Jan 272012
 

 

12th MIFF, 2012 from Feb 3 to 9 at NCPA, Bombay.

 

Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF)

The “Mumbai International Film Festival” (MIFF) is organized by the “Film Division“ of the Indian government Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The focus of MIFF is documentary films, short films and animation films. The 12th Mumbai International Film Festival, 2012 will be held at NCPA, Bombay, from February 3 to 9, 2012.

 

Award Categories at the 12th Mumbai International Film Festival, 2012

There is a separate Indian and International Section at the 12th Mumbai International Film Festival, 2012. The award categories are as follows:

1] International Best Documentary Film / Video (up to 40 minutes):  1st prize Golden Conch (Rs 5,00,000), 2nd prize Silver Conch (Rs 2,50,000). There are 6 International entries in this category.

2] Indian Best Documentary Film / Video (up to 40 minutes):  1st prize Golden Conch (Rs 5,00,000), 2nd prize Silver Conch (Rs 2,50,000). There are 13 Indian entries in this category.

3] Best Documentary Film / Video (over 40 minutes):  1st prize Golden Conch (Rs 5,00,000), 2nd prize Silver Conch (Rs 2,50,000). There is no separate Indian section. There are 31 entries in this category.

4] International Short Fiction Film / Video (up to 70 minutes):  1st prize Golden Conch (Rs 5,00,000), 2nd prize Silver Conch (Rs 2,50,000). There are 7 International entries in this category.

5] Indian Short Fiction Film / Video (up to 70 minutes):  1st prize Golden Conch (Rs 5,00,000), 2nd prize Silver Conch (Rs 2,50,000). There are 20 Indian entries in this category.

6] International Animation Film / Video:  1st prize Golden Conch (Rs 5,00,000), 2nd prize Silver Conch (Rs 2,50,000). There are 10 International entries in this category.

7] Indian Animation Film / Video:  1st prize Golden Conch (Rs 5,00,000), 2nd prize Silver Conch (Rs 2,50,000). There are 14 Indian entries in this category.

8] International Jury Award (Rs 2,50,000)

9] Indian Jury Award (Rs 2,50,000)

10] International Critics Award (Certificate of Merit)

11] Indian Critics Award (Certificate of Merit)

12] Best Debut Film / Video of a Director from Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari:  (Trophy + Rs 1,00,000)

13] Best Student film / video award from Indian Documentary Producers’ Association:  (IDPA Trophy + Rs 1,00,000)

14] International Best film / video of the Festival Award (for Producer only) (Rs 2,00,000)

15] Indian Best film / video of the Festival Award (for Producer only) (Rs 2,00,000)

 

In addition a special “Dr V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award” will be awarded to an Indian documentary film maker for contribution to India’s documentary movement. This award will also carry a cash prize of Rs 5,00,000.

The total prize money for MIFF is Rs 63,50,000. Many a times, the jury also makes “Special Mentions” to films/videos in the above categories. The last date for receiving entries was 17th October, 2011. To be eligible for the International categories, films should be made between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2011 in either India or abroad. To be eligible for the Indian categories, films should be made between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2011 in India and by Indian citizens.

14 films will also be shown in the Information section.

 

Sections and Activities at the MIFF 2012

  • Separate Indian and International Competition sections at the MIFF
  • Homage section
  • Retrospective & Special Packages
  • Open Forum & Seminar

 

 Venue of the 12th Mumbai International Film Festival 2012

The 12th Mumbai International Film Festival, 2012, will be held at the “National Centre for Performing Arts” (NCPA), Nariman Point. Competition films are screened at the Tata Theatre and the non-competition films are screened at the Godrej Theatre.

 

Marketing Section at the 12th Mumbai International Film Festival 2012

The organizers will have a marketing section where buyers and producers of documentary films, short films and animation films can trade.

 

Passes and Tickets for 12th Mumbai International Film Festival, 2012

The good news is that the cost of the pass for the 2012 Mumbai International Film Festival is only Rs 100 (Rs 50 for students) for all the 7 days. The process to get the pass is a little cumbersome and it can be obtained either at the Film Division office at Pedder Road (24-Dr.G.Deshmukh Marg) or at the venue (NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai) itself. One can also send a mail for the pass, but I would not recommend it. To get a pass, the following documents are required:

  • 12 MIFF Registration form duly filled. The form can be downloaded from the MIFF website (click on the link) or from NCPA from Feb 3 onwards.
  • 2 stamp size color photos
  • ID proof (Electoral Cards, Passport, Driving Licence , PAN Card etc).

