17th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short Fiction and Animation films will begin in Mumbai today.
The opening ceremony of the weeklong biennial event will take place at the Nehru Centre, Worli. All the screenings will be done in the Films Division Complex, which has state-of-the-art auditoriums. The complex, which also houses the National Museum of Indian Cinema is fully geared up to host the festival.
AIR correspondent reports that the MIFF has got an overwhelming response from filmmakers across the world, receiving a whopping eight hundred 08 film entries from 30 countries.
MIFF 2022 has got an overwhelming response from filmmakers across the world, receiving a whopping 808 film entries from 30 countries. Out of these, 102 films will be screened under the Competition Category, 35 in international competition and 67 in the national competition. 18 Films will be screened under ‘MIFF Prism Category’.
The Best Film of the Festival will receive the Golden Conch award, along with a cash prize of 10 lakh rupees. Other awards carry cash awards varying from five to one lakh along with Silver Conch, trophy and certificate.
The Dr. V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award that carries a cash award of 10 lakh Rs, Golden Conch and a citation will be presented to a filmmaker of eminence for their seminal contribution to documentary films will also be presented.
In commemoration of Bangladesh’s 50 years of Independence the country has been chosen as the ‘Country of Focus’ this year. A special package of 11 films from Bangladesh including critically acclaimed film ” Hasina- A Daughter’s Tale” will be presented at the festival.
Netflix original series “Mighty Little Bheem: I love Taj Mahal” episode will make its World Premiere.
The first animation film co-produced by India and Japan ‘Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama’, will also have its special screening.