For over two decades now, the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) has been showcasing a variety films from across the world every year. This edition, MIFF will screen over 400 works under interesting categories like Films From Mexico, Experimentation In Films Division, Animated Love From France, East European Films and more.
“There’s a special competitive category with several awards for Best Documentary Film, Best Short Fiction film and Best Animation film, Most Innovative Film and Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari Award for Best Debut Film of a Director,” says Vinay Vairale, MIFF spokesperson.
The seven-day cinematic extravaganza has received over 800 entries from countries like Azerbaijan, Canada, Jordan and Hong Kong, among others. “We have a panel of juries from both national and international film fraternityies” he adds.
HUE: A Matter Of Colour: (Documentary, Canada) The film weaves together personal journeys, historical facts and an expert analysis to present the world through the eyes of those affected by the problem of colourism.
Celluloid Man: (Documentary, India) It explores the life and work of legendary Indian archivist PK Nair, founder of the National Film Archive of India.
Life And Death Of The Illustrious Rasputin: (Animation, France) It is the story of Rasputin, who becomes the emperor’s confidant after arriving at the Tsar’s Court in Petersburg, Russia.
The Day John Lennon Died: (Documentary, UK) The film traces John Lennon’s last day when he was on his way back home to meet his son and was shot and killed.
Mumbai International Film Festival is on till February 9, at NCPA, Nariman Point, from 9 am. Log on to miff.in for screening details.