Name of Event: Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2020 Hosted by: Devi Prasad Goenka Management College of Media Studies, Malad (WEST) Date: 29th January 2020 – 1st February 2020
DGMC was selected as the Venue, Screening & Outreach Partner to the 16th Mumbai International Film Festival 2020 for DOCUMENTARY | SHORT FICTION | ANIMATION. The Event was hosted from 29th January to 1st February 2020 at the Madhoprasad Saraf Seminar Hall.
Dignitaries such Aruna Raje Patil, Filmmaker and Producer was the, Chief Guest, Sunder Chand Rajput, Editor, Navbharat Times and Neelaabh Kaul, filmmaker were the Guests of Honour at this prestigious event, which was one of its kind held for the first time in the suburbs. Aspiring filmmakers, cinematographers, journalists, directors, sound engineers and animators attended the event. Around 100 students attended day 1 screening.
The screenings were held over three consecutive days. The Films screened were mainly documentaries and animated movies. A few short fiction films were also screened such as ‘Naina’, ‘Solo Finale’ and ‘My Turn’. With such films being screened the viewers’ experienced diverse emotions
MIFF assured fun and entertainment for the viewers and were a source of inspiration for aspiring animators.
The event started by lighting of the lamp and Saraswati Vandana, sung by DGMC student Samidha Basrur, simultaneously. The dignitaries who lighted the lamp were, Aruna Raje Patil, Filmmaker, Chief Guest, Sunder Chand Rajput, Editor, Navbharat Times, Guest of Honour, Neelaabh Kaul, filmmaker, principal of DGMC Amee Vora and Dean Mukesh Sharma. The event was assisted by Bhagwandas Banshkar, representative from the Films Division and it was conducted under the supervision of Professor Amit Singh. While speaking to the audience present in the inauguration ceremony Mrs. Patil said “It is a great initiative that college (DGMC) has taken to tie up with MIFF for screening films”. Sunder Chand Rajput in appreciation of the step taken by DGMC and its Principal and Dean said “ Aapke Dean sir aur principal ma’am kaafi smart hai jo unhone yeh kabiliyat dikhayi hai, itna bada event organise karne ki” Some of the films screened were True Love Story, Edpa Kana, Vertical City, Vitha, The Climb, Pacifier, Die Hard, Vishaparavam, Munni, Mumbai Hustle, Mariza, The Membas of Arunachal Pradesh, Fauve, Tree of Unity, The Moustache, Locked, We can’t live without cosmos from directors all over the globe. Aspiring filmmakers, cinematographers, journalists, directors, sound engineers and animators attended event. Around 100 students attended day 1 screening.