Mumbai International Film Festival: News
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Wanted to investigate Valentine’s Day, says filmmaker Utpal Kalal
The doctor-turned-filmmaker speaks about his debut documentary on a major commercial holiday and its dark and lasting contribution to society.
The Secret Life Of Frogs review: Amphibians are the unlikely heroes of this fascinating documentary
The National award-winning documentary, filmed over three years by brothers Vijay and Ajay Bedi, highlights these interesting creatures that reside in the dense forests of India.
Elephants Do Remember review: 93-year-old freedom fighter Rama Khandwala has lost none of her spark
The 38 minute documentary catalogues the now sedate life of Khandwala, among the last living members of the Rani of Jhansi regiment of Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army.
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Pavsacha Nibandh was my toughest film, says Nagraj Manjule
The award-winning filmmaker met with a barrage of questions about the striking short at MIFF and spoke of the provenance of the subject and the difficulties faced during shooting.
The Other Men In Blue review: Inspiring documentary on India’s blind cricket team
The film, co-directed by brothers Tathagat and Navagat Prakash, narrates the challenges the players face despite being world champions.
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Barbara Paz's Babenco: Tell Me When I Die, Nagraj Manjule’s Pavsacha Nibandh win top prizes at MIFF 2020
The nearly week-long 16th edition of the biennial Mumbai International Film Festival came to a close with a ceremony at the Nehru Centre auditorium in Worli, central Mumbai.
Remembering Ram Mohan, artist extraordinaire
The legendary animator and filmmaker passed away on 11 October 2019 leaving behind a strong legacy and many filmmakers building on the basics he taught.
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An Improbable Journey review: A glimpse into S Krishnaswamy's filmmaking world, by the filmmaker himself
Veteran filmmaker S Krishnaswamy has shied away from self-praise and shown glimpses of his work that draw your interest.
Dwelling In Travelling review: Wonderful account of Kolkata's Jewish community
Subha Das Mollick's documentary is an informative, fascinating look at a part of Kolkata's past.
At The Altar Of India's Freedom: INA Veterans Of Malaysia review — Highlights the efforts of forgotten heroes
The documentary gives a voice to the heroic second- and third-generation immigrants, many in their nineties now, who signed up to fight for a country they had never seen.
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MIFF 2020: Documentary filmmaker S Krishnaswamy honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award
The veteran filmmaker was presented the Dr V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement award for his 'lifelong invaluable contribution to non-fiction filmmaking'.
Not a single film critical of the government selected for MIFF 2020, claims Anand Patwardhan
Filmmaker Patwardhan also alleged that an official who rejected an RTI query on the matter is among those whose films have been chosen for the biennial government-run festival.
JJ School of Arts students to make live sculptures on Gandhi at MIFF 2020
The Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) will also showcase documentaries on the various ideologies of Mohandas K Gandhi.
MIFF 2020 to help documentary filmmakers pitch their films to OTT platforms
The 16th edition of the biennial festival will take place from 28 January to 3 February in Mumbai.
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MIFF 2020 to showcase Satyajit Ray’s documentaries
The biennial Mumbai International Film Festival will celebrate the great filmmaker's birth centenary this year.
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Shut Up Sona, Khanaur, Nimtoh head to the 49th International Film Festival Rotterdam
The films will join the Tom Hanks-starrer A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019), which will be the closing film of the festival.
16th edition of MIFF to bring valuable content for filmmakers, media students, cineastes, says festival director Smita Vats Sharma
The festival will be held from 28 January to 3 February at the Nehru Centre auditorium in Mumbai.
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Teenaa Kaur Pasricha: Idea is to reach the universe and tell a story of survival
In an interview, the filmmaker spoke about the long and difficult process of making 1984, When The Sun Didn’t Rise (2017) on the widows of the anti-Sikh riots.
Meet Ramabhadran B, the filmmaker behind the short documentary Thankamma
The young independent filmmaker from Kerala speaks with Cinestaan.com about his crowdfunded short documentary, Thankamma (2016), that is travelling the world.
My job was to amplify their voice, give them a platform: Shazia Javed on 3 Seconds Divorce
Speaking at the world premiere of her documentary, the filmmaker spoke about why she was compelled to focus on subject of triple talaq and the importance of letting the women’s voices speak for themselves.