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MAMI Year Round Programme

Welcome to our Year Round Programme (YRP), a series of year-round activities that keep you connected with all things cinema. MAMI Members, a large community of cinephiles, aspiring and working filmmakers, technicians, and new audiences interested in films from around the world, can access the programme that is focused on building cinema watching communities.

We invite our members to watch, discuss, and connect over films from across the world and from the MAMI archives.

We also curate specially designed programmes throughout the year designed to enhance awareness and conversations around cinema from South Asia and across the world

Programmes
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Word To Screen

MAMI Word to Screen market is a first of its kind platform in India where publishers and the literary community engage directly with content creators to option stories for films, TV, and digital. Launched in 2016, the Word to Screen Market has seen multiple success stories over the past few years. Apart from forging relationships, books that have been optioned out of the market are Bhujia Barons by Pavitra Kumar, Indira by Sagarika Ghose, the Inspector Saralkar Series by Salil Desai, Strangers to Ourselves by Shashi Deshpande, The Ivory Throne by Manu S. Pillai, The Spectacular Miss by Sonia Bahl, How I Became A Farmer’s Wife by Yashodhara Lal, and Cold Truth by Nikhil Pradhan.

Word to Screen Market is a dynamic and inclusive platform that explores the fascinating intersection of books and the silver screen. We aim to answer thought-provoking questions: Why do MovieMakers invest in book-to-film adaptations? What drives authors and publishers to see their works brought to life? Are all good books destined for extraordinary films? Through our robust, efficient, and diverse system, we foster constructive business conversations, shaping the future of storytelling. At Word to Screen Market, we celebrate the powerful synergy between the written word and the magic of cinema. Our platform brings together passionate professionals from the film and literary industries, fostering collaboration, exploration, and the discovery of new possibilities. We firmly believe in the potential of a good book to become an extraordinary film. Join us as we create an engaging forum that celebrates this dynamic connection.

MAMI Word To Screen Market 2023 is brought to you in association with A Suitable Agency.

Who can Participate

Word to Screen Market is open to publishers, authors, filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, commissioning editors, development personnel from studios and production houses, and other stakeholders.

Rules & Regulations 2023

Please view and download the Rules and Regulations by clicking on the View & Download Button.

Jury 2023
Kausar Munir

Kausar is a contemporary award-winning lyric, dialogue and screen-writer for the Indian film and television industry. An English Honours and Film Studies graduate from Mumbai’s St. Xavier’s College and Bombay University, Kausar grew up in Mumbai and her career in the media began early.

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Kausar Munir

Lyricist, Screenplay & Dialogue Writer

Bhaskar Hazarika

Bhaskar Hazarika is a writer and filmmaker from Assam. His debut feature Kothanodi (The River of Fables) premiered at Busan International Film Festival 2015. Kothanodi received the “Silver Lotus” award conferred by the National Film Awards of India for Best Assamese Film, 2016.

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Bhaskar Hazarika

Filmmaker

Varun Grover

Varun Grover is a screen-writer (Masaan, Sacred Games), National Award winning lyricist (Gangs of Wasseypur, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Ankhon Dekhi), stand-up comedian, and short-fiction writer (short story collection Paper Chor and graphic novel Biksu) based in Mumbai.

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Varun Grover

Lyricist, Writer & Stand-up Comedian

Sudip Sharma

Sudip is among India's leading contemporary screenwriters and showrunners. He is the co-creator and showrunner of Kohrra, the acclaimed Netflix murder mystery series, as well as the creator and showrunner of Paatal Lok, the groundbreaking Amazon crime drama series. In addition to writing for television,

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Sudip Sharma

Screenwriter & Showrunner