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Bangladesh is Country of Focus in Mumbai International Film Festival 2022 starting tomorrow

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The acclaimed film "Hasina: A Daughter's Tale" will be screened at the Mumbai International Film Festival which is starting from tomorrow

In the 17th edition of the prestigious biennial Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short Fiction and Animation Films, starting from Sunday, Bangladesh with the “Country of Focus” to commemorate the neighbouring country’s 50 years of Independence.

A special package of 11 films from Bangladesh including critically acclaimed film “Hasina- A Daughter’s Tale” will be presented at MIFF 2022.

The opening ceremony of the weeklong festival will take place at Mumbai’s Nehru Centre located in Worli.

The Festival has reported an overwhelming response from filmmakers across the world having received 808 film-entries from 30 countries. Of these 102 films will be screened under the Competition Category -- in international competition 35 and in national competition 67.

Under the ‘MIFF Prism Category’ 18 films will be screened.

Making its World Premiere in the Festival will be the Netflix original series "Mighty Little Bheem: I love Taj Mahal" episode. Also there will be a special screening of the first animation film co-produced by India and Japan “Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama”.

Contribution of Films Division in documentary culture in India will be showcased through a specially curated package, “Image-Nation”

Additional attractions at MIFF 2022 will be special packages like Oscar Film package, curated by Shorts TV, Special film packages from Italy and Japan, Indian Panorama- from the recent editions of International Film Festival of India.

Reputed institutions like the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata among others will present students film packages showcasing young talent. Another highlight will be the Students’ Animation Documentary Films from Myanmar and films from Students’ Animation Film Festival Brazil.

Curated films from North-East India, best of short fiction from Pocket Films Platform and special screening of restored version of Satyajit Ray’s film “Sukumar Ray” will be showcased.

The Best Film of the Festival will receive the Golden Conch award, along with a cash prize of Rs.10 lakhs while other awards will have cash awards varying from five to one lakh along with Silver Conch, trophy and certificate.

The coveted Dr. V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award carrying a cash award of Rs 10 lakh, Golden Conch and a citation will be presented to an eminent filmmaker for his/her seminal contribution to documentary films.