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MAMI film festival releases the 'Official Selection List 2020 for Indian films'

The film festival was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and MAMI film festival will now take place in October 2021. The tentative dates will be announced by the end of this year.

MAMI film festival releases the 'Official Selection List 2020 for Indian films'
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Members of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) recently announced that the Jio MAMI 22nd Mumbai Film Festival was pushed to 2021, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. As per current plans, the team has scheduled the next edition of the MAMI film festival, tentatively in October 2021. 

While a physical festival, jury and competitive awards remain unviable this year, in an effort to support the journeys of independent films, the festival today announced its Official Selection List 2020 for Indian films (India Gold, India Story and Dimensions Mumbai).

Talking about the same, Smriti Kiran, Artistic Director, MAMI and Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, said, “Our official selection list of Indian films is a show of faith and solidarity in this dark and difficult year. In the light of the festival not happening in 2020, the idea is to support and champion the Indian films that would have screened as part of the festival this year.”

The festival's much-awaited Indian selection has become an important milestone for the audience as well as the filmmaking community within the country and abroad. This is Jio MAMI’s way of endorsing the films that would have screened at the festival this year under normal circumstances. 

The selected films will not be screened this year either in theatres or digitally but will have the option to screen at the festival next year in the same section as long as the film remains an India Premiere till the next edition of the festival and is not available on any streaming platform.

MAMI 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic and the film festival next year will take place in October 2021 and the tentative dates will be announced by the end of this year.

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