U-turn Rajasthan in JIFF bestowing 3 new awards and cash prize

Press Note from : Jaipur International Film Festival

Jaipur International Film Festival

Film entries are being sent from different parts of the world for the fifth Jaipur International Film Festival. With the festival this year, we are trying to support the talented filmmakers from the state of Rajasthan economically with three cash prices.  The films received by us from the state of Rajasthan are included in the special called ‘U-turn Rajasthan’ panorama. The best film will be selected by the panel of jury members for the award considerations out of the nominated entries.

All the three best films will be selected by a jury.  In this, the films securing the first, second and the third prize will be awarded with the cash prize of Rs. 21,000, Rs. 11,000 and Rs. 5,000 respectively.

It is worth mentioning that  the numbers of films participating from the state of Rajasthan every year in the festival are increasing at a constant basis. The figures of the participating films in the festival in the past 4 years were as follows- JIFF 2009- 14 films, 2010- 21 films, 2011- 27 films and 2012- 35 films.

The regular deadline for sending the film entries to the festival  is October 15th,2012 and the late deadline for the proceedings will be October 30th, 2012. For the entries of the feature films in the festival, the deadlines are October 30th and November 15th, 2012.

The great news for the filmmakers from the state of Rajasthan is that they can submit their films in the festival without paying any sort of fee.

The festival will be organized from 27th to 31st of January, 2013.


Poster Launch of Udaipur International Film Festival


The Udaipur International Film Festival, which is being organized on 15th and 16th Sept. had its official Poster launching ceremony today at the West Zone Cultural Center (WZCC).

The poster was unveiled by Shailendra Dashora, Director, WZCC; Hanu Roz, Director, UIFF; Ankit Talesra, Celebration Mall and other members of the organizing Committee.

Speaking on the event, Hanu Roza said, “UIFF is being organized under the joint coordination of WZCC and Celebration Mall.  Firms including Pacific University, Sam Movies and NS Outdoor Hoarding will be the co-sponsors of the event.  List of Sponsors includes Chaudhary Offset, Aravali Marbles, Unitec, KP Films, RS Dance Classes, TVS, Chanakya Coaching Institute and FnB Masters Cafe Rocks as the Hospitality Partner”.

The UIFF will showcase 47 films from 21 nations in the span of two days from 15th to 16th Sept, 2012. Movies including Son of Babylon (Iraq), Bawra Man (India), Garb (Norway), Meharjaan (Bangladesh), Mombatti (India), The Jar (Iran), Project The Nation (Germany), Avenue The France’ (France), 1937 (Russia), Our Future (India), Dirty Laundry (South Africa), Jungle Mein Jalianwala and The End (Rajasthan) will be screened during the event.



Udaipur International Film Festival 2012

Udaipur International Film Festival (UIFF) – 2012


Udaipur International Film Festival

As discussed today in a press conference held at FnB Masters Cafe Rocks – Udaipur International Film Festival 2012 will commence on this 15th September at 10:00 AM in Darpan Auditorium, Shilpgram. The special guest of honour on the opening will be film maker Govind Nihalani, film director Subhash Kapoor and film writer Jalish Sherwani.

The film festival will be organized on 15th and 16th September, 2012 with the support of Western Zone Cultural Center.

The UIFF will feature Films, Documentaries, Animation and Short Films.

The opening of the festival will be done by the short film named ‘Open Doors’ and ended with the beautiful Bangladeshi film ‘Meherjaan’.

2 venues, 21 countries, 2 days and 47 films

Film Screening will take place on 15th and 16th of September in Darpan Auditorium – Shilpgram from 10:00 AM onwards till 9:00 PM.  The screening of the films will also take place in The Celebration Mall – Lower Ground Atrium from 2:00 PM noon till 8:00 PM.

It is a great opportunity for Udaipurites to see 47 outstanding films from India and other countries of the world including The United States, France, England, South Africa, Germany, India, Iran, Peru, Canada, Australia, Spain, Iraq, Norway, Georgia and Bangladesh etc.

The commencement of the festival will be done by paying tribute to 3 legendary film personalities, who left us forever in the year 2012.  They are Kaka – Rajesh Khanna, Dara Singh and A K Hangal.

Seminar and Workshop

The festival will be organized in The Celebration Mall. Here on the 16th of September a seminar namely ‘The 100 years of Indian Cinema’ will be conducted. The seminar will be held from 2:00 PM till 3:00 PM in the evening.

There will be the organization of the cultural concerts along with the seminars and workshops for the youngsters on the important subjects like ‘Film Script Writing Workshop’ at Darpan Auditorium both days.


On the same venue and at Darpan Auditorium, there will be a beautiful poster exhibition, The exhibition will be spellbinding in itself as it will comprise of original posters of the landmark films like Mother India and Mughal-E-Azam etc.


The registration for participating in the film festival is FREE of cost which can be done at Darpan Auditorium or The Celebration Mall. Interested people can also Register @




Great news for all the supporters is that in next year there will be 3 grand festivals to be organized to bring the world community to Udaipur. These includes Udaipur International Film Festival 2013, Udaipur Literature Festival and ‘Asia-hi-Asia’, a remarkable festival on the Asian and world cultures. So Udaipur be prepared to enjoy these Feasts. 😉 is the Official Online Partner for this Event and will try to give you the best of the Coverage for this Udaipur International Film Festival 2012. 🙂