Indian stories, Australian screen - RMIT Indian Film festival to Kickstart from 1st December!


Bollywood comes to Melbourne in a festival of Indian cinema and international conference at RMIT.

Curated by academic Dr Vikrant Kishore from the School of Media and Communication, the conference will delve into aspects of making Indian content in Australia, including co-productions and collaborations.

The film festival will showcase an eclectic mix of Bollywood blockbusters, indie and cross-over films, alternate cinema and regional movies.

Spread over four days, the festival will screen 21 films and will include a QandA session with filmmakers.

Together, the conference and film festival provide exciting opportunities to discuss issues of creating content, funding and distribution through traditional as well as new media outlets and to see what the screen producers of Australia have been making for Indian audiences.

Speakers include Professor Richard Allen (City University of Hong Kong), Ritesh Shah (Screenwriter, Pink), Anupam Sharma (filmmaker), Professor Ambrish Saxena (Zee Lean, New Delhi, India) and Vipin Sharma (actor).

The opening film is Bollywood blockbuster Pink, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and the closing film is the Australian premiere of - Kachru Mazha Bapa (My Father’s name was Garbage), directed by Mukesh Jadhav.

What: Indian Stories, Australian Screen – conference and film festival

When: Thursday 1 December to Sunday 4 December

Where: Swanston Academic Building, 445 Swanston Street Melbourne, Cinema, Level 1

Cost: Free Event RSVP via eventbrite links on webpage.

More information - http://www.rmit.edu.au/indianaustralianfilm

The film festival and conference are presented by RMIT’s Research Centre for Communication, Politics and Culture.

For interviews: Vikrant Kishore, (03) 9925 9935 or 0439 613 799.

For general media enquiries: Wendