First list of 219 films for JIFF 2020 out

12TH EDI­TION 219 films from 64 coun­tries; se­cond list on Dec 5

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Front Page - HT Cor­re­spon­dent [email protected]

JAIPUR: The 2020 edi­tion of the Jaipur In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val (JIFF) will be held from Jan­uary 17 to 21, and the first list of nom­i­nated films in 11 cat­e­gories was an­nounced on Tues­day, said JIFF founder Hanu Roj.

He said 219 films from 64 coun­tries have been se­lected for screen­ing dur­ing the fes­ti­val, which en­ters its 12th year in 2020.

Roj said the films would be screened at a mul­ti­plex in Gau­rav Tower. Ses­sions on cinema will be held at a ho­tel on JLN Marg.

The list an­nounced on Tues­day is di­vided into two parts: com­pet­i­tive films and desk­top films.

The films in the first cat­e­gory will be show­cased in the­atres and those in the desk­top cat­e­gory will be avail­able for view­ing on desk­top screens.

The or­gan­is­ers said the 11 films in se­lected films for desk­top screen­ing would be awarded dur­ing the fes­ti­val.

In JIFF 2019, 217 films were se­lected; this year the num­ber is all set to rise man­i­fold with the first list it­self cross­ing that mark. The se­cond list of nom­i­nated films will be re­leased on De­cem­ber 5, Roj said.

JIFF spokesman Ra­jen­dra Boda said there are 45 feature films, 26 doc­u­men­tary feature films, 85 short fic­tion films, 19 short doc­u­men­tary films, 10 short an­i­ma­tion films, one an­i­ma­tion feature film, 4 mo­bile films, 6 web series, 4 songs and 16 stu­dents films are in the com­pet­i­tive cat­e­gory in the first list.

Boda said Ra­jasthani film,

Chidi Balla, di­rected by Rad­heshyam Pi palwa, will be screened at the fes­ti­val. It is a story about a school­boy and is a trib­ute to art, sports and cul­ture of Ra­jasthan.

The films se­lected for screen­ing are from coun­tries such as Amer­ica, France, Ger­many, Aus­tria, Bangladesh, Iran, Cuba, Mex­ico, China, Bel­gium, Fin­land, Tai­wan, Turkey, Switzer­land, Canada, Brazil, Afghanista­n, New Zealand, Nepal, Ko­rea, Sri Lanka, Swe­den, Pak­istan, Ja­pan, Poland, Greece,

Ar­gentina, Kuwait, Den­mark, Venezuela, Ge­or­gia and Philip­pines. Some of the films se­lected for screen­ing in Tues­day’s list are Amer­i­can Mir­ror: In­ti­ma­tions of Im­mor­tal­ity, No Man’s Truth, Mo­saic Pro­trait, Sun Shine Moon, Bom­bay Rose and Alex Strip.

Amer­i­can Mir­ror: In­ti­ma­tions of Im­mor­tal­ity is a doc­u­men­tary and ex­per­i­men­tal film di­rected by Arthur Balder. This 1 hour long film show­cases how we are dis­play­ing our false lives on so­cial me­dia which is far from the truth. The film stars Os­car win­ner Su­san Saran­don.

No Man’s Truth is an In­dian film di­rected by Ma­rina Libik. It’s a feature film, which is 2 hours 7 min­utes long. No Man’s Truth is about bru­tal truths of dig­i­tal word, which starts from the mys­te­ri­ous sui­cide of a girl Suhana.

Mo­saic Por­trait is a Chi­nese film di­rected by Zhai Yix­i­ang. The film’s is about mi­grant worker Xu, who is dis­turbed af­ter his af­ter the sud­den preg­nancy of his14 year old daugh­ter.

Sun Shine Moon is a film re­volv­ing around the facts and fan­tasies. Film has two char­ac­ters Chi­nese Sun and Korean Moon, who go through many in­ter­est­ing events.

Bom­bay Rose is an an­i­ma­tion film di­rected by Gi­tan­jali Rao. This film is about a club dancer, who es­caped from child mar­riage and is in quest of her lover.

Alex Strip is a film made in Amer­ica, di­rected by Irene Zoe Alameda. Screen­play of the film has been dis­cussed in JIFF Co-pro­duc­tion Meet in 2016. Now the film has been made and re­turned for screen­ing in JIFF.

Chidi Balla, a Ra­jasthani film, is among the films se­lected for screen­ing in the first list.

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