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Jharkhand Has Been Selected As The State Of Focus

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Jyothi Venkatesh

Jharkhand has been selected as the State of Focus for 49th IFFI 2018 and Jharkhand Day will be celebrated on 24th November,2018 as part of the festival. Movies in the Jharkhand Package include Death in the Gunj, Ranchi Diaries, Begum Jaan etc. Movies in the Jharkhand Package include Death in the Gunj, Ranchi Diaries, Begum Jaan etc.

RAKEYSH OM PRAKASH MEHRA IS IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY

The International Competition jury comprises John Irvin, Adrian Sitaru, Polish Director Robert Glinski, Anna Ferraioli Ravel and Indian member Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

INDIAN PANORAMA WILL SHOWCASE 26 FEATURE AND 21 NON –FEATURE INDIAN FILMS

Olu directed by Shaji N Karun will be the Opening feature film of Indian Panorama. Kharvas directed by Aditya Suhas Jambhale will be the Opening non-feature film of Indian Panorama. 26 feature and 21 non –feature Indian films are selected by the Indian Panorama Jury to be screened as part of this section out of the hundreds of entries sent by filmmakers from various parts of the Country. The Feature film Jury selected the film OLU directed by Shaji N Karun as the Opening feature film of Indian Panorama 2018. The Non-Feature film Jury selected the film Kharvas directed by Aditya Suhas Jambhale as the Opening non-feature film of Indian Panorama 2018. Prominent feature films are as follows: Olu,Malayalam film directed by Shaji N Karun, Nagarkirtan, the  Bengali film directed by Kaushik Ganguly, Sa , the Bengali film directed by Arijit Singh, Uma, the Bengali film directed by Srijit Mukherji, Abyakto the Bengali film directed by Arjun Dutta
and Uronchondi , the Bengali film directed by fbhishek Saha

The Feature Film Jury of thirteen members was headed by acclaimed film director and screenwriter, Rahul Rawail and the other prominent members included: Major Ravi, Filmmaker & Actor, Ahathian, Director,Ujjwal Chatterjee, Director, Producer & Screenwriter, Imo Singh, Director and Utpal Datta, Filmmaker etc. The Non Feature Film Jury of seven members was headed by acclaimed film director and editor Vinod Ganatra. The Jury constituted of the following Members -Uday Shankar Pani, Filmmaker,Parvati Menon, Director & Film educationist,Mandar Talaulikar, Filmmaker ,Padmaraj Nair, Film Journalist,Ashok Sharan, Actor & Producer  and Suneel Puranik, Actor, Director & Producer

FILMS FROM ISRAEL IN THE COUNTRY FOCUS

Every year IFFI features a Country of Focus that brings out the cinematic excellence and contributions of that particular Country. In its 49th edition of IFFI, the Country of Focus will be Israel. Ten films in collaboration with the Consulate General of Israel in Mumbai, have been selected for the country focus package.The Opening film for the Country Focus is ‘The Other Story’ by Avi Nesher.Ten films from Israel will be screened in collaboration with the Consulate General of Israel in Mumbai.  The famous Israeli Actor, Alon Aboutboul (known for Hollywood films including, Rambo III, Munich by Steven Spielberg, Body of Lies by Ridley Scott and The Dark Knight Rises) will be the special guest as part of Israel delegation. The Indo-Israeli Co-Production Seminar will be held on 22nd November 2018.Important celebrities from Israel including the famous Israeli Actor, Alon Aboutboul, as our special guest from Israel, who has worked in several Hollywood films including, Rambo III, Munich by Steven Spielberg, Body of Lies by Ridley Scott and The Dark Knight Rises to name a few.

SKETCH ON SCREEN (ANIMATION FILM PACKAGE)

The section Sketch on Screen (Animation Film Package) will screen around 3 International Feature Length Films done in collaboration with Indian studios.

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