Programme 2018

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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 2018 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.

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.

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.

THE NEW MEDIUM has been bringing you transformative cinematic experiences since 2016 with its program of genre-defying film works, and by changing our experiences of the cinema hall itself. 
 
This year, over two days (Oct 29-30), sixteen multi-screen films and video installations by pioneering filmmakers and artists, many of them Asian premieres, will be presented in a cinema, which will feel a bit different every time you step back into it. 
 
Shaina Anand conceptualized THE NEW MEDIUM, which she curates again in its third year. Anand is the founding member of the collaborative studio CAMP, and the Indian Cinema Foundation.

The Excellence in Cinema awards go to one film talent each year. This year’s awardee is Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal. This section will play a selection of his best works.