Updated: Jan 25, 2022
The Micff India, Film Festival is the latest annual in-person event to be affected by the COVID-19 Omicron variant
A statement from the Micff Academy confirmed that the event would be 'postponed' out of an abundance of caution.
Micff India 2021 edition scheduled for 10th-11th March'2022
Our primary concern is always the responsibility we feel towards our staff, artists, audience, and filmmakers who travel to Mumbai from various places. We remain committed to the city of Dreams, where we’ve hosted the Micff India 2020 Inagural Edition and will do so again when it is safe.
Organizers said they hope on holding the event in March 10th & 11th at Pvr Juhu,Mumbai.
NSD alumni Sunita Rajwar, who is also a Festival co-founder emphasized that the event, which was to open in Dec'2021, is not being canceled, just postponed, due to COVID concerns.
MICFF is the only festival in India which gone completely in-person at the physical venue (PVR Cinemas, Juhu) at the heart of the Bollywood capital Mumbai on 7th & 8th Dec'20 by strictly following all the guidelines and protocols issued by the Government of India & Maharashtra.
Ace lyricist, writer, playback singer, actor and 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝘄𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗞𝗶𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗿𝗲 & 𝗛𝗶𝘁𝗲𝘀𝗵 𝗞𝗲𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘆𝗮 the 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿 & 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 '𝗦𝗵𝘂𝗯𝗵 '𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗹 𝗭𝘆𝗮𝗱𝗮 𝗦𝗮𝘃𝗱𝗵𝗮𝗮𝗻' marked their presence at 𝗠𝗜𝗖𝗙𝗙 𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗔 𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟴𝘁𝗵' 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬
Actors and 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐎𝐟 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐚 alumnus 𝐑𝐚𝐣𝐩𝐚𝐥 𝐘𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐯,𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐚 𝐑𝐚𝐣𝐰𝐚𝐫, 𝐆𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐣𝐚𝐥𝐢 𝐊𝐮𝐥𝐤𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢, 𝐆𝐨𝐩𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐮𝐭𝐭, 𝐑𝐚𝐣𝐢𝐯 𝐊𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐫, 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐚𝐫 𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭 & 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐮 𝐃𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚 were also a huge support at MICFF'2020.
In 2020, successful screening and huge participation by the filmmakers across the world reflects that cinema is more alive than ever. It remains unique, irreplaceable. Thanks to those who make it, those who give it life and those who receive it and make it glorious. The challenge has been never so compelling. We will see it soon: Cinema is not dead, it’s not even sick.