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RIFF, 08, 2022, 12: A talk show on Raj Kapoor-The Master at Work

RIFF, 08, 2022, 12: A talk show on Raj Kapoor-The Master at Work On Tuesday, the fifth day of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) 2022, a talk show was held on the topic "Cinema and Books - A Boundless Relationship". The basis of the discussion was the book "Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work", written by Rahul Rawail, who worked as assistant director to the late genius for several years. Since then he has carved a niche for himself as a director of great merit, b...

RIFF 08, 2022, 10: Challenges and Future of Regional and Rajasthani Language and Films

RIFF 08, 2022, 10: Challenges and Future of Regional and Rajasthani Language and Films On the third day of Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), Jodhpur, a talk show was held on the subject Challenges and Future of Regional and Rajasthani Language and Films In this talk show, Ramesh Bohrana, Theatre Artiste and Film Actor Shailendra Vyas, Vice President of Rajasthan Mela Authority and French Film Director and Writer Fabienne Le Houérou, who has made a full length documentary o...

RIFF 08, 2022, 09: Films for change in society

RIFF 08, 2022, 09: Films for change in society As a regular feature, the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) holds Talk Shows, on the lines of the Open Forum, conducted by the Federation of Film Societies of India, at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). In the first talk show, ‘Films for change in society’, held on 26 March 2022, Bollywood trade analyst Komal Nahta, Indian film producer, writer and director Chandrashekhar Narvekar (N. Chandra), famous Indian...

RIFF 08, 2022, 08: Awards and rewards at the colourful closing ceremony

RIFF 08, 2022, 08: Awards and rewards at the colourful closing ceremony The Closing Ceremony and Award Night of the 8th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), 2022, was held at the Jaswant Thada Lawn, at the foot of the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, on 30 March. It included a colorful cultural dance programme, to mark Rajasthan Diwas, the Founding Day of the State of Rajasthan. Nagar Nigam (Municipal Council) North Mayor Ms. Kunti Deora Parihar was present on the occasion as the chief gu...

RIFF 08, 2022, 07: Third and final list of selected films released

RIFF 08, 2022, 07: Third and final list of selected films released The Third and the final list of the officially selected films to be shown at the 8th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) was released this week. It includes Student Hindi short film Riddle, Directed and Produced by Umang Patel, Rajasthani Short Film Mhari Pyari Baisa, Directed and Produced by Narpat Singh Gaur, Hindi short film Tooti Chappal, Directed and Produced by Kuldeep Vyas, two Hindi Music Video Albums by Kunal...

RIFF, 08, 2022, 05: Second list of selected films out

RIFF, 08, 2022, 05: Second list of selected films out The second list of films officially selected for the Rajasthan International Film Festival, Jodhpur, 25-30 March, 2022, has been released. It includes the Yadu Vijayakrishnan directed Sanskrit feature film Bhagavadajjukam (The Monk and The Courtesan), Pankaj Rao and Ankit Agarwal directed Hindi music video album, Piya Milan Rut Aayi Re..., Kautuk Saksena directed English/Hindi feature film, Say It Thrice, Hemant Seervi directed Hindi featu...

RIFF, 08, 2022, 04: Komal Nahta chosen for the Outstanding Contribution to The Business of Cinema award

RIFF, 08, 2022, 04: Komal Nahta chosen for the Outstanding Contribution to The Business of Cinema award According to an official announcement, Mumbai-based Komal Nahta has been chosen for the Outstanding Contribution to The Business of Cinema award at the 8th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF). Belonging to Jodhpur, Rajasthan, the venue of RIFF, Komal Nahta is a leading film trade analyst. His magazine, Film Information, founded by his father, Ramraj Nahata, is the oldest trade magazi...

RIFF 08, 2022, 03: Lyricist Sayeed Qadri to be honoured with Hasrat Jaipuri Award

RIFF 08, 2022, 03: Lyricist Sayeed Qadri to be honoured with Hasrat Jaipuri Award The 8th edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) will be organised by RIFF Film Club from 25 to 30 March, 2022. It will also celebrate Rajasthan Diwas, the Founding Day of Rajasthan state, which falls on 30 March. Somendra Harsh, Founder and Festival Director stated, "This year, writer and lyricist Sayeed Qadri will be awarded the Hasrat Jaipuri Award for his Contribution in Cinema. The a...

RIFF 08, 2022, 01: Oscar 2021 nominated film Mmmm-Sound of Pain selected for RIFF 2022

RIFF 08, 2022, 01: Oscar 2021 nominated film Mmmm-Sound of Pain selected for RIFF 2022 Organisers of the 8th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) released the first list of selected films yesterday. It comprises 20 films: 8 Features, 6 Short Films, 3 Documentaries, 1 Music Video and 2 Student Short Films. Oscars 2021 nominated Vijeesh Mani's film Mmmm - Sound of Pain will be a star attraction at the event. RIFF, organised by the RIFF Film Club, will be held from 25th to 30...

