The media and entertainment vertical of the Mahindra Group provides a platform to emerging independent voices in Indian cinema
Mumbai Mantra invests in filmmaking, and has also collaborated with the Sundance Institute for two major initiatives — the Screenwriters Lab and Global Filmmaking Awards
Launched its own screenwriting programme, Mumbai Mantra - Cine Rise: 100 Storytellers a Year, in July 2014 with the aim of nurturing Indian screenwriters from across the globe
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Mumbai Mantra has produced an interesting mix of both commercial and art cinema, from 'Antaheen', which won 4 National Awards including one for Best Feature Film in 2009, to 'Shukno Lanka' and 'Tempest'. The company is always on the lookout for stories with the potential for high social impact.
'Mumbai Mantra - CineRise: 100 Storytellers a Year' was launched in 2014 to nurture 100 Indian storytellers from across the globe. With veteran Indian screenwriter AnjumRajabali as its convenor, the programme culminates in an event where 12 to 15 selected screenwriters pitch their screenplays to studio heads, independent producers and directors, film festival programmers and curators.
Since its inception in 2008, Mumbai Mantra has been committed to providing a platform for independent voices in Indian cinema with an aim to championing an emerging generation of exciting filmmakers. The first step was a multifaceted 3-year collaboration with the Sundance Institute founded by Robert Redford. This included the Mumbai Mantra Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab in India and the Sundance Institute | Mahindra Global Filmmaking Awards held at the Sundance Film Festival. 16 filmmakers have been awarded and 25 screenwriters mentored during the last three Screenwriting Labs. The company is actively evaluating opportunities in content and infrastructure in the domestic as well as international media and entertainment space.