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 13 episodes, shot in Australia, of India’s #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 documentary 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 Directors
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.

Festival Publicist
Miranda Brown Publicity

Festival Publicist India
Raindrop Media

Festival Team
Natascha Charak
Farah Al Amin
Kyle Barnes
Leanne Tonkes
Jake Ryan
Viney Shah
Ling Ang
Scott Langman
Amanda Watson
Abbey Barnes
Sania Younis
Alexis Agostino
Jayden Irving
Jazba Singh
Alex Storer
Faiz Sharif
Rahim Irham Raysss Video Production
David Lieu Studios

Festival Key Art
Karan Singh

Festival Design
Daniel Howe
Krystina Witt

Festival Website
Vishakha Bhuwania

Festival Trailer
Laura Ogeil

Creative Team
Ian Anderson
Paul Cross

Our Media Team
Madan Lepcha
Rahim Irham Raysss Video Production
Faiz Sharif
LucasKussowski Multimedia Consultant Kussowski Brothers
David Lieu Studios
Siddhesh Jukar
Sri Harsha Ramarathinam

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