Mumbai Film Festival with Star will this time also include Hindi entries for its ‘Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema’.
The award, which was introduced during the festival’s last year edition, recognizes quality writing on cinema.
The award seeks entries that showcase nuanced and imaginative film writing and publishing in South Asia.
Book-length works written by authors from the sub-continent and published by an Indian publishing house in print format between August 1, 2015 and August 1, 2016 are eligible for the award.
“I’m thrilled to announce that this year’s Jio MAMI Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema is now also open to Hindi writers. We hope that this award will encourage more writers to look at cinema as a subject,” Anupama Chopra, Festival. Director, Jio MAMI, said in a statement.
The award covers works of fiction, graphic novel, creative non-fiction, reportage, analysis , written in English and Hindi. It carries a cash prize of Rs 2.5 lakhs for the winner from each language category. The last date of submission is August 15th, 2016.
Leading Publisher & Editor, Arpita Das (Yoda Press), is curating the award.
Jio MAMI’s Mumbai Film Festival with Star will be held here from October 20-27.