 

For further information on registration, contact Film division at 91-22-23510461 (extension 480). On the first day (Feb 3) forms will be available only uptil 1:00 am at NCPA. This is because the officials will be busy with the Opening function. The pass is valid for all 7 days.

 

Miscellaneous Information about 12th MIFF, 2012

This year there are 4 films from the North East. Three of these (“The Silent Poet”, “Egg and the Rock”, “April 6th”) are in competition. A fourth film, titled “SOS” about Irom Sharmila Chanu, is in the non-competitive Information section.

There are 3 Malayalam films, “Silent Colours”, “Choodu (The Heat)” and “Music of the Broom”.

This year MIFF has attracted a total of 791 entries from 37 countries. Of these 224 films are for the international section and 567 films are for the Indian section.

 

Films to Watch Out for at the 12th Mumbai International Film Festival 2012

  • Kim Longinotto’s “Pink Saris” which won an award at the 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival.
  • Anand Patwardhan’s “Jai Bhim Comrade” which won a Special Mention at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival.
  • Ashvin Kumar’s “Inshallah, Football”
  • TA Sajin’s “Music of the Broom”
  • Paromita Vohra’s “Partners In Crime”
  • Nina Sabnani’s “Same Story”
  • Saikhom Ratan “SOS”
  • Ajitesh Sharma’s “Visible Bra Straps”
  • Rajiv Mohite’s “Aaliya”
  • Miriam Chandy Menacherry’s “The Rat Race”
  • Rakesh Chaudhary’s “The Eclipse of Taregna”

 

Schedule of Films at the 12th Mumbai International Film Festival, 2012

Click on the below link to view the schedule of short films, documentaries and animation films at the 2012 MIFF.

 

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  17 Responses to “12th Mumbai International Film Festival 2012 From Feb 3 to 9, 2012”

  1. […] 12th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) – Feb 3 to Feb 9, […]

  2. Ambassador of the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina received Opening Function Ceremony Invitation card very late but he want to attend closing ceremony.

    Pls. send the invitation or letter on given mail Id.

    • The Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina,

      Sir,

      I have forwarded your request for an Invitation to the Film Division of India. They are the authorities who are managing the 12th Mumbai International Film Festival. They will be in touch with you.

      Contact details of the Film Division managing the festival are as follows:
      Festival Directorate
      Films Division,
      24-Dr.G.Deshmukh Marg,
      Mumbai – 400 026, Tel. Nos. 022 23513176 /2351 6931/ 2351 3633,
      Fax Nos. 022 23515308 / 23511008,
      Email: miffindia@gmail.com, miffindia@miffindia.in
      Website: http://www.filmsdivision.org

      Warm Regards.

  3. Yaar Koi mere madaat karoo my GF wants me to take her to this kala gowda film festival and tata theather what is it n kaisee tickets passes wagara milega koi yaar kuch booloo

  4. […] 12th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) – Feb 3 to Feb 9, […]

  5. can anyone comes in this award? means who doesn’t belong to film industry .

    • Hi Ms Chauhan,

      Anyone can attend the award ceremony at the MIFF.

      All you need is a pass, process for which is as follows:
      1] 12 MIFF Registration form duly filled. The form is available at the venue (NCPA) from Feb 3 onwards.
      2] 2 stamp size color photos
      3] ID proof (Electoral Cards, Passport, Driving Licence , PAN Card etc).

      Cost of the pass is just Rs 100 and you get to attend MIFF for all 8 days.

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  7. hey please let me knw how can i avail pases online and if not then can i get passes on the day of event itself

    • Hi Mr Singh,

      You can get a pass at The NCPA. Please carry the following documents:
      – 12 MIFF Registration form, available at NCPA from Feb 3 onwards.
      – 2 stamp size color photos
      – ID proof (Electoral Cards, Passport, Driving Licence , PAN Card etc).

      Pass for all 7 days cost just Rs 100. Hope you have a good time at the MIFF.

  8. looking forward to a great show

  9. please inform me about passes\tickets to the mumbai film festival 2012…how to get the passes\tickets..

    • Hi Manoj,

      Information on ticket and passes has been updated. I have also sent you a mail.

      Regards.

    • Hi Mr Gopal,

      Please check your mail.

      You can get a pass at The NCPA. Please carry the following documents:
      – 12 MIFF Registration form, available at NCPA from Feb 3 onwards.
      – 2 stamp size color photos
      – ID proof (Electoral Cards, Passport, Driving Licence , PAN Card etc).

      Pass for all 7 days cost just Rs 100. Hope you have a good time at the MIFF.