MWIFF: Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival 2014

The Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival 2014 is the second edition of this event, held in honor of women filmmakers from across the globe. In India, MWIFF is the first biggest celebration of women’s role in filmmaking on international levels.  This year, 126 cities across 62 countries submitted a total of 457 films for screening in the festival. Organized by Oculus Creations in collaboration with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, MWIFF 2014 will commence on December 6 and continue till December 13. The movies to be screened across theaters during the MWIFF have been shortlisted and finalized.

Though German Cinema is the focus of Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival in 2014, a fair number of women filmmakers from the United States and Canada are participating in different “Competition” categories. Apart from the 41 German Films, a host of English films by women directors in the United States and Canada will add to the dynamism of the celebration. The four “Competition” categories are Short Films, Short Documentary Film, Full Length Documentary Film, and Feature Film.

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“We have got good response to our effort to promote women filmmakers and their talent on a global platform despite the fact that Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival is just one year old. The number of film submissions and women filmmakers intending to participate in the festival has increased by many times this year. The quality of the films submitted and nominated for screening is also commendable,” commented Programming Director Mr. Chintan Kuvadia. He was vocal about the creativity and innovation as highlights of MWIFF 2014.

“The Filmmakers meet Filmmakers” session is the added attraction of MWIFF 2014. The participating and the guest filmmakers will interact with the audience in the session. Eminent Bollywood filmmakers like Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar and Farah Khan are supposed to address the session along with other regional and international filmmakers. Another attraction for the aspiring filmmakers is the Industry Conference Program with focus on such topics of discussion as ‘Sales and distribution of films’, ‘Online distribution,’ ‘Growth of Digital Cinema,’ etc.

The jury for Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival consists of some renowned names in world cinema. They are director Nupur Asthana, writer Manisha Korde, writer Shibani Bhatija, writer Deepa Bhatia, writer & director Devika Bhagat, director & producer Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, producer Mitchell Peck, cinematographer Nirmal Jani, and writer & director Olivier Delahaye.

The short films by the American and Indian women directors to be screened at MWIFF 2014: 

  • The Theft by Gauri Adelkar from the USA
  • Bianca by Karina Mello from Brazil
  • Snowflakes by Laura Valladao from the USA
  • Nobody by Jonathan Dubsky from Canada
  • Camille in October by Anne-Sophie Armand-Maguire from Canada
  • Nayan and the Evil Eye by Shaleen Sangha from Canada
  • Ek Taufa-a Parting Gift by Gauri Warudi from India
  • Little Big George by Priyanka Tanwar from India
  • Blouse by Vijayeta Kumar from India
  • Mitraa by Ravi Jadhav from India
  • Cock-Tale by Insia Dariwala Pandey from India
  • Tania & Romeo by Pranav Rajkumar from India
  • Cock-Tale by Insia Dariwala Pandey from India
  • Tania & Romeo by Pranav Rajkumar from India
  • Shunyata by Isha Shiivv from India
  • Badi by Sharmishtha Nag from India
  • Jamie by Ragni Chandrethia from India
  • Mritak by Madhvi Bhatt from India
  • Ek Filter Coffee by Sheetal Shetty from India
  • The Day after Tomorrow by Abhiroop Basu from India
  • INT. Café-Night by Adhiraj Bose
  • Mirrors Never Lie…But What if They Did? By Shikha Alagh from India
  • Selfie by Ramchandra Arun Gaonkar from India        

The full-length documentary films by the American and Indian women directors to be screened at MWIFF 2014:

  • Wanda the Wonderful by Carolyn Macartney from the USA
  • Brinda by Amanda Servulo from Brazil
  • Uranium Drive-In by Suzan Beraza from the USA
  • Gurukulam by Jillian Elizabeth from Canada
  • No Easy Walk to Freedom by Nancy Nicol from Canada
  • Red Lines by Andrea Kalin, Oliver Lukacs from the USA
  • Finding Traction by Jaime Jacobsen from the USA
  • A Little Poland in India by Anu Radha & Sumit Osmand Shaw from India
  • Seventeen Not Required Indians by Soniya Kirpalani from India
  • Indelible by Pavitra Chalam from India
  • Nirnay by Pushpa Rawat, Anupama Shriniwasan from India
  • Women in Blue Berets by Rajiv Mehrotra
  • My Baby Not Mine by Rakhee Sandilya from India
  • Womb on Rent by Ishani K. Dutta from India
  • The Last Adieu by Shabnam Sukhdev from India
  • Salma by Kim Longinotto from India

The feature films by the American and Indian women directors to be screened at MWIFF 2014 

  • Three Colors & a Canvas by Shailendra Vyas from Canada
  • Heartbeat by Andrea Dorfman from Canada
  • The Grand Seduction by Don Mckellar from Canada
  • Portrait of a Serial Monogamist by Christina Zeidler, John Mitchell from Canada
  • Adomya by Bobby Sarma Baruah from India
  • Time Pass by Ravi Jadhav from India
  • Shutter by V.K. Prakash from India
  • Pyaari Dulhan by Sharmila Shankar from India
  • Billion Dollar Baby by Shriya Dinkar from India
  • Kapus Kondyachi Goshta by Mrunalini Bhosale from India
  • A Daughter’s Dream by Monto Pashupati Nath from India
  • Vitti Dandu by Ganesh Kadam from India
  • Picnic by Shomshukla Das from India
  • Raakhandaar by Dr. Mrunalinni Patil

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