Mumbai Film Festival(MAMI)

“The time is ripe for sci-fi to take the lead”

Day 3/Int/Experimental Theatre, NCPA at the Mumbai Film Festival 2012 – writes Anubhav Sinha I walk into a quiet but full auditorium anticipating an event that was very elegantly announced on a large sign ‘Science Fiction Genre – Does the

Movie-Goers Vs Movie-Lovers

My first time ever at the MFF (not something I’m proud of) started with the Hansal Mehta-directed, Shahid, a gritty, visceral film based on the life of human rights activist lawyer Shahid Azmi. The excitement outside Versova’s Cinemax Screen 3

Rapid Fire

Amole Gupte, Director What do you think of the MFF 2012? MAMI has been an inspiration right from its inception and it is extremely important to me. Both Deepa (Bhatia) and I call ourselves ‘MAMI groupies’. The first film that was a

“Festivals are stepping stones for new directors”

I was not very happy with the kind of films I was doing. So I took a break and wondered if I should do something different. After Woodstock Villa, I thought I would do some more research. While researching a

Not Just By The Book

From speaking to real-life shipwreck survivors to understanding Pondicherry of the 1950s, screenwriter David Magee tells Sagorika Dasgupta about the exciting journey of setting Yann Martel’s Life of Pi afloat on celluloid Life Of Pi is a famous book. Did you

“Hopefully, festivals will boost regional cinema”

I’m making sure that I can learn as much as I can from different filmmakers

“I like disturbing the rich and the powerful”

My film is in a way like a Hollywood film

Favourite Five

I have heard a lot about him and watched a documentary on him in Mumbai

Workshop Calling

DAY 1 Claire Dobbin hosted a panel discussion on the international and Indian perspectives of pitching films. Joining Dobbin and Magee on this panel was filmmaker Dev Benegal, who shared his experiences as a writer, director and producer of films

“I believe in passion more than money”

At a time when European nations are battling a global economic meltdown with Greece being one of the worst-hit

Rapid Fire

It is a fantastic festival and is only getting better by the year

Producer Kaun?

The second day of the Mumbai Film Festival saw an open forum discussion on‘Who Is The Producer Of The Film

Quick Five With Girish Kasaravalli

There are very interesting films to look out for

“You have to be a little crazy to be a director”

You just have to be interested in striving to be perfect

“The moment an actor is satisfied, he should call it quits”

It is quite commendable that the festival is growing year on year

Reema Kagti

What do you feel about the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) this year? Though I have attended the MFF a couple of times in the past, I have not been a regular visitor. Whatever little I have seen of it has

MFF is a great place for a film to lose its virginity

Over the years I have seen some really excellent films at the Mumbai Film Festival and it is only getting more exciting each year. The selection and the programming of the festival are laudable. And the prize money for the

“Festivals take off our blinkers”

I have always believed that film festivals are a crucial platform for directors and producers to show off their films. I have been to so many festivals all over the world and it was a learning experience. And I have

“New filmmakers have the ability to transcend the system”

Gary Kurtz, Jury Member, India Gold 2012, in conversation with Sagorika Dasgupta India Gold 2012 is a new segment this year. Are there any special criteria for films in this segment? The films chosen for the India Gold segment are

Gitanjali Rao

What do you feel about the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) this year? This is the first time I will be attending it so extensively. In the past, I have somehow missed it because the film festival calendar is always busy around this

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