Mumbai International Film Festival 2022 (MIFF-2022) was held from 29 May to 4 June 2022 at the Nehru Centre, Worli in Mumbai. It was the 17th edition of the Mumbai International Film Festival.
Filmmakers submitted their entry in Documentary, Short Fiction and Animation category. Films completed between 1st September, 2019 and 31st December, 2021, were eligible for entry in MIFF-2022.
A total of 385 films were screened during the seven-day festival. Of these 119 Films were screened under National, International Competition and MIFF Prism category.
Country of Focus:
Bangladesh was the ‘Country of Focus’ this year. In commemoration of Bangladesh’s 50 years of Independence the country was chosen as the ‘Country of Focus’ this year.
Award winners of Mumbai International Film Festival 2022:
Lifetime Achievement Award:
The coveted Dr. V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award has been conferred upon veteran documentary film maker and author Sanjit Narwekar, for his contribution to films through his writings especially film history and the documentary film movement.
- The V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award carries a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs (Rs 1 million), Golden Conch and a citation.
- This award is instituted in memory of legendary filmmaker V Shantaram, who was closely associated with Films Division as Honorary Chief Producer during the 1950s.
Golden Conch Award:
» Best Documentary Award: Dutch Film, ‘Turn Your Body to the Sun’, Directed by- Aliona Van der Horst
- Dutch film Turn Your Body to the Sun bagged the Golden Conch for the Best Documentary of the Festival. The Award carries a Golden Conch, a Certificate and cash prize of Rs 1 million (Rs 10 lakhs).
Silver Conch Award:
» Best Short-fiction film: (Upto 45 minutes)
- ‘Saakshatkaaram’ (Malayalam), Directed by- Sudesh Balan
- ‘Brother Troll’ (Faroese language) Directed by- Gudmund Helsmsal
- In the Short Fiction category, Malayalam film ‘Saakshatkaaram’ shares the Silver Conch award with Gudmund Helsmsal’s ‘Brother Troll’ a film from Faroe Islands of Denmark.
- The awards carry a Silver Conch, a certificate and cash prize of Rs.2.5 lakhs.
» Best Animation Film: ‘Prince in a Pastry Shop’ (Poland), Directed by- Katarzyna Agopsowicz
- The award carries a Silver Conch, a certificate and cash prize of Rs.5 lakhs.
» Pramod Pati – Most Innovative / Experimental Film: ‘Closed to the Light’, Directed and produced by Italian film maker Nicola Piovesan
» Certificate of Merit: Special mention by International Jury
- ‘Ghar Ka Pata’, Directed by- Madhulika Jalali
- ‘Who Says The Lepchas Are Vanishing?’, Directed by- Abhuydaya Khaitan
National Competition Awards
Silver Conch Award:
» Best Documentary Film (Above 60 minutes): ‘Admitted’, Directed by- Ojaswwee Sharma
» Best Documentary Film (below 60 minutes): ‘Screaming Butterflies’, Directed by- Assamese Director Aimee Barua
» Best Short Fiction Film (upto 45 minutes): ‘Geru Patra’, Directed by Shristipal Singh
» Best Animation Film: ‘Kandittundu (Seen It)’, Directed by- Adithi Krishnadas
» Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari Award for Best Debut Director: Bimal Poddar, for film ‘Radha’
» IDPA Award for Best Student Film: ‘Megha’, the Bengali film directed by Rishi Bhaumik
Mumbai International Film Festival 2022 (MIFF 2022) Technical Award Winners in Cinematography, Sound Designing and Editing
» Best Cinematography (award shared by Both):
- Bernarda Corenjo Pinto (Germany) for ‘Among Us Women’
- Rafeeq Ellias (India) for ‘If Memory Serves Me Right’
» Best Sound Design (award shared by Both):
- Jose Rommer (Panama) for ‘For Your Peace of Mind, Make Your Own Museum’
- Pritam Das (India) for ‘Kicking Balls’
» Best Editing (award shared by Both):
- Shanmuganathan (India) for ‘Dhobi Ghat’
- Sajed P C (India) for ‘Bamboo Ballads’
- The Mumbai International Film Festival is the oldest and largest film festival for non-feature films in South Asia, having stared in 1990.
- MIFF is organized by the Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India and supported by Government of Maharashtra.