For the 4th consecutive year, The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne that celebrates Indian cinema internationally is all set to take place in Melbourne this August. With the core theme of the festival being equality, the festival is endorsed by the talented Vidya Balan. The festival believes in bringing forth both independent Indian films and blockbuster films to the audience of Australia thus giving Indian films a global platform.
Judging great films like these are an esteemed panel of jury members including Nikhil Advani- producer, director and screenwriter who is best known for his movies like Kal Ho Naa Ho and D Day, joining him will be film critic Rajeev Masand and yesteryear actress and TV anchor Simi Garewal. While on the global front, the jury also includes popular Australian director of The Water Diviner- Andrew Anastasios and Jill Billock who is an award winning Australian film editor. With a unique jury as such, the selection process is based on a much wider and versatile perspective.
Speaking about the same Nikhil Advani says, "I am delighted to be a part of the International Jury for the second edition of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards. I have been a supporter of this festival right from its inception days. I love this year's theme of Equality. The fact that they have supported and advocated to embrace the diversity than defines us all makes it even more special to me, I look forward to celebrating our cinema in Melbourne next month."
With an aim of acknowledging these talented people and their contribution to the Indian film industry, The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne has and always will remain a joyous event celebrating Indian talent overseas.