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58 Films Shortlisted For First Jaipur International Animation Film Festival

NEW DELHI: A total of 58 films have been selected/nominated for the screening in the first Picasso Jaipur International Animation Film Festival -JIAFF 2011 out of the 229 films received from 21 countries.

The festival being presented by Picasso Animation College in Jaipur will have 24 foreign films, 13 Indian films and 7 films from Rajasthan. The Festival is being held on 12 and 13 October in Jaipur.

Films have been received from India, Russia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland among others.

Some of the films being screened at JIAFF include 10 films from the Animation Society of India, one film each of Kamini Kaushal (Registaan Ka Jahaaz) and Rammohan (The White Elephant), noted filmmaker Govind Nihlani’s film “Kamlu” which is based on Rajasthan and Nishit Takia’s film “Dehli Safari”.

Of the 34 films from Rajasthan, those selected are: Darna Jaruri Hai, Out of Order, The Unexpected, Masha, L.O.C, An.i.mator: What To Do After 10+2 and Trees The Reason for Life. Details are available at

In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the list of selected films would have been sent to the Ministry for clearance since many of them are not censored in India.

In the first edition of JIAFF, 10 awards will be presented: Best Animation, Best Animated Film, Best 2D, Best 3D, Best VFX, Best Sound Track, Best Modeling & Texture, Best Lighting & Compositing, Best Student Film & Best Critic Film.

The inaugural ceremony is scheduled on 12 October in the morning at Emerald Cinema Hall (Entertainment Paradise). The film screenings, workshop and seminars will be held at Film Bhawan Auditorium, JLN Road, Jaipur.