10th Jagran Film Festival announces Jury members

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/8/2019 9:40:40 AM

NEW DELHI, July 7; The 10th edition of the World’s largest travelling film festival- Jagran Film Festival (JFF) shared the list of jurors for feature films & short films. With the film festival celebrating a decade of cinematic culture, the festival has roped in veteran industry insiders as the jury members for both the sections. This year’s jury of JFF features acclaimed & noted Indian film producers, directors, screenwriters & actors from the film fraternity. The film festival will witness a different set of jury members for both the categories- Feature & short films.
The feature films for the ‘Best feature film award category’ will be reviewed by Shobu Yarlagadda, Producer of the biggest blockbuster Indian movie- Baahubali, Farah Khan- established Indian film director and producer and two-time National Award winner Ketan Mehta.
While the short films will be reviewed by well known film actress and producer Diya Mirza; film producer, director and screenwriter Nikkhil Advani; and writer, director and Chief Content Officer and Head of The Viral Fever Originals Sameer Saxena. After reviewing the movies, the jurors will then select a short film for Best Short Film award category.
Both the categories aim to celebrate and recognise some of the biggest and best work of directors and filmmakers who have incredible stories to tell in the feature & short film format.
Jagran Film Festival has gained immense popularity and each year it attempts to present a treat for cinema lovers by showing unique and popular movies during the show. Some prominent sections of the Festival are World Panorama, Indian Showcase, Jagran Shorts, Homage, Country Focus and the Retrospective of films.
Shobu Yarlagadda: Shobhu produced the two-part mega blockbuster film Baahubali. The first film Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) premiered at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) premiered at the British Film Institute. Baahubali became the highest grossing Indian multilingual film franchise of all time globally with a cumulative box office earnings of approximately ₹1,900 crore.
He is the co-founder and CEO of Arka Media Works and the son-in-law of veteran filmmaker K. Raghavendra Rao. He has won the National Film Award, two state Nandi Awards, three Filmfare South Awards, and the Telstra People's Choice Award. He has also worked as a line producer for films like Morning Raaga and Anaganaga O Dheerudu, and was Executive Producer for Bobby and Pandurangadu.



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