16th Mumbai International Film Festival begins

The 16th Mumbai International Film Festival-2020 for Documentary, Short Fiction and Animation films), inaugurated at Nehru Centre Auditorium, Worli, Mumbai. The oldest and largest film festival for non-feature films in South Asia, which began in 1990 is organized by the Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.

The festival directorate has received 874 entries, with 144 entries from 24 countries in the International competition and 730 entries in the National competition. Apart from films in various competition categories, best documentary short fiction and animation films produced in India and abroad will be screened under special packages including Jury retrospectives and Oscar films, best of festivals.

Special packages like European Union films, Irish films, Films from North-East India, Student film packages, Art Sanctuary films, and a retrospective of Satyajit Ray and PSBT are being organized. Animation packages from Russia, Finland and Balkans will also be showcased. There will be a screening of films in Homage section too. A special exhibition on stalwarts like Ram Mohan, V G Samant, Bhimsain Khurana and Manjira Dutta.

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