Film buffs in the satellite city have reason to cheer. Navi Mumbai is all set to host its first ever Film Festival this January. Named Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF), the three-day festival will start on January 31 at the DY Patil Auditorium in Nerul.
“NMIFF is determined to provide an international platform to talented filmmakers. We want Navi Mumbai to be highlighted as international spot, which is yet deprived of any festival like this.
This will expose local talent too of the area on the world map,” said Sachin Khanna, festival founder and chairman. “This is our first year and we have already received an overwhelming response, and we are looking forward to a great three-day festival showcasing some of the best films,” he added.
NMIFF will screen around 22 movies in three categories — student shorts, professional shorts and feature films. These categories are inclusive of short, animation, documentaries, music videos and social awareness films.
The winners will be selected by a panel of esteemed jury members and awarded with cash prizes and trophies.
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