The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival has unveiled its giant lineup for 2023, spanning a 10-day length from October 27 to November 5, offering over 250 movies. This includes an excellent array of forty World Premieres, 45 Asia Premieres, and 70+ South Asia Premieres, with a awesome one thousand+ submissions for the South Asia program.
The competition is dedicated to showcasing current films and rising cinematic voices from South Asia, aligning with its new vision of turning into a hub for South Asian and South Asian Diaspora cinema and expertise. The focal point of this yr’s competition is the South Asia Competition, featuring 14 movies from debutant and 2d-time filmmakers across India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, the UK, and Germany.
Notably, the non-opposition segment encompasses 46 films, presenting a various angle at the South Asian vicinity, which includes works from Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Nepal, in addition to diaspora views from Australia, Germany, the united states, the UK, Poland, and Spain.
The festival’s press conference, held at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) in Mumbai, witnessed the presence of esteemed board participants such as Anupama Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Rana Daggubati, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vikramaditya Motwane, Zoya Akhtar, Rohan Sippy, and Ajay Bijli. The cognizance is on organising the competition as a platform for fostering collaboration, ideas, and commercial enterprise opportunities at the same time as bringing the high-quality of worldwide cinema to Mumbai.
Deepti DCunha, the Artistic Director of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, expressed delight in reaching a diverse curation in the South Asia section within the first yr of increasing their vision. The competition goals to head past film screenings, fostering an environment for new cinematic voices from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora.
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