The prize money for “Best Student Film Award” in Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF) 2012 has been enhanced to Rs.1.00 lakh from Rs.25, 000 in MIFF-2010. This section was introduced in 2010 to promote student filmmakers within India.
The award is sponsored by Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA).
Besides, a “Dr.V. Shantaram Lifetime Acheivenment Award” will be given to an Indian documentary filmmaker for his / her contribution to National documentary movement. This award comprises a trophy and Rs.5.00 lakhs .
12th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF) is scheduled to be held from 3 – 9 February, 2012 at NCPA in Mumbai.
The festival is open for submissions. The Entry Form, Rules & Regulations are available on website www.filmsdivision.org and can also be obtained from office of the Films Division in Mumbai, and Distribution Branch Offices at Nagpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi and production centers at Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi.