Mumbai Film Festival programme is divided into eight sections: International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors, World Cinema, Indian Frame, Dimensions Mumbai, Celebrate Age, Retrospectives, Above the Cut and New Faces in Indian Cinema.
International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors is for the best of debut feature films of directors from around the world produced within one calendar year before the festival dates. This section aims at discovering and honoring new talents in the field of direction and providing them networking possibilities.
World Cinema focuses on screening the best films from all over the world produced within one calendar year before the festival dates. This section is meant to be a Festival of Festival films, the award winning and critically acclaimed films screened in other international film festivals and commercially successful, technically superior films. This section is an indicator of the latest trends in film making around the globe. Cash prizes: Best Film USD 100.000, Jury Prize 50.000.
Indian Frame, as the name indicates, presents a selection of Indian cinema made in one calendar year before the festival dates. This section is meant to be a show window for the best Indian films targeting the foreign delegates, Festival directors, sales agents and co-producers. The Festival plans to promote this section in a big way and help the film makers network with target group.
Dimensions Mumbai is to tease, target and provide a forum to the young creative minds in the city of Mumbai to come up with the best film on any aspect of this metropolis in any format of their choice. Only students and young media professionals under 25 years of age can submit films for this competition section.
Harmony Silver Awards 2010 is proud to introduce a brand new Competition Section as part of the 12th Mumbai Film Festival. “Celebrate Age” will showcase ad-films, short fiction films, documentaries and feature length films on the concerns, spice, fun and adventure of growing older.
The Retrospectives section presents the treasures from the past. It is nostalgia for the veterans to revisit these films and a process of learning and sheer pleasure of watching these masterpieces for the youngsters.
Above The Cut is a non-competitive section which presents the First Feature Films of Directors which could not be accommodated in the International Competition for the First Films of Directors.
New Faces in Indian Cinema is a non-competitive section which will screen First and Second Feature Films of the Indian directors and aims to provide a platform to young emerging Indian filmmakers.
The Mumbai Film Festival Programme aims to present the best of the crop in all its sections.