Mumbai Women's International Film Festival - MWIFF - 2013

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Amchi Mumbai would have the honour to host the First ever Mumbai Wome's International Film Festival (MWIFF) from 8th – 14th October, 2013 on a grand scale to provide a platform for the women filmmakers.

The festival will be held at 6 different venues to cater to a large number of filmmakers and film lovers. The grand Pink-Carpet Opening ceremony will be held at Ravindra Natya Mandir, 5 days of screening at Broadway cinemas- Oshiwara, Borivali, Bhandup, Fun Cinemas Andheri and grand Pink-Carpet Closing ceremony at Bhabha auditorium Sophia College.

The jury panel of MWIFF comprise of top filmmakers like Namrata Rao, Bhavani Iyer, Sudeep Chatterjee, Mayur Puri, Bhavna Talwar, Aditya Datt, Amitabha Singh, Geeta Singh, Vinay Sapru & Radhika Rao. To support and take the festival at a higher level the festival has the support of Advisory Board members like Vivek Agnihotri, Anshuman Mahaley, Basheer Ali, Ananth Mahadevan, Lawrence D souza, Leena Manimekalai. MWIFF, will alsohave the support of top Bollywood women filmmakers like Zoya Akhtar, Leena Yadav, Reema Kagti, Renuka Shahane, Honey Irani, Sumitra Bhave, for its efforts and will also be sending in their films for screening at the festival.

The invited films about 150 from 70 countries. Indian entries are are ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, ‘Luck By Chance’, ‘Turning 30’, ‘Talaash’, ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.’, ‘Main Hoon Na’, ‘Om Shanti Om’, ‘Firaaq’, ‘Aarman’, ‘Sparsh’, ‘Ramchand Pakistani’, ‘Rita’, ‘Deveeri’, ‘Manjadikuru’ (Tamil), ‘Mala Aai Vhhaychy!’ just to name a few from Indian directors and films like ‘Chutney Popcorn’, ‘Cake’, ‘Cosmopolitan’ from Hollywood director Nisha Ganatra. The star cast featuring in each of these films, the Directors, technicians are invited for screening, which will be followed by a Master Class or an interactive session after that particular screening.

MWIFF is not just about screening films but also about entertainment. Performers like Rajashree Warrier, Shibani Kashyap, Hema Sardesai, Abhilasha Chellam and many others who will be adding charm to the Pink carpet Opening and Closing ceremony. The festival has also organised workshops of noted Bollywood celebrities Piyush Mishra, Sharmistha Roy, Aparna Sud, Rachna Rastogi, Honey Irani, Anjum Rajabali, Alankrita Shrivastava, K. U. Mohanan, Kamlesh Pandey, Ashima Chhiber, Aruna Raje and Dr. Achala Nagar for film enthusiasts on various topics of cinema. It will also have presence of celebrity actors Nandita Das, Shaan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

The Festival is non-competitive and the delegate registration for the film buffs has started. It can be made online on the festival’s website at The delegate passes give you access to attend the grand Pink Carpet Opening ceremony, Film screenings, Master class, Workshops, Seminars, Post-screening discussions, Celebrity attention and Pink Carpet Closing ceremony.

Written by: 

Mohan Siroya


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