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  • Mumbai, India February 2015, TBA
    Festival is Biennial
  • Call for Entry Deadline: September 2014, TBA
  • Festival Data:
    • Established: 1990
    • Attendance: 4000
    • Total Number of Films Submitted: 864
    • Competitive
    • Has Panels
  • Festival Website:
    http:/ / www.filmsdivision.org/ miff/
  • Festival Description:

    The Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short & Animation Films is comprised of several sections, including the International Documentary section longer than sixty minutes for the FIPRESCI Jury, the Indian Competition, South Africa, SAARC, films from Brazil, Oscar Films, Classics, Film Memoirs, films from North-East India, films from Jammu & Kashmir and films on the Second World War.

    Film screenings are accompanied by several forums, interviews, retrospectives, and seminars ranging on subjects from Public Television, Animation and Social Communication to the Future of Film Institutes and the Exhibition/Distribution of Documentary Films in India. 

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  • Email:miffindia(at)gmail.com
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    Mailing Address: Films Division, No.24,
    Mumbai 400 026
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  • Best DOCUMENTARY Film / Video
    Prize: Golden Conch+ Rs. 1,50,000/-
    "India Untouched –Stories of A People Apart"
    Directed by: Stalin K.
    Produced by: Drishti – Media, Arts & Human Rights India Untouched-Stories of a People Apart for achieving the ideals of socially and politically committed documentary film making. The film unflinchingly uncovers the all pervasive, deeply rooted and still existing caste system in twenty first century India, with chilling evidence that it shows no sign of abating in generations to come. The Jury recommends it as essential viewing for all audiences worldwide.

    Second Best DOCUMENTARY Film / Video
    Prize: Silver Conch + Rs. 75,000/-
    "Mahua Memoirs"
    Directed by: Vinod Raja
    Produced by: Ashok Maridas
    Mahua Memoirs for compassionately exposing the ruthless underside of corporate globalization through the ongoing decimation of Adivasi lands, people and their cultures throughout India. Beautifully crafted with outstanding visuals and haunting music, it is an urgent call to re-examine the policies of the day.

    Best FICTION Film / Video (Upto 75 Mins)
    Prize: Golden Conch+ Rs. 1,50,000/-
    Directed by: Rahi Anil Barve
    Produced by: Animaa Films
    Manjha for the first-time director’s fictional expression of child sexual abuse and survival, portrayed in a highly individualistic, graphic and cinematic style. The filmmaker manages to extract outstanding performances from the actors within a stark, industrial urban landscape.

    Second Best FICTION Film / Video (Up to 75 Mins)
    Prize: Silver Conch+ Rs. 75,000/-
    "The Lost Rainbow"
    Directed by: Dhiraj Meshram
    Produced by: Director, Film & Television Institute of India, Pune
    "The Lost Rainbow" for presenting a series of nostalgic, touching moments in an evocative and playful manner, enhanced by the realistic performances of the child actors. The film details how the results of mischievous sibling rivalry can haunt the protagonists for the remainder of their lives.

    Best ANIMATION Film / Video
    Prize: Golden Conch + Rs. 1,50,000/-
    "Myths About You"
    Directed by: Nandita Jain
    Produced by: Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala
    "Myths About You" for a clever and imaginative representation of the history of the Universe, both in terms of Hindu mythology and scientific research, in an original graphic style, all within a short span of 9 minutes.

    Second Best ANIMATION Film / Video
    Prize: Silver Conch + Rs. 75,000/-
    "Three Little Pigs"
    Directed by: Bhavana Vyas & Akanito Assumi
    Produced by: National Institute of Design
    "Three Little Pigs" for presenting a well-known childhood story through wire frame animation techniques in a deceptively simple style. The film has background voice-overs in the form of a conversation recalling the story, which is both engaging and amusing while bridging the documentary form with animation.

    Indian JURY Award
    Prize: Rs.1,00,000/-
    "I’m The Very Beautiful"
    Directed and Produced by: Shyamal Kumar Karmakar "I’m the Very Beautiful" for a personal, complex and often contradictory portrait of an indomitable woman and her continuous struggle in her pursuit of a life of freedom and dignity despite her social stigma in a patriarchal and chauvinistic society. In its style and treatment, the film mirrors the free spirit of the protagonist with abandon and candour.

    and "Thousand Days and A Dream"
    Directed by: P. Baburaj & C. Saratchandran
    Produced by: Third Eye Communications & Vikas Abhyayan Kendra
    "Thousand Days And A Dream" for its poignant and dramatic account of the peaceful struggle of common people against a gigantic multinational company supported by the policies of the state in which the people have been deprived of their vital, basic natural resources and livelihood.

