Hugh Hefner-Playboy, Activist And Rebel and Smile Pinky will screen in 3rd JIFF

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आस्‍कर “The  3rd Jaipur  International Film Festival, January  27 to 30, 2011,  will screen 150 entries  from 67 countries, including 58  foreign entries & 71 from home country & 12 from state itself,  for this year’s JIFF  Awards. A special jury of international film critics reviewed the official foreign submissions to the JIFF Awards going to be screened at this year’s Festival. Out of 58 selected submissions jury selected two foreign submissions which were earlier nominated for Oscars & which bought it home too.” reported by Hanu.

According to director- The jury selected “Hugh Hefner-Playboy, Activist And Rebel” in (feature film) & “Smile Pinky” (documentary) under world-wood international category. Hugh-Hefner (directed by BRIGITTE BERMAN, GERMANY) is a movie which about a supreme bachelor of his time and the ultimate "lifestyle entrepreneur". Who have forever changed world by breaking the boundaries related to sexuality, age, and gender. He created a revolutionary magazine with great articles in a time when sexuality was not even appropriate to talk about. The film goes through Hefner’s fierce battles with the government, the religious right, and militant feminists and present  a brilliant and entertaining snapshot of the life of a very complex man and the controversies that surrounded him.

SMILE PINKY (directed by MEGAN MYLAN, USA) received the OSCAR Award for Best Documentary Feature.  ‘Smile Pinky’ is a 39 minute-long documentary about a cleft-lip girl and her struggle for joy in an alienating society. The vividly drawn, richly complex cast of characters makes this gripping documentary one of the most inspirational films of the year.

“OSCARS is one of the most prestigious and well-attended film festivals, the formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world and is televised live in more than 200 countries annually, welcoming more than 130,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries, and to have OSCAR winning films in JIFF bouquet is like feather in the cap,” JIFF founder, director & organizer Hanu Roj said EOM. Press Release.