History

The Jaipur International Film Festival, the world's fastest growing film festival, is held every year in January or February in Jaipur, India

Launched in January 2009, Jaipur International Film Festival -JIFF became an established in organizing world film festival every year in Rajasthan.

The purpose of this film festival is to promote new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.

Though the film festivals have become a regular affair in most countries, yet most of them cater only to a selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, JIFF intends to organize a festival that connects the film fans & movie goers with the world, especially the serious filmmakers & their associates so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

  • The Thirteen  JIFF 2021 received 2121 films from 85+ countries and 266 films nominated for screening.(COVID 19 Edition)

  • The Twelth  JIFF 2020 received 2411 films from 100+ countries and 240 films nominated for screening.

  • The Eleventh  JIFF 2019 received 2221 films from 103 countries and 232 films nominated for screening.

  • The Tenth  JIFF 2018 received 2019 films from 100+ countries and 136 films nominated for screening.

  • The Ninth  JIFF 2017 received 2004 films from 100+ countries and 134 films nominated for screening.

  • The Eighth  JIFF 2016 received 2176 films from 100+ countries and 152 films nominated for screening.

  • The Seventh  JIFF 2015 received 1807 films from 100+ countries and 159 films nominated for screening.

  • The Sixth JIFF 2014 received 1587 films from 90+ countries and 156+156 films nominated for screening.

  • The Fifth JIFF 2013 received 1397 films from 90 countries and 217 films nominated for screening.

  • The Fourth JIFF 2012 received 902 films from 70 countries.

  • 18000 film lovers and film makers visited the festival.

  • The third JIFF 2011 was held with overwhelming response. 15,000 film lovers and film makers visited the festival. Altogether 600 films were received from 67 countries of the world. 144 short, documentary, animation and feature films were screened from 67 countries.

  • The second JIFF 2010 was held with overwhelming response. 10,000 film lovers and film makers visited the festival. Altogether 350 films were received from 41 countries of the world. 87 short & documentary films and two feature films were screened from 23 countries. Viewers & readers of JIFF 2010- Around 15 billion in the world. Ninety-four films were sent to Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India, New Delhi for official approval, and of that 87 films got censor clearance.

  • The first JIFF 2009 was a first milestone towards success. 3500 film lovers & film makers attended the festival. Altogether 148 films were received from 7 different countries. 58 short & documentaries, and 2 feature films were screened from 6 foreign countries. Viewers & readers of JIFF, 2009 Around 10 billion in Rajasthan, 20 billion in India & 2 billion in the world.