Jagran Film Festival (JFF), the world's largest travelling film festival rooted in India, is back again with its 10th edition. Filmmakers like Farah Khan, Ketan Mehta, Nikkhil Advani, actress Dia Mirza and producer Shobu Yarlagadda of "Baahubali" fame will serve as judges this year.
Farah Khan, Ketan Mehta and Shobu Yarlagadda will review the film for The Best Feature Films Award category. Whereas, Nikkhil Advani, Dia Mirza and writer-director Sameer Saxena, on the other hand, will review short films to choose the winner of the Best Short Films Award.
Both the categories aim to celebrate and recognise some of the best work of directors and filmmakers who have incredible stories to tell in the feature and short film formats. The prize money for which ranges between 1 lacs INR to $2000.
The festival is a Jagran Prakashan Group initiative aimed at promoting the appreciation of the cinematic art beyond the major metropolitan cities of India to smaller towns.
The Jagran Film Festival will be covering 18 cities this year. Starting on 18th July from Delhi, travelling through Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Meerut, Dehradun, Hisar, Ludhiana, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Gorakhpur, Raipur, Indore, and Bhopal it finally culminates in Mumbai on 6th October.
The festival will have awards in following categories:
Icon of Indian Cinema
Special Contribution to Cinematic Art
Rajnigandha Achievers Award
Best Foreign Feature Film
Best Feature Film
Best Director Winner
Best Debut Director Winner
Best Actor – Male
Best Actor – Female
Best Short Film
Best Background Score
Cinema of the Seller – Gold
Cinema of the Seller – Silver
Cinema of the Seller – Bronze
Best Music Director
Best Student Film
You can submit your entries using the following link and who knows you might win a big cash prize!