MAMI & Reliance Entertainment present 14th Mumbai Film Festival

The Board of Trustees of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) on Tuesday evening shared insights and discussed the upcoming 14th Mumbai Film Festival, a Reliance Entertainment initiative; to be held from October 18 - October 25, 2012.

Filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Sudhir Mishra have joined the MAMI board as trustees and will be actively involved in all spheres of the festival along with the other trustees, as it was announced in a packed auditorium that the festival will move to the south of Mumbai, with NCPA and INOX as main festival venues.

To celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema, MFF is introducing a Competition section for Indian films with a cumulative cash reward of Rupees 15 Lakh (USD 31,000 approx). Apart from, Indian cinema MFF will pay tribute to Italian Cinema through a special selection of films in the Celebration Of Italian Cinema. The package includes films from all major directors and also restored films like Maciste (1915) and Inferno (1911). MFF in collaboration with the Embassy of France in India and Unifrance will unveil the new edition of "Rendezvous with French Cinema".

The dignitaries present at the Board meeting included MAMI, Chairman, Mr. Shyam Benegal, MAMI, Trustees, Mr. Ramesh Sippy, Mr. Sudhir Mishra, Mr. Amit Khanna, Reliance Entertainment, CEO, Mr. Sanjeev Lamba and Festival Director Mr. Srinivasan Narayanan.