COUNTDOWN FOR MIFF 2020 BEGINS !
8 DAYS TO GO FOR THE WEEKLONG FILM FESTIVAL
Much awaited by cinephiles across India and the world, the 16th MIFF-2020 (Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short Fiction and Animation films), will be inaugurated on 28th January, 2020 at 5.00 pm at Nehru Centre Auditorium, Worli. The festival will conclude with an award ceremony at the same venue on 3rd February at 5.00 p.m. Screening and other special events of the festival, the oldest international event for non-feature films in South Asia; will beheld at Films Division complex at 24, Dr. G. Deshmukh
16th edition of MIFF will be special in many respects. Apart from screening of wide variety of films in competition sections, departed legends of
MIFF attracts film makers from all over the world. The number of entries received this year is testimony to the credibility of the festival. The 16th edition has received a record 729 entries in National and 144 in International competiti
The MIFF 2020 will have a number of attractions such as a special package of films from European Union, Animation package from Russia, Finland and Balkan, Oscar nominated fil
Similarly, curated films from North-East India, best of various International Film Festivals and eminent film maker SatyajitRay’s films such as Sukumar Ray, Rabindranath Tagore, The inner Eye, and iconic film Pikoo will be screened. Student films from FTII / SRFTI / NID / FTIT/ Srishti / Craft School/ Whistling Wood add to the list of films eagerly awaited by delegates of MIFF. Other highlights include Open Forum by IDPA, ‘Film Editing’ workshop by B. Lenin, ‘Drone Cinematography’ Workshop by Indian Institute of Drones, Master classes by acclaimed animator Michael Dudok De Wit (Poland), senior film academician Thomas Waugh (Canada) and many more.
Added attractions in MIFF 2020 are Sculpture and Photo Exhibition-cum-demonstration t
Commemorate 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and celebration of Centenary of Satyajit Ray. MIFF will pay homage to Mrinal Sen, Ram Mohan, Bhimsain Khurana, VG Samant, Vijaya Mule, Manjir
A mobile app for MIFF has been launched by Ms. SmitaVats Sharma , Fest
The Festival Director- MIFF further also informed, “MIFF 2020 will facilitate conversations, Q& A sessions and B2B meets between filmmakers and OTT players, to help filmmakers better market their films”. Mumbai International Film Festival is a platform not only for Indian film makers but also for film-makers from across the world, she added.
Ms. Smita Vats Sharma also informed that a special award for the best short film on ‘Water Conservation and Climate Change’ carrying One lakh cash and trophy has been instituted in the current edition of the festival.
Ms. Vats Sharma further said “MIFF not only recognises best talents in documentary, short fiction and animation films by bestowing Golden and Silver Conches and trophies, but it also gives away handsome cash awards in different competition categories. The most prestigious award in the 16th MIFF, the Best Film of the Festival carries a cash prize of 10 Lakh and Golden Conch while other awards carry cash awards varying from five to one Lakh along with Silver Conch, trophy and certificate. IDPA award carrying Rs One lakh and trophy for the Best student film and Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranag
As part of MIFF 2020, screenings of specially curated films will be held at Kalina campus of University of Mumbai, Deviprasad Goenka