The Union Minister for Commerce and Business,, flagged off the seventeenth version of the Mumbai Worldwide Movie Pageant (MIFF), with Bangladesh because the ‘Nation of Focus’ on the Nehru Centre in Worli, Mumbai. To rejoice 50 years of independence of Bangladesh, the MIFF ‘Nation of Focus’, a package deal of 11 documentary movies from the neighbouring nation, together with the critically acclaimed ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Story’ shall be offered on the seven-day competition being organised by the Union Ministry of Data and Broadcasting.
The spotlight of the opening ceremony was the documentary filmmaker, movie historian and biographer Sanjit Narwekar being conferred the coveted V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the understanding of movies.
Narwekar has written and edited greater than 20 books on cinema, together with ‘Marathi Cinema in Retrospect’, which received him the Swarna Kamal on the Nationwide Movie Awards in 1996. The V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award comes with a money prize of Rs 10 lakh, a golden conch and a quotation.
In a video message screened on the inauguration, the Union Minister for Data and Broadcasting, and Youth Affairs and Sport,, mentioned: “Documentary cinema creates probably the most vital impression. It not solely educates, conjures up and motivates a change within the society, but additionally acts as a device that transcends cultures and bounds.”
The minister additionally talked about that the MIFF supplies a platform the place documentary filmmakers from everywhere in the world get to alternate concepts and discover the probabilities of co-productions and advertising of documentary, quick and animation movies.
The Minister of State for Data & Broadcasting, Dr L. Murugan, lauded Shaunak Sen’s movie ‘All That Breathes’ for successful the most effective documentary award on the not too long ago concluded seventy fifth Cannes Movie Pageant.
He additionally reminded the viewers that the Authorities of India had introduced incentives for worldwide filmmakers and co-productions, particularly of characteristic movies, animation movies, documentary movies and net sequence.
The movie personalities current for the inaguration included filmmakers Shaji Karun, Kiran Shantaram and Rahul Rawail, and actor Dalip Tahil.