Last month, MAMI announced and issued its Call for Entries through a specially produced film that brought together four of the industry’s leading production houses. The film was produced by Equinox and Vinod Chopra Films and is supported by Dharma Productions and Phantom Films.
Leading stars – Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt as well as some of the most recognised directors, Karan Johar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and RajuHirani, along with Festival Director – Anupama Chopra and ChaitanyaTamhane, Winner of Best Film in the International Competition, MAMI 2014 were seen in the film. The Festival has already received quite a few submissions from across India and the world.
The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) unveiled its new and vibrant brand identity for the 17th Mumbai Film Festival with its sponsor partners, Reliance JioInfocomm (RJIL) as the title sponsor and STAR India as its Associate Sponsor Partner.
Unveiling the new brand identity for the 17th Mumbai Film Festival and speaking about the importance of the Mumbai Film Festival to the city, Anupama Chopra, Festival Director, MAMI, said, “Eighteen years ago, stalwarts of Indian cinema including Hrishikesh Mukherji and Shyam Benegal, created a film festival for Mumbai. It gives me great pride and joy to carry forward the MAMI baton. It’s an enormous responsibility but we have enormous support. We hope to create an event that the city can be proud of.”
MAMI’s 17th Mumbai Film Festival will be held in Mumbai from 29th October to 5th November 2015.
“Films are a celebration of life – they add to life joy and colour; they educate us, provoke us and make us think; they make us laugh. Films influence our own lives in many ways. Jio is Reliance’s next generation business and also a celebration of life,” said Nita M. Ambani, Founder & Chairperson, Reliance Foundation.
“MAMI is India’s leading film festival and I am proud to be on its board. It’s a wonderful space to discover and nurture fresh talent, build audiences and interact with other talent from across the world,” said Deepika Padukone, Member, Board of Trustees, MAMI.