Mumbai Film Festival

  • 10 films that made heads turn at the Mumbai Film Festival 27-10-2013 11:40 AM

    Mumbai: From the French lesbian coming-of-age story to the power crisis in Kanpur, this year's Mumbai Film Festival, which concluded Thursday, presented a bouquet of films from different parts of the world that managed to entertain as well inspire audiences. IANS lists top ten films of the fest: Katiyabaaz: One...
  • The good, bad and ugly of Mumbai Film Festival 27-10-2013 10:48 AM

    Mumbai: With over 200 films from across the globe and eight days of non-stop cinema viewing, the 15th edition of Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), which ended Thursday, was a rendezvous for hundreds of moviegoers to ideate, debate and dissect films. The fest, which did manage to impress overall, irked a...
  • Indian films shine among world cinema at MFF closing ceremony 25-10-2013 12:21 PM

    Mumbai: Indian films such as 'Katiyabaaz' and 'Fandry' won top honours at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival which concluded Thursday night in style with active participation from Bollywood celebrities such as Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen Sharma. The festival, organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), included over...
  • Indian cinema shouldn't lose originality: Asghar Farhadi 22-10-2013 12:30 PM

    Mumbai: Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, known for Oscar-winning film 'A Separation', Monday said that Indian cinema shouldn't try to imitate Hollywood or European cinema, but continue catering to everybody. "I think Indian cinema should not lose its originality by trying to imitate other film industries. It should continue making films...
  • Film on Kanpur's power crisis awes viewers at MFF 22-10-2013 12:09 PM

    Mumbai: Indie documentary 'Katiyabaaz', about Kanpur's battle for electricity, gave the Mumbai Film Festival audiences a slice of modern-day life in the city now plagued by the worst power crisis. The movie not just entertained, but also left viewers inspired. Directed by Deepti Kakkar and Farhad Mustafa, 'Katiyabaaz' played to...
  • Filmmaking getting frighteningly expensive: Mukesh Bhatt 18-10-2013 04:29 PM

    Mumbai: Besides exhibition of movies, film festivals also serve as a platform for aspiring filmmakers to "showcase their talent" and "understand monetization", said Bollywood filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt Friday at the 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF). He was speaking at the opening ceremony of Mumbai Film Mart (MFM),...
  • 'Gopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya' to be screened at Mumbai Film Fest 09-10-2013 05:32 PM

    Mumbai: Two films from the Children's Film Society India (CFSI) - 'Gopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya' and 'Kaphal' - have been selected for screening at the prestigious Mumbai Film Festival starting Oct 17. 'Gopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya', directed by Shilpa Ranade, will be screened in the India Gold Competition category while...
  • 15th Mumbai Film Festival: List of films to be screened 26-09-2013 02:49 PM

    New Delhi: The list of the films that are scheduled to be screened at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival has been announced. Here is the list: International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors The Rocket Dir.: Kim Mordaunt (Australia-Laos-Thailand / 2013 / Col. / 96') La jaula de...
  • MFF to put spotlight on Afghani, Spanish films 26-09-2013 10:51 AM

    Mumbai: The 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), starting Oct 17, will brings as many as 200 films from 65 countries, celebrate Spanish cinema, and put the spotlight on Cambodian movies, Afghani movies and much more for cinegoers. 'The Butler' is the inaugural film of the festival where...
  • Bollywood helps fight depression: Julian Polsler 28-10-2012 04:08 PM

    New Delhi: Austrian filmmaker Julian Polslers new film The Wall (Die Wand) features a woman who one day finds her movements restricted due to some invisible walls. She is completely cut off from the real world now and is facing the challenge of surviving in an alien environment. Julians psychological...
  • Waheeda Rehman remembers Yash Chopra 26-10-2012 04:17 PM

    Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival. Manisha Mahaldar spoke to the legendary actress talking about her latest award. Speaking about Yash Chopra, Waheeda said that he was very true to his subjects and sincere and he believed in love...
  • Mumbai Film Festival celebrates spirit of cinema 26-10-2012 03:40 PM

    Mumbai: An assortment of screenings, world premiers, tributes, discussions, celebrations, press conferences and interactions - the 14th Mumbai Film Festival offered something for everyone and celebrated the spirit of cinema in its true sense. The festival, which ended Thursday, saw the screening of 230 films from around the world with...
  • 'Miss Lovely' wins best film at Mumbai film fest 26-10-2012 11:37 AM

    Mumbai: Director Ashim Ahluwalia's 'Miss Lovely' was named the best film in the 'India Gold' category of the 14th Mumbai Film Festival. It also won 'Reliance Media Works CreaTech (Creativity & Technology) Award' as the eight-day cine extragvanza concluded Thursday here. While Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid' was the runner-up in the...
  • Indians' love for films shocked me: 'Captive' director 24-10-2012 03:13 PM

