Bhumi Pednekar Named Brand Ambassador for Dimensions Mumbai, Short Film Competition

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The highly anticipated short film competition, Dimensions Mumbai, has returned and is now inviting submissions from young filmmakers from all over India. Introduced in 2009 as an ode to Mumbai by veteran actress Jaya Bachchan, the competition has now grown to be one of India’s largest platforms for aspiring filmmakers.

This year, Dimensions Mumbai has gained an influential advocate as Bhumi Pednekar, a renowned and versatile actress in contemporary Indian cinema, has been appointed as its Brand Ambassador. Known for her exceptional acting skills and diverse film choices, Bhumi Pednekar, a true Mumbaikar herself, is eager to engage and support the young creative collective of aspiring filmmakers participating in the competition.

Speaking about her association with Dimensions Mumbai, Bhumi expressed her excitement, stating, “I am thrilled to be a part of Dimensions Mumbai this year. It’s an incredible platform for young filmmakers; it empowers them to tell personal stories that mean something to them. It gives them an opportunity to showcase their film to a larger audience on a big screen. For decades, Mumbai has inspired filmmakers from around the world. This city has cinema in its DNA. The opportunities that Mumbai can offer with an excellent platform like Dimensions Mumbai to promote filmmakers of extraordinary calibre to their full potential is special.”

Being a proud Mumbaikar, Bhumi is eager to interact with the talented young filmmakers, watch their films, and contribute positively to their craft. She acknowledges the power of storytelling and the impact it can have on society. As a seasoned artist with a strong social conscience, Bhumi hopes to inspire and encourage these young creators in their cinematic journey.

The competition is open to all participants aged 18 to 25 years, and it invites filmmakers to create short films with a maximum duration of 5 minutes, focusing on themes related to Mumbai city. The entries will be carefully reviewed by a distinguished jury consisting of industry experts, and the top three films will be honored at the grand Opening Ceremony of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.

Previously restricted to participants residing in Mumbai, this year’s edition of Dimensions Mumbai has broadened its horizons, inviting filmmakers from all corners of India to partake in this cinematic celebration. With Bhumi Pednekar as the Brand Ambassador, the competition is expected to witness an influx of fresh and diverse storytelling from across the country.

Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is eagerly waiting to welcome this influx of young talent and the special films that will be showcased during the festival. The event provides an unparalleled opportunity for young filmmakers to showcase their work to a broader audience, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts.

The call for entries officially commenced on July 27, 2023, and aspiring filmmakers have until August 31, 2023, to submit their entries for consideration. As the anticipation builds, Dimensions Mumbai promises to be a platform that will foster and celebrate the creativity, passion, and innovation of young filmmakers who aim to make a mark in the world of cinema.

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