Message From The Lord Mayor

A message from the Lord Mayor of Melbourne

From dramas to documentaries, comedies to musicals, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is the largest of its kind in Australia, celebrating the best of Indian cinema in all its forms.

As the arts and cultural capital of the country, City of Melbourne is a proud supporter of the 2021 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne - and we have been since the very start.

This is one of our great cultural celebrations and a reminder that Melbourne is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.

We are a city of more than 230 different cultural backgrounds practising more than 135 faiths.

Within this incredible mix, we find Melbourne’s thriving and incredibly active Indian community.

Indian culture adds to the vibrancy and diversity of our unique city, and Melburnians have a great appreciation for India’s film history, including Bollywood productions filmed in Australia.

Festivals such as this enrich the cultural life of our city as a whole.

Congratulations to the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne team on what promises to be a wonderful festival both in cinemas and online.