By SAT News desk
Melbourne, 14 October : The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne(IFFM) has added another feather in its cap after getting the Hoyts 2015 award for the highest grossing foreign film in Australia for Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’. It has now been selected as one of the finalists for the Melbourne Awards along with Tennis Australia, GM Holden, Melbourne Convention Bureau, Melbourne festival and the Fringe festival.
The Melbourne Awards site says, “The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) is a unique celebration of Indian Cinema and Culture and creates bonds of greater understanding and experience between the communities of Australia and India while providing a unique, collaborative community event that celebrates the rich culture of India in Melbourne.”
“IFFM strengthens Victoria’s well-established cultural and economic relationship with India and has become a key event on Victoria’s cultural calendar. Since its inception in 2012, the festival has reached an ever-widening audience and delivered an extensive and colourful program, delighting festival goers and Indian film buffs” the site says.
In a face book post Mind Blowing Films CEO Mitu B. Lange said, “…very excited and thrilled that our beloved Film Festival is one of the finalists for the Melbourne Awards.”
The 2015 Melbourne Awards program will culminate in the presentation of awards at the prestigious Gala Awards Ceremony at Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday 14 November, where finalists will be acknowledged and winners celebrated.
- SAT News Service