JIO MAMI MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL 2015 GETS ROARING RESPONSE INTERNATIONALLY

The 17th edition of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, in association with the STAR India, has taken place in Mumbai amidst much glamour and glitz. The festival showcased an impressive boutique of cutting-edge independent projects, avant-garde art house films, alongside genre offerings from Bollywood and Hollywood, with a focus on international cult films. The seven-day film festival celebrated the diversity of Indian and international cinema and came to an end on 5th November.Heading the international communications strategy for the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is young, award-winning NRI entrepreneur and CEO of Sterling Media, Natasha Mudhar. The London headquartered business and communications consultancy with offices in India is at the forefront of various international campaigns to engage and connect global audiences for a myriad of clients which include countries, corporates, charities, governments, celebrities and business leaders.Continue reading “JIO MAMI MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL 2015 GETS ROARING RESPONSE INTERNATIONALLY”

Raam Reddy’s Kannada language film debut feature, Thithi wins the Jury Grand Prize in the International Competition at Mumbai Film Festival, 2015

Raam Reddy’s directorial debut, Thithi wins the Jury Grand Prize at Mumbai Film Festival, 2015. The Kannada-language film, which made its Asian Premiere at Mumbai Film Festival, 2015, was the only Indian feature to be selected in the International Competition.The film had its international première at Locarno International Film Festival in August this year and won two top awards – Pardo d’oro Cineasti Del Presente Premio Nescens”  (Golden Leopard, Filmmakers of the Present Competition) and “Swatch First Feature Award” for the best debut feature in the festival.Continue reading “Raam Reddy’s Kannada language film debut feature, Thithi wins the Jury Grand Prize in the International Competition at Mumbai Film Festival, 2015”

Jio MAMI 2015 Diaries Day 3 & 4

We continue the coverage of Jio MAMI 2015 and given below is a roundup of films watched by the MAM team on days 3 & 4.

(for days 1 & day 2,check here)Continue reading “Jio MAMI 2015 Diaries Day 3 & 4”

Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India Concludes,Winners in the Competitive Categores Announced

The 7 – Day event from October 29th to November 5th, 2015, screened over 200 films from 58 countries across the world and

witnessed a staggering turnout of over 7000 delegates which is a record turnout for the festival in the last 16 years.

 

India’s biggest Film Festival Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India, drew to a close onThursday, 5th November, 2015 at the Taj Land’s end, Bandra. World-renowned filmmakers, talent and Bollywood stars walked the red carpet to celebrate the end of Mumbai’s very own film festival.Continue reading “Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India Concludes,Winners in the Competitive Categores Announced”

Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival hosts the ‘Women In Film’ panel discussion with eminent women from the world of cinema

On Tuesday, November 3rd, Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India brought together distinguished women from Indian and international cinema.  Shabana Azmi, Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut, Kiran Rao, Anupama Chopra and American filmmaker Ava DuVernay took part in a conversation on Women in Film that was powered by Lifebuoy and their initiative ‘Help a Child Reach 5’  that examined the position of women in film today.Continue reading “Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival hosts the ‘Women In Film’ panel discussion with eminent women from the world of cinema”

Jio MAMI 2015 Diaries Days 1 & 2

As every year, it’s the time of the year when film lovers across Mumbai rejoice, thanks to MAMI. This year we were looking forward to MAMI, with enthusiasm as Jio MAMI 2015 was supposed to get bigger and better. As usual our authors who attended MAMI share their thoughts about the movies they watched.

Here’s an account of the movies watched during days 1 & 2 of the festival.
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun(2015) Movie Review: Junun-e-Mohabbat

Language : English, Hindi | Running Time  : 54 Minutes | Director : Paul Thomas Anderson 

“Junun” is one of the strangest documentaries but then which Paul Thomas Anderson movie doesn’t come with a bit if strangeness in it. Junun is an exploration of music in a room with a blend of people from different parts of the world. An Israeli musician,Shye Ben Tzur, has Jonny Greenwood playing guitar, Qawwali vocalists, instrumentalists who have been playing the horns, nagara, kamaichi for generations, so far back that even they do not know when their ancestors started playing the instrument.Continue reading “Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun(2015) Movie Review: Junun-e-Mohabbat”

Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India celebrates ‘Women in Film’

Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India will feature a discussion on ‘Women In Film’, where leading women from the world of cinema will come together and share their insights and learnings on the experience of being a woman in the field of filmmaking. The panel discussion which will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd at 2 p.m. at PVR Juhu, will see a host of accomplished attendees like Ava DuVernay, Zoya Akhtar, Kiran Rao, Anupama Chopra, Kati Outinen, Jyoti Deshpande, Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut and Christina Voros.Continue reading “Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India celebrates ‘Women in Film’”

Thithi, a Kannada-language film, is the only Indian feature to be selected in the International Category at MAMI

Raam Reddy’s directorial debut, Thithi is all set to make its Asian Premiere at Mumbai Film Festival, 2015.Thithi, the Kannada language film which premièred at Locarno International Film Festival early this year and won two top awards – Pardo d’oro Cineasti Del Presente Premio Nescens”  (Golden Leopard, Filmmakers of the Present Competition) and “Swatch First Feature Award” for the best debut feature in the festival – is the only Indian feature to be selected in the International Category at MAMI.Continue reading “Thithi, a Kannada-language film, is the only Indian feature to be selected in the International Category at MAMI”