Cameron Bailey, co-Director and the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival was in Mumbai for the FICCI-FRAMES three day convention, where he was a panel member for the discussion on Navigating the International Waters: Indian Cinema and Actors Overseas. At the conclusion of his talk he announced that TIFF’s City to City programme will focus on Mumbai. This is the fourth year for the City to City series. Cities featured in past programmes include Tel Aviv, Istanbul and Buenos Aires.
“Past editions of City to City explored how filmmakers represented their urban landscape. This year we'll shift the scope of the programme to showcase filmmakers living and working in Mumbai, regardless of where their films are set," said Bailey, who is currently in Mumbai participating in FICCI FRAMES, the global media and entertainment convention. “There's been an exciting evolution recently that's seen local independent films emerge to contrast with Bollywood's dazzling commercial movies. Whether you call it Mumbai or Bombay, this city is a massive player in the global film world, and a place I've grown to love in all its diversity. Toronto audiences are in for a thrill this September.”
TIFF’s 2012 City to City lineup will showcase around ten films made by filmmakers living and working in Mumbai city. The final selection will be announced in August. The 37th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to 16, 2012.
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