The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) his calling for entries for its 17th Mumbai Film Festival, which is scheduled to be held in Mumbai from October 29 to November  5, 2015. MAMI is now accepting submissions from across the world for the festival.

The MAMI team led by Festival Director, Anupama Chopra has received an overwhelming show of support from members of the Indian Film fraternity who have come together to commit their time and resources to make the 17th Mumbai Film Festival a showcase of the best creative talent from India and around the world.

To kick off the preparations for the 17th edition of the Festival, Team MAMI has produced a special Call for Entries for films that brought together four of the industry’s leading production houses. The film is produced by Vinod Chopra Films and Equinox and is supported by Dharma Productions and Phantom Films.

Leading stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt as well as some of the most recognized directors, Karan Johar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Raju Hirani, along with Anupama Chopra and Chaitanya Tamhane, Winner
of Best Film in the International Competition, MAMI 2014 can be seen in the film.

“The MAMI film is one of the many miracles that is enabling this festival to survive and thrive. Four production houses, artists and crew gave us their talent and time free of cost and made this happen.  I am extremely grateful to each one of them. May your tribe increase,” said Anupama.

Speaking about the importance of the Mumbai Film Festival to the city and film lovers, Karan Johar, Member, Board of Trustees, MAMI said, “It’s so important for the city of Mumbai that mothers a large part of Indian cinema to have a festival of its own. MAMI is the largest platform endeavoring to resonate the power of cinema from the city of dreams”.

When asked what MAMI means to him, Chaitanya Tamhane, Winner of Best Film in the International Competition at MAMI 2014, said: “MAMI for me is a window to the best of world cinema amidst a celebratory atmosphere and an
infectious spirit. It’s that one week in a year where film lovers from not just Mumbai, but all over India, flock to the festival venues like kids in a candy store. One is almost spoilt for choices with such a diverse and exquisite selection of films, and that too for the minimal cost of an all access pass. I think of myself as a perennial film student, and MAMI is one of the best film schools out there”.

The festival is calling for entries for its six sections namely International Competition, India Gold, Dimensions Mumbai, World Cinema, The India Story, and Retrospectives/Homages. The specialty of MAMI is that the International Competition section only accepts debut features. The online screeners and other information must reach festival before August 10, 2015.