Cinemasthan in Rajasthan: A RIFF Film Club initiative

Cinemasthan in Rajasthan: A RIFF Film Club initiative Cinemasthan is an Online Over-the-Top (OTT) video streaming platform initiated by RIFF Film Club. Cinemasthan primarily focusses on Rajasthani Language content, and also offers Short Films, Music Video Albums, Feature films, Documentary Films, Animation Films & Regional Films, from India and abroad. Cinemasthan is Rajasthan's first local OTT Platform which has a highly evolved video streaming technology and pays high attention to t...

RIFF 7, 05: Pride of Rajasthan Award to go to producer Om Chhangani

RIFF 7, 05: Pride of Rajasthan Award to go to producer Om Chhangani The 7th edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), accredited by the Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI-North Region) will be organised by the RIFF Film Club, in a Hybrid Format, from 20 to 24th March 2021 in Jaipur and Jodhpur, Rajasthan - India. This year, the theme for the RIFF 2021 is "Music in Cinema". RIFF 2021 will also celebrate the Pre Foundation Day of Rajasthan. The Founder, Di...

RIFF 2021, 07, 02: Yashpal Sharma to be awarded the Om Puri Memorial Common Man in Cinema award

RIFF 07, 2021, 02: Yashpal Sharma to be awarded the Om Puri Memorial Common Man in Cinema award The 7th edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), accredited by the Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) (North Region) will be organised by the RIFF Film Club in a Hybrid Format, from 20 to 24th March 2021, in Jaipur and Jodhpur, Rajasthan - India. This year the theme for the RIFF 2021 is "Music in Cinema". RIFF 2021 will also celebrate the Pre-Foundation Day o...

RIFF 7, Jaipur-Jodhpur, 20-24 March, 01: First list of films announced

RIFF 7, Jaipur-Jodhpur, 20-24 March, 01: First list of films announced RIFF - Rajasthan International Film Festival, is an organisation in the area of international cinema, initiated by RIFF FILM CLUB, a non-profit organisation , which has made and will continue to make will make endeavours towards imparting a novel identity to the world cinema, through conducting film festivals in Rajasthan every year. The organisation will make attempts to connect the world cinema with the common public and...

RIFF 2020: Winners all

RIFF 2020: Winners all Below is the complete list of award-winners at the 6th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), Jaipur, January 18-22, 2020. The distribution ceremony was held at the Jawahar Kala Kendra. It was announced at the end of the awards function that the 7th RIFF will be not be held in Jaipur, but in another city of Rajasthan. Sources confirm that this was being done to avoid clashing with the other film festival, which is held parallel to RIFF, the Jaipur International F...

RIFF, 7: Films, Knowledge Series and Open Forum

RIFF, 7: Films, Knowledge Series and Open Forum At the inaugural function of the Sixth Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), on 18th January, 2020, at the Open-Air Jawahar Kala Kendra, the following films were screened: My Turn (Korea), Kalamkhush, #Jaipuractivists and Dhanak (all from India). Regular screenings and other sessions commenced at Cinépolis, Jaipur, on the second day, the 19th of January, 2020. Films screened during the morning session were Chitthiyan, Pearl-A Girl...

RIFF 2020: List of films to be screened

RIFF 2020: List of films to be screened Somendra Harsh and Anshu Harsh, Managing Trustees of RIFF Film Club and Founders of Rajasthan International Film Festival, told filmfestivals.com that actresses Zareen Khan, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Anushka Sen will attend RIFF 2020. RIFF's inauguration ceremony will be held on 18 January 2020 at 5 PM at Open Theatre, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur and the awards and closing ceremony will be held on 22 January, also at the Open Theatre, Jawahar Kala K...

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...

5th Rajasthan International Film Festival’s poster unveiled

5th Rajasthan International Film Festival’s poster unveiled Rajasthan’s Tourism Minister, Mr. Vishvendra Singh, launched the poster of the 5th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) today at the Ministry’s Secretariat. The festival will take place from the19th to the 23rd of January. On this occasion, Somendra Harsh, founder of the festival, Anshu Harsh, Director of the Festival, and member of the Advisor Committee and Chairman of the Forti Women’s Wing, Ranoo N...

Rajasthan International Film Festival coming up

Rajasthan International Film Festival coming up Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), named after the north-western state of India where it is held, endeavours to impart a novel identity to world cinema, through conducting film festivals in the state-capital city of Jaipur every year. It is now in its fifth year. RIFF will continue to work in areas concerning technical and academic aspects of cinema. Film-buffs can earmark January 19-23, 2019, in their new year diaries, to be there, a...
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