From the 15th to the 19th of January, the virtual Jaipur International Film Festival screened over 266 films from around the world.
On Tuesday, the digital edition of the 13th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF), which took place from January 15 to 19, came to an end. 266 films from 44 countries were screened at the festival. There were 72 separate award categories given out at the festival.
On the days of the festival, the films were available to watch on the Plexigo website and app. According to Times Now, viewers could watch the films after registering and installing the app.
The festival screened a total of 14 films, 14 of which were not available for online streaming.
Award-winning films from around the world that were unable to be released in theatres due to COVID-19 were available for screening during the five days, according to JIFF spokesperson Rajendra Bora, writes Filmi Beat.
Dorris Dorrie directed Cherry Blossoms and Demons, which won the Golden Camel Award for Best Director, Red Rose, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Film from the European Continent in the Feature Fiction category (Germany).
The Yellow Rose Award for Upcoming Film, World Premiere, Best Women Film, and Special Jury Mention Feature Film went to Rajiv Borthakur’s Assamese film Porichoy.
The film Atkan Chatkan, directed by Shiv Hare and presented by A R Rahman in Hindi, won the Best Actor Award (Child) and Best Music.
Golden Chen from China won the award for Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Film from the Asian Continent for his film Highland Reflections, directed by Yang Fan.
Kaali Maati, directed by Hemant Kumar Mahale, wins the Green Rose Award for Best Political and Current Issue Film with a Global Message (India).
Tango Shalom, directed by US director Gabiral Bolgna, won the Golden Camel Award for Best Director and Best Documentary Feature, while Taking Refuge, directed by Vanessa Hudson, won the Golden Camel Award for Best Director and Best Documentary Feature (Spain). Juan, directed by Louise Heem (France), and Pink Belt Mission, directed by John McCrite, received the Welcome Regards Award for Best Debutante Director (United States).
Ratricha Paus won Abirami Bose the award for best actress. Vagabonds, directed by Philippe Dajoux, also won the best actor award (France).
Atkan Chatkan (India) won Best Children’s Film, while Being Mortal took home Best Actress in a Supporting Role (China).
Daria (Czech Republic) was named Best Actress in a Supporting Role, while Oldage Villagers, directed by Vaigarai Balan (India), and The Highland Reflections were named Best Original Screenplay (China).
Daria also took home the award for Best Sound and Editing, while The Highland Reflections took home the award for Best Cinematography.
The JIFF 2021 website says this year’s festival was dedicated to all the great filmmakers and artists who passed away in 2020.