India’s largest film festival is back in Mumbai
Touted to be India’s only travelling film festival, the 6th of Jagran Film Festival is back in Mumbai. With the aim to bring cinema closer to cinema lovers across the length and breadth of India, this year’s edition celebrates its last leg in Mumbai from September 28, 2015 to October 4, 2015 to be held at Fun Cinema. Centred on the ‘Happiness’ theme, this year’s festival reaches new horizons with its color, collection and cinematic delights as it traveled through 16 cities over the past 3 months making it India’s largest film festival by geographical reach.
The gala opening of the 7-day festival in Mumbai will bring a bouquet of films under competitive categories such as ’Indian Showcase’, ‘Jagran Shorts’ (an international competition for short films), ‘Cinema of the Sellers’ and ‘Debut Directors’. Besides offering a larger-than-life premiere platform for films in the ‘Jagran Premiere’ category, the festival salutes the ‘old is gold’ under the ‘Retrospective’ section, and also pays homage to one-of-its kind Hindi classics in the ‘Homage’ category. In its quest to showcase, the best of international cinema, this edition presents a collection of 10 Best International Short films under a special section ‘Top Shorts’.
The festival also features a rendezvous with some masters of the cinema world who engage, enlighten and educate on various topics in their workshops and master classes. Film enthusiasts at Mumbai can experience the first brush of this year’s creative workshops everyday from September, 29 – October 4 from 11.00 a.m. onwards. The sessions range from Public Interviews, Master Classes to subjects like Casting in Cinema, Finding Money for films, Meet the Director, Making Advertising films, Selling films and many more.