JIFF 2021 to begin online from January 15, 266 films from 44 countries will be shown online

Jaipur. 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.


 


Last year 240 films were shown in JIFF


 


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.


 


Some of the selected feature films are: -


 


Title of Film


Director of the Film


Category


Country of Origin


Duration


(in minutes)


Porichoy (Indentity)


Rajiv Borthakur


Feature Fiction


India


104


Wind


Dandren Wanggyal


Feature Fiction


China


96


Daria


Matěj Pichler


Feature Fiction


Czech Republic


94


The Song of the Sea


Pierre-André Le Leuch


Feature Fiction


France


76


Happy Birthday


Boris Dobrovolskiy


Feature Fiction


Russian Federation


7


Titli


Bishikh Talukdar


Feature Fiction


India


129


Vagabonds


Philippe Dajoux


Feature Fiction


France


108


Amaryllis


Tom Lawes


Feature Fiction


United Kingdom


71


The Silent Party


Diego Fried


Feature Fiction


Argentina/Brazil


87


Atkan Chatkan


Shiv Hare


Feature Fiction


India


123


Tango Shalom


Gabriel Bologna


Feature Fiction


United States


116


We


Mani Nasry


Feature Fiction


Canada


86


The Single Tumbler


Sumathy Sivamohan


Feature Fiction


Sri Lanka


75


 


Atkan Chatkan is definitely a special film, a children’s musical drama, where the phenomenal music has been composed by OSCAR Award Winner, Padma Bhushan A R Rahman. Approximately 2 hours long feature fiction film has been directed by Shiv Hare.


 


The Silent Party is an 87 minutes long Feature Fiction Film from Argentina | Brazil. It’s made in Spanish and directed by Diego Fried. Just hours before her wedding party at her father's ranch, Laura sets out on her own and finds an unusual party. The music and the vibe relax her from the stress, but a violent act changes the course of the night and of her life, implicating her father and fiancé.


 


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.



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