5th Rajasthan International Film Festival

19th-23th January 2019

at INOX Insignia , 4th Floor GT Central Mall , Malviya Nagar,

Jaipur (Rajasthan) INDIA



Jury members for RIFF 2019 are:



International Jury :

  • Marianne Borgo

    French Actress & Producer

    MARIANNE BORGO is a French actress trained at the Conservatoire National D'Art Dramatique in Paris. In a career spanning over five decades, Marianne has played many classical lead roles on stage in the most prestigious French theatres. She has also worked with major film directors as Luis Bunuel, Robert Wise, Ademir Kenovic, Sandy Whitelaw, Patrick Timsit and James Ivory. She also starred as Adelaide Bartlett in Carol Wiseman's highly acclaimed BBC television series "A Question of Guilt ". This was followed by roles in many other series such "Angels", "Skorpion", "Little Princess", "Pie in the Sky", "Bergerac" etc. 
    Marianne first discovered India in 1977, during the shooting of the documentary series "Spirit of Asia". Since then, Marianne has acted in several Indian film  and stage productions, including the play "Marx My Words" directed and played by veteran thespian Tom Alter. She has also been a film festival consultant and jury member at various Indian film festivals.(  Goa , Nashik , Raipur and Bengalaru )
    Marianne's new film "Holy Waters" chronicles her journey to the Kumbh Mela in Nashik. Her ambition is tofilm a full fledged television series presenting India's ancient wisdom and healing therapies


    Charles Thomson

    Actor & Moderator in Film Festivals

    Charles Thomson has acted in Marathi Movie 1909 playing Collector Jackson of Nasik. Has made guest appearance on Marathi TV serials including Honaar Soon Mee Hyaa Gharchii. Was one of the lead characters in a yet to be released Hindi film ‘Mystic City’. Played Hendrik in Colours TV Code Red episode on the life of Charles Sobraj. Charles has appeared on number of Indian English and Hindi news channels.  Charles is also working with producer/director  Raj Suri, Karigar Australia on an Australian documentary - Bihari Lal - the wandering Australia. Made a short documentary film ‘Devdasi Children of Pune’ shown at both Sydney and Brisbane International Film Festivals.  Worked in four commercials for HCL Technology on YouTube.




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    Hassan Nazer

    Internationally acclaimed Film Maker from IRAN

    Hassan Nazer an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, has by now directed films that have won 14 international awards, and several critical accolades, Hassan been involved in most aspects of the performing arts since he was a child. He had the opportunity to learn under the guidance of Mr. Hamid Samandarian , a native of Iran he went on to study to Scotland at the age of eighteen . he studied film and visuals culture He created World film production which is registered in Scotland. The company is involved in producing films. His recent and 7th feature film UTOPIA(2015) has seen delving into themes of loneliness and isolation. Utopia was official entry of Afghanistan Best Foreign film to ACADEMY AWARD 2016 and has been enjoying top critical and festivals success across the world.


  • National Jury :
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    Ajit Rai

    Media committee International film festival, New Delhi

    Ajit Rai , a member of Media committee International film festival of India Goa in 2010 & Selection Jury Cinema of the World International Competition & Indian Panorama in 2014 & 2015, is one of the leading Film critic of India with wide experience of more than 25 years. The most prestigious Cannes film festival granted him priority Badge considering one of the most important film expert of the world. He is pioneer of Cinema movements in Educational Institutions & small cities of India and Abroad.He has started many International Film Festivals in India & abroad. At present, he is working with Jansatta/ The Indian Express Group and Guest Editor Rang Prasang , a prestigious journal of National School of Drama Ministry of Culture Government of India New Delhi


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    V.V. Maheshwar Rao

    Consultant (International Film Festivals : World Wide)
    Hyderabad, India

    V.V.Maheshwar Rao is A Social Activist For School - College Education Promoting Health --Culture----- Film Education Among Younger Generation For Better Life And Promoting Peace Across World . Project Coordinator For M.K.Gandhi Song On Peace And Non Violence Sung By G. Srinivans Went On To 175 International Languages For Guinness Book Of World Records 2007. He is also social activist, educationalist, film maker, choreographer, jury member, film festival director in international film festivals and consultant in, international film festivals world wide.