Opening Night

Due to the Victorian lockdown announced on August 5, we are rescheduling our In-Cinema opening night gala to a later date.

The safety of our film lovers, supporters and team is most important to us and we are working towards the in-cinema season that will be announced as soon as possible.

Celebrating diversity through cinema, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021 is delighted to premiere two thought-provoking films 'Bittu' by Karishma Dube and 'WOMB-Women of My Billion' by Ajitesh Sharma as a part of its In Cinema Opening Night Gala.


BITTU is inspired by an infamous school poisoning that took place in India in 2013. This film is less about why and how the poisoning happened; instead, it explores a child's experience suddenly and senselessly thrown into such peril. At its heart, the film is about a fierce sense of loyalty and friendship held by a young girl who is punished for her individuality and somehow saved by it.

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WOMB - Women of My Billion

WOMB- Women of My Billion – is a heart-warming documentary about Srishti Bakshi who embarks on a monumental journey, walking almost 4000km over 240 days, from Kanyakumari to Kashmir exploring the social and political issues faced by women of today’s India.

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