Mother Teresa International Film Festival: Get MTIFF 2010 in Your City

Geraldine Chaplain starring as Mother Teresa in the famous Dominique Lapierre film.

KOLKATA, (C.M. Paul) – A Catholic communications body in India is offering a travelling Mother Teresa International Film Festival (MTIFF) to mark the birth centenary of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (1910-2010). Beginning with a four day festival (third edition of MTIFF) 26-29 August hosted at three NANDAN halls of West Bengal government cinema houses in Kolkata, the organizers are offering a package of ten international films on Mother Teresa to its member organizations spread out all over India. Kolkata festival has 15 films.
The travelling festival package includes rare documentary films of Petrie Sisters of New York with commentary by Sir Richard Attenborough as wells as two full-length feature films starring Geraldine Chaplain and Olivia Hussey as Mother Teresa. The MTIFF films come from Japan, USA, Italy, Spain, Canada, Lebanon and India.
“To mark this historic occasion, the Missionaries of Charity Sisters and the Archdiocese of Calcutta, together with SIGNIS Bengal are hosting the 3rd MTIFF. The sole purpose of this film festival is to pay homage and spread awareness about Mother Teresa, her work and her mission, and to advocate her message of love, compassion and peace through the medium of cinema. MTIFF 2010 is absolutely non-commercial in nature with free entry pass/cards and depends entirely on generous benefactors for unavoidable expenses like taxes, venue, screenings, publicity, printing and stationary,” says the festival director and Signis-Bengal president Mr Sunil Lucas.
Expressing the intention of MTIFF Kolkata organizers the archdiocesan spokesperson Mr Lucas adds, “Efforts to celebrate Mother Teresa of Calcutta will not remain confined to Kolkata City, but very much like Mother’s work, will spread to the rest of India and the world. After the closing ceremony in Kolkata on 29th August 2010, MTIFF 2010 will travel from state to state, traversing the length and breadth of India, coordinated by SIGNIS India.”
The MTIFF 2010 Package
1. Ten (10) high quality DVD’s of MT films/documentaries.
2. Ten (10) synopsis – A5 size with pix.
3. Ten (10) copyright letters from producer/owner or one letter that covers all.
4. One contract letter between SIGNIS Bengal and participating city / country.
5. Soft copies of all MITFF 2010 promotional materials.
Deadline to sign up: July 30, 2010.
Contact details of SIGNIS Bengal
Name: Mr. Sunil Lucas (President SIGNIS Bengal & Festival Director MTIFF 2010)
Mailing Address: MTIFF 2010 c/o Chitrabani, 76 Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Kolkata 700016, India.
Email Address: /
Office Tel: (+91 33) 2265 3108
Office Fax: (+91 33) 2226 2423
Cell: (+91) 9830023564 (Sunil Lucas)



Filed under Mother Teresa, MTIFF 2010, Nun's Story, SIGNIS

3 responses to “Mother Teresa International Film Festival: Get MTIFF 2010 in Your City

  1. Francis Moonnamvayalil

    Dear Paul
    All the best for the Film Festival on Mother Teresa.I also am planning something small in Diamond Harbour towards the end of the year. I hope it will materialise.

  2. Thank you Fr Paul for all your pioneering efforts to spread the word, using modern technologies.

  3. Frank Krishner

    September 2011- The festival finally comes to Patna, Bihar… Pray for us .. it’s a big responsibility –

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