Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023 Unveils Spectacular Lineup: 250+ Films in 10 Days at Jio World Centre
On Monday, the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival unveiled its 2023 lineup, featuring a diverse selection of over 250 films spanning across 10 days. This eagerly anticipated event will take place at the Jio World Centre, a multifaceted venue encompassing a convention center, theater, and concert hall, situated within the vibrant Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai. Mark your calendars, as the festival is scheduled to run from October 27th to November 5th.
The curation boasts over 40 World Premieres, 45 Asia Premieres, and 70+ South Asia Premieres, with a record-breaking number of 1000+ submissions for the South Asia programme.
The festival promises to spotlight contemporary films and new cinematic voices from South Asia. The main competition at the festival this year is the South Asia Competition. It aligns with the festival's new vision to become a hub for South Asian and South Asian Diaspora cinema and talent. This competitive section aims to showcase breakthrough contemporary South Asian films.
The press conference, hosted at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) in Mumbai, witnessed the festival's illustrious board members. Anupama Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Rana Daggubati, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vikramaditya Motwane, Zoya Akhtar, Rohan Sippy, and Ajay Bijli unveil the meticulously curated line-up of the best in global and South Asian cinema.
Artistic Director, Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, Deepti DCunha said, "We are very proud that we have managed to achieve such a diverse curation in our South Asia section within the first year of us expanding our vision to be a festival that is focused on building an ecosystem for new cinematic voices from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora. This commitment extends beyond film screenings, aiming to facilitate the exchange of ideas, collaborations, and business opportunities while bringing the best of world cinema to Mumbai."
Anupama Chopra, Festival Director, Jio MAMI, said, "with every new edition of the festival, we hope to create a larger impact for all our stakeholders, from filmmakers to audiences. Our commitment to cinema and filmmakers remains at the heart of all that we stand for at the festival, and we hope to emerge as a melting pot of talent from across the world while spotlighting and creating more opportunities for South Asian films and filmmakers."