15TH MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL UNVIELS AN IMPRESSIVE LINE UP AND EVENTS
Over 200 films from over 65 Countries to be screened
· USD 220,000 to be awarded as cash prizes
· Costa Gravas and Kamal Hassan to be conferred with Lifetime Achievement awards
· Leading talent such as Bruce Beresford, Asghar Farhadi, Leos Carax, Siddiq Barmark, Nathalie Baye, Masato Harada to attend
· 15th MFF will pay homage to Shri.Yash Chopra, Shri.Rituparno Ghosh and Shri. Pran
· Celebration of Spanish cinema | spotlight on Cambodian cinema | 6th Rendez-vous with French cinema | Kabul Fresh :New voices in Afghan cinema |Experimental films |Costa Gravas retrospective |Leos Carax special tribute
· Mumbai Film Mart will be held from 18-20 October and with new initiatives such as India Project room and Filmy Room
· Special Master Classes by Industry veterans such as Bruce Beresford, song composer Ilan Eshkeri, editor Jill Bilcock, and filmmaker Leos Carax
· Special panels to be conducted by the Academy of Motion picture arts and sciences
The 15th edition of the Mumbai film festival presented by Reliance Entertainment and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) will be held from 17-24 October 2013 at Liberty Cinema, Metro Big Cinema, Marine Lines as the main festival venues and Cinemax, Versova as the satellite venue.
The 15th Mumbai film festival’s impressive line up of 200 movies and other highlights were revealed today at the curtain raiser press conference held at the Taj Mahal hotel in the presence of Mr. Shyam Benegal,
Filmmaker and Chairman, MAMI, Mr. Amit Khanna,
and Mr. Ramesh Sippy,
Trustees, MAMI, Mr. Srinivasan Narayanan, Director, Mumbai Film Festival along with various dignitaries from the Indian Entertainment industry.
This year too the festival has announced new initiatives as part of the Mumbai Film Mart (Filmy Room and India Project Room) and a brand new Experimental film section to the festival. These new initiatives will be in addition to the other competition sections such as the ‘International Competition’, ‘Celebrate Age’ and ‘Dimensions Mumbai’. The total prize money at this year’s festival is USD 220,000.
The 15th Mumbai film festival will also host a celebration of Spanish Cinema organized in tandem with the Embassy of Spain in India. This celebration package will also include classics such as El Verdugo, Seven Days in January, Carmen amongst others.