Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival has announced that acclaimed filmmaker Anjali Menon is joining the MAMI Board of Trustees.
MAMI is helmed by its board of trustees, which comprises personalities like Nita M. Ambani, Anupama Chopra, Ajay Bijli, Anand G. Mahindra, Farhan Akhtar, Isha Ambani, Kabir Khan, Kaustubh Dhavse, Kiran Rao, Rana Daggubati, Riteish Deshmukh, Rohan Sippy, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vishal Bhardwaj, Zoya Akhtar and Smriti Kiran (Artistic Director).
This year, actor and producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined as MAMI's new Chairperson and among the new inductees is Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, the award-winning filmmaker and archivist who made Celluloid Man on P.K. Nair.
Anjali Menon has previously been on the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Jury for the Oxfam Best Film on Gender Equality Award 2018.
“Through their programming and Dial M For Films, MAMI has been putting the much-deserved spotlight on regional films. Further, socially conscious interventions like the Gender Equality Award make me excited to be part of the MAMI journey. I look forward to working with this wonderful team towards
achieving a diverse cultural identity as the festival that brings Indian cinema in its million colours to the world,” said the filmmaker.
Jio MAMI’s mission since its inception has been to bring together the Indian film industry, curate the best Indian and international cinema and bring them to the widest possible audience. But over the years, it has
also transformed into a year-round platform with international credibility that has set a new benchmark in the impact that a film festival in India can have.
Over six months (October 2021 - March 2022), Jio MAMI will focus on conversations with some of the best talent in India and abroad. It will screen all the amazing Indian films that have not gotten an opportunity to be showcased because the festival did not take place last year.
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