Mumbai Women's International Film Festival to start Oct 8

Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) The first edition of Mumbai Women's International Film Festival (MWIFF) 2013 will start here Oct 8 and focus on encouraging women filmmakers in the industry.

Many Bollywood celebrities have supported the cause of encouraging women filmmakers during the fest and some of the names include Nandita Das, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Farah Khan, Honey Irani, Renuka Shahane and Sumitra Bhave who will either grace the event or their films will be shown at the festival.

The seven-day festival will screen more than 150 films from across 70 nations at six different venues.

The event will also have workshops by Piyush Mishra, Sharmistha Roy, Aparna Sud, Rachna Rastogi, Honey Irani, Anjum Rajabali, Alankrita Shrivastava, K. U. Mohanan, Shaan, Kamlesh Pandey, Ashima Chhiber, Aruna Raje, Dr. Achala Nagar.

The festival has been organized by Oculus Creations with the support of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC).