Mauritius Cinema Week

October 05, 2017 | 10:00 - October 08, 2017 | 20:00
In the context of the 50th anniversary of the independence of Mauritius, a Mauritius Cinema Week will be organised from 5th to 8th October 2017.

The Festival will showcase international films about freedom and independence.  The Theme of the Cinema week is “East meets West”. More than 22 films will be projected during the Mauritius Cinema Week. Film shot in Mauritius will include: “Chandi Sona”, “Hum”, “Les Enfants de Troumaron”, “Lonbraz Kann”. An impressive list of International Guests will also be in Mauritius.

High-profile celebrities from Hollywood, Bollywood, China and EU film industries will be participating in this International Film Festival 2017, organised by Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), Mauritius Film Development Corporation (MFDC) and Air Mauritius.
The main objectives of the festival are to:

  • Promote business linkages and the development of the film industry
  • Create a forum to encourage linkages between local and international film producers
  • Stimulate, popularise and put the spot light on the nascent local film industry and
  • Market the incentives under the Film Rebate Scheme while positioning Mauritius as an attractive shooting location in the region.

The festival will be launched officially on 5th October at Château de Labourdonnais and the closing ceremony on 8th October 2017 at Balaclava. The Official Programme is as follows:

OPENING CEREMONY of Mauritius Cinema Week

Château de Labourdonnais

06 Oct

MASTER CLASS in Cinema – Cinema Café

Plaza Rose Hill

Working Session on Script Writing and Film Directing

  • Write Your Own Story – The Art and Craft of Script Writing
  • Light, Camera, Action – The Magic of Film Directing

Working Session on Acting

  • The Evolution of the Role – Actresses’ roles in modern Indian cinema
07 Oct

MASTER CLASS – Cinema Café

Institut Français de Maurice, Rose-Hill

Working Session on Film Writing and Directing

  • The Director’s role in Shaping a Screenplay – as they appear on the page and in their final incarnation on screen

Working Session on Film Production, Distribution and Marketing

  • Design your Production, Distribution and Marketing Plan


08 Oct