I have always believed that films teach kids, lessons about mankind…they take kids to a world which they may not able to experience at the moment or sometimes ever. I have always shown my daughter films like Toy Story, Inside Out, Maleficent, Ratatouie, Marly and Me among many others to teach her something that only those characters could display. Here is a golden chance for you to do the same with your kids at MAMI 2018.


Half Ticket is a children’s section at the
Mumbai Film Festival which began in the year 2015. 
In this section, MAMI showcases the best films 
(features & shorts) for children between the 
ages of 5 and 17. This section gives a chance
to create a space where children get an 
opportunity to explore cinema from all around 
the world and learn about the different aspects 
of filmmaking with professionals from the industry.

Here is a glimpse of these 5 films which I believe should be watched by every parent with their kid….

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen – English

A young boy learns to take control over his life when he is shrunk to the size of an insect and has to sail his own toy boat through a flooded café. Morten has to be shrunk down before he can grow up.

Age Eligibility- 5 +

Supa Modo – English 

The story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true.

Age Eligibility- 5 +

Ponyo – Japanese

During a forbidden excursion to see the surface world, a goldfish princess encounters a human boy named Sosuke, who gives her the name Ponyo. Ponyo longs to become human, and as her friendship with Sosuke grows, she becomes more human like. Ponyo’s father brings her back to their ocean kingdom, but so strong is Ponyo’s wish to live on the surface that she breaks free, and in the process, spills a collection of magical elixirs that endanger Sosuke’s village.

Age Eligibility- 8 +

The Lost Thing- English 

A boy finds a strange creature on the beach and tries to find it a home.

Age Eligibility- 8 +

A Wrinkle In Time – English

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Age Eligibility- 18 +