Jaipur - New technique and discovery took cinema to the digital stage and now COVID-19 has shifted the cinema out of theatre to OTT platform, which is one more digital form of watching cinema.

This form can be enjoyed during the 13th edition of Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) – the most-awaited, popular and world’s biggest competitive film festival. The festival will be organised online from January 15 to 19.

JIFF Organising Committee along with UFO’s Plexigo has taken a decision that in this time of COVID, the cine lovers should be given an opportunity to watch selected films across the world free of cost, therefore all films in JIFF 2021 can be seen without any charges. The registration is open for this on the website of JIFF and Plexigo. Registration is compulsory for watching movies.

It is to be mentioned that this time more than 2100 movies from more than85 countries have been received, of which 266 films from 44 countries will be shown online this year in the festival under the competition category. The screening schedule of the film has been put on the JIFF website (http://jiffindia.org). All movies will be shown on UFO’s Plexigo and its application (app) can be downloaded from Google play store or Apple play store. Plexigo is the exclusive online screener partner of JIFF 2021.

Last year 240 films were shown in JIFF

JIFF spokesperson Rajendra Bora said that the films have been selected for the competition in nine categories including 53 feature fiction films, 17 documentary feature films, 123 short fiction films, 30 short documentary films, 14 short animation films, 18 mobile films, 5 web series, contains 4 songs and 2 ad films.

Films of filmmakers who have won prestigious film awards from the entire world have been selected in the festival, which will be screened online during this period.

Atkan Chatkan is definitely a special film, a children’s musical drama, where the phenomenal music has been composed by OSCAR Award Winner, Padma Bhushan A R Rahman. Approximately 2 hours long feature fiction film has been directed by Shiv Hare.

The Silent Party is an 87 minutes long Feature Fiction Film from Argentina | Brazil. It’s made in Spanish and directed by Diego Fried. Just hours before her wedding party at her father's ranch, Laura sets out on her own and finds an unusual party. The music and the vibe relax her from the stress, but a violent act changes the course of the night and of her life, implicating her father and fiancé.

Film critics considered it as one of the 20 best Argentine films to be release at 2020.

The Award Ceremony is proposed to be held during the last week of March or in April after the films are screened online from January 15 to 19.

The announcement of winner films will be done on the last day of the festival on January 19 on the JIFF website.