Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
azadi ka amrit mahotsav

‘Meiram – The Fireline’, ‘Shabu-Shabu Spirit’ & ‘Castaway’ to open #MIFF2022 film extravaganza

Posted On: 29 MAY 2022 11:43AM by PIB Mumbai

Mumbai, 29 May 2022


The celebration of films at the 17th edition of Mumbai International Film Festival will begin today with the screening of one film each from documentary, short film and animation category. “Meiram – The Fireline”, the documentary from Manipur directed by James Khangenbam is the opening film in documentary category. The film which gently touches upon the embracing colours of wilderness and biodiversity is included in ‘National Prism’ package of MIFF 2022. 

“Shabu-Shabu Spirit”, the short fiction film from Japan will draw the curtains up for films in ‘Short Film’ category. The film directed by Yuki Saito is included in the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA) package. The film narrates the story of Shozo, a concerned father who comes up with a test to see whether his daughter’s fiancé is really worthy of marrying her. 

(Still from Shabu-Shabu Spirit)

“Castaway” from France is the opening film from Animation category. This film directed by Rachel Bosc-Bierne, Vincent Carrette, Simon Fabbri, Marie Gauthier, Margo Lopez, Leopoldine Perdrix and Flore-Anne Victor is included in ANIM!ARTE - Students’ Animation Film Festival of Brazil. The story line of ‘Castaway’ revolves around a lonely girl who lives in the sky far from the world below that frightens her. 

(Still from Castaway)

* * *


We believe good films go places through the good words of a film-lover like you. Share your love for films on social media, using the hashtags #AnythingForFilms / #FilmsKeLiyeKuchBhi and #MIFF2022. Yes, let’s spread the love for films!

Which #MIFF2022 films made your heart skip a beat or more? Let the world know of your favourite MIFF films using the hashtag #MyMIFFLove

If you are touched by the story, do get in touch! Would you like to know more about the film or the filmmaker? In particular, are you a journalist or blogger who wants to speak with those associated with the film? PIB can help you connect with them, reach our officer Mahesh Chopade at +91-9953630802. You can also write to us at miff.pib[at]gmail[dot]com.

For the first post-pandemic edition of the festival, film lovers can participate in the festival online as well. Register for free as an online delegate (i.e., for the hybrid mode) at The competition films can be watched here, as and when the films become available here.


Follow us on social media: @PIBMumbai   Image result for facebook icon /PIBMumbai    /pibmumbai  pibmumbai[at]gmail[dot]com

(Release ID: 1829118) Visitor Counter : 598

Read this release in: Hindi , Urdu , Marathi