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MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL

Mumbai Film Festival programme is divided into five sections: International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors, World Cinema, Indian Showcase, Mumbai Dimensions and Retrospectives.

International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors is for the best of debut feature films of directors from around the world produced within one calendar year before the festival dates. This section aims at discovering and honoring new talents in the field of direction and providing them networking possibilities.

World Cinema focuses on screening the best films from all over the world produced within one calendar year before the festival dates. This section is meant to be a Festival of Festival films, the award winning and critically acclaimed films screened in other international film festivals and commercially successful, technically superior films. This section is an indicator of the latest trends in film making around the globe.

Indian Showcase, as the name indicates, presents a selection of Indian cinema made in one calendar year before the festival dates. This section is meant to be a show window for the best Indian films targeting the foreign delegates, Festival directors, sales agents and co-producers. The Festival plans to promote this section in a big way and help the film makers network with target group.

Mumbai Dimensions is to tease, target and provide a forum to the young creative minds in the city of Mumbai to come up with the best film on any aspect of this metropolis in any format of their choice. Only students and young media professionals under 25 years of age can submit films for this competition section.

The Retrospective section presents the treasures from the past. It is nostalgia for the veterans to revisit these films and a process of learning and sheer pleasure of watching these masterpieces for the youngsters.

The Mumbai Film Festival Programme aims to present the best of the crop in all its sections.

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MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL

Mumbai Film Festival programme is divided into five sections: International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors, World Cinema, Indian Showcase, Mumbai Dimensions and Retrospectives.

International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors is for the best of debut feature films of directors from around the world produced within one calendar year before the festival dates. This section aims at discovering and honoring new talents in the field of direction and providing them networking possibilities.

World Cinema focuses on screening the best films from all over the world produced within one calendar year before the festival dates. This section is meant to be a Festival of Festival films, the award winning and critically acclaimed films screened in other international film festivals and commercially successful, technically superior films. This section is an indicator of the latest trends in film making around the globe.

Indian Showcase, as the name indicates, presents a selection of Indian cinema made in one calendar year before the festival dates. This section is meant to be a show window for the best Indian films targeting the foreign delegates, Festival directors, sales agents and co-producers. The Festival plans to promote this section in a big way and help the film makers network with target group.

Mumbai Dimensions is to tease, target and provide a forum to the young creative minds in the city of Mumbai to come up with the best film on any aspect of this metropolis in any format of their choice. Only students and young media professionals under 25 years of age can submit films for this competition section.

The Retrospective section presents the treasures from the past. It is nostalgia for the veterans to revisit these films and a process of learning and sheer pleasure of watching these masterpieces for the youngsters.

The Mumbai Film Festival Programme aims to present the best of the crop in all its sections.


TEAM
estival Team
S. Narayan
Festival Director

In a career spanning more than three decades, S. Narayan has worked with every aspect of international film festivals and business of film : as festival programmer-director, international film distributor, journalist, producer and administrator.

He started his career in films in 1983 as the Deputy Director (Programming) in the Directorate of Film Festival, organizers of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Before that, in 1979 and 1981 he was the Liaison Officer of the International Jury at the International Film Festivals of India held in New Delhi.

In 1989, he joined the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), where he headed video marketing and marketing of films overseas. He has travelled widely around the world participating in Film Festivals and markets.

In the year 2001, he started a film distribution company, exporting Indian films abroad and importing foreign films in India. He pioneered the movement to bring in award winning international films to Indian screens on a commercial basis.

He was the festival director of the Golden Elephant, 11th Children’s Film Festival of India, Hyderabad, the most successful children’s film festival in the country. During his stint at DFF, he curated the first and only Wildlife film festival in the country that was organized as a part of the International Film Festival of India in 1987.

Programming Team

Uma Da Cunha
Senior Programmer

Uma has represented international festivals such as Toronto and Locarno in the country and has programmed Indian cinema sections for Dubai, Locarno, River to River Indian Film Festival, Florence, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), Bollywood and Beyond Festival, Stuttgart and Houston International Film Festival.

Her festival career began in mid 1970s with the Directorate of Film Festivals, the central government body responsible for organizing the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Her monograph published in 1967 under her maiden name Uma Krupanidhi on Satyajit Ray has been given place in the library of congress, United States.

Since 1998, she has been editing Film India Worldwide, a quarterly on Indian cinema and programming a special section of the same name for IFFI, Goa and festivals at Mumbai and Kolkata.

Uma was on the Un Certain Regard Jury of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival 2009.

S. Santhanam
Programmer

S. Santhanam worked as the deputy director in the Directorate of Film Festivals, organizers of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) from 1994 to 2008. He was independently responsible for programming of the festival during 2003-2007. He has widely travelled and attended film festivals all over the world notably at Cannes, Berlin, Tokyo, Melbourne, Vancouver, Fribourg, Rotterdam, Damascus, Brisbane, Singapore, Hong Kong, Montreal, Bangkok, Munich and Karlovy Vary.

A graduate from the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu (FTITN), Santhanam has also worked with India’s national broadcaster Doordarshan and the Government of India’s Films Division.

Bikas Mishra

Bikas is the founder and editor of DearCinema.com, Indian portal on world cinema and film festivals. He also writes on cinema for publications such Mint The Wall Street Journal and NDTV.com.

A Masters in Mass Communications from MCRC, Jamia, New Delhi, Bikas has worked as a producer and principal correspondent with leading Indian broadcasters Network18 and Zee.

A member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), he is on the visiting faculty of Social Communications Media Department of Sophia Polytechnic.

Program Coordinators:

Mangesh Mardhekar
mangesh@mumbaifilmfest.com

Prasad Khatu
Prasad@mumbaifilmfest.com

Print Coordinator
Jaising Londhe
jaising@mumbaifilmfest.com