Mumbai Film Festival
MAMI aims to nurture a climate of serious cinema. Dropping down the labels commercial and art cinema, it was aimed to foster and appreciate the good cinema and that could only be achieved by going thoroughly and having a complete exposure to the best films across the national boundaries from the world over.
Trustees of MAMI, India
- PRIYANKA CHOPRA JONAS Chairperson
- NITA M. AMBANI Co-chair
- ANUPAMA CHOPRA Festival Director
- AJAY BIJLI Chairman & MD, PVR Ltd
- ANAND MAHINDRA Chairman & MD, Mahindra Group
- ANJALI MENON Filmmaker
- FARHAN AKHTAR Filmmaker
- ISHA AMBANI Director, Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail
- KABIR KHAN Filmmaker
- KAUSTUBH DHAVSE Independent Public Policy Advisor
- RANA DAGGUBATI Actor
- RITEISH DESHMUKH Actor & Producer
- ROHAN SIPPY Filmmaker
- SHIVENDRA SINGH DUNGARPUR Filmmaker and Archivist
- SIDDHARTH ROY KAPUR Founder and MD, Roy Kapur Films
- VIKRAMADITYA MOTWANE Filmmaker
- VISHAL BHARDWAJ Filmmaker
- ZOYA AKHTAR Filmmaker
This renowned film festival in Mumbai is covered as nine sections in total, namely, Dimensions Mumbai, Retrospectives, World Cinema, Above the Cut, First Feature Films of Directors, The Real Reel, International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors and New Faces in Indian Cinema.
The section named as "World Cinema" is meant for the screening of the films that are the best, critically acclaimed in other film festivals of international level, have proved themselves at the technical and commercial level and are the award winners.
The section names as "Indian Frame" is basically meant to showcase the best of Indian films to the global audience. This helps in gaining and networking with co-producers, foreign delegates and directors from the world over. Best films that are produced within the same calendar year before the start of the film festival are considered for the screening.
In the year 2010 a new section for competition was introduced. It was aimed to promote the full length feature films, short films, documentaries and ad-films that are aimed at presenting the fun and happiness that increases with the increasing age.
The best films that prevailed in the bygone era and are yet afresh in the hearts of the young generation are treasured in the section named as the “Retrospectives ". You can definitely feel the nostalgia and the charm of these magical retrograde films. While the "non-competitive section” is aimed at showcasing the films which left out of the International Competition for the First Films of Directors. It includes only the first films of the Directors.
Under "New Faces in Indian Cinema", young, dynamic and emerging directors from India are provided with a platform to screen and showcase their First and second feature films. Whereas the “Reel section” aims at showcasing the best of the feature films and documentaries that have won awards and gathered acclaim for presenting a strong opinion or view related to some social cause, the lives of people and many such related topics.
The tentative dates of the festival 17th edition of Mumbai International Film Festival are 11th March to 15th March 2022.
Juries and Categories of Mumbai Film Festival
Juries for International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors
There are other Juries as well
- Juries for Dimensions Mumbai
- Juries of Harmony Celebrate Age
- Juries of India Gold 2013