Mumbai International Film Festival: News

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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.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

Article Hindi

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.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

Article Hindi

Kireet Khurana: Need to nurture storytelling in local animation industry

At the 15th Mumbai International Film Festival, the filmmaker opened up on the legacy of his father, the legendary Bhimsain, and the future of the Indian animation industry.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

Review Hindi

The Cinema Travellers review: Nostalgic, heart-breaking tale of past and present in film technology

The reflective documentary features three men — two travelling cinema owners and a film technician, caught on the shift of technologies — from film to digital.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

Review English

I Am Jeeja review: Positive, uplifting look at the extraordinary life of Jeeja Ghosh

The film follows the journey of disability activist Jeeja Ghosh who has helped changed several perceptions and legislations for India’s differently abled citizens.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

Review Hindi

3 Seconds Divorce review: Compelling insight into how triple talaq affects the lives of Muslim women

The informative documentary explores both sides of the issue — presenting perspectives of various clerics, and of the women who have suffered from the ancient law.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

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1984, When The Sun Didn’t Rise review: Stirring documentary gives voice to the widows of anti-Sikh riots

The impassioned documentary highlights the director’s quest to uncover the forgotten, broken lives of the widows of 1984.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

Review English

Velvet Revolution review: Gripping collaborative documentary on women journalists from around the world

Journalists from six different countries speak about their personal experiences in trying cover unbiased, fair accounts of the world around them in this wonderful film.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

Article Hindi

Juhi Bhatt on Veil Done: Many women have to fight for something as basic as a gym

The filmmaker talks about what inspired her to document the journey of three Muslim women from the four walls of their home to a nearby gym.

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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MIFF 2018: Indian animation industry believes in service, not creation, says filmmaker Suresh Eriyat

The National Award-winning filmmaker held a masterclass at the 15th Mumbai International Film Festival to discuss the past and present of Indian animation.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

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MIFF 2018: Ima Sabitri, The Cinema Travellers, Tokri win top honours

While Ima Sabitri won Silver Conch for Best Documentary (under 60 minutes), Tokri bagged Best Animation Film award in the National Competition section.

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

Shyam Benegal to receive V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award at MIFF

The award, carrying a trophy, a citation, shawl and cash prize of Rs10 lakh, will be conferred on Benegal by Maharashtra governor, CV Rao, at the MIFF 2018 valedictory function on 3 February.

over 2 years ago — IANS

Review Hindi

Veil Done review: 3 women's inspiring journey from the confines of home to the gym

Juhi Bhatt documents the life of Muslim women from Delhi's Nizamuddin who have a life-changing experience as they step out to lose weight.

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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MIFF 2018: Anaarkali Of Aarah editor Jabeen Merchant sheds light on editing documentaries

In a masterclass, Merchant shared her process of editing a documentary, and listed a few dos and don'ts for young directors and editors.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

Review Hindi

Chasing Tails review: Meaningful insight on Muneera Shaikh, a champion of stray animals

The documentary, produced by Films Division, showcases Shaikh, who feeds stray dogs and cats on the streets of Mumbai every night.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

Review

Tokri review: Father-daughter relationship shows love and understanding

The emotional clay animated short film revolves around a loving family that has fallen on hard times.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

Review English

Comeback Wool E review: Beautiful hand-drawn images depict gender discrimination

Shantanu Moitra’s haunting music enriches director Sumanta Ghosh's dialogue-free narration.

over 2 years ago — Suparna Thombare

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MIFF 2018: Legendary animator Bhimsain Khurana honoured with retrospective

The 82-year-old filmmaker, who began his journey with the Films Division as a background artist in 1961, was felicitated with screenings from his illustrious career at the Mumbai International Film Festival.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya