that even during the tough time such as corona, the organisers organised it on the scheduled time.
JIFF Founder Director Hanu Roj said, “We have announced the winners on Tuesday and it is proposed to hold the award ceremony in the month of March end or April and organising few other activities such as workshops, seminars and discussions.”
FOR FULL LIST OF AWARDS: http://jiffindia.org/jiffawards.html OR visit AWARDS menu.
FOR HINDI & ENGLISH PRESS RELEASE: http://jiffindia.org/pressrelease.html
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.