Mauritius International Film Festival- 5th to 8th October 2017, Mauritius

To mark the 50th anniversary of the independence of Mauritius, the inaugural edition of the Mauritius International Film Festival will be organised  from 5th to 8th October 2017. The Festival will showcase international films about freedom and independence.

The event will see the participation of high-profile celebrities from  Hollywood, Bollywood, China and EU film industries.

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 Board of Investment will spearhead the organisation of the International Film Festival, with the support of several major stakeholders and sponsors, namely Air Mauritius, MTPA and MFDC.