MELBOURNE, 16 July 2023: The 14th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne this year (14 Aug. – 20 Aug. 2023) has announced its nominations for the highly anticipated film festival. This year, the festival’s has a new addition to its esteemed jury panel, the Oscar-winning Australian filmmaker Bruce Beresford, renowned for directing acclaimed films such as “Driving Miss Daisy” and “The Contract.” Others in the jury panel are Shirley Abraham, Geoffrey Wright, Jill Bilcock, Rajeev Masand, Vince Colosimo, Anna M. M. Vetticad and Shubhra Gupta.
Leading the pack in the film categories, including Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Actress, are notable productions such as “Darlings,” “Monica O My Darling,” “Ponniyin Selvan,” and “Kantara.” These films have captivated audiences with their stellar performances, engaging storytelling, and artistic excellence. The nominations reflect the diversity and richness of Indian Cinema, acknowledging the blockbusters and the indie gems on the same platform.
In the OTT category, series such as “Trial By Fire,” “Jubilee,” and “Delhi Crime Season 2” have garnered the highest number of nominations. These exceptional series have made a significant impact with their compelling narratives, outstanding performances, and remarkable production values.
The winners of the IFFM 2023 Awards will be announced during the festival, at their annual gala night on 11th August 2023 which is all set to take place at the iconic Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia’s premier, multi-level concert venue, which has seen performances from some of the biggest national and international artists across jazz, rock, pop, multicultural, chamber, classical, cabaret and contemporary music.
The Final list of nominees in Best Film, Best Indie Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Male), Best Actor (Female), Best Series, Best Actor (Male) – Series, Best Actor (Female) – Series, Best Documentary: