18th Mumbai International Film Festival Celebrates Emerging Talents in Student Filmmaking


The 18th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) is shining a spotlight on the next generation of filmmakers by showcasing over 40 student films from prestigious institutions across India and Germany. This year’s festival provides a platform for these aspiring directors to share their creative visions with film enthusiasts and industry connoisseurs.

A Diverse Selection of Student Works

The student film program at MIFF boasts a rich tapestry of genres, including animation, fiction, and documentaries. Audiences can expect to be captivated by thought-provoking narratives, innovative animation techniques, and stories that explore a wide range of themes.

Leading Indian Film Schools Well Represented

MIFF has curated an impressive selection of student projects from prominent Indian film schools such as:

  • Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
  • Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI)
  • Whistling Woods International
  • K R Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts (KRNNIVASA)
  • MGR Film and TV Institute
  • Auroville Film Institute
  • National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad

National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) Productions

The festival will also screen a selection of short films produced by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). These films, created by talented students, include:

  • Alam (Short fiction)
  • Ankuran (Short fiction)
  • La Mer (Short fiction)
  • Odh (Short fiction)
  • Birwa (Short fiction)

International Collaboration: Showcasing Films from Film University Babelsberg

Adding an international dimension to the student program, MIFF will showcase a selection of award-winning films from the renowned Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Germany. This prestigious institution has produced films in cooperation with German TV and international co-productions. The “Babelsberg Package” includes:

  • Ash Wednesday (Short fiction)
  • Prisoner Outside (Animation)
  • Vibrations (Documentary)
  • Mascarpone (Animation)
  • The Taster (Short fiction)
  • Primitive Times (Animation)
  • Spatzenhirn (Animation)
  • Stained Skin (Short fiction)
  • Eisspin, The Oh So Terrible (Animation)
  • In And Out (Short fiction)
  • Crazy Blood (Short fiction)
  • Crust (Short fiction)

The 18th Mumbai International Film Festival’s commitment to showcasing student filmmaking provides a valuable platform for these emerging talents. This exposure allows them to gain recognition, connect with industry professionals, and embark on promising careers in the world of cinema.

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