Oxfam India, a leading non-profit organisation, working together with people to end the injustice of poverty, in partnership with JIO MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival and Star India, has instituted an award for the 'Best Film on Gender Equality'.

Oxfam India's vision of a just world is where everyone can exercise their right to a life free from fear and violence. A first-of-its-kind recognition, this award category therefore focusses on films that challenge gender-based social norms which lead to gender inequality, and hence to the global pandemic of violence against women and girls.

Oxfam India is currently active in the six focus states of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh.

The Indian film industry is one of the most significant influencers in Indian society. Oxfam India aims to encourage and recognise professional filmmakers who make cinema which promote positive gender norms and inspire people for a future where violence against women and girls no longer exists.

The award is open to latest Indian films programmed in the festival. Award nominees will be chosen by Indian curators of MAMI and the winner will be selected by a special jury. The inaugural award will be presented at the film festival’s closing ceremony on October 27, 2016.

Mumbai Film Festival is India’s most prestigious international film festival. Organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), the festival previews new films of all genres from around the world and features a diverse range of competitions and showcase categories.

The JIO MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival is scheduled from October 20-October 27, 2016.

For more information, please visit: http://www.mumbaifilmfestival.com/

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