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Jagran Film Festival Unveils the Spectacle with World and Asia Premieres at its eleventh edition

New Delhi, 24th July: World’s largest travelling film festival is all set to enrapture audiences with an exceptional array of world-class films from all around the globe. Curating a selection of premieres, the Festival promises an unparalleled cinematic experience for film enthusiasts and cinephiles alike.

The Jagran Film Festival 2023 will showcase the eagerly awaited World and Asia premieres, embarking the audiences on an unforgettable journey through mesmerising visuals and exceptional storytelling. The exhilarating lineup for the premieres that awaits film lovers includes the following Asia Premieres: the opening film “FOOTPRINTS ON WATER,” directed by Nathalia Syam, starring Adil Hussain as the protagonist; and “Yasa,” directed by Mani Mehdipour. The Festival will also feature world premieres like the opening film “The Signature,” directed by Gajendra Ahire, starring Anupam Kher as the protagonist; and “Kaathgolap,” directed by Sazzad Khan.

JFF 2023 serves as an ode to the art of filmmaking, bringing together filmmakers, industry professionals, and cinephiles from around the world to celebrate the magic of cinema. The Festival promises to be an immersive experience, celebrating creativity, diversity, and the power of storytelling through touching every aspect of global cinema. The Festival begins from 3rd August 2023, starting from Delhi to Mumbai, and many places in between including Kanpur, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Dehradun, Hisar, Gurgaon, Ludhiana, Patna, Darbhanga, Ranchi, Raipur, Indore, and Siliguri. For Registration log on to: www.jff.co.in.

Festival Schedule:

Asia Premier


3rd August 2023


Directed by Nathalia Syam

Opening Film ‐ World Panorama Section, Asia Premier

Time – 07:00 PM

English/108 mins

●     Yasa

Directed by Mani Mehdipour

World Panorama Section, Asia Premier

Time – 07:30 PM

Persian/Iran/81 mins




World Premier


3rd August 2023

●     The Signature

Directed by Gajendra Ahire

Opening Film ‐ Indian Section, World Premier

Time – 07:00 PM

Hindi/101 mins


5th August 2023

●     Kathgolap

Directed by Sazzad Khan

World Panorama Section, World Premier

Time – 06:45 PM

Bengali/Bangladesh/95 mins


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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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