Glimpses of Rajasthan Film Festival 2014
Date :20th September 2014
Venue :Deep Smriti Auditorium Jaipur, Raj, INDIA
For the first time, the Rajasthan Film Festival evolved into a two-day event. The second day was reserved for the grand awards night, and so the first day was utilised to hold a discussion and press conference to discuss the current situation of Rajasthani cinema and the direction in which it is going. The panel of influential personalities was headed by the president of Heritage Conservation and Promotion Authority, Onkar Singh Lakhawat. The main goal of this interchange was to provoke the state government to make a move towards the development of Rajasthani arts and films. Various actors, directors, artists, technicians, and writers of Rajasthan’s film industry presented their opinions on the topic.
The second edition of Rajasthan Film Festival award ceremony was held on 20th September 2014 at the Deep Smriti Auditorium. The awards are given in order to encourage regional filmmakers, artists and technicians to continue working to their best potential and to honour and respect their contribution towards Rajasthani cinema. Rajasthani cinema and culture was described with passion in a documentary to commence the event. Mr. T.P Aggarwal, President of Indian Motion Pictures Producer Association (IMPPA) was the honourable Chief Guest. Awards were given out to a total of 24 categories in film. This year, the Lifetime Achievement trophy was awarded to the Nahta family and Shyam Sunder Jalani. These honorary people have dedicated four generations of their family to working with Rajasthani cinema. The other famous artists and celebrities from Bollywood and the small screen who joined the event were actor Karanvir Bohra, play back singer Mohammed Irfan and well-known film critic Komal Nahta. Kachi singh, Rukhsar Ahmed also gave their valuable presence. The famous stand-up comedian Suresh Albela presented a highly entertaining, humorous performance.