The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is a Victorian Government initiative that aims to strengthen ties between the Indian film industry and Victoria.
Festival Director

Mitu Bhowmick Lange

Mitu Bhowmick-Lange is currently the Director of Mind Blowing Films  , a film production / distribution company which specialises in Indian films.

Mitu worked in Bombay for 6 years directing several TV shows including entertainment, news and fashion magazine programs  and a daily breakfast show for most of the leading channels including BBC World, Star Plus, Zee TV and Sony TV.

Mitu wrote and directed the multi award-winning documentary, Watch without Prejudice, on the impact of violence on the children of Kashmir.

Since living in Australia, Mitu has brought in and produced several Indian productions to Australia, including producing 13 episodes shot in Australia of India’s number 1 daily television serial Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii (similar to Neighbours), Bollywood film Koi Aap Saa and blockbusters like Salaam Namaste , Chak De India , Bachna Aye Haseeno , Main Aurr Mrs Khanna , Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic , Love Aaj kal and several leading television commercials with international cricketers made for the Indian market. She is presently working on the four part doco - series about ' New India'.

Mitu also represents the prestigious International Film Festival of India held annually in Goa as their curator for films from Australia and New Zealand.

Festival Co Director
John Molloy
John is currently Head of Production at iconic Australian company Mushroom Pictures. Prior to joining Mushroom, John was a producer at Molloy Boy Productions, a production company that produced film, television and radio for the Australian market. In film he has worked on the films 'Crackerjack', 'Bad Eggs', 'BoyTown' and 'Macbeth' . In television he has worked on 'The Nation', 'Love is a Four Letter Word' and 'The Mick Molloy Show'. In 2009 John was Series Producer of 'John Safran's Race Relations' for Princess Pictures and the ABC.
Bidyut Dumra
His career in media started in 1995 in India while auditioning as a contestant for a TV quiz-show and ending up as a question writer instead. He hesitantly resolved himself to the fact that his place in the industry seemingly belonged behind the camera rather than in front of it. From TV Production he eventually made the leap to full-feature films in 2005, since then working on productions, such as, 'Salaam Namaste', 'Chak De India', 'Bachna Eh Haseeno'.
With corporate experience in multinational media companies, such as, Fremantle Productions and Village Roadshow, he is now a Director at Mind Blowing Films and is based in Hong Kong. He is still waiting for a breakthrough character & script to propel his acting ambitions.

Festival Curator
Born in 1969 in a small town in Bhutan, Onir – as he was to become known in India– was fascinated with filmmaking from a young age. While graduating in literature studies at Jadavpur University he simultaneously attended … in Kolkata. He won a scholarship to study film in Berlin after which he worked in Mumbai as an editor and director of corporate videos, serials, music videos and movies.
His directorial debut, ‘My Brother... Nikhil’ (2005), dealt with themes like AIDS and homosexuality. His latest film, ‘I Am’, consists of four short stories exploring themes including child abuse and same-sex relationships and was awarded the Triangle Media Group Honorary Award last year.
Megha Ramaswamy
Megha Ramaswamy is a writer and programmer based in Mumbai. 

She was awarded a grant by the British Council for her work as a screenwriter as part of the Indian Screen Writer’s workshop in 2008. Megha was also shortlisted for the Maishaa screenwriter’s lab, hosted by Mira Nair in 2005. Megha has worked as both a writer and researcher on several films and documentaries including TISS’s  'Naatha', and Anurag Kashyap’s ' Bombay Velvette'.
She was recently the programmer for the South Asian International Film Festival 2010, held in New York. 

Festival Publicist
Miranda Brown Publicity
Monica Bhattacharya

Festival Design
Catherine Donaldson

Festival Website
Vishakha Bhuwania

Festival Team
Achala Datar
Natascha Charak
Benu Bindra
Jenny Mapara
Gemma Mumford
Andy Roberts
Jake Ryan
Leanne Tonkes
Viney Shah
Luke Bremner
Rose Damon
Ling Ang

Festival Trailer
Akshat Gupt

Creative Team
Ian Anderson
Paul Cross

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