The 8 day long 16 Film Festival started at Golcha Cinema, Jaipur this Sunday. On the first day of the festival, film producer Prakash Patel and Bhavin Wadia told that it isn’t easy to raise social issues in films these days, like it used to be 20 years ago. The censorship policies are just too strict. Sometimes, it feels like the freedom of expression is in danger. They talked about this during a discussion on ‘Politics and Corruption in Democracy’ with senior journalist, Narayan Bareth.
This 16 Film Festival has been organized by JIFF. It will continue till May 22, 2016 from 5p.m. to 9:15p.m. in the evening at Golcha Cinema. Romania’s Stella Peleen, theatre director and writer Ranveer Singh, Ficci Flo’s Chairperson Preeti Saboo, Project Marathwada film’s director Bhavin Wadia and producer Prakash Patel and several other national and international distinguished personalities were present at the festival’s inaugural session.
Today, the film festival will start at 5p.m. with a discussion on the topic ‘Women in current era – special reference – science, environment and films’. Academacian Ritu Verma and Pragya Rathore will carry out the discussion with Ficci Flo’s Chairperson Preeti Saboo and filmmaker Gajendra Kshatriya.
After this, films like Rajasthani short film Bojh, Second Chance, Burn Steling, Lura and Istanbul Notes will be screened for the audience to enjoy.