Programme 2017

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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 and provides them a platform for promotion internationally.

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.

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.

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.

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 2017 looked like, and how and under what conditions cinematic excellence was understood.

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

Rendezvous presents the best in contemporary French filmmaking.

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).

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.

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.

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.

The New Medium is a program that takes a historical look at cinema as an inherently new medium, bringing to the screen
both work by cutting-edge contemporary artists as well as seminal films that let us experience first-hand how we got here, and give us clues to where we may go in the future. This year, the section looks at footage films.

In the films we are about to see, any simple connection between footage and film is exploded into a galaxy of possibilities. We call this genre Footage Films, and bring you fourteen formally unique films and three live, and unique performative events that exemplify this quality in film.

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

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.

Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star partnered with Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films to introduce a category that acknowledged the growing importance of the short film format. The mission is to celebrate original short films and help aspiring young filmmakers get an opportunity to screen their works and sharpen their skills through mentoring.