International Gujarati Film Festival is going to be held at New Jersey, USA from 3rd to 5th August 2018. International Gujarati Film Festival is a film festival that aims at the promotion of the Gujarati Culture & Cinema on a wider scale. The film festival serves the community of Gujarati cinema by putting forth the immense talent and help attribute splendour to the populace which has long been under-appreciated. Through a series of awards, the festival also provides filmmakers with the opportunity to indulge with a professional network and help grow their knowledge of the international cinematic trends.With the filmmakers and regional cinema exposed as the main protagonists, the IGFF is the first International Gujarati film festival of India to take place in USA. With all the attention of movie-goers limited to Bollywood and mainstream cinema, IGFF comes as a breath of fresh air for Gujarati filmmakers and the Gujarati movie industry as it poses to be a festival that celebrates film content without language posing as hurdle. IGFF has one goal, to show that a Gujarati Cinema has the potential of creating scripts and movies which can stand shoulder to shoulder with any other movie industry. The initiative of the film festival is made by Mr.Kaushal Acharya – Rostrum Media and 1947 Production and Entertainment Inc. UMESH SHUKLA is an acclaimed Director, Writer & Actor for many Gujarati Plays & Bollywood Films. He made his directorial debut with UTV Motion Pictures and directed film like OH MY GOD, ALL IS WELL & 102 NOT OUT with legendary actors Shri Amitabh Bachchan & Rishi Kapoor. His blockbuster film Oh My God was adopted from his own Guajarati play Kanji v/s Kanji. Which was later remake in to Telugu & Kannada Language. Jury members of the first ever International Gujarati Film Festival consist of very renowned and much-loved celebrities from both Gujarati & Hindi Entertainment Industry. ArunaIrani is most versatile Film Actress who acted in more than 300 films in Hindi, Gujarati & Marathi cinema. She was honoured with 57th Film fare Lifetime achievement award (2012). Jay Vasavada is one of the most popular authors, Orator & noted proponent of cinema. His versatile columns (especially ‘Spectrometer’ and ‘Anavrut’) covering various aspects of society and culture is running in “Gujarat Samachar”. In 2010, he has been honoured by Govt. of Gujarat on Independence Day for his outstanding contribution in the field of writing. The Festival is on Film Freeway, world’s largest online platform. Out of all entries 1st preview will happen on film freeway online portal which is world’s safest platform for film makers. Selected final films will be screened at New Jersey during the festival. Selected films for the final competition will be rewarded with IGFF Award. Selected films will be provided 1 return ticket to New Jersey with stay. The festival will have opening film & closing film followed by closing ceremony.

Feature Films In the Competition List
Bhawar
Chal Man Jitva Jaiye
Gujju Bhai Most Wanted
Hera Feri Fera Feri
Karsandas
Love Ni Bhavai
Oxygen
Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjay
Ratanpur
Reva
Super Star
Sharato Lagu
Chitkar

Special Screenings (Out of Competition)

Color Of Darkness
Dhaad
Dhh (National Award Winner- 2018)

Documentaries

Khamma Gir ne
Beheroopi
Mahagamit Sunita

Short Films
Rammat Gammat
90 Seconds
Diary
Selfie in per se