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Mumbai International Film Festival 2022 - Full Coverage:

Updated: Oct 16, 2022

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My Experience about MIFF 2022 all seven days 29th May - 4th June 2022

Mumbai International Film Festival to begin from May 29th - June 4th 2022.


The Films Division complex, which also houses the National Museum of Indian Cinema is getting ready to host the 17th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) for Documentary, Short Fiction and Animation films.

The opening ceremony of the weeklong biennial film festival will take place at the Nehru Centre, Worli, while all the festival screenings will happen in the Films Division Complex, which has state-of-the-art auditoriums. (auditoria).

MIFF 2022 has got an overwhelming response from filmmakers across the world, receiving a whopping 808 film entries from 30 countries.


17th Edition of Mumbai International Film Festival Bets Big with Animation...

This year, Mumbai International Film Festival has showcased animated creativity from across the world! The Festival's attraction were the movies by Anim!Arte Brazil International Student Festival that just screened where students have presented the most beautiful animated movies with the help of Alexander Juruena Organisation.


Recently, one of Poland’s finest, O!PLA also screened their classy animated movies like Skull, Buddies and Story About Why Devil Limps. Director Piotr Kardas’ O!PLA has been another exciting part of MIFF. Animation flavour by Dhvani Desai for Mexico and Iceland has also been a sought-after special package for everyone.


A special screening by Netflix for John D Liu’s Green Gold, Tehzeeb Khurana’s Mighty Little Bheem, and Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama also made headlines at MIFF. Mighty Little Bheem is a beautiful trip to the Taj Mahal and after a very long time, the oldest favourites, the Ramayana stories are coming back on-screen! Apart from these extensive offerings, Mumbai International Film Festival also paid homage to the Late Jacques Drouin, one of the pillars for animation from Canada.


Interestingly, the festival also offered Animation Retrospectives by Regina Pessoa, Aleksandr Petrov and Janet Perlman. Myanmar’s Yangon Film School also saw its students present an array of exciting animation films. Additionally, the 17th Edition of Mumbai International Film Festival includes Masterclass and workshops by animation experts including Regina Pessoa and Krishna Mohan Chintapatta among others.


With an offering of over 400 films in its 17th edition, the highly anticipated Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) was inaugurated with a bang! While MIFF is all about the unconventional, it is the perfect mix for film buffs and art lovers in search of soul soothing stories. Interestingly, the hybrid mode of the 17th Edition includes a digital viewing option that is free of cost! The festival also boasts the following main attractions to the event: Homage, Special Package, Special Screening, Masterclass and Workshops. MIFF never fails to disappoint with its extensive offering of films!


#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Here are the entries received from film makers and the films screened during the 17th Edition Of MIFF.

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#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Here are the entries received from film makers and the films screened during the 17th Edition Of MIFF.

Credit : MIFF & FILM DIVISION

#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Here are the entries received from film makers and the films screened during the 17th Edition Of MIFF.

Credit : MIFF & FILM DIVISION

#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Here are the entries received from film makers and the films screened during the 17th Edition Of MIFF.

Credit : MIFF & FILM DIVISION

#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Here are the entries received from film makers and the films screened during the 17th Edition Of MIFF.

Credit : MIFF & FILM DIVISION

#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Here are the entries received from film makers and the films screened during the 17th Edition Of MIFF.

Credit : MIFF & FILM DIVISION

#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Here are the entries received from film makers and the films screened during the 17th Edition Of MIFF.

Credit : MIFF & FILM DIVISION

Here are the entries received from film makers and the films screened during the 17th Edition Of MIFF.



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The closing ceremony of the 17th Edition of MIFF commences with the National Anthem and the opening speech by the host Raqesh Bapat.

The Dignitaries who graced the occassion with their presence are Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari - The Governer of Maharashtra, Shri L. Murugan - MoS I&B, Shri Shyam Benegal - Eminent Filmmaker and Manish Desai - DG, West zone, along with Ravinder Bhakar - DG Films Division. #MIFF2022 #AnyThingForFilms #FilmFestival

National Jury

Shri Sanjit Narwekar (winner of V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award), Shri Subhash Sehgal (India), Ms. Jayshree Bhattacharya (India), Shri Ashley Ratanavibhushana (Sri Lanka) and Shri Tareq Ahmed (Bangladesh) - the National Jury or the 17th Edition of MIFF.

nternational Jury

Shri S. Nalamuthu (India), Shri Anant Vijay (India), Ms. Meena Rad (France), Mr. Jean Pierre Saire (France), Mr. Dan Wolman (Israel) - the International Jury of the 17th Edition Of MIFF.


wipe through to check our award categories and the prizes for the 17th Edition of MIFF in animation, documentary and short fiction films. To watch the movies online, visit digital.miff.in by registering on www.miff.in #MIFF2022 #AnyThingForFilms #FilmFest


Check the winners of the 17th Edition of MIFF in National Competition for documentary, short fiction and animated movies, Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari Award Best Debut Film Of A Director and IDPA Award For Best Student Film.