    Best First Film / Video of a Director Instituted by Indian Documentary Producers’ Association. (IDPA)
    Prize: Trophy + Rs. 25,000/-
    "Manjha"
    Directed by: Rahi Anil Barve
    Produced by: Animaa Films
    For the understanding of cinematic form and idiom and having the courage to push the form and tell a difficult story.

    Indian CRITICS Award
    "Mahua Memoirs"
    Directed by: Vinod Raja
    Produced by: Ashok Maridas

    Best Film / Video of the Festival Award ( for Producer only)
    Prize: Rs.1,00,000/-
    "India Untouched – Stories of A People Apart"
    Directed by: Stalin K.
    Produced by: Drishti – Media, Arts & Human Rights Drishti – Media Arts & Human Rights for taking the initiative and having the courage to investigate the issue of untouchability and its ramifications in all corners of Indian society. The Jury strongly feels that this film is in the best tradition of documentary film making and is an inspiration to all filmmakers for independent, thought-provoking, free-spirited use of the medium for social change.

    Special Mention & Certificate of Merit
    "Our Family"
    Directed and Produced by: Dr. K.P. Jayasankar & Dr. Anjali Monteiro
    "Our Family" for its compassionate and sensitive portrayal of the third sex – their bonding and their aspirations. The film traces their roots sourced from mythology combined with a mesmerizing one-person performance of the traumas and stigma experienced by their community.

    "Raga Of River Narmada"
    Directed by: Rajendra Janglay
    Produced by: Madhya Pradesh Madhyam
    "Raga of River Narmada" for its fascinating flowing visuals highlighting the river in its many vibrant moods through its journey complemented by an exceptional use of the Dhrupad.
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  • Best Documentary Film / Video (Upto 60 mins)
    Prize: Golden Conch + Rs. 2,50,000/-
    "GODDESSES"
    Directed by: LEENA MANIMEKALAI
    Prize: Produced by: C.JERROLD
    The young filmmaker, Leena Manimekalai, is faced with three old material goddesses who for different reasons find themselves naturally emancipated from Tamil tradition and orthodoxy. Leena creates for Goddesses a trusting filming arena that was never manipulative so that the three women opened up and revealed their total strength and power bordering on the archetype. They emerged free, master of the very tradition that had earlier kept them shackled.

    Second Best Documentary Film / Video (Up to 60 mins.)
    Prize: Silver Conch + Rs. 1,00,000/- To Be Shared Between Two Directors ( i.e. Rs.50,000/- each + Silver Conch )
    "ONE DAY IN PEOPLE’S POLAND"
    Directed and Produced by: MACIEJ .J. DRYGAS
    September 27, 1962 was an ordinary day in Poland except for its reconstruction by Maciej J Drygas in the film One Day in People's Poland . The archival images and sounds retrieved from several sources obviously do not synchronize to a singular reality. Without an effort to force a historical realism upon the material, the director keeps the two tracks independent, makes them move closer and further away from each other, creates an extraordinary document that is startling in its revelation of the nature of surveillance the state maintained in the sixties by keeping account of banal and inconsequential details in the daily life of its suspect citizens. The enormous task of editing the monumental archival material in the way it has been done is most commendable.

    and "BEYOND THE WALL"
    Directed by: VITA ZELAKEVICIUTE
    Produced by: MACIEJ . J. DRYGAS
    Beyond the Wall uses short and pure images that elude description, often cannot be named. Through this poetic procedure the director directly enters into a hazy (often out of focus) universe of Russian soldiers sent to prison hospital to serve their sentence. The nondescript events such as the walks, the meals, the medicines, the crowding of the cell generate an unforgettable poem of silence and depth in confinement. Vita Zelakeviciute's narrative of broken spirits is a reflection on cold and heartless systems mankind is able to set in place in governance of countries.

    Best Documentary Film / Video (Above 60 mins.)
    Prize: Golden Conch + Rs. 2,50,000/-
    "SALATA BALADI" (HOUSE SALAD)
    Directed by: NADIA KAMEL
    Produced by: SHARRY LAPP, NADIA KAMEL, ELDA GUIDINETTI and RICHARD COPANS
    Salate Baladi breaks down the classical cinema composition and makes a home movie deeply insightful of history. It makes geographical borders between countries appear unnatural, incapable of constricting families from their extensive affinities. The metaphor is no longer the family tree rooted in local soil – it is closer to a multiplicity in the manner the grass grows. Naida Kamel brings a new world family together.

