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Five-day Jaipur International Film Festival begins with Pakistan's Manto as opening film
Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) started yesterday with a gala opening ceremony. Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 'Piku' was the opening film along with Pakistani film Manto.

Noted Bollywood director, Prakash Jha inaugurated the festival. Jha is to get JIFF's Excellent Achievement Award that is dedicated to screen writers. According to the organizers, the festival would be completely paperless.

On the closing day, 48 awards will be given in various categories. Also, Mahesh Babu's brother-in-law's film 'Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini' is going to be screened at the festival (JIFF).

It is being claimed that JIFF is world's first film festival which received films from 90 countries within its 5 years old existence only and it is known for launching maximum programs in minimum time all over the world due to largest series of workshops, seminars, debates, master classes, networking, film distribution etc.

"Where you are living does not matter, if you are a film buff, come to JIFF to find and see wonderful films, world cinema, Oscar nominee films, films in many regional languages of the World, debut directors film at one place. Meet here with talented people and film makers, writers, directors, producers, distributors, sales agents, find here new thoughts, ideas, business and bright future," said the organizers while offering free registration.

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