Programme 2016

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A Death in the Gunj directed by Konkona SenSharma

After Dark showcases the year’s best thrilling features from all over the world, chosen from the leading global genre film festival showcases of 2016. Focusing on the films made outside of Hollywood system, these genre-specific jewels will delight the audiences and challenge their imagination with unique and daring subject matters. Each film has been handpicked by Jongsuk Thomas Nam who, since 2009, has been the Managing Director of its film industry program, Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF).

This brand new section of films, while addressing the moment, is also a document for the future - one which chronicles for a cinephile or a researcher of cinema what Indian cinema in 2016 looked like, and how and under what conditions cinematic excellence was understood.

The Excellence in Cinema awards go to one Indian and one international film talent each year. This year’s awardees are Indian film-maker Sai Paranjpye and Chinese film-maker Jia Zhangke. This section will play a selection of their best works.  

The festival will launch Marathi Talkies with a bang as it
gears up for the World Premiere of Ventilator, the first film produced by National Award winning actor
Priyanka Chopra.

The section is a prestigious platform that shines a spotlight on new cinematic voices. It is open to debut filmmakers from all over the world who have films made within one calendar year of the Festival.

India Gold is a competition section for the Indian feature films. Through this section, the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star showcases breakthrough contemporary Indian films produced in India this year and provides them a platform for promotion internationally.

Dimensions Mumbai is a short film section that focuses on the young filmmakers of Mumbai. The section screens short films from local filmmakers under the age of 25.

A competitive section where the most outstanding, imaginative and compelling features and shorts; live action, documentary and animation films for young audiences, produced in the current year vie for children’s jury awards.

A non-competitive section which presents a variety of acclaimed films to children and young adults to nurture their appetite for distinctive artistic experiences.

This section features India premieres of the best and most acclaimed films from all over the world made in this calendar year.

The India Story features films by Indian filmmakers that highlight and celebrate the diversity of India. Featuring a potpourri of languages, storytelling methods and forms, films in this section spotlight talent from different regions and underline the wealth of narratives, which make up the Indian experience.

Films in this category celebrate the Indian Diaspora and the multiple narratives of the Indian experience outside of India. The section features filmmakers of Indian origin across the world and showcases the cultural crossroads they inhabit.

Showcasing the works of a master of Indian and International Cinema, through this section Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival pays tribute to auteurs and storytellers who have left a lasting impact on Indian and International cinema.

The Festival is deeply committed to honouring and preserving cinematic legacy and this section showcases digitally restored classic films from India and around the world.

Rendezvous presents the best in contemporary French filmmaking.

The New Medium presents the moving image as a young form - as the seventh art, a little over a century old. Scouring the living history of cinema - from its birth to the contemporary moment, the program brings together works that have shaped and transcended the language of cinema in both form and content. Powerful and relevant at the times they were made, they remain transformative as experiences. Traveling back and forth through the space and time of cinema, the programme invites us to experience first hand some remarkable trajectories from the chronicles of cinema.

The New Medium is formulated and programmed by Shaina Anand, founding member of the collaborative studio CAMP, and the Indian Cinema Foundation.