The First Edition of Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF) will be held from 31st January to 2ndFebruary 2014 at the DY Patil Auditorium in Nerul. Founded with the idea to showcase the talent & creativity of filmmakers, NMIFF (Navi Mumbai International Film Festival) will give a global exposure to these budding film makers.
Navi Mumbai International Film Festival’s impressive lineup of about 40 movies from across the globe and other highlights were revealed at the curtain raiser press conference held lat week in the presence of Mr Ashok Purang, Festival Director, and MrSachinKhanna, Festival Founder and Chairman of NMIFF,Capt. Samir Walavalkar, Director – Business & Finance, Bisharad Basnet, Director – IT & Digital Networking and Mr. Salim Arif, Director of Cultural affairs, NMIFF.
The jury is the core of every film festival and NMIFF is proud of having eminent personalities on jury this year. Heading the jury will be renowned director and producer from France, Marc Baschet. He has won an Oscar for ‘No Man’s Land’ and ‘Heaven’, ‘Before the Rain’, ’Rain of Life’ are some of his acclaimed films. The jury also includes, Imtiaz Hussain, a writer and director of national fame, known for National Award winning films like Astitva and Parinda and Rohini Hattangadi, the only Indian actress to win the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Kasturba Gandhi in Gandhi.
The film entries for the festival have come in from all around the world and are segregated into three categories- Student, Professional & Feature films with shorts, documentaries, animation, social awareness & music as types available to enter in students & professional categories.
The Student Shorts Best film will be awarded the prize money of Rs. 20,000 with a Trophy & Certificate. The Best film under Professional Shorts is to be awarded with Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 1, 00,000 will be the prize money for the best Feature Film.
The inauguration and opening ceremony of the first edition of Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF) will be held on 31st January 2014, at the DY Patil Auditorium at 11.00 am. Gracing the event with their presence will be the Minister of Public Works & Special Assistance Department, Maharashtra State and Guardian Minister, Nashik District; Member of Legislative Assembly, Mr. Chhagan Bhujbal, Chairman of City & Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited (CIDCO), Mr. Pramod Hindurao, Honourable Mayor of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation Mr Sagar Naik, Ex-MLC of Navi Mumbai and senior NCP leader Mrs. Manda Mhatre and Pro-Chancellor, Dr. DY Patil University, and President, Dr. DY P Sports Academy, Mr Vijay Patil.
Founded with the idea highlight the talent & creativity of filmmakers, the organizers of Navi Mumbai International Film Festival hope to put Navi Mumbai on the international map with the quality of the event and films showcased in it.
The registration for passes can be made online on the film festival’s website at http://www.nmiff.in/