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Rajasthan International Film Festival

RIFF 08, 2022, 16: Awards presented at the closing ceremony

RIFF 08, 2022, 16: Awards presented at the closing ceremony Special Awards – [7] [01] RIFF 2022 --- LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION IN INDIAN CINEMA: N CHANDRA (INDIAN FILM WRITER, DIRECTOR & PRODUCER) [02] RIFF 2022 --- LEGENDARY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE AND CONTRIBUTION IN INDIAN CINEMA: RANDHIR KAPOOR (INDIAN FILM DIRECTOR, ACTOR & PRODUCER) [03] RIFF 2022 ---- INTERNATIONAL HONORARY AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION IN INDIAN CINEMA & TELEVISION: CHARLES THOMSON (I...

RIFF 08, 2022, 15: Films I saw at the Rajasthan International Film Festival

RIFF 08, 2022, 15: Films I saw at the Rajasthan International Film Festival Princes and Vagabonds, Directed by Fabienne Le Houérou: Brave attempt but low cinematic values make this documentary watchable only for its informative and curiosity factors.   Pilibhit (The Yellow Wall), Directed by Ashutosh Chaturvedi, Pankaj Mavchi: Inspired from true stories, it tells you how the place got it curious name, has a good treatment and powerful performances.   ...

RIFF 08, 2022, 14: Synopses of films screened, Part II

RIFF 08, 2022, 14: Synopses of films screened, Part II (24) Film Name : Chhipkali Director : Koushik Kar Beyond our materialistic world, there lies an unexplored dimension, where a series of incidents occur but they surpass our conscious mind. Based on this context, our story revolves around an interrogative conversation between a detective and a suspect regarding a murder case. This story challenges our conscious mindset, outlook towards the perceptible world, our society, its norms and th...

RIFF 08, 2022, 13: Synopses of films screened, Part I

RIFF 08, 2022, 13: Synopses of films screened, Part I (1) Film Name: It Gets in Your Blood Director : Ed Hartman “It Gets in Your Blood” is a short documentary by Ed Hartman. The film is about Richard Lyford, a filmmaker who made 9 films before he was 20-years-old, worked for Disney on Fantasia, Dumbo, and Pinocchio, and went on to direct an Academy Award-winning documentary. In spite of all of this, very few know who he is, or why he is important to filmmaking, today. (2) Film...

Newton’s Pendulum: New tone in experimental terror curriculum

Newton’s Pendulum: New tone in experimental terror curriculum Time and again, film-makers, especially new film-makers, try to conduct experiments. They should know that by definition, an experimental film is not likely to have large audiences. Now here is a film that not only experiments, but it experiments with the psychotic thriller genre, and is a mere 27 minutes in duration. That reduces and restricts its appeal to select audiences. Moreover, it is titled Newton’s Pendulum, a ...

RIFF 08, 2022, 02: N. Chandra to get Lifetime Achievement Award

RIFF 08, 2022, 02: N. Chandra to get Lifetime Achievement Award The 8th edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) will be organised by RIFF Film Club, during 25-30th March, 2022, and it will also celebrate Rajasthan Diwas (Foundation day of Rajasthan State). Somendra Harsh, Founder and Festival Director of RIFF, stated today that this year, the LifeTime Achievement Award will be given to the renowned Writer, Producer and Director Chandrashekhar Narvekar, better known as N. C...

RIFF Film Club invites entries for Student Smartphone Short Film Contest

RIFF Film Club invites entries for Student Smartphone Short Film Contest It's a great opportunity for all school as well as college-going students. Entries are invited to empower the story-teller inside the students, through film-making, with smartphones. There are two categories in the contest, i.e. Category A - Juniors (age up to 18 years) & Category B - Seniors (age 18 and above). The top winner from each category will get a direct entry to the Official Selection in the Student...

RIFF 7, 04: Second list of selected films released

RIFF 7, 04: Second list of selected films released The second list of the films of the Rajasthan International Film Festival 2021, Jaipur-Jodhpur, March 20-24, 2021, was released yesterday, by Somendra Harsh, CEO/FOUNDER , FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, RIFF 2021 and RIFF FILM CLUB  The selection now includes Feature Regional film "Funeral", Directed by Vivek Dubey, Rajasthani Music Video " Payaldi"Directed by Shaiman, Short Film "Dementia - The Unforgettable Forget...

RIFF films, seen and unseen

RIFF films, seen and unseen Arriving at Jaipur on the 20th afternoon, I plunged into the 5th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) fare at the INOX multiplex, Crystal Palm, minutes after checking in at my hotel. Unfortunately, I had missed a whole day and a half, since the festival began on the 19th and screenings commenced in the morning itself, after the inauguration ceremony. These were the films shown on the first day, and some of them bagged awards too, as you must have read in m...

RIFF 2019, Jaipur, January 19-23, Winners list, Part I

RIFF 2019, Jaipur, January 19-23, Winners list, Part I Here is the first part of the list of award winners announced at the closing ceremony of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), on 23 January 2019, at the INOX Insignia, GT, Jaipur: *Lifetime achievement award in Hindi Cinema: KAMAL KUMAR BARJATYA, RAJSHRI PRODUCTIONS *Theme Award: RAJIT KAPUR for THE MAKING OF THE MAHATMA (THE MAHATMA ON CELLULOID) *PRIDE OF RAJASTHAN: ASHISH SHARMA Honorary Awards for Excellence &n...

France, Tunisia, China, Iran, Israel, Syria to be focus countries at RIFF 2019

France, Tunisia, China, Iran, Israel, Syria to be focus countries at RIFF 2019 The third and final list of films to be screened at the 5th Rajasthan International Film Festival was released yesterday by Somendra Harsh, the Founder of the festival. Overall, the festival will showcase 25 awarded films, from 10 different countries. Films like the Tunisian feature Benzine, directed by Sarah Abidi , the Zyang Yang directed Chinese feature, Paths of the Soul, Cheang Pu-soi directed Chinese feature...

RIFF: Second list of films released

Rajasthan International Film Festival : Second list of films released; check our previous release Somendra Harsh, Director and Founder of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), today released the second list of films to be screened at the event, which takes place in the state capital, Jaipur, during January 19-23. The films include: TV Actor Ashish Sharma (of Rajasthan) starrer Khejdi, by Rachita Films, about a transgender person, Directed by Rohit Dwivedi ...

RIFF selections

RIFF selections Here are some of the films selected for the Rajasthan International Film Festival, Jaipur, January 19-23: Short Film "#AkhbaarWala (The #Newspaper #Vendor)" India, | Hindi | 14 min, Directors: #AnandSinghChouhan & #Sayed Sharafat Ali, Produced by #DS Chauhan. Hindi Short Film "#BLURRED" India l Hindi | 16 min Director: #Raghav Sharma & #Madhav Bairathi, Produced by #Devansh Ahuja. Short Film "#Adhura Antariksha" India...

RIFF 2019 releases first list of films to be screened

RIFF 2019 releases first list of films to be screened Founder of Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), (Jaipur, January 19-23), Somendra Harsh, said today that in this five-day event, film screenings, seminars, workshops, knowledge series and a film market will be organised. The festival will screen feature films, short films, documentary films and animation films. On the last day of the festival, RIFF Award Night 2019 will be held on, in which the best film artistes will be honored. ...
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