The festival, which announced the films from its India Gold, India Story and Dimensions Mumbai sections, has been tentatively scheduled for October 2021.
Ivan Ayr’s Meel Patthar, Arun Karthick’s Nasir feature in 22nd Jio MAMI's official line-up of Indian films
New Delhi - 02 Sep 2020 20:30 IST
Updated : 15 Sep 2020 18:41 IST
The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) has announced its official selection list 2020 for Indian films under the sections of India Gold, India Story and Dimensions Mumbai. Last month, the festival had announced that the 22nd Jio Mumbai Film Festival had been pushed tentatively to October 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, in an effort to support the journey of independent films, MAMI announced its line-up for Indian films, which is the festival's way of endorsing films that would have been screened at the festival this year under normal circumstances.
Smriti Kiran, Artistic Director, MAMI and Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival said, “Our official selection list of Indian films is a show of faith and solidarity in this dark and difficult year. In the light of the festival not happening in 2020, the idea is to support and champion the Indian films that would have screened as part of the festival this yea.r”
Director Ivan Ayr’s Meel Patthar (Milestone), which is headed to the Venice Film Festival, Arun Karthick’s Nasir, Srishti Lakhera’s Ek Tha Gaon, Frida Pacha’s Watch Over Me and Prithvi Konanur’s Pinki Elli? have been selected under the India Gold category.
Speaking about the selection of his film, Ayr said, “I have fond memories of Soni’s screenings in 2018, and thank the selection committee for their recognition once again. In these painful times, any expression of jubilation seems inappropriate, so for now, I will patiently await the day when we come together to watch Milestone on the big screen in Mumbai.”
India Gold Official Selection List 2020 Film: Milestone (Meel Patthar) Director: Ivan Ayr Language: Hindi, Punjabi Film: Nasir Director:Arun Karthick Language: Tamil Film: Once Upon a Village (Ek Tha Gaon) Director: Srishti Lakhera Language: Garhwali, Hindi Film: Watch Over Me Director: Farida Pacha Language: Hindi, Malayalam Film: Where is Pinki? (Pinki Elli?) Director: Prithvi Konanur Language: Kannada For more details (Link in Bio)
The India Story section features Borderlands by Samarth Mahajan, Abharkha by Himadri Parmar, Kuthiraivaal by Manoj Leonel Jahson and Shyam Sunder, Srishti by Paul Ratnaraj and Shoebox by Faraz Ali.
India Story Official Selection List 2020 Film: Borderlands Director: Samarth Mahajan Language: Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Manipuri, Nepali Film: Desire (Abharkha) Director: Himadri Parmar Language: Gujarati Film: Horse Tail (Kuthiraivaal) Directors: Manoj Leonel Jahson, Shyam Sunder Language: Tamil Film: Shoebox Director: Faraz Ali Language: Hindi, Bengali and English Film: Srishti Director: Paul Ratnaraj Language: English, Hindi, Bengali For more details (Link in Bio)
The third section, Dimensions features About Balika by Satyajeet Rajenimbalkar, Cameraman Devdutt Ke Saath Govind Ahuja by Kartik Hegde, Death of a Journalist by Kunal Shukla, Bhavesh Surte, Dharavi To Bollywood by Harsh Matondkar, Sarhad Wale Daddy by Snehal Garg and The Intruder by Rihen Shah, amongst others.
Dimensions Mumbai Official Selection List 2020 Film: About Balika Director: Satyajeet Rajenimbalkar Language: Marathi Film: Bhardol Director: Dinesh Choudhary Language: Hindi Film: Cameraman Devdutt Ke Saath Govind Ahuja Director: Kartik Hegde Langauge: Hindi Film: Daud Director: Nihar Palwe Language: Hindi Film: Death of a Journalist Directors: Kunal Shukla, Bhavesh Surte Language: English Film: Dharavi To Bollywood Director: Harsh Matondkar Language: Hindi Film: Museum Of Memories Director: Navneet Mishra Language: Maithili Film: Sarhad Wale Daddy Director: Snehal Garg Language: Hindi Film: The Intruder Director: Rihen Shah Language: No dialogue Film: The Roof (Chappar) Director: Shreyas Chougule Language: Hindi, Konkani For more details (Link in Bio)
The selected films will not be screened this year either in theatres or digitally, but filmmakers will have the option to screen them at the festival next year in the same section as long as the film stays an India premiere till the end and is not available on any streaming platform.