Mumbai Film fest adds new section on theme of growing old with dignity

MUMBAI: he twelfth Mumbai Film Festival to be held between 21 and 28 October has added a new competition section titled Celebrate Age open to ad-films, short fiction films, documentaries and feature length films made on the theme of growing old with dignity.

Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), the organiser of the festival, has launched this competition in collaboration with Harmony for Silver Foundation run by Tina Ambani.

Commenting on the new section, 12th Mumbai Film Festival festival director Srinivasan Narayanan says, “MAMI is committed to creating as many opportunities as possible for budding filmmakers to discover and showcase their talent. Harmony for Silver Foundation is committed to the safety, welfare and joie de vivre of senior citizens. This new initiative by the Harmony for Silver Foundation through the Mumbai Film Festival platform is to make filmmakers train their attention, camera and lights to address the issue of ageing with dignity.”

The competition offers cash prizes of Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 to two selected films.

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