Mumbai Film Festival

  • Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival 3 days ago

    Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival to be held from October 14 to October 21. The festival this time is running short of 2.25 crore. "Sustaining this festival is important. It has a very interesting line up with Helen being awarded for her contribution to Indian cinema," said...
  • 10 films that made heads turn at the Mumbai Film Festival October 27, 2013

    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 of the...
  • The good, bad and ugly of Mumbai Film Festival October 27, 2013

    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 October 25, 2013

    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 200...
  • Indian cinema shouldn't lose originality: Asghar Farhadi October 22, 2013

    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 and...
  • Film on Kanpur's power crisis awes viewers at MFF October 22, 2013

    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 a...
  • Filmmaking getting frighteningly expensive: Mukesh Bhatt October 18, 2013

    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), an...
  • 'Gopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya' to be screened at Mumbai Film Fest October 9, 2013

    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 Batul...
  • 15th Mumbai Film Festival: List of films to be screened September 26, 2013

    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 oro Dir.: Diego...
  • MFF to put spotlight on Afghani, Spanish films September 26, 2013

    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 $220,000...
  • Bollywood helps fight depression: Julian Polsler October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Austrian filmmaker Julian Polsler’s 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. Julian’s psychological...
  • Waheeda Rehman remembers Yash Chopra November 1, 2012

    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 October 26, 2012

    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 a...
  • 'Miss Lovely' wins best film at Mumbai film fest October 26, 2012

    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 same...
  • Indians' love for films shocked me: 'Captive' director October 24, 2012

    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 award...
  • Silver Linings Playbook: Anil confident of Oscar nod October 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor feels Anupam Kher-starrer ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ is the front-runner for an Oscar nomination. "He (Anupam Kher) has been a kind of an actor who has been an integral part of so many films, like 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun', 'Ram Lakhan', 'Beta', 'Saaransh', and 'Daddy'. Then 'Bend...
  • Mumbai film fest to offer the best of world cinema October 17, 2012

    New Delhi: From award-winning film French drama 'Love' to Japanese film 'Like Someone in Love' to silent movies and much more - the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, starting Thursday, promises to entertain movie buffs with a mixed platter of some of the best films from across the world. The eight-day fest...
  • Sridevi to do the honours at Mumbai Film Fest October 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Sridevi, who has made an impressive comeback with 'English Vinglish', will light the lamp at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, starting Oct 18. Critically acclaimed Hollywood comedy-drama 'Silver Linings Playbook', starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Anupam Kher, will open the festival. The eight-day fest, presented by Reliance...
  • Bond documentary to premiere at Mumbai Film Fest October 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Bond documentary 'Everything Or Nothing', made to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of 007 films, will be premiered at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival. The new feature film 'Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007' is produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Passion Pictures and Red Box Films. It...
  • Mumbai film fest: List of films to be screened October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Here is the list of the films that are going to be screened at Mumbai Film Festival. Anupam Kher starrer 'Silver Linings Playbook' is going to be the opening film of the 14th Mumbai Film Festival. Opening Film Silver Linings Playbook Dir.: David O. Russell International Competition for the First Feature Films...
  • Mumbai Film Festival: Watch out for 'On The Road' October 11, 2012

    Mumbai: French, Italian, British and Indian - expect a heady mix of cinema from across the world at the forthcoming 14th Mumbai Film Festival, to be held here Oct 18-25. International award-winning films like 'Love' and 'On The Road' will be screened during the gala. Movie buffs will be in for...
  • MFF to celebrate 100 years of Indian films October 10, 2012

    Mumbai: A new section called 'India Gold 2012' has been introduced at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival to celebrate the 100 years of Indian cinema and aims at showcasing the best of Indian Cinema. Henceforth this section will become an annual part of the festival. This new competition section will...
  • Mumbai film festival to showcase silent films October 10, 2012

    Mumbai: The 14th edition of the premier event of Mumbai’s culture calendar, the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, will be held from the 18th – 25th October, 2012 at National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and Inox, Nariman Point, Liberty Cinemas, Marine...
  • 'Silver Linings Playbook' to open the Mumbai film fest October 10, 2012

    Mumbai: The anticipation for the city’s most eagerly awaited cultural event, the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, has become even more intense with the announcement of its opening film, critically acclaimed comedy-drama film 'Silver Linings...
  • Crossover flavour at Mumbai Film Festival October 21, 2011

    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 in...
  • Indian film festivals come of age October 21, 2011

    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 of...
  • 'My Little Princes' sweeps MAMI awards October 21, 2011

    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 of...
  • Indian screenwriting in a bad state: Tyrewala October 19, 2011

    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 I...
  • Great praise for India Oscar entry 'Adaminte...' October 19, 2011

    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 October 18, 2011

    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 good....