Jaipur International Film Festival: Amidst the sadness of Corona-Omicrom, JIF gave the message of ‘Show Mast Go On’

India’s ‘Nani’ and Peru’s ‘The Healing Land’ get Green Rose Award, Eighty-year-old scriptwriter Javed Siddiqui honored with Life Time Achievement Award, Best Actress: Matilda de Angels of Switzerland Film: Atlas, Best Actor: India K Yashwand Anand Gupta Film: 4 Some, Best Original Screen Play Award: ‘Leader’ from Poland

Venue Maharana Pratap Auditorium, Timings are exactly 4.30 PM. The whole atmosphere is seen in panic due to the panic of the explosion of Corona-Omicrom and the severe cold falling in Gulabi Nagar. Today the fourteenth Jaipur International Festival is being started here. There was a lot of imagination and preparations, the spirit was such that the 750-capacity Maharana Pratap Auditorium would fill the house with the smiles of the film lovers of the country and abroad, but it had to be limited due to natural calamity. State Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was ready to inaugurate and confer the Life Time Achievement Award to Javed Siddiqui, but he could not come due to the grip of Corona, but in a message sent to its organizers and cine lovers, he said that the country – I welcome cine lovers from abroad to Jaipur.

The film festival, which began amidst a limited audience to thunderous applause and a few cine lovers present, drenched the premises with the spirit of the show Must Go On.

Javed Siddiqui conferred with Life Time Achievement Award

On this occasion, Bollywood’s well-known screen play and dialogue writer Javed Siddiqui was honored with the Life Time Achievement Award of the Jaipur International Film Festival. JIFF’s Founder Director Hanu Rose and Spokesperson Rajendra Boda recognized his contribution to films by presenting him with a shawl, shriphal and a plaque of honor. Cinematographers present in the hall expressed their happiness by giving a standing ovation to Javed Siddiqui. On this occasion, Javed Siddiqui said, “All my life I have been playing with words, selling them, but sometimes such an opportunity comes, when words fall short and today is the same opportunity. I have been hearing about the tehzeeb, architecture and culture of Jaipur from childhood till today, but now I feel that Jaipur is writing a new history of films through GIF. After this the ceremony started with a colorful program presented by Padma Shri Gulabo Sapera and his fellow artists.

Javed Siddiqui , an introduction

Born in Rampur in the year 1942, 80-year-old Javed Siddiqui has achieved considerable prominence in this field by writing screen plays and dialogues of more than sixty hit, super hit and block buster films in his film career. He has won the prestigious Filmfare Award for screen play of the super hit film Baazigar in 1994 and dialogue writer for the 1996 blockbuster Dil Wale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Apart from this, Javed has also been awarded the Star Screen Play Award as the screen play writer of the 1996 super hit film Raja Hindustani.

14 awarded in categories 129 movies

A total of 129 films were awarded in 14 different categories under the ceremony. Producers, directors, actors, actresses and script writers from a total of 129 award winning films attended the function and received awards from eminent personalities of the city amidst the fervor of the people. The winners were awarded Padmashree S. Shakir Ali, Padmashree Tilak Gitai, Padmashree Gulabo, Bollywood singer Ravindra Upadhyay, Bollywood singer Veena Modani, Kathak guru Manjari Kiran Mahajani, and well-known painter Sanjeev Sharma, including more than fifty producers, directors and prominent social workers and culture of the city. Employees presented awards.

Awards given to these films

Golden Camel Award: Poland’s ‘Leader’ Director: Katia Privizenseau, Green Rose Award: India’s ‘Nani’ Director: Samvid Anand, Yellow Rose Award: Romania’s Zorrilo Secret (World Premiere Film) Director: Robert Eugan Popa, Best Actress: Matilda De Angels from Switzerland Film: Atlas, Best Actor: Yashvand Anand Gupta of India Film: 4 Some, Best Original Screen Play Award: ‘Leader’ from Poland, Best Short Documentary: Unseen Meghalaya Director: Sapan Narula of India, Best Shot Film Award Iceland’s ‘Brother Troll’ Director: Gudmund Helmsday, Best Feature Documentary Award: Turkey’s Sadan Hanim Director: Gökssel Müllensöy, Best Webseries Award: Australia’s ‘Cansild’ Director: Luki Eve Best Short Mobile Film Award: France’s Garden Party Director : Didiers Mueller, Best Song Award: ‘Copper Lines’ directed by Mayuri Joshi of United States, Best Ad Film: AJ from United States Interactive food film filmed on 2016 Miss USA runner up Nadia Magisia, directed by Kamdar.

These films of Rajasthan got the award

Best Short Fiction Film: ‘Washing Machine’ by Anand Singh Choudhary, ‘Lathi’ by Gajendra Shankar Shotriya, ‘The Makeup Artist’ by Raghav Ji Tiwari. Special Jury MentionShort Fiction Film Award: ‘The Last Call’ by RJ Mohit, Best Song Award: ‘Roshniyan’ directed by Gaurav Bhatt, Special Jury Mention Award for Song: ‘Holding Me Back’ by Tanmay Singh and Best Feature Fiction Award: Aditya Patwardhan of ‘A No Mad River’, ‘Veerangana’ directed by Sanjay Nirvana and ‘Aata’ directed by Hemant Sirvi.

in inox 8 Awarded films will be shown from January

The screening of films will be held from January 8 to 11 at Inox, located in GT Central, which will continue from 10 am to 10 pm. Out of the total 108 films shown here, 90 films will be the ones that are being awarded this time. On January 8, 31 films from 10 countries, 23 from 13 countries on January 9, 32 from 15 countries on January 10 and 22 films from 8 countries on January 11 will be screened here.

52 of countries 279 Screening of films will be done on hybrid mode

JIF spokesperson Rajendra Bod told that 279 films from 52 countries will be screened on hybrid mode in this festival. On January 8, 70 films from 26 countries, 68 from 24 countries on January 9, 66 from 21 countries on January 10 and 69 from 22 countries on January 11 will be screened online. Movies scheduled online will be live for 24 hours i.e. 12 nights of the next day which can be viewed on JIF’s website.

Shivam Bangwal

Shivam Bangwal is an India-based Entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Successful Startups like Youthistaan, People News Chronicle, Hitchhike TV & Branding Panther. Shivam has done his Master's in Computer Applications.

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