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Dir. Aliona Van Der Horst. Netherlands. 2021. 93mins

The history of Soviet soldiers in the Second World War is a known, horrible, tragedy: Stalin’s casual indifference to human life as he hurled millions of Russian bodies at the German army on the Eastern Front. What, though, about those who survived – or were captured? Aliona Van Der Horst’s accomplished documentary follows the almost-unimaginable hardship of Sandar, a conscripted soldier from Moscow. He would never speak about that time, but now his daughter, Sana, attempts to trace his footsteps across Europe and back east to the Siberian gulag.

Sandar was imprisoned by the Germans at the Battle of Smolensk; haunted footage shows ruined, defeated troops being beaten with whips – although it was a victory for the Red Army, it led to Sandar’s internment in a giant POW camp. Hitler planned to starve the inmates here to death; for Stalin they didn’t exist as only war heroes were allowed in ‘Stalin the Cannibal’s’ USSR. The Nazis offered Sandar food if he volunteered to fight for them, but that was be just one of so many betrayals in his short life. ‘I was a slave solder to the Germans,’ he writes in his diary. But it was still better than the life he’d had before....There are several points in Van Der Horst’s film which remain unclear. How did a man of such limited education become an interpreter? Much is spoken of her parents’ relationship and late-life marriage, but Sana never really talks about their lives together after the Gulag. There’s mention of Sandar’s remoteness and lonely inaccessibility, but no real picture of the family. Such vagueness is perhaps to be expected, but it does leave the film without a link between Sana of today and Sandar of 70 years ago Referring to Solzhenitsyn’s fictional ‘Gulag Archipelago’, Turn Your Body To The Sun starts with letters and watercolors sent by Sandar from a forced labor camp in Siberia to Sana’s Estonian mother Tagira. Sana watches big-screen footage of her father’s twin tormentors: Stalin and Hitler. Sandar was sentenced to 10 years hard labor in a re-education camp in June, 1945 at the end of the war: the reason why will occupy the rest of the film, as Sana travels East to see where her father lived in such freezing hardship and what made him such a solitary, lonely figure for the rest of his life. He would never forget the cold there, or on the Eastern Front: turn your body to the sun, he would urge his wife and two daughters. Appreciate the warmth of life.

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#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Geru Patra’ directed by Shristipal Singh won the Silver Conch for ‘Best Short Fiction Film’ (up to 45 minutes) in the National Competition section. The film follows the life of a street typist who gets caught in a political cob-web when a letter that he typed for a mysterious woman ends up in a local newspaper.

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#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Saakshatkaaram (Malayalam) by Sudesh Balan, takes film lovers into the inner struggles and journey of a man mourning his beloved wife’s death and invites them to partake and inspired by his search for redemption. The film receives the Best Short –fiction film award for the very moving and emotive story which cements humanity by crossing religious boundaries. The filmmaker Sudesh Balan is a Communication Design faculty member at the IDC School of Design in IIT Bombay, of which he is also an alumnus.

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Faroese language filmBrother Troll portrays the struggle of two brothers to save their fragile relationship after the sudden loss of their older brother. The awards carry a Silver Conch, a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 2.5 lakhs, to be shared equally between the director and the producer.

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#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi ‘Closed to the Light’ directed and produced by Italian film-maker Nicola Piovesan won the Pramod Pati – Most Innovative / Experimental Film’ in this edition. Nicola Piovesan will get Rs.1,00,000 cash prize along with a trophy and certificate.

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Credit : MIFF & FILM DIVISION

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4.#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari Award for Best Debut Director ‘

at MIFF 2022 has been awarded to Bimal Poddar for his film Radha. A story set in Kolkata, ‘Radha’ revolves around an elderly lady and her relationship with a young boy who she has nurtured with all her heart. The award carries a trophy, certificate and prize money of Rs. 1 lakh.

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‘Screaming Butterflies’ directed by Assamese Director Aimee Barua and produced by Mala Barua won the Silver Conch award for Best Documentary Film (below 60 minutes) in the National Competition section. The jury cites that the award is given to ‘Screaming Butterflies’ for its unflinching narration of the stories of the victims of cross-religious marriages who have bravely come forward to document their brutal victimization.

Dutch documentary film Turn Your Body to the Sun, which tells the story of a Soviet prisoner of war, has won the Golden Conch award for the Best Documentary Film at MIFF 2022.

