Over 150 films in Mumbai Women Film Festival next month

NEW DELHI: ‘The Grand Seduction’ by Don Mckellar starring Taylor Kitsch (actor of X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Brendon Gleeson (actor of Edge of Tomorrow, Harry Potter, etc) is the opening film of the Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival (MWIFF) commencing from 6 December.


Hosted by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and organised by Oculus Creations, it will continue till 13 December,


The six days of screening will be held at Liberty cinema, Marine Lines; Carnival Cinema, Borivali and Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi.


The festival will be showcasing 152 films judged by Jury members like writer of ‘Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl’ Devika Bhagat, editor of ‘My Name is Khan’ Deepa Bhatia, director of ‘Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge’ Nupur Asthana; Film ‘Bhool bhuliayya’ writer Manisha Korde, the ace ad filmmaker Shivendra Dungarpur and Director and producer Olivier Delahaye from France who has done films like ‘The Wooden Camera’, ‘Nothing But the Truth’, etc.


“We have launched a collection of best films; documentaries, short films and feature films. The 2014 programme with a focus on German cinema will open a whole new corner of the cinematic universe to the audience. The women filmmakers will surely shine on the pink screen’, says Film Department head Ravi Hathalia announcing the schedule.


The festival is also hosting a music concert on 12 December at Liberty Cinema, Marine Lines in association with MTV Indies. The festival will have independent artists and bands that are true to the music in their hearts and mainstream is not something they are drawn to.


Furthermore, the festival is organising Industry Programme Conference that would highlight and provide insights to independent film makers on the most important lessons of ''Breaking In'' into the movie business from the perspective of Industry Professionals.


The ‘MWIFF Excellence Awards’ will celebrate the achievements of remarkable women who inspire those around them either through the media or films in their everyday lives.


Apart from awarding the Women who have participated in the festival, the festival will felicitate Bollywood filmmakers from different departments.  


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