Mumbai Academy of Moving Images’ 21st annual film festival, Jio MAMI Film Festival is scheduled to be held between October 12 and 18, this year. Unlike the previous years, they’ve held screenings throughout the year this time. The festival elevates the cinema viewing experience featuring works of independent cinema and cult films to generic Bollywood and Hollywood movies.

The sections of the festival accommodate both Indian and international movies in their schedule. India Gold showcases Indian fiction films and documentary feature films. It features movies such as Village Rockstars (2017) (pictured above), an Assamese movie about a 10-year-old girl who dreams of starting a rock band, and Sexy Durga (2017) which may sound risqué but is an expose of patriarchy and how women have become the agents of it.

Dimensions Mumbai is a section created by Jaya Bachchan to put the young filmmaker from the city under the spotlight. Discovering India is an inclusive category that celebrates the diversity in Indian cinema. Expect to watch movies such as Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema, a feature-length documentary dwelling into the Indian Jewish community and the women who took on movie roles since it was considered a taboo for either Hindu or Muslim women to act.

The international competition showcases films made by upcoming filmmakers. The line up this year features movies such as The Wound (2017); an award-winning film that follows the Xhosa community in their rite-of-passage ritual and closeted same-sex relationships.

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