The 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), the southern hemisphere's greatest annual celebration of Indian cinema will take place from 10-22 August with ‘Diversity’ as its unifying theme, this year’s festival explores the richness of contemporary cinema from India and the sub-continent – featuring 60 films in 20 different languages, spanning Bollywood box-office hits to documentaries and art-house festival favourites, as well as hosting the fourth edition of the annual Westpac Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards.
A number of India’s biggest stars will attend as special guests for the festival. The stellar list features international model Aishwarya Bachchan, Alankrita Shrivastava, director of award winning Lipstick Under My Burkha, the film’s star and director of A Death in the Gunj, Konkona Sen Sharma; Onir, director of Shab, and one of the few openly gay directors in Bollywood; world renowned, director and celebrity Karan Johar who has over one million twitter followers; Shobu Yarlagadda producer of the blockbuster Baahubali series; Rajeev Masand, leading entertainment journalist; actress Tannishtha Chatterjee from UnIndian and Lion, and the festival’s patron and superstar Vidya Balan, a tireless champion for challenging female stereotypes in Indian cinema.
Tickets to Westpac IFFM Awards Night are on sale now, and festival tickets are on sale now.
Check out the guests attending and the amazing program here.