Jaipur International Film Festival
Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur International Film Festival

Jaipur International Film Festival

Organised by the Jaipur International Film Festival Trust, this festival aims to promote “friendship and cooperation through films and documentaries.”

First held in 2009, over the years the festival has screened over 2500 titles. Prominent actors such as Asha Parekh and Jaya Bachchan, as well as filmmakers like Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and Prakash Jha have been some of the speakers at previous editions. Tailing Pond by Saurav Vishnu in the Short Documentary category, 2nd Class by Jimmy Olson in Short Fiction Film category and The Heartbroken Lover by Ridhima Sharma in the Coming Stars Panorama category, are some of the works that have bagged awards at the festival.

The festival is scheduled to return in January 2023. The festival program was announced on December 21. Some of the notable films to be screened at the upcoming edition include Kirti Kulhari starrer The List, Raza Murad starrer Mission Performance, Anant Mahadevan starrer First Second Chance, Husain Dalal starrer Home Coming and Dia Mirza starrer Gray. In addition to the film screenings, the festival will also host “25 workshops, master classes, and seminars on various subjects”. Jury members for the Indian Panorama in the forthcoming edition include Jim Rygiel, winner of 3 Academy Awards and 3 BAFTAs for Best Visual Effects, producer Marc Baschet, veteran screenplay writer and teacher Anjum Rajabali, with Shaji N Karun as chairperson.

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How To Get There

How to Reach Jaipur

1. By Air: Air travel to Jaipur is the most convenient way to reach the city. The Jaipur airport is located at Sanganer, which is 12 km from the heart of the city. It has both international and domestic terminals and is well connected to most of the cities across the globe, with a number of airlines operating on a regular basis. Popular carriers like Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Air India, IndiGo and Oman Air have daily flights to Jaipur. Flights to international cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Sharjah and Dubai are also connected from this airport.

2. By Rail: You can travel to Jaipur by trains such as Shatabdi Express, which is air-conditioned, very comfortable and connects Jaipur to many important Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jammu, Jaisalmer, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Haridwar, Bhopal, Lucknow, Patna, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Goa. Some of the popular trains are the Ajmer Shatabdi, Pune Jaipur Express, Jaipur Express and Adi SJ Rajdhani. Also, with the advent of the Palace on Wheels, a luxury train, you can now enjoy the royalty of Jaipur even when you are on the move. Operating to, in and around Jaipur, this luxurious ride for a train leaves you in awe.

3. By Road: Taking a bus to Jaipur is a pocket-friendly and convenient idea if you are looking to have a budget holiday. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) runs regular Volvo (air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned) and deluxe buses between Jaipur and other cities within the state. When in Jaipur, you can board the bus from Narayan Singh Circle or the Sindhi Camp bus stand. There is a regular service of buses from not just Delhi but other cities like Kota, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Vadodara and Ajmer. The fare is very reasonable, and you can easily travel on these buses with your families.

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Facilities

  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-friendly
  • Food stalls
  • Gendered toilets
  • Licensed bars
  • Non-smoking

Accessibility

  • Sign-language interpreters
  • Unisex toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Items and Accessories to Carry

1. Woolens. It is January and you would be experiencing the coldest month of the year.

2. Carry you winter skincare because you do not want your skin to suffer the wrath of season. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.

3. Slip into comfortable sneakers or trainers because it is Jaipur and who doesn’t go sightseeing in Jaipur?

4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate at the bare minimum are things you should keep handy.

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