Navi Mumbai gears up for its first film festival

MUMBAI: Navi Mumbai, known as the satellite city of Mumbai, will hold its first ever Film Festival, Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF) from 31 January to 2 February, 2014. The festival will be held at the DY Patil Auditorium in Nerul, one of the largest auditoriums in the city.

The festival has been founded with the aim to give a global exposure to the budding film makers. The film buffs will have a repository of fine movies from various genres from across the globe.

The festival is open to film makers from across the globe and appreciates all genres of film making. The films to be screened have been slotted in three categories - student shorts, professional shorts and feature films. These categories are inclusive of short films, AD films, animation, documentaries, music videos and social awareness films. NMIFF will be screening around 22 movies in three days. The winners will be selected by a panel of esteemed jury members and awarded with cash prizes and trophies.

NMIFF Chairman and founder Sachin Khanna, said, “NMIFF is determined to providing an international platform to talented filmmakers. We want Navi Mumbai to be highlighted as International spot which is yet deprived of any festival like this. This will expose local talent too of the area on world map. This is our first year and we have already received an overwhelming response and are looking forward to a great three day festival showcasing some of the best films.”

The registration for passes can be made online on the film festival’s website at

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