Festival News
1 November 2023 | Article
Jio MAMI Day 06 | Highlights

The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023 continues to bring together film enthusiasts, creators, and industry professionals for an enriching cinematic experience.

1 November 2023 | Article
Barir Naam Shahana by Lagan Mangla | Young Critics Lab Review

Leesa Gazi’s debut fiction feature, Barir Naam Shahana, begins by setting the gaze of the film which sees Dipa as a fighter more than a victim. In the opening sequence, we find her in a government office in a rural Bangladesh town being handed over the divorce papers. 

31 October 2023 | Article
Jio MAMI Day 05 | Highlights

A cosmic coincidence placed Halloween in the midst of Jio MAMI, and the festival celebrated it in style. Jio MAMI presented a devilish Halloween double bill like never before. Two thrilling packages featuring films like “Mermaid,” “Raging Grace,” “Dead Enders,” and “Late Night with the Devil” played back-to-back. The devilishly entertaining evening started with a special introduction by After Dark curator Jongsuk Thomas Nam.

31 October 2023 | Article
The Monk and The Gun Film Review by Aadhya Kancharla | Young Critics Lab Review
“One cannot see one’s own eyelashes because it’s too close to yourself”, this was a Bhutanese
saying quoted by Pawo Choyning Dorji, in an interview on his directorial debut film, Lunana: A
Yak in the Classroom (2019), in reference to the curiosity of Bhutanese people for a life beyond
30 October 2023 | Article
Focus South Asia Non-Features by Lagan Mangla | Press Conference

The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023 organised a press conference on 28th October 2023 at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) for non-feature films in the Focus South Asia section.

30 October 2023 | Article
Jio MAMI Day 04 | Highlights

An industry symposium that also included one-on-one meetings provided a platform for industry delegates to gain insights on the distribution of independent films. The event fostered effective communication among various stakeholders. Special guests Anurag Kashyap and Siddharth Roy Kapur shared their valuable perspectives.

30 October 2023 | Article
Festival Directors Meet by Rajveer Dhanak | A Report

The Festival Directors Meet for the highly anticipated Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023 took
place on the 28th of October, 2023, at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre. Hosted by the
festival's Artistic Director, Deepti Dcunha, the event featured the participation of Italian journalist
Carlo Chatrian and filmmaker Marco Mueller as key panel members.

30 October 2023 | Article
Derek Malcolm Tribute by Aadhya Kancharla | Press Release
The JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival today, as part of its Tributes section to honour the people who strengthen the art form of cinema, offered a screening of Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s The Rat-Trap (Ellipathayam, 1982), in commemoration of the late Derek Malcom, the longest serving film critic of the Guardian (UK), president of FIPRESCI (the international film critics’ circle), and a champion of Indian and South Asian Cinema.
29 October 2023 | Article
Jio MAMI Day 03 | Highlights

Day three was ablaze with standout films where “Maestro”, “Kennedy”, and “The Rapist” took the lead. “Kennedy” received a resounding standing ovation, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and his actors. Today was also the day when the first Indian audiences got to watch Bradley Cooper's "Maestro”. The other highlight of the day was "The Rapist", a film that leaves you with some fundamental questions about life and the choices we make.

30 October 2023 | Article
Thadavu Film Review by Vanij Choksi | Young Critics Lab Review

Read the full review of the film Thadavu by Fazil Razak. Reviewed by Young Critic Vanij Choksi.

28 October 2023 | Article
Jio MAMI Day 02 | Highlights

The weekend at Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival was packed with panels, masterclasses and big ticket films along with some South Asian gems that floored the audiences.

27 October 2023 | Article
Jio MAMI Day 01 | Highlights

Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival begins with a spectacular opening ceremony

The world’s biggest and most prestigious South Asian Film Festival is back with its on-ground edition

An impressive confluence of International & South Asian Talent marked the opening of the festival including Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Mira Nair, Luca Guadagnino, Kamal Haasan, Mani Ratnam, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, Marco Muller, Karan Johar, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Saif Ali Khan, Vishal Bhardwaj among others.

27 November 2023 | Article
Homegrown Short Films At Jio MAMI 2023 You Don’t Want To Miss

The city of dream runs in its own rhythm and shares a love story with those who have been touched by it. In 2009, Dimensions at Jio MAMI Film Festival was introduced by Jaya Bachchan to chronicle the same depth and impact of Mumbai's culture on people's lives as a short film competition for emerging filmmakers.

27 October 2023 | Article
We need to be saved from our own intelligence - Filmmaker Sarvnik Kaur

Modern humans look at death as a finality because we suffer from a lack of imagination. In the story of modern humans, he is at the centre of everything whilst Kolis with their ancestral knowledge views it as a perpetual flux much like the movement of the tides, feels filmmaker Sarvnik Kaur.

27 October 2023 | Article
10 films to watch at the Mumbai Film Festival

Lounge picks 10 films to watch at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, from classics to arthouse sensations and vampire comedies.

10 October 2023 | Article
Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023 lineup announced.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 9 (ANI): The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival on Monday announced its line-up for the year 2023, with over 250 films spread over 10 days. The festival will be held at the Jio World Centre, a convention, theatre and concert hall complex in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai. 

9 October 2023 | Article
Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival to feature 250 films in over 70 languages.

Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is set to return from October 27 for 10 days of a loaded line-up of films from across the world to treat the cinephiles. It will feature 250 films from October 27 to November 5.