The 13th Mumbai Film Festival, organised by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) kick started with the film ‘Moneyball’ starring Brad Pitt and directed Bennett Miller. The film was screened on all the screens at the festival’s main venue- Cinemax Versova.
Director- producer Yash Chopra lit the lamp along with actress Dia Mirza, President of Film & TV Producers Guild Ramesh Sippy and trustee of MAMI Amit Khanna in attendance. Joining them were the International Competition jury members Hugh Hudson (Jury,President), Jerzy Skolimowski, Na Hong- Jin, Roger Spottiswoode and Sarika.
The red carpet saw various celebrities, cinephiles, delegates and media arrive for
the ‘Moneyball’ screening with great enthusiasm. The screening of the movie was then followed by a red carpet at Sun N Sand Hotel for the opening ceremony and dinner function that saw in attendance various B-town celebrities such as Abhinay Deo, Vikramaditya Motwane, Rohan Sippy and Golide Behl amongst many others.
The jury members of all the sections- International Competition, Dimensions Mumbai and Harmony Celebrate Age were introduced to the guests present at the function.
While the opening day of the 13th Mumbai film festival wound up with celebration, the second day October 14 will see close to 50 movies being screening at Cinemax Versova, Cinemax Sion and Metro Big Cinemas and various celebrities and movie buffs in attendance.