By SAT News Desk
MELBOURNE, 29 February 2020: Natalie Miller Fellowship (NMF) recently announced the appointment of Mitu Bhowmick to the NMF committee. The Melbourne-based role will see Bhowmick join existing committee members Sue Maslin AO, Sandra Sdraulig AM, Julia Adams, Aida Innocente, Heather Webb, Stephanie Mills, Cheryl Mulholland, Fiona Nix, Heather Scott, Cate Smith, Michael Smith, and Kimberly Summer.
The Natalie Miller Fellowship is about recognizing and nurturing the next generation of female leaders in the Australian screen community and inspiring them to reach the very top of their fields.
The NMF aims to equip our future female leaders with the skills, knowledge, and insight to take on bigger and more challenging opportunities. The NMF awards a fellowship grant of up to $20,000 to a woman working in the industry to help further her professional development through educational programs such as internships, attachments or secondments.
Mitu started her career directing television shows in Bombay for major channels before she migrated to Australian in 2002. Continuing her career progression, she became an in-line producer on major Bollywood productions shot in Victoria, as well as producing blockbusters filmed in across the country. In 2010, Mitu filled the much-needed demand for Indian content in Australia by founding the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Still going strong, the festival brings the best of Bollywood, documentary, shorts, and drama from regions across India and Asia, with a strong emphasis on diverse storytelling.
Mitu continues to focus on showcasing the best of Indian cinema to hungry Australian audiences as well as being a proactive and inspiring woman-of-color in the Australian Screen Industry. Mitu is also the founder and director of Mind Blowing Films – the leading distributor of Indian films in Australia, NZ, and Fiji, releasing over 42 films a year. She is also the founder and Director of the iconic Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.