8th Jagran Film Festival Winners
Category Winner Film
Cinema of the Seller – BronzeBBDO WorldwideMirinda – Release the Pressure
Cinema of the Seller – Silver Taproot Dentsu Adidas – Odds
Cinema of the Seller – Gold McCann Erickson Live Love Laugh Foundation – Dobara Poocho
Best Visual Effects Ketan Yadav & Haresh Hingorani Raees
Best Makeup Ruhee Bindra Jolly LLB
Best Costume Purnima Oak Doctor Rakhmabai
Best Set Design Aman Vidhate Doctor Rakhmabai
Best Sound Re Recordist Anish John Trapped
Best Cinematography K.U. Mohanan Raees
Best Editing Nitin Baid Trapped
Best Screenplay Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy A Billion Colour Story
Best Background Score Ram Sampath Raees
Best Lyrics Tanveer Ghazi Pink
Best Singer Female Rekha Bharadwaj Anaarkali of Aarah
Best Singer Male Sukhwinder Singh Jolly LLB 2
Best Music Director Rohit Sharma Anaarkali of Aarah
Best Debut Director
Shubhashish BhutianiMukti Bhawan
Best Debut Director
Avinash DasAnaarkali of Aarah
Best Supporting Actor Female Seema Pahwa Bareilly Ki Barfi
Best Supporting Actor Male Saurabh ShuklaJolly LLB 2
Best Actor – Female Swara Bhaskar Anarkali of Aarah
Best Actor – Female- Special Jury Award Tapsee Pannu
Kirti Kulhari
Andrea Tariang
Best Actor – Male Irrfan Khan Hindi Medium
Best Actor – Male – Special Mention Adil Hussain Mukti Bhawan
Best Actor – Male – Special Mention Dhruva Padmakumar A Billion Colour Story
Best Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury Pink
Best Short Film Slimane BouniaBurning (CELUI QUI BRULE)
Best Short Film- Special Jury Award Rahul ChittellaAzaad
Best Short Film – Special Jury Award Saurabh TyagiMazjhabi Laddu
Best Foreign Feature Film Goran Trenchovski Golden Five
Best Foreign Feature Film – Special Jury Award Zeca BritoBack to 97 (Em 97 Era Assim)
Best Foreign Feature Film – Special Mention Zeynep Sevi YilmazPurple Horizons
Best Feature Film Subhash Kapoor and Fox Star StudiosJolly LLB 2
Rajnigandha Achievers Award Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Special Contribution to Cinematic Art Praveen Bhatt
Icon of Indian Cinema Shabana Azmi
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Jagran Film Festival (JFF) is an initiative by the Jagran Group towards creating a culture of cinema appreciation. It is an honest and sincere attempt by Jagran to spread this culture, and create a platform that connects great content with audiences across the country.

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Featuring One – One Conversation with who’s who of Cinema

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Learn New Skills, Concepts, Opinions on various aspects of Film Making.

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion helps to get the view point from everyone’s perspective. Be it a film maker, actor or a critic.

JFF is surely more than just films , it’s more about people, the cinematic experience, the content display, quality discussions and outstanding master classes …..

Subhash Ghai

My association with this festival has been for a while and I have travelled with the festival for sometime too and experienced the budding film makers in cities like Patna, Varanasi, Dehradun who get inspired and some have also become a part of the industry today. It is not just a platform but an opportunity….

Tigmanshu Dhulia

Most film festivals take place in metropolitan areas… Jagran Film Festival goes on a long ride through 16 cities..giving people a chnace to taste cinema

Rajat Kapoor

JFF has done a great job in screening a rich content not only a must watch for the film enthusiast but also students to learn from it

Akshay Kumar

The idea of entertainment is broader as the B towns are sometime bereft of this culture

Sudhir Mishra

Because of a festival like this, in times to come, we will witness film makers emerge from small towns and create a revolution in the Indian Cinema industry….

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

This festival alone is a symbol of a revolution to come in the near future that will not only change markets and the cinema’s but also the perception of its audience to an acceptance of meaningful cinema.

Shyam Benegal

Everybody is an awaam at a film fest and that’s one of the any things I love about it. Everybody is here because of their common love for cinema.

Anubhav Sinha

Film festivals not only entertain but also enlighten the public

Irfan Khan

The content that runs in JFF is not only outstanding but a great initiative of creating a market for the films that are not under a big banner but a brilliant work in cinema.

Anurag Kashyap

This is a treat for cinema lovers and cinema students

Vidya Balan

For me Film Festivals are the places of learning more about viewing films and reading about it and meeting people who actually made it

Kamal Hassan

A film festival has to embrace the common people and make him/her part of the process

Pooja Bhatt

It’s very exciting that a festival is going to places that it ordinarily wouldn’t. It is such a great initiative as the cinema is such a force in people’s life that they would not have seen such amazing films screened in the festival otherwise

Mahesh Bhatt

Festivals not only bring film lovers together but also connect industry wallahs with the commoners. The exchange of ideas that takes place during interactive sessions is something that benefits both parties

Manoj Bajpayee

JFF is a great initiative where in times like today where content is the king and only ruler to be new big names of the industry tomorrow and these sort of films been screened under the banner of JFF in various towns.

Boney Kapoor

An event such as this, trains the audience in understanding nuances, which they are generally alien to.

Hansal Mehta

The festival that goes through 16 cities…meets a lot of people along the journey

Hritik Roshan

It’s because of JFF that we can get the view beyond the juggernauts of commercial cinema. A world lies out there which showcases the nuts and bolts of filmmaking.

Imtiaz Ali

A festival prepares the market, the audience and the talent of tomorrow.

Dibakar Banerjee

The best part about JFF is that it is a festival that is actually trying to reach out to the audience directly and educating them with the different forms of cinema from across the globe..

Resul Pookutty

It is a brilliant idea of making cinema accessible & for people to watch a different kind of cinema than they do at the theaters every now and then.

Kiran Rao