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Second edition of Jammu film festival to be held for 2 days from 3rd September
To screen 54 projects from 15 countries


Jammu, July 21 (Scoop News)-The second edition of the Jammu film festival will be held over 2 days from 3rd September in Jammu city. It will screen 54 projects from 15 countries which includes feature films, documentaries, and shorts. This was announced by the organizers here today.
“We had opened the call for entries for second edition in October last year and we got overwhelming response. Owing to the success of first edition there was lot of excitement around second edition. However, we had to postpone the festival which was scheduled earlier to be held in March to September this year because of the looming fear of Covid 19. We received around 140 entries from 21 countries and our panel of judges has carefully curated screenings for the second edition which including screening of 6 feature films, 39 shorts and 9 documentaries”, explained Rakesh Roshan Bhat, the festival director
The panel of judges includes prominent actor Lalit Parimoo, Geetiyan fame director Raahul Sharma, Iranian filmmaker Alimohammad Eghbaldar, producer Kapil Mattoo and story board writer and critic Amit Singh. The panel is headed by Sangeet Natak awardee and well-known actor director Mushtaq kak.
“We are presenting the best of world cinema to cinema lovers in Jammu. It is an excellent opportunity for youth of J&K to learn and network”, said Lalit Parimoo. “We will continue to have a separate section for J&K where we will showcase work from local talent. We have tried to accommodate most of the local projects for screening” added Mushtaq Kak. Renowned actor and festival advisor Mir Sarwar expressed happiness over the participation of local youth in the festival
The festival will be held over 2 days which is likely to be attended by delegates across country and abroad. Many side events including local folk performances, acting, and writing workshops are also planned. Bollywood presence is also expected.
“We are leaving no stone unturned to raise the bar with every edition and make Jammu film festival a name to reckon with”, said Rohit Bhat, the festival co directorIt is pertinent to mention here that Jammu Film Festival received lot of attention and appreciation in its first edition. It was perhaps the first big event after the abrogation of article 370 to be held in J&K.
Jammu film festival is being organized by Vomedh which is a very prominent cultural organization of J&K.


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