14th Mumbai film fest from 18 to 25 October

MUMBAI: The eagerly awaited 14th Mumbai Film Festival, Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) and Reliance Entertainment initiative will be held from 18 to 25 October.

The festival will be held in the south of Mumbai, heart of the City with NCPA and INOX as the festival venue. This development comes with growing demand from cinema enthusiasts to accommodate them in larger number, thereby expand the cinematic and cultural threshold and enrich their film festival experience.

To celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema, Mumbai Film Festival has introduced a Competition section called "India Gold 2012" for Indian films with a cumulative cash reward of Rs 15 Lakh.

The Festival will pay tribute to Italian Cinema through a special selection of films in the Celebration of Italian Cinema, organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in India and Mr. Italo Spinelli.

The package will include films from all major directors. Restored Italian classics ‘Maciste‘ (1915) and ‘Inferno‘ (1911) will form part of the package of restored world classics that will be screened during the Mumbai Film Festival.

Nine silent movies will be screened with live music at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival in order to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema and to bring back the era of silent cinema. This will give the audience an idea of what early Indian cinema was like.

In addition to screening the best of World cinema to foster a climate of good cinema, the 14th Mumbai Film Festival aims to scale up its Film Market, the Mumbai Film Mart this year.

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