Festival News
9 July 2024 | Article
MAMI & Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films reunite to celebrate cinematic excellence in short film formats

Selected short films will have the honor of being showcased at the prestigious MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2024, scheduled to take place from October 19th to 24th in Mumbai

20 December 2023 | Article
Festival Report: The 2023 JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

"Things are bad all over," I thought to myself, as I left ceasefire protests in New York to attend a film festival in Bombay, India, whose recent news cycle included the political persecution of writer Arundhati Roy for a comment made about Kashmir in 2010 — indicating an opportunistically timed defense of occupation.

8 December 2023 | Article
Making of Joram: Manoj Bajpayee, Devashish Makhija & a big studio make the subaltern run

In, perhaps, a first for independent cinema, a major Indian studio backs an Adivasi story. Zee Studios' Bajpayee-starrer, Makhija-directed manhunt thriller premiered at IFFR Rotterdam and released in theatres worldwide on December 8.

1 December 2023 | Article
Mithya review: Athish Shetty shines as a trapped soul in an emotional tug of war

Sumanth Bhat’s Kannada film Mithya, the coming of age story of an 11-year-old boy, is as much about displacement as it is about estrangement

29 November 2023 | Article
‘Next, Please’ Movie Review: Jim Sarbh, Shreya Dhanwanthry Bring To Life The Harsh Realities Of Urban Loneliness

At the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival ‘Next, Please’ was shown to audiences. The film got an amazing response and is all set to release soon online. Is the movie worth your time? Or can you simply skip it? Read the full movie review to find out.

23 November 2023 | Article
Nehemich (2023) ‘MAMI’ Movie Review: Basu’s Short Is At Once both Contained and Expansive

In Yudhajit Basu’s short film “Nehemich,” isolation takes on myriad registers of meaning. Basu, who has co-written the film with Prithvijoy Ganguly,

22 November 2023 | Article
The Film Comment Podcast: Mumbai Film Festival 2023

After a three-year hiatus induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2023 Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival returned this year with a new curatorial team and a robust lineup of independent and art-house work from all over South Asia and beyond. 

21 November 2023 | Article
4 Indian Female Filmmakers Share Their Inspiring Behind The Camera Story
20 November 2023 | Article
Pawo Choyning Dorji Says His Oscar Submission ‘The Monk And The Gun’ Celebrates Innocence

Bhutanese director-writer Pawo Choyning Dorji, whose film ‘The Monk and The Gun’ is the official submission for the Oscars from Bhutan, has said that the film is a celebration of innocence.

19 November 2023 | Article
Kennedy Takes Us On a Deadly Cinematic Rollercoaster - journeyintocinema.com

It has been an impressive eleven years since Anurag Kashyap made waves at Cannes with his five-hour crime thriller drama Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).