Call For Entries: 17th Mumbai Film Festival

By Yash Thakur. Posted on May 20, 2015

One of the country's biggest film festival, the Mumbai Film Festival is now open for submissions. Every year, the festival previews new films across genres from around the world in it's various categories. Organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images, it's a place where independent cinema/art house fare meets genre movies from different parts of the world.

This year, the 17th Mumbai Film Festival will take place from 29th Oct-5th Nov, 2015. Do check out this cool video featuring Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Anupama Chopra, Chaitanya Tamhane, Raju Hirani among others lending their support for the festival.


Last date for submission is August 10, 2015.

Eligibility Criteria

The Competition Sections are: International Competition (for first time fiction features), India Gold (Indian films only Competition) and Dimensions Mumbai (Short Films Competition made in Mumbai).

The Out of Competition Sections are: World Cinema (best non debut features of the year) and The India Story (best Indian films of the year).

Click on the sections to see the complete list of rules and regulations.

For the Competition and the Out of Competition Sections:

  1. The film should be a first time fiction feature film (not for Out of Competition films) of the director
  2. It must have been produced after November 1, 2014.
  3. The film should not have been presented in India. Participation at other international film festival does not preclude entry.
  4. The minimum length of the film should be more than 70 minutes.

To be eligible for the India Gold Section, the director, or one of the producers of film must be an Indian citizen.

For the Dimensions Mumbai Competition:

  1. The filmmaker (student or professional) must be a resident of Mumbai.
  2. He/she must be between the age of 18-25 years.
  3. The running time of the film must not be more than 5 minutes (opening and closing credits included)

Entry Fee

The Festival does not charge any entry fee.

Submission Format & Forms To Download

Submission of a film must be made on the official Festival entry form, duly completed and sent with a preview screener (DVD PAL - all region)/online screener, synopsis and the complete cast and credits.

The form must be sent to: 17th Mumbai Film Festival Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) Marina Vista 21, Shirley Rajan Road, Off Carter Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400 050, INDIA

For more details and the forms, click here.

Contact Details

Email: (For International Comp. and World Cinema)

Email: (For India Gold and The India Story)

You can browse through their website here or check out their Facebook page.


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