    Second Best Documentary Film / Video (Above 60 mins.)
    Prize: Silver Conch + Rs. 1,00,000/-
    "VIEW FROM A GRAIN OF SAND"
    Directed By: MEENA NANJI
    Produced by: MEENA NANJI and AMIE WILLIAMS
    Faced with an environment where women are oppressed to the extreme, Meena Nanji was able to make her characters in View from a Grain of Sand feel safe for them to re-evaluate their condition under the Taliban and post-Taliban periods in Afghanistan in front of the camera. Even as they put themselves to risk they are prepared to boldly share their knowledge and experience with the filmmaker - we sensed, for other women and children to understand and question.

    Best Fiction Film / Video (Up to 75 mins.)
    Prize: Golden Conch + Rs. 2,50,000/-
    "'KRAMASHA"
    Directed by: AMIT DUTTA
    Produced by: DIRECTOR, FILM & TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA , PUNE
    In the manner music keeps you quietly enthralled with a resonating sense of things without a need to necessarily reduce the experience to a verbalization of meanings, Kramasha offers a world of images and sounds that made us smell and touch the lush of nature amid a mysterious index of hallucinations. Like a dream that we may fail to understand but that reaches deep recesses of our unconscious and touches familiar chords, Amit Dutta's Kramasha weaves a powerful narrative that blends legends, myths and nostalgia into a film that allows us to recall our own early experiences.

    Second Best Fiction Film / Video (Upto 75 mins.)
    Prize: Silver Conch + Rs. 1,00,000/- To Be Shared Between Two Director ( i.e. Rs.50,000/- each + Silver Conch )
    "UNDERTAKERS"
    Directed by: EMANNUEL QUINDO PALO
    Produced by: DIRECTOR, FILM & TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA, PUNE
    Emannuel Quindo Palo's Undertakers inverts certain empty conventions of acting to distance the viewer from the narrative and create a moving account of a Catholic coffin maker whose business is death but whose dead friends can claim free coffins. The absurd idiom of the film draws a humane picture of the struggles of an ordinary salesman who appears strangely caught between his survival and personal ethic.

    "BARE HANDED"
    Directed and Produced by: THIERRY KNAUFF
    Just the manner in which the dancer in Thierry Knauff's Bare Handed handles the newspaper, handles the noise of the newspaper, strangely reveals the violence a newspaper and therefore the world around us may carry. But it is the dancing woman whom a verbal world threatens to contain. In a series of deft choreographed movements and an equal graphic light the film makes the dancer dance her way through memories and desires until after a complete immersion in this world she loses herself in it.

    International Jury Award
    Prize: Rs. 1,00,000/-
    "FLOW : FOR LOVE OF WATER"
    Directed by: IRENA SALINA
    Produced by: STEVEN STARR
    The Jury decided to characterize the Award as a recognition of films that bring unknown shocking revelations that threaten ecological and even existential balance of the planet we inhabit. The depiction of a global crisis caused by privatization of natural resource such as water in the film Flow: Love of Water attempts to educate the audience of atrocities major corporations commit against individuals, families and communities in the name of water and for the sake of plain old profit. The message of the film is clear: make water free, clean and available to the citizens of the world. The Jury commends the revealing research Irena Salina brought to bear on the film and unlike our condition for awards at this edition of MIFF, the Jury exempts this film from the obligation of discovering a parallel cinematic form to its content.

    Best First Film / Video of a Director - instituted by "Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari" (A Govt. of Maharashtra Undertaking)
    Prize: Trophy + Rs. 1,00,000/-
    "INK" (SIRA)
    Directed by: BHARANI TANIKELLA
    Produced by: SREENIVAS TANIKELLA
    Through surreal imagery, Bharani Thanikela, Ink, is able to employ a violent visual idiom for existential struggle of the poet, for the fight the poet wages against violence of terrorism. His wife deeply worried about their lives, takes on the mantle of fight against terrorism after the poet's death. Film full of resilience.

    International Critics Award
    Prize: Certificate of Merit
    "SALATA BALADI" (HOUSE SALAD)
    Directed by: NADIA KAMEL
    Produced by: SHARRY LAPP, NADIA KAMEL, ELDA GUIDINETTI and RICHARD COPANS

    Best Film / Video of the Festival Award (for Producer only)
    Prize: Rs. 1,00,000/-
    "KRAMASHA"
    Produced by: DIRECTOR, FILM & TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA, PUNE
    In the manner music keeps you quietly enthralled with a resonating sense of things without a need to necessarily reduce the experience to a verbalization of meanings, Kramasha offers a world of images and sounds that made us smell and touch the lush of nature amid a mysterious index of hallucinations. Like a dream that we may fail to understand but that reaches deep recesses of our unconscious and touches familiar chords, Amit Dutta's Kramasha weaves a powerful narrative that blends legends, myths and nostalgia into a film that allows us to recall our own early experiences.
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