Mumbai: After making the World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2017 and bagging the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for excellence in Cinematography, Rahul Jain’s internationally acclaimed directorial debut documentary feature, Machines to make its India Premiere in the competition category, India Gold in Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI), 2017.
The film will also be screened at Dharamshala International Film Festival, 2017.
The documentary is a sensorial and kaleidoscopic meditation on the meaning of labor in an Indian textile sweatshop.
The film was selected as one of the Work-in-Progress Lab projects at NFDC’s Film Bazaar 2015 from where it got picked by international buyers and started its film festival journey.
Since then, the internationally acclaimed docu-feature has been screened and won awards in over 50 prestigious film festivals including Sundance Film Festival, INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM COMPETITION – IDFA 2016, HOT DOCS, CPH DOX THESSALONIKI, OPENING FILM – MUSEUM OF MODERN ART’S DOC FORTNIGHT, OPENING FILM – FRAMES OF REPRESENTATION – ICA – LONDON, VIENNALE – INTERNATIONAL FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES, DOKLEIPZIG – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION.
The film produced by Rahul Jain (Jann Pictures) and co-produced by Iikka Vehkalahti (IV FILMS LTD), Thanassis Karathanos (Pallas Film) has released theatrically in across the world including UNITED STATES, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, FINLAND and IRELAND.
The director-producer Rahul Jain says, “After releasing premiering throughout the venues of world cinema, It is my deepest happiness to bring Machines in the place where it was made. I am really looking forward to the film’s reception in India. And what better a place for that than MAMI itself”