Mumbai Gears Up for 18th International Film Festival: A Call for Global Filmmakers

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Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2024: Call for Entries Open

Our sources from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting have confirmed that they are now accepting entries for the 18th edition of the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF). Scheduled from June 15 to June 21, 2024, MIFF continues its tradition as a prestigious event in the South Asian cultural calendar, focusing on non-fiction, animation, and short fiction films.

MIFF Prizes and Objectives

MIFF 2024 provides a remarkable platform for filmmakers worldwide, providing much-coveted exposure in the realm of documentaries and animation films. Moreover, the festival distributes a handsome prize pool worth Rs 44 lakhs in total, reaffirming its commitment to celebrate and honor outstanding filmmakers.

MIFF’s Eligibility Criteria and Submission Process

The festival has meticulously outlined the eligibility parameters for its International and National Competition sections. According to these criteria, only those films produced during January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2023, will be eligible for inclusion in the festival.

  • The submission procedure is exclusively online on the festival’s official website, and the entry window splits into two phases. The first phase commences on January 15 and closes on February 15, followed by a late submission phase from February 16 until February 29.
  • Festival guidelines strictly mandate that each film can only participate in one section. Moreover, films previously entered or screened at MIFF are not allowed to re-enter.

Inviting Filmmakers Globally and from India

The MIFF 2024 welcomes filmmakers both globally and from within India to participate in this high-profile event, highlighting the best in documentaries, animation, and short fiction. Hoping to depict the vast and diverse array of human experiences through films, the festival remains a prominent hub for non-fiction and animation genres.

Details for submission can be found on MIFF’s official website. All filmmakers seeking a platform to show their creativity in non-fiction and animation are encouraged to use this opportunity. The MIFF 2024 could be the springboard towards achieving great recognition in the world of filmmaking.


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