Cinepolis turns host for Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai

Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) International exhibitor Cinepolis is hosting the sixth edition of the Jagran Film Festival at its Fun Cinemas property in Andheri here.

Presenting films from across genres, countries, languages and eras, the festival brings forward diverse and extreme cinematic talent on one single platform.

The Mumbai edition of the travelling film festival, which started on Monday, will conclude on October 4.

“The Jagran Film Festival has been entertaining and educating the masses by spreading a culture of cinema appreciation. Cinepolis this year participated in the festival in Lucknow, Patna, Ludhiana, Ranchi and going forward we shall be strategising to host more such festivals and ensure Cinepolis loyalists get to watch movies from all over the world,” Devang Sampat, business head – strategy, Cinepolis, said in a statement.

Both Indian and Foreign language films will be screened at the festival in as many as 13 categories.

A special non-competitive section called “Happiness Spirit” will see a cluster of 10-15 select films that will weave in “happiness of the human spirit” as a common theme.

The competitive sections include Indian Showcase, Debut Directors, Jagran Shorts, Top Shorts, World Panorama and Cinema of the Sellers category.

The best films in these categories will be decided upon by the jury consisting of filmmaker Hariharan who leads the panel along with Pooja Bhatt, Mahesh Aney, Udit Narayan and A Sreekar.

The awards will be conferred across numerous categories like Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Short Film, Best Debut Director and many more.

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