Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival.

The Opening ceremony will be held on 8th Oct 2013 at Ravindra nNatya Mandor, Prabhadevi from 6 pm to 10 pm. The ceremony will be hosted by Mauli Dave, the singer, actor and host of Indian Television. The closing ceremony will hosted by Saumya Tandon, a renowned actress and host.

Sai Paranjpye (Veteran director and screen writer) to inaugurate the Opening ceremony.

Guests To Be Felicitated

Felicitations at MWIFF are to be done with context to the achievement and success in every department of cinema right from In front of the Camera to the Technical team behind the camera.

People to be felicitated are as follows:

· Saroj Khan – Choreographer

· Shabana Azmi – Actor & Social Activist

· Usha Khanna – First Established Female In Music Composition

· Reema Kagti – Director

· Advocate Samruddhi Pore – Director

. Revathi- Actor and Director

· Deepa Bhatia – Editor

· Alankrita Shrivastava (Writer, Director – Turning 30)

· Anjuli Shukla (Cinematographer – First Indian Female to be Awarded National Award for Cinematography)

Other honourable guests are Nandita Das(actor and director) , Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shibani Kashyap (Playback singer), Shilpa Rao (playback singer), Shaan (playback singer), Nishikant Kamat (Director and actor), Sakshi Tanwar (Actress), Barnali Shukla (writer and director), Usha Khanna (music director), Anand Tiwari (Actor), Vipul Shah (Producer and Director), Shefali Shah (actress), Ramesh Sippy(Director), Kiran Juneja(Actress),Pallavi Joshi(Actress, Pravina Deshpande (Actress), (Actress),Fauzia Khan Ma’am (State Minister), Kishori Gadre (General Manager, MTDC), Ashutosh Ghorpade (Director, Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Maharashtra), Mangesh Mohite (Joint Director- Dadasaheb Phalke Filmcity), Sumeet Raghavan.

Performances

Shilpa Rao (Playback singer), Shibani Kashyap (Playback singer), Rajashree Warrier (well-known Bharatnatyam dancer),Barmer Boys (Coke studio fame), Abhilasha Chellam (Saregamapa fame), Steven Samuel (Youngest Drumming Sensation).

Our Jury Panel

– Namrata Rao: Editor – Suddh Desi Romance, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Kahani etc…

– Bhavani Iyer: Writer – Lootera, Black, Guzaarish

– Mayur Puri: Writer – ABCD, Om Shanti Om, Faltu, Prince etc…

– Sudeep Chatterjee: Cinematographer – Chak De India, Guzaarish, Dor, Iqbal etc…

– Aditya Datt: Writer/Director – Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Table No. 21 etc…

– Vinay Sapru & Radhika Rao: Director Duo – Lucky No Time For Love, I Love N.Y etc…

– Bhavna Talwar: Director/Writer – Dharm, Happi

– Amitabha Singh: Cinematographer – The Good Road, Mp3, Chillar Party, Khosla ka Ghosla etc…

– Geeta Singh: Writer/Editor – Listen Ameya

Advisory Board

Bashir Ali: Cinematographer – Refugee

Vivek Agnihotri: Filmmaker- Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, Chocolate, etc

Anshuman Mahaley: Cinematographer- Kabul-Express, Johny LLB, Gippi, Sound Track

Ananth Mahadevan: Actor and Director-‘Ishq’, ‘Yes Boss’, ‘Baazigar’, ‘8 x 10 Tasveer’, ‘Baadshah’ .

The festival has the support of top Bollywood filmmakers like Farah Khan, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Gauri Shinde, Sumitra Bhave, Samruoddhi Pore and will be screening their films.

Masterclass & Interactive Session To Be Conducted at MWIFF

– Piyush Mishra (Actor, Writer, Lyricist, Singer) : Acting

– Nandita Das (Actor, Director) : Interactive Session after screening of Firaaq

– Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Actor): Interactive Session after screening of Firaaq

– K.U. Mohanan (Cinematographer – Talaash,Fukrey,Don etc…): Cinematography

– Anjum Rajabali (Screenwriter, Actor, Dialogue – Satyagraha, Chakravyuh, Aarakshan, Raajneeti, Apaharan) : Screen Writing

– Renuka Sahane (Actor,Director): Interactive Session after screening of Rita

– Pallavi Joshi (Actor): Interactive Session after screening of Rita

– Kamlesh Pandey (Writer – Rang De Basanti, Delhi-6, Aks, Zinda, Dus Kahaniya): Writing

– Anjuli Shukla (Cinematographer – First Indian Female to be Awarded National Award for Cinematography): Cinematography

– Alankrita Shrivastava (Writer, Director – Turning 30): Film Making

– Barnali Ray Shukla (Director): Interactive Session with cast of ‘Kuch Love Jaisa’

– Sumeet Raghavan (Actor) : Interactive Session with cast of ‘Kuch Love Jaisa’

Monisha Kanwar

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