A week-long celebration of cinematic excellence across the world
Mumbai, 28th September, 2015: Cinépolis, the world’s fourth largest and India’s first international exhibitor is hosting the 6th Jagran Film Festival at its Fun Cinemas property in Andheri. Presenting films from across genres, countries, languages and eras, the festival brings forward diverse and extreme cinematic talent on one single platform. This is the largest film festival in India in terms of its geographical expanse and Cinépolis will be bringing in the Mumbai chapter of the much-awaited event from 28th of September to 4th October, 2015.
Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Devang Sampat, Business Head- Strategy,Cinépolis says, “The Jagran Film Festival has been entertaining and educating the masses by spreading a culture of cinema appreciation. Cinepolis this year participated in the festival in Lucknow , Patna, Ludhiana, Ranchi and going forward we shall be strategizing to host more such festivals and ensure Cinepolis loyalist get to watch movies from all over the world. On the other hand we as exhibitors also become a platform TO BRING TOGETHER – Filmmakers, distributors, Audience through medium of Cinema and connect life, culture, art & emotions, that surfaced during the film.
Both Indian & Foreign Language films will be screened at the festival in as many as 13 categories. A special non-competitive section called ‘Happiness Spirit’ will see a cluster of 10-15 select films that will weave in ‘happiness of the human spirit’ as a common theme. The competitive sections include Indian Showcase, Debut Directors, Jagran Shorts, Top Shorts, World Panorama and Cinema of the Sellers category. The best films in these categories will be decided upon by the jury consisting of Filmmaker Hariharan who leads the panel along with Pooja Bhatt, Mahesh Aney, Udit Narayan and A Sreekar. The awards will be conferred across numerous categories like Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Short Film, Best Debut Director and many more.
“It gives us immense pride to host an event of this stature. An important aspect of the festival is to generate a discussion on the various aspects of cinema and its impact on society. This will be aided by the presence of the cast and crew of a select few films being screened to drive insightful discussions between the artistes & filmmakers and the audience,” he adds.
Cinépolis invites Mumbaikars to fasten their seat belts and get set for a fascinating ride through a mix of commercial and experimental movies at Fun Cinemas, Andheri. The tickets for the festival are available onBookmyshow.com.
The Jagran Film Festival initiated by the Jagran Group celebrates popular culture through films and presents rich curated content from across the globe. Travelling through cities all over the country, it includes film screenings, cinema appreciation workshops, and panel discussions and has touched over 50,000 delegates last year.
About Cinepolis India
Cinépolis India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cinépolis and is the 1st international exhibitor in India. The company started its operations in India in 2009 at Amritsar and currently operates 217 screens under the brand names of Cinépolis, Cinépolis VIP and Fun Cinemas. The company has aggressive plans of rolling out 400 screens by 2017. Cinépolis in India has been awarded with “Most Admired Retail Launch” in 2010, “Most Admired Retailer – Innovation” in 2011, “Fastest Growing Multiplex Chain” in 2015 and “Most Admired Retailer of the Year – Entertainment” in 2015.
Cinépolis, founded in 1971 and headquartered in Morelia, Mexico, is the world’s 4th largest movie theater circuit, operating over 4300 screens in 13 countries and serving more than 200 million patrons annually. Cinépolis was the first cinema exhibitor in the world to pioneer the concept of premium and luxury movie theaters via its Cinépolis VIP brand and is the largest operator of luxury cinemas in the world.