Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star announces Jurors for Dimensions Mumbai
The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star is all set to bring back the short film category – ‘Dimensions Mumbai’ for young filmmakers from Mumbai with a power-packed jury. The selected jury represents an exciting mix ofinfluential film makers and actors. They are:
Left to Right: Zoya Akhtar (Critically acclaimed director and Head of Jury, Dimensions Mumbai), Nagraj Manjule (National Film Award winner), Richa Chadda (Actor)
Left to Right: Shakun Batra (Director), Kanu Behl (Director/Producer)
Dimensions Mumbai is a short film category that focuses on young film makers from Mumbai; for which the age of the participants must be more than 18 years but less than 25 years. Dimensions provides a platform for young talent to showcase their work. The winning film or films will be showcased during the festival and the winner of the category will receive the Silver Gateway Trophy along with a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000. Dimensions Mumbai Award is supported by Turkish Airlines.
Zoya Akhtar, Director and Head of Jury for Dimensions said, “Mumbai has always been a hotbed of talent and MAMI is an excellent platform to showcase it. Dimensions is a great opportunity for aspiring filmmakers, I am thrilled to be a part of the jury.”
Nagraj Manjule, Director and a jury member for Dimensions said, “MAMI was the first big film platform which recognized my work and awarded me for my first feature film Fandry. My experience as a participant of MAMI was exciting and this year I am looking forward to experience it as a Jury member.”
Richa Chadda, Actress and jury for Dimensions said, “I am delighted to be a part of this jury with such luminaries and people who I admire a lot in general. Short films are here to stay and I find the format of telling stories in a shorter duration very fascinating. I am looking forward to watching these films and brainstorming with everyone.”
The 18th edition of the festival will take place between October 20 to 27,2016 at various locations across Mumbai.