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Our Vision

To host the world’s most prestigious South Asian Film Festival and Year Round Programme, focused on building an ecosystem for new cinematic voices, facilitating the exchange of ideas, collaborations, and business opportunities while bringing the best of world cinema to Mumbai.

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Who We Are

The MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), has brought the best of contemporary world cinema and talent to the city of Mumbai since 1997. With its new and expanded vision to spotlight South Asian and South Asian diaspora filmmakers, MAMI becomes the hub for the world to discover emerging South Asian talent and contemporary cinema.

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Along with celebrating cinematic excellence and bringing joy to our audiences, we aim to facilitate the exchange of ideas and provide easy access to information related to filmmaking, funding, film distribution, business opportunities, and strategic marketing support for films and filmmakers. The festival also conducts a robust Year Round Programme that acts as a hub for creators and cinephiles through screenings, networking opportunities, access to labs and workshops for skill development, masterclasses, and, very importantly, creating a community of cinema lovers.

Board Members

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a multifaceted talent and one of the world's most well-known personalities. She has received numerous awards as an actor and producer, appearing in over sixty international and Hollywood films, and became a New York Times Best Selling Author with her memoir "Unfinished."

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Chairperson

Isha Ambani

Isha Ambani is part of the executive leadership teams at Reliance Retail, Reliance Jio, Reliance Foundation, and Dhirubhai Ambani International School. She played a pivotal role in conceptualising and launching Jio in India in 2016.

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Isha Ambani

Executive Director, Reliance Retail Ventures Limited & Director, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited.

Nita M Ambani

Nita Ambani is an educationist, philanthropist, businesswoman and a noted proponent of sports. Nita is the Founder Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, which has impacted the lives of over seven million people.

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Nita M Ambani

Co-Chair

Ajay bijli

Ajay Bijli is the Managing Director of PVR INOX Limited, the largest and the most premium cinema exhibitor in India and the fifth largest listed multiplex chain globally. As the Founder of PVR Cinemas, Ajay transformed the way millions of Indians watch movies for over two and a half decades exposing Indian...

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Ajay Bijli

Managing Director, PVR INOX Limited

Anand Mahindra

Anand G. Mahindra is Chairman of the Mahindra Group, one of India’s top industrial houses with a presence in varied sectors such as agri-business and aerospace. He secured an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts in 1981.

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Anand Mahindra

Chairman & MD, Mahindra Group

Anjali Menon

Anjali Menon is an established writer and director who has won a place in the hearts of Indian audience with her Malayalam films. An alumna of the London Film School,her work has received commercial success as well as critical acclaim among the youth as well as family audiences.

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Anjali Menon

Filmmaker

Farhan Akhtar

An accomplished and award-winning producer-director-writer-actor-singer, Farhan Akhtar is the ultimate Bollywood multi-hyphenate. Born in 1974 to prolific Indian film writer and poet, Javed Akhtar and writer-director, Honey Irani, ...

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Farhan Akhtar

Actor & Filmmaker

Kabir won the prestigious National Award (2006) for his first feature, Kabul Express which was shot entirely in Afghanistan. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2006 and was later screened at the London, Busan, Dubai, Singapore, Casablanca and Cairo Film Festivals.

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Kabir Khan

Filmmaker

Kaustubh Dhavse is Joint Secretary in the Government of Maharashtra designated as Officer on Special Duty to the Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. Of Maharashtra. In this role he drives Policy, Investments, Technology and Infrastructure in the state via various programs and Special Projects.

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Kaustubh Dhavse

Joint Secretary & OSD to Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Rana Daggubati is a National award-winning filmmaker, and a successful actor in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi (Indian) films. Rana Daggubati made a sensational debut winning accolades such as Filmfare and Zee Cine Awards for Best Male Debut in Telugu and Hindi simultaneously for playing ....

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Rana Daggubati

Actor & Producer

Riteish Deshmukh debuted as an actor in 2003 with Tujhe Meri Kasam and has since starred in a diverse array of films such as Bluffmaster (2005), Darna Zaroori Hai (2006), Rann (2010), Housefull (2010), and Ek Villain (2014). He has also ventured into film production...

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Riteish Deshmukh

Actor & Filmmaker

Rohan Sippy is a director and producer based in Mumbai. He is best known for directing Bluffmaster (2005), Dum Maaro Dum (2011), and Nautanki Saala (2013). As a producer, his credits include Taxi No. 9211 (2006) and The President Is Coming (2009).

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Rohan Sippy

Filmmaker

Shivendra Singh Dungarpur is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, film archivist and restorer. He began his career as an assistant director to his mentor, writer-lyricist and director Gulzar on whose advice he subsequently studied film direction and...

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Shivendra Singh Dungarpur

Filmmaker, Film Activist & Restorer

Siddharth Roy Kapur's filmography as a producer includes some of the biggest blockbusters as well as some of the most acclaimed and path-breaking films of Indian cinema. He is the Managing Director of Roy Kapur Films, President of the Producers Guild of India and...

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Siddharth Roy Kapur

Producer

Vikramaditya Motwane is an award-winning Indian writer, director and producer. His directorial debut Udaan was selected to compete in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Udaan also won 7 Filmfare Awards.

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Vikramaditya Motwane

Filmmaker

Vishal Bhardwaj is an Indian film director, writer, composer and producer. He has directed ten feature films, produced five and composed music for more than forty. His directorial work includes Makdee, The Blue Umbrella, Kaminey, 7 Khoon Maaf, Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola,...

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Vishal Bhardwaj

Filmmaker

Five films, three short stories, two web series, an Emmy nomination, 6 Filmfare awards, IIFTC Tourism Impact Award, NETPAC Award and India's official entry to the Oscars outlines Zoya Akhtar's unique ability to create content that breaks the conventional norms and creates waves globally.

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Zoya Akhtar

Filmmaker

Anupama Chopra is a noted film critic, television anchor, and a National Award-winning book author. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. She has hosted and scripted film shows on NDTV 24/7 and Star World.

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Anupama Chopra

Festival Director

Executive Team

Anupama Chopra

Festival Director

Maitreyee Dasgupta

Co-Director

Deepti DCunha

Artistic Director, MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

Sonia Filinto

Head, Year Round Programme

Anu Rangachar

Head of International Programme

Abhishek Kumar

Head of Marketing, PR & Sponsorship