The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) stands as a vibrant celebration of Indian cinema on the global stage. Established in 2010, this annual event has evolved into a prominent platform, showcasing the rich diversity and creativity inherent in Indian filmmaking.

IFFM serves as a melting pot for filmmakers, artists, and cinephiles from around the world. One of its distinctive features is the inclusion of films that go beyond the mainstream, offering a nuanced glimpse into the cultural tapestry of India. From regional language films to Bollywood blockbusters, the festival spans various genres and themes, reflecting the kaleidoscope of Indian storytelling.

Beyond screenings, IFFM fosters cultural exchange through panel discussions, one on one conversations, and interactive sessions. It serves as a bridge between the Indian film industry and the global audience, facilitating dialogues on cinematic techniques, cultural influences, and the evolving landscape of Indian cinema. Notable filmmakers, actors, and industry experts converge to share insights, creating a dynamic space for learning and collaboration.

Furthermore, the festival has a tradition of honoring cinematic excellence through awards that recognize outstanding contributions to Indian cinema. IFFM's commitment to inclusivity is reflected in its diverse programming, ensuring representation of various communities and perspectives. This inclusiveness extends to its audience, welcoming film enthusiasts of all backgrounds to experience the richness of Indian cinema.

Our Vision

The vision of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) is rooted in promoting and celebrating the diversity, creativity, and cultural richness of Indian cinema on a global platform. IFFM aims to serve as a bridge between the Indian film industry and the international audience, fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation for the multifaceted nature of Indian storytelling.

Another integral aspect of IFFM's vision is to create a space for dialogue and collaboration within the film industry. The festival brings together filmmakers, actors, and industry experts from India providing a platform for discussions.

Inclusivity is a key pillar of IFFM's vision. The festival aims to represent the diversity of voices within India, ensuring that films from various regions, languages, and cultural backgrounds find a place in the spotlight.

About Festival Director

Mitu Bhowmick Lange AM is an influential figure in the realm of film and cultural events, particularly known for her significant contributions to the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). As the founder and director of IFFM, Mitu has played a pivotal role in shaping the festival into a globally recognized platform for Indian cinema.

With a background in film and media, Mitu has been dedicated to promoting the diversity and creativity of Indian films on the international stage. Her vision for IFFM involves showcasing a wide array of Indian cinema, ranging from mainstream Bollywood productions to independent and regional films, reflecting the multifaceted nature of the Indian film industry.

Mitu Bhowmick Lange's leadership has been instrumental in establishing IFFM as more than just a film festival. She has emphasized the importance of cultural exchange, inclusivity, and collaboration within the industry. Under her guidance, the festival has become a space where filmmakers, actors, and film enthusiasts from around the world come together to celebrate and engage in meaningful conversations about cinema.

In addition to her work with IFFM, Mitu has been involved in various cultural initiatives that promote Indian arts and cinema globally. Her commitment to fostering connections between Indian filmmakers and the international audience has contributed significantly to the growing recognition of Indian cinema on the global stage.

IFFM Summer Festival

Exciting news! Following the success of its inaugural edition, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) proudly announces the Second IFFM Summer Festival, scheduled from February 29th to March 2nd. IFFM's commitment to fostering a diverse cinematic experience remains at the forefront, making the Second IFFM Summer Festival a must-attend for film enthusiasts worldwide.

IFFM365 - Year Round Program

Hello there, IFFM fans!

Introducing IFFM365 - year round program, bringing to you the best of Indian films on our own streaming platform. It’s online. On demand. Made in local and regional Indian languages.

Available all over Australia.

IFFM Classic Corner

IFFM's classic corner brings to you the "film of the month," allowing you to watch unforgettable classics that have shaped the Indian film industry. All our classics are freely accessible for viewers across Australia. Presenting now the Shabana Special - featuring six films that highlight the best moments of her cinematic journey. Don't miss this unique showcase!

IFFM Streaming Program

Streaming films from a range of genres, themes, and voices for our audiences to enjoy online.

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