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The top award of the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short Fiction and Animation Films was presented by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari at the valedictory ceremony held at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai this evening in the presence of Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting L Murugan and other dignitaries.


The International Competition jury observed that the filmmaker has recreated the personal stories of World War II in such a fashion that it provokes the thought of the viewers. The jury noted that the innovative use of archival material is very sensitive and that the cinematic treatment is par excellence.


As many as 18 documentary films from Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Panama, South Korea and UK, besides India were in the International Competition section of MIFF 2022.


In the Short Fiction category, Malayalam film Saakshatkaaram shared the Silver Conch award with Gudmund Helsmsal’s Brother Toll a film from Faroe Islands of Denmark.


Closed to the Light directed and produced by Italian film maker Nicola Piovesan won the ‘Pramod Pati - Most Innovative / Experimental Film’ in this edition. Nicola Piovesan will get Rs.1,00,000 cash prize along with a trophy and certificate.


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We want to express a deep gratitude to the audience of the closing ceremony of the 17th Edition of MIFF for their wonderful presence and enthusiastic response.

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The curtains fell on the week-long Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) at a gala ceremony this evening.

The top awards in MIFF 2022 for Documentary, Short Fiction and Animation Films were presented by the Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshiyari at the valedictory ceremony held at the Nehru Centre in the presence of Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Dr. L Murugan and other dignitaries.

Addressing at the closing ceremony Governor Bagat Singh Koshiyari said even though his field is different, he loves Art and Culture.

Minister of State for Information, Dr L Murugan said that in the last seven days 100’s of short film and non feature films were screened. Every person who works in a documentary film is a superstar. He remarked that short films are short in time but give big message.

The Dutch documentary film “Turn Your Body to the Sun” has won the prestigious Golden Conch award in the International Category in MIFF 2022. Directed by Aliona Van der Horst, ‘Turn Your Body to the Sun’ brings to light the incredible life story of a Soviet soldier of Tatar descent, who was captured by the Nazis during World War II.

Polish film– The Prince In Pastry Shop won the Best Animation film in the International category. In the best short fiction category the prize was shared between the Brother Troll and Indian film Saakshatkaram.

The Award for the Best National Animation Film, was bagged by Kandittaundu directed by Adithi Krishnadas. Gerupatra won the Best National Short fiction film, whereas, Aimee Baruah directed The Screaming Butterflies won the Best National Documentary. The Best National Documentary film above 60 minutes was won by “Admitted”.

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‘Prince in a Pastry Shop’ directed by Polish filmmaker Katarzyna Agopsowicz, won the Silver Conch for Best Animation Film in International Competition category. ‘Prince in a Pastry Shop’ is a seemingly humorous story about happiness. It is a philosophical parable about a couple eating cakes in a café touching upon fundamental issues that are close to everyone – the elusiveness of happiness. The award carries a Silver Conch, a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 5 lakhs, to be shared equally between the director and the producer.

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Documentary – a tool that transcends cultures and boundaries – Anurag Thakur

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur in his video message said “documentary cinema creates the most significant impact. It not only educates inspires and motivates a change in the society, but also acts as a tool that transcends cultures and boundaries.” The Minister also mentioned that MIFF provides a platform where documentary film makers from all over the world get to exchange ideas and explore the possibilities of co-productions and marketing of documentary, short and animation films. He said that this opportunity eventually broadens the vision of the film makers’ vis-à-vis world cinema.



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#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Netflix original series “Mighty Little Bheem: I Love Taj Mahal” episode will make its World Premiere at Mumbai International Film festival (MIFF) 2022 at the 17th Mumbai International Film Festival 2022” (MIFF) which will be held from 29 May to 4 June in Mumbai. Bangladesh has been chosen as the ‘Country of Focus’ this year in commemoration of 50 years of its Independence. A special package of 11 films from Bangladesh including critically acclaimed film ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale 'will be presented at MIFF 2022.


Besides, Shred Shreedhar’s internationally acclaimed film based on a real life story on human trafficking ‘Reena Ki Kahani’ will be screened. The NFAI restored version of Satyajit Ray’s Documentary ‘Sukumar Ray’ will also be premiered at the festival...The most prestigious award in the 17th MIFF, “Golden Conch” will be awarded to the Best Film of the Festival. It carries a cash prize of 10 Lakhs. Other awards will carry cash awards varying from five to one lakh along with Silver Conch, trophy and certificate.

The coveted Dr. V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award will carry a cash award of Rs 10 lakh, trophy and a citation and will be presented to a filmmaker for seminal contribution to documentary films and its movement in India in every edition of the festival.


