The Toronto International Film Festival
(TIFF) has chosen Mumbai, India, to be featured in this year's highly anticipated "city-to-city showcase." The program, recently announced by TIFF's artistic director Cameron Bailey, is already generating international buzz among film-makers, movie buyers and audiences. As reported by BBC News
, the Mumbai showcase, which will feature new, independent and diverse films, will bring a more nuanced picture of Indian cinema to North American audiences.
"Mr. Bailey says the idea is 'to introduce the new generation of independent Mumbai filmmakers to audiences and buyers in Toronto and help create a platform for their films in North America.' TIFF, which runs from 6-16 September this year, will premiere 10 films made by directors working in Mumbai."
"TIFF is one of the world's top film festivals and is regarded as a gateway to the North American market."
"'This is just the right time to showcase Mumbai's exciting new independent cinema to the world,' says Mr. Bailey."
"Mr. Bailey believes that the growing energy and innovation in the Mumbai movie industry in recent times has led to the emergence of local independent films that provide a contrast to the glitz and glamour of Bollywood's big banner extravaganzas."
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original source BBC News