Jaipur: Apart from its heritage and culture, Jaipur is famous for hosting some big events and festivals related to art, literature, music, food and films.
The New Year has already begun and the city is all set to host some major events in January.
Here is a list of upcoming events that will take place in Jaipur in January:
1. Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF 2019)
The 12th edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi palace
will be held from January 24 to January 28 in 2019. Bollywood Actress Manisha Koirala, Netflix series Sacred Games author Vikram Chandra and many other national and international authors and directors will attend the event.
The past decade has seen the lit fest’s transformation into a global literary phenomenon having hosted nearly 2000 speakers and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe.
Every year, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.
2. Jaipur International Film Festival
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival
Jaipur will host the 11th edition of Jaipur International Film Festival
(Aryan JIFF’ 19) at Golcha and Gems Cinema from January 18 to January 22, 2019. A total of 227 movies from 64 different countries will be screened during the five-day long film festival.
Thirteen short films from Rajasthan have been selected for screening. In total there are 232 movies that have been selected for the festival. At the closing ceremony of the event best movies will be awarded in different categories on January 22.
The genre of movies that will be screening includes feature films, documentary feature films, short documentaries, animation art movies, music Videos, mobile captured movies, web series, and others.
3. Rajasthan International Film Festival
Jaipur will host the 5th Rajasthan International Film Festival from January 19 to 23 at Inox, Jaipur. The event is hosted by RIFF Film Club.
RIFF will screen feature films, short films, documentary films, and animation films.
Patron and Advisors of this festival will be Premendra Mazumdar (Film Festival and Curator – Kolkata), Rita Dutta (Curator and Editor – Kolkata), Ram Kamal Mukherjee (Biographer and author, Director-Mumbai), Shailaditya Bora (Film Producer and Distributor- Mumbai), Ajit Rai – Media Committee (International Film Festival – New Delhi) – Jury and Advisor In the joint role, Raj Bansal of Jaipur (Film Distributor, Writer), Social Worker Ranu Srivastava (President Forty Women Wing), Sudhir Mathur (Social Entrepreneur), Akshay Goyal (District Director – BNI) and Meditation Guru Nirmala Sevani are also included in Advisory Committee. Honorable Secretary of Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce Industries Mr. K L Jain.
An award ceremony will be heady which will include the presence of eminent personalities from Bollywood Industry like Sanjay Mishra, Jackie Shroff, Raghuvir Yadav, Anant Mahadevan, Ashish Sharma, Neeraj Kabi, Shefali Shah, Nandita Puri, Ishaan Puri and many more.
Founder & CEO of Rajasthan International Film Festival Mr. Somendra Harsh said, “In this five-day event there will be extravaganza of film screening, seminar, workshop, knowledge series, film market, exhibitions, cultural program and an award function on January 23. The best films & artists will be honored”.
This year one special category has been decided as ‘The Mahatma on Celluloid’. A poster exhibition would be set by the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Pune on the subject ‘The Mahatma on Celluloid’.” Read also: Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) in Jodhpur to celebrate
4. Gaana Crossblade Music Festival
Jaipur exhibition convention centre (JECC) at Sitapura is all set to host one of the biggest Punjabi music festival of the country on January 19 and January 20.
Second edition of the Gaana Crossblade Music festival 2019 at Jaipur will bring alive the spirit of Punjabi Music and culture via a combination of music genres.
More than 40 popular artists will be the part of the event at JECC over the course of two days for which two music stages has been set up.
The event will include live performances by Jassie Gill, Babbal Rai, Parmish Verma, Bohemia, Jazzy B, Jasmine Sandlas, Shirley, BPraak, and many more renowned artists.
Apart from the musical performances, several fun games and activities will be the part of the two day long Punjabi festival.
Date: January 19 and January 20
Venue: Jaipur Exhibition Convention Centre (JECC) near Sitapura in Jaipur.
5. Parallel Literature Festival
The Parallel Literature Festival
was started in 2017 to oppose the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). The PLF 2019 will be organized from January 27 to January 29 at Youth Hostel Campus near Ambedkar Circle, in Jaipur.
According to the Progressive Writers Association (PWA), capitalism is presenting each and everything as a product in the fields of art, culture, and literature, just to appease market forces from last three decades.
The PLF festival will organize more than 60 sessions in three days. Several sessions on Indian languages including Rajasthani, Punjabi, Sindhi, Urdu, and Assamese will be conducted.
The representatives from Nepal and Sri Lanka will also participate in the festival along with several well-known writers and orators.
Several sessions will be dedicated to the Razia Sajjad Zaheer, who was the famous progressive writer of his time.
First published: January 3, 2019