    Mumbai: Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, whose 'Captive' was screened at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), is amazed to see the love of Indian audience for cinema. "I have been to India several times. First time I was in India I was in New Delhi when I was presented an...
  • Crossover flavour at Mumbai Film Festival 21-10-2011 01:42 PM

    Mumbai: The past few years have seen a lull in crossover films but the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) has screened six such movies, including 'Lucky' and 'Delhi In A Day' and each of them had a fresh perspective and engaging stories with an India connect. The six films were screened...
  • Indian film festivals come of age 21-10-2011 01:28 PM

    Mumbai: On the eve of the Mumbai Film Festival, filmmaker Shyam Benegal had confidently said this is the best festival India has seen so far. As the festival came to a close amid the hits and the misses, the crowds cheering and hooting, his hyperbole became a fact. Benegal, chairman...
  • 'My Little Princes' sweeps MAMI awards 21-10-2011 12:35 PM

    Mumbai: French film 'My Little Princess', directed by Eva Ionesco and produced by Rancois Marquis, swept the awards at the international competition at the 13th Mumbai Film Festival, winning the Best Film, Best Director and the Best Actress award that went to Isabelle Huppert and Anamaria Vartolomei. This year, six...
  • Indian screenwriting in a bad state: Tyrewala 19-10-2011 06:04 PM

    Mumbai: Screenwriting is considered to be the backbone of a film. It is also believed that it is an art form that is in decline in India. Or is it? An open forum held at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival to discuss the same saw some interesting fireworks. "Sorry, but...
  • Great praise for India Oscar entry 'Adaminte...' 19-10-2011 05:20 PM

    Director Salim Ahamed Malayalam film 'Adaminte Makan Abu' was also applauded at the Mumbai Film Festival. ...
  • Missed the movies at Cannes? Catch it in Mumbai 18-10-2011 05:46 PM

    Mumbai: Long queues of mostly youngsters and celebrities are a common sight at the 13th Mumbai Film Festival, which is attracting huge crowds thanks to the excellent lineup of nearly 200 films, many of which had made it to Cannes. "In the last two years, the festival has become very...
  • Clooney film a hit at Mumbai Film Festival 17-10-2011 12:35 PM

    Mumbai: Hollywood actor-director George Clooney turned out to be the biggest crowd puller with his political thriller 'Ides of March' at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival (MFF). The last show of the day, the film began at 8 pm yesterday, but movie buffs started queueing up at 6. Despite that,...
  • Mumbai Film Festival opens with 'Moneyball' 15-10-2011 03:15 AM

    The 13th Mumbai Film Festival organised by MAMI and it promises to be bigger and better. ...
  • Women dominate at bigger, better Mumbai film fest 14-10-2011 02:35 PM

    Mumbai: The 13th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI) that kickstarted Thursday has an impressive line-up of over 200 films from 60 countries, but one stunning difference. Of the films in the highly coveted international competition, almost half are from debut women filmmakers. From the 14 films in the...
  • The techies look at H'wood flick, 'The Social Network' 13-11-2010 10:32 AM

    Mumbai: Let's get the introduction out of the way. The Social Network is the film about Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, set in the middle of two lawsuits, flashing back to the creation and proliferation of the decade-defining website. The film is based on a book, "The Accidental Billionaires"by Ben Mezrich...
  • Mami review: 'Biutiful' 29-10-2010 05:35 PM

    Biutiful by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is a brilliant film. Made by the Mexican director who gave us Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel, it was one of the many jewels of the 12th Mumbai Film Festival. It socked me in the solar plexus and I didn’t want to see another...
  • MAMI comes to a close 29-10-2010 12:28 PM

    It was a festival, alright. For eight days, passionate film lovers ran down the stairs, queued up outside audis, grabbed sandwiches, coffee and popcorn on the go, and even fought their way through, to do what they love doing best, watching the best movies around the world. There were few...
  • MAMI yet to be foreigners' festival: Suhasini Ratnam 28-10-2010 10:00 PM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Film Festival has become the second best such event in India, but it is not so popular among foreigners, says Indian actress-director Suhasini Ratnam, who is on the jury of the 12th edition of the gala. "All the foreigners come to see Indian films in Goa in...
  • India a strong film market: French studio 28-10-2010 06:40 PM

    Mumbai: A leading French production house, Studio Canal, sees India as a potential hub for international films and believes it is essential to create awareness about Indian films abroad. "It's actually a very nice discovery. I decided to travel to India because the Mumbai film festival (MAMI International Film Festival)...
  • MAMI Review: Kanasemba Kudureyaneri (Riding the stallion of a dream) 28-10-2010 01:03 PM

    A brilliant film, that deals with the life of a terribly poor couple, Hiriyanna and Rudri. While Rudri works at a farm, Hiriyanna is a professional grave digger and waits for someone in the village to die, so that he gets to do some work. Hiriyanna and Rudri might be...