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Next MAMI Fest in South Mumbai; NCPA and Inox are venues

MUMBAI: The Board of Trustees of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) has revealed what transpired at a meeting yesterday. The trustees met and discussed the upcoming 14th Mumbai Film Festival, a Reliance Entertainment initiative.


Film dignitaries present at the meeting included MAMI chairman Shyam Benegal, trustees - Ramesh Sippy, Sudhir Mishra, Ashutosh Gowariker, Amol Palekar, Amit Khanna, Reliance Entertainment CEO Sanjeev Lamba and festival director Srinivasan Narayanan.


New additions to the board are filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Sudhir Mishra.


After a growing demand from cinema enthusiasts to accommodate them in larger number, it was decided to move the festival to South Mumbai, with NCPA and Inox as the festival venues.


To celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema, the Mumbai Film Festival has decided to introduce a ‘Competition‘ section for Indian films with a cumulative cash reward of Rs 1.5 million (USD 31,000 approx).


Other special events are also being chalked out to celebrate the 100 years of Indian Cinema during the course of the Festival.


Through a special selection of films in the Celebration of Italian Cinema, the Festival will pay tribute to Italian Cinema by way of a special selection of films. The package will include films from all major directors and also restored films like ‘Maciste‘ (1915) and ‘Inferno‘ (1911). The section is to be organised in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in India and Mr. Italo Spinelli.


Following last year‘s roaring response for the French films, the new edition of "Rendezvous with French Cinema" will be hosted by the 14th Mumbai Film Festival in collaboration with the Embassy of France in India and Unifrance.


The Mumbai Film Festival will be held from 18 to 25 October.

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