There also will be a Special screening of Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama’ – which was the 1st animation film Co-produced by India and Japan & will be celebrating 30 years since its first launch....Animation lovers will be delighted to savors retrospective packages from three countries – Portugal, Russia and Canada. Films of Portuguese animator Regina Pessoa, Russian animation director, Aleksandr Petrov; Canadian animator and illustrator Janet Perlman will be a treat to animation lovers.

Students Film packages from reputed institutions like, National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata, Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) Pune, K R Narayanan Film Institute, Kerala will showcase the spirit of young talent. Also Students’ Animation Documentary Films from Myanmar and films from Students’ Animation Film Festival Brazil will be a unique curation. Similarly, curated films from North-East India, best of short fiction from Pocket Films Platform will also be shown

Filmmakers from documentary and animation genre, who left us in the recent times, will be remembered with special screenings under ‘Homage’ section: legendary Pin screen Animator from Canada, Jacques Drouin; first female documentary filmmaker of Italy, Cecilia Mangini; Indian veteran Buddhadeb Dasgupta; multi-faceted Sumitra Bhave; famous national award-winning cinematographer from Manipur, Irom Maipak are some among others.


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My Memories with Miff Staff, Delegates, Jury Members, Celebrities, and Friends at MIFF FESTIVAL 2022

''29th May - 4th June 2022"



Suyash Pachauri at MIFF 2022

Last seven days in such a wonderful film festival I got to learn so much which I can't describe the happiness and at the same time would like to say that the closing ceremony I was feeling as if tomorrow is the 8th day of this MIFF festival. will miss badly & I am also excited that one year will be completed soon and I may get the good fortune to be a part of it again. Here I am sharing some pictures which are not just pictures Had a good time with all of these I learned a lot too


Suyash Pachauri at Film Division Mumbai

Suyash Pachauri & Supriya Suri

#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Supriya Studied film direction with French Art Scholarship in Paris. She started her career in 2009 as the founding member of Cinedarbaar in India. With her organization she has been involved in curatorial practices, film criticism and educational programmer in the eld of cinema Movies: Aruna Vasudev – Mother of Asian Cinema, Maestro a Portrait- A film on Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Suyash Pachauri & Mr Dalip Tahil

Dalip Tahil is an Indian film, television and theatre actor. He studied at Sherwood College in Nainital, India. After attending Aligarh Muslim University for a year, he graduated from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. Tahil is best known for his work in Baazigar Raja Hum hai rahi pyar ke Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.

Suyash Pachauri & Mr Vineet Sharma

#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Vineet Sharma is an Indian actor. He was last seen in movies like Mission Kashmir (2000), Kaal (2005), Singham (2011), Shootout at Wadala (2013) and Singham Returns (2014), 31st October (2016), Bhay (2018) and Ek Sangaychay... Unsaid Harmony (2018). His 2019 release includes Main Zaroor Aaunga.

Suyash Pachauri & Mr Govind Namdev

#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Govind Namdev is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. He was born in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. Namdev made his debut as a corrupt cop in David Dhawan's Shola Aur Shabnam. He has acted in numerous movies, often as a villain. He is an alumnus of the National School of Drama 1977.

Suyash Pachauri & Mr Anant Vijay

#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Anant Vijay, currently with the largest Hindi Daily Dainik Jagran, is a senior journalist, columnist and author with more than two decades of journalistic ...

Suyash Pachauri & Shri Shyam Benegal

#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Legendry Film Maker Shri Shyam Benegal is an Indian film director, screenwriter and documentary filmmaker. Often regarded as the pioneer of parallel cinema, He is widely considered as one of the greatest filmmakers post 1970s. He has received several accolades, including eighteen National Film Awards, a Filmfare Award and a Nandi Award.

Suyash Pachauri & Ms Mina Rad - #France & #Iran

#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi Mina Rad is filmmaker, producer, director of International Film festival of ApresVaran. She is co organizer of International Colloque on Pierre Perrault.

Satyajeet Ray was an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, author, essayist, lyricist, magazine editor, illustrator, calligrapher, and music composer

Suyash Pachauri & Mr Ravinder Bhakar

#MIFF #MIFF2022 #Film #Festival #FilmFestival #AnythingForFilms #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi CBFC CEO Ravinder Bhakar is new head of NFDC, films division and CFSI

Sachin More is a staff member of the MIFF & FILM division who would have served tea and coffee to thousands of people for seven days and not knowing how many times we all usually write about everyone's talk, but without the cooperation of the staff member, anything is possible no no way....not possible. I can see in the photo how happily he is giving his service. On the last day when he gave me tea, I had thought that I would definitely write about him...and secretly I asked his name thanks Sachin ji .


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