Jio MAMI Mumbai Movie Competition Unveils Line-up & South Asia Competitors – Deadline4 min read

Mumbai Movie Competition has introduced a packed line-up of 250 movies, together with the 14 titles chosen for its inaugural South Asia Competitors, a part of an enlargement of the competition’s imaginative and prescient to develop into a hub for works from South Asia and South Asian diaspora expertise. 

Returning as an in-person occasion with backing from Reliance Jio, the competition might be primarily based on the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) with screenings going down throughout eight venues and 20 screens in Mumbai. The ten-day competition, organised by Mumbai Academy of Transferring Picture (MAMI), will open with a glamorous crimson carpet occasion at NMACC on October 27 and run till November 5, with the awards ceremony being held on November 3. 

The South Asia Competitors contains movies from debut and second-time filmmakers from throughout India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, in addition to diaspora filmmakers from the UK and Germany. Chosen titles embody Kanu Behl’s Agra, an India-France co-production that premiered at Cannes, together with Bhutan’s The Monk And The Gun and Nepal-Sri Lanka co-production The Pink Suitcase (see full checklist beneath). 

Exterior of the South Asia competitors, the competition can also be screening 22 options and 24 non-features in its non-competitive Focus South Asia part, as nicely presenting eight works in its Icons: South Asia part, together with Paradise, directed by Sri Lanka’s Prasanna Vithanage and One thing Like An Autobiography from Bangladesh’s Mostofa Sarwar Farooki. 

As well as, the Gala Premier South Asia part will display titles comparable to Anurag Kashyap’s Kennedy, Tahira Kashyap’s Sharmajee Ki Beti and Everyone Loves Sohrab Handa by Rajat Kapoor.

Deepti Dcunha, Jio MAMI Mumbai Movie Competition Inventive Director, stated: “We’re very proud that we’ve managed to realize such a various curation in our South Asia part throughout the first yr of us increasing our imaginative and prescient to be a competition that’s centered on constructing an ecosystem for brand spanking new cinematic voices from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora. This dedication extends past movie screenings, aiming to facilitate the change of concepts, collaborations, and enterprise alternatives whereas bringing the perfect of world cinema to Mumbai.” 

In whole the line-up contains 40 world premieres, 45 Asia premieres, and greater than 70 South Asia premieres. The World Cinema part will showcase greater than 90 titles from over 35 nations, together with current competition hits comparable to Cannes Palme d’Or winner Anatomy Of A Fall, Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-tipped Maestro, and Madeleine Gavin’s Past Utopia, which received the Viewers Award at Sundance Movie Competition. 

MAMI’s Head of Worldwide Programming Anu Rangachar stated: “We have now curated a number of the most discerning worldwide titles for the competition viewers. Apart from the buzzworthy titles, there are a number of different titles which have ended up changing into Academy Award nominees from their respective nations. These titles have the innate potential to solely get greater with time. Our curation additionally has some hidden gems that one wouldn’t have the ability to in any other case watch in India, because the likelihood of them independently releasing right here is pretty low.” 

Talking on the press convention, Anupama Chopra, Jio MAMI Competition Director, stated: “With each new version of the competition, we  hope to create a bigger impression for all our stakeholders, from filmmakers to audiences. Our dedication to  cinema and filmmakers stays on the coronary heart of all that we stand for on the competition, and we hope to emerge as a melting pot of expertise from internationally whereas spotlighting and creating extra alternatives for South Asian movies and filmmakers”

Maitreyee Dasgupta, Jio MAMI Co-Director, added: “We’re wanting ahead to internet hosting the 10-day-long competition that provides a platform for established and rising filmmakers to be part of an ecosystem that encourages co-creation and enterprise alternatives. By the varied programmes and competitions, the competition strives to be a vacation spot the place filmmakers and audiences really feel empowered, heard, and expertise the enjoyment of cinema, its impression, and new concepts.”

Different classes on the competition embody Marathi Talkies, showcasing the perfect of up to date Marathi cinema; quick movie sections Dimensions Mumbai and the Royal Stag Barrel Choose Massive Brief Movies competitors; After Darkish, curated by BIFAN’s Jongsuk Thomas Nam, Restored Classics, MAMI Tribute, Retrospective, and a Recap part, revisiting the competition’s choice from 2020 to 2022, when the competition was pressured to happen on-line. 

Jio MAMI will even host an Business Programme, headed by Anupama Bose, who additionally runs the competition’s 12 months Spherical Programme, which organizes screenings, networking alternatives, labs, workshops and masterclasses.

Mumbai Movie Competition 2023 South Asia Competitors:

In opposition to The Tide, Sarvnik Kaur (India)
South Asia Premiere

Agra, Kanu Behl (India, France)
South Asia Premiere

Bahadur The Courageous, Diwa Shah (India)
Asia Premiere

Barir Naam Shahana, Leesa Gazi (Bangladesh, UK)
World Premiere

Dilli Darkish, Dibakar Das Roy (India)
World Premiere

Guras, Saurav Rai (India)
South Asia Premiere

Which Color?, Shahrukhkhan Chavada (India)
Asia Premiere

Mithya, Sumanth Bhat (India)
World Premiere

Rapture, Dominic Sangma (India, China, Netherlands, Qatar, Switzerland)
South Asia Premiere

Shivamma, Jaishankar Aryar (India)
South Asia Premiere

A Match, Jayant Somalkar (India)
Asia Premiere

The Sentence, Fazil Razak (India)
World Premiere

The Monk And The Gun, Pawo Choyning Dorji (Bhutan, France, US, Taiwan)
India Premiere

The Pink Suitcase, Fidel Devkota (Nepal, Sri Lanka)
Asia Premiere

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