FAQs - Jio MAMI 22nd Mumbai Film Festival

A note on the festival and the COVID-19 situation

For 22 years, Jio MAMI’s mission has been to galvanise the industry, curate the best Indian and international cinema and bring them to the widest possible audience. That remains unchanged. However, the ecosystem has significantly altered due to COVID-19 for everyone including filmmakers, our audience, our partners and sponsors. The festival has adapted to this changed and changing reality and also put into motion changes that felt necessary and urgent after deep reflection that this period of hiatus brought about. We have reshaped the structure, awards, sections and nature of the festival keeping in mind our various stakeholders, the challenges that the pandemic has raised (especially in India) and the natural course of evolution for any institution. Read on to know more about Jio MAMI 2.0.

*Please note that due to exceptional circumstances the following are subject to change and will be updated according to the evolving situation around the COVID-19 pandemic.

When will the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival take place?

Adapting to a new paradigm, Jio MAMI 2.0 will have an expanded timeline. Instead of a film festival that happens over a week, Jio MAMI is now going to pan out from October 2021 to March 2022. From October onwards until January, under the Year Round Programme, apart from Dial M For Films we will hold select digital screenings and masterclasses featuring talent from all over the world. The hybrid edition of the festival will take place in March depending on how the COVID-19 situation is in India. The tentative dates of the festival are 11th March to 15th March 2022.

Will any digital screenings take place before the physical event?

Jio MAMI will hold weekly screenings, masterclasses and conversations digitally starting from October 2021.

When can I submit my film to the festival?

You can submit your film from 17th August 2021. Please follow our social media handles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or our website for more details. Do read the rules and regulations carefully before submitting your film to check if your film is eligible and which section is it eligible for.

Which sections can I apply to?

If you have a feature-length film (of more than 50 minutes) you can apply to the India Gold and Spotlight sections of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.
For short films, you can apply to City Shorts Mumbai (for which entries are open now) and Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films (for which the entries will open later). For more details on the rules and regulations and eligibility criteria please click here.

Will there be an International Competition section in this edition?

Jio MAMI is deepening its focus on India and supporting local filmmaking communities, therefore, we have decided to let go of our International Competition section.

How can I submit my film?

To submit your film to Jio MAMI 22nd Mumbai Film Festival, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in with your email id or register on the website if you are a new user.

  2. Read the Rules & Regulations to review the eligibility of your film.

  3. Complete the online submission form for the section you want to apply to.

  4. Attach a streaming link of the film screener.

  5. Pay the applicable submissions fee.

In case of any further questions, please contact us at submissions@mumbaifilmfest.com