Mumbai International Student Film Festival

MISFF 2023

Co-organiser & Venue

KES Shroff College of Arts and Commerce

Dec 8 & 9, 2023  |  Kandivali, Mumbai


Film Critics Circle of India


Cinema Society of India

Film Critics Circle of India

A body of notable film -critics, -essayists, -academicians, and -authors from all over India. Founded, among other things, to create a dialogue between film critics and filmmakers.

Cinema Society of India

By the early 80s, Ritwik Ghatak sir’s best student, the wandering bohemian filmmaker John Abraham, has made Fort Cochin his home away from home. John’s circle of artist friends establish two film screening societies: Prachodana (lit., “Inspiration”; downtown, in that quaint old heritage suburb) and Cochin Film Society (uptown). The former would eventually fade away for quite a while before its revival in 2012 by a film critic. The new avatar is rechristened as Cinema Society of India.

Best Short Fiction Film

Jury & Awards

Daniela Rogobete

Associate Professor at the University of Craiova, Romania, holding a PhD in Postcolonial Studies. Additionally, she writes, edits, and translates. Her research interests include intertextuality, aesthetics and visual culture. Her writings appear in a variety of academic journals.

Monita Borgohain

IAS Officer. Secretary, Govt. of Assam. Producer. Festival Director, Guwahati International Film Festival. Director, Bhupen Hazarika Regional Govt. Film and Television Institute. And Secretary, Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio, Govt. of Assam.

Vijay Sharma

Author of 25 books, including 10 on cinema. She has written in all leading national Hindi magazines & reviewed books & films for Akashvani radio. A retired Associate Professor of Loyola College of Education, Jamshedpur, she is presently a visiting professor at Central University, and Academic Staff College.

Resurrection (Poland)

Best Short Fiction Film

Summer 43 (Poland)

Jury Special Mention

Best Documentary Film

Jury & Awards

Alvaro Turrion

Award winning Spanish musician: keyboard player of the Lie Detectors band, winner of the Best Original Soundtrack Award for ‘Cirilo’ at the Videocorto Nettuno Festival, and music composer of ‘Magoado’, nominated at the International Film Festival of India. He is presently cutting an album with Spanish superstar singers.

Amartya Acharya

FCCI member. Reviews for High on Films, Digital Mafia Talkies, Film Fugitives, and the FCCI Journal of Indian Cinema. Additionally, he does film podcasts.

Ratan Sil Sarma

Film colorist and film editor. Started out as  promo producer for such places as Network 18 (3 years), before donning the role of the production head at Focus Hifi (9 years). Presently owns his own post production company, Box Digital India. Directorial debut won the Best Children’s Film award at Prag Cine Awards.

Waves (India)

Best Documentary Film

Panel discussions

On acting


Panelists: Arfi Lamba, Prashant Naik, Bijaya Jena, Zachary Coffin (USA), and Akriti Singh.

On the personal vision of filmmakers


Panelists: Katharina Suckale (Germany), Kaurwakee Vasistha, Sharad Raj, Oorvazi Irani, Johnson Thomas, and Joy Bimal Roy.

Festival Director


Dalton is quintessentially a film critic & a music journalist. He is presently writing a book on the grammar of cinema.

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