Monday, 4 July, 2022

Bangladesh to be ‘Country of Focus’ at Mumbai Film Fest

The seven-day Int’l event kicks off today

Bangladesh has been chosen as the ‘Country of Focus’ this year in commemoration of 50 years of its Independence. A special package of 11 films from Bangladesh, including critically acclaimed film ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ will be screened at Mumbai International Film Festival 2022, reports The Statesman.

The seven-day festival will be held from 29 May to 4 June in Mumbai

Netflix original series ‘Mighty Little Bheem: I Love Taj Mahal’ episode will make its World Premiere at the film festival. 

Besides, Shred Shreedhar’s internationally acclaimed film based on a real life story on human trafficking ‘Reena Ki Kahani’ will be screened. The NFAI restored version of Satyajit Ray’s Documentary ‘Sukumar Ray’ will also be premiered at the festival

There also will be a Special screening of ‘Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama’ – which was the 1st animation film Co-produced by India and Japan will be celebrating 30 years since its first launch.

The most prestigious award in the 17th MIFF, ‘Golden Conch’ will be awarded to the Best Film of the Festival. It carries a cash prize of Rs 10 Lakhs. Other awards will carry cash awards varying from five to Rs one lakh along with Silver Conch, trophy and certificate.

The coveted Dr. V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award will carry a cash award of Rs 10 lakh, trophy and a citation and will be presented to a filmmaker for seminal contribution to documentary films and its movement in India in every edition of the festival.

Awards in various competition categories will also be presented on at the closing ceremony. MIFF 22 has introduced A Special Award for the Best Short Film on the theme ‘[email protected]” & will carry One Lakh Cash & Trophy in the current edition of the festival. IDPA award will have Rs One Lakh & Trophy for the Best student film and Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari Award for the Best Debut Director will also be presented on the closing day.

MIFF 2022 will have a series of Master classes and Workshops by Industry experts and resource persons. ‘Aesthetics of Sound in Cinema’ by Padma Shri Resul Pookutty, ‘Expanded Cinema from Screens to OTT Platforms- Cinema in Post Covid-era’ by Media Professional Rizwan Ahmad are some of the Masterclasses at


Oscar and British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Jury Carter Pilcher will share his knowledge on ‘Qualifying Films for

the Oscars’.