Winner of Melbourne Awards 2016 | Winner of Most Popular Indian Film Festival Abroad 2017
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne aims to recognise and honour to members of the film Industry that have challenged stereotypes, pushed boundaries and achieved outstanding achievements. The framework of this festival is based on quality and variety that explores cinema from every perspective, and celebrates talent demonstrated by the filmmakers, actresses and actors in the IFFM Program. Judged by a jury of seven international and Australian filmmakers and industry professionals, here is the best of the Indian Cinema who made it our nominations this year!
Best Actor

Ranbir kapoor

Sanju

Akshay Kumar

Padman

Ranveer Singh

Padmaavat

Varun Dhawan

October

Shahid Kapoor

Padmaavat

Manoj Bajpayee

Gali Guliyan

Fahadh Faasil

The Exhibit and The Eyewitness

Soumitra Chatterjee

Mayurakshi
Best Actress

Rani Mukherjee

Hichki

Vidya Balan

Tumhari Sulu

Deepika Padukone

Padmaavat

Alia Bhatt

Raazi

Zaira Wasim

Secret Superstar

Bhanita Das

Village Rockstars

Keerthy Suresh

Mahanati

Tillotama Shome

Sir
Best Director

Rajkumar Hirani

Sanju

Shoojit Sircar

October

R. Balki

Padman

Siddharth P Malhotra

Hichki

Advait Chandan

Secret Superstar

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Padmaavat

Rima Das

Village Rockstars

Dipesh Jain

Gali Guliyan

Ere Gowda

Balekempa

Suresh Triveni

Tumhari Sulu

Meghna Gulzar

Raazi

Rohena Gera

Sir
Best Film

Padman

Hichki

Padmaavat

Sanju

Secret Superstar

Raazi

Mahanati

Rangasthalam

Best Indie Film

Gali Guliyan

Village Rockstars

Balekempa

Up, Down and Sideways (Documentary)

Mayurkashi

Garbage

Sir

BEST SUPPORT PERFORMANCE

Vicky Kaushal

Sanju

Ranvir Shorey

Gali Guliyan

Meher Vij

Secret Superstar

Freida Pinto

Love Sonia

Samantha Akkineni

Mahanati

Trimala Adhikari

Garbage

Richa Chadda

Love Sonia
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