The first edition of the Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival, organized by Oculus Creations and supported by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) will commence on 8th October. The main idea of this festival is to boost female filmmakers in the industry.
This cause has been largely supported by Bollywood and some of them are Zoya Akhtar, Nandita Das, Reema Kagti, Farah Khan, Renuka Shahane, Honey Irani and Sumitra Bhave. These influential women will contribute to this cause by visiting the fest or by screening their films.
A few workshops have been organized by Piyush Mishra, Honey Irani, Aparna Sud, Rachna Rastogi, Sharmishta Roy, Anjum Rajabali, Alankrita Srivastav, Shaan, Kamlesh Pandey, K.U Mohanan, Ashima Chhiber, Dr. Achala Nagar and Aruna Raje.
This festival will go on for 7 days and will reportedly screen more than 150 films at six different venues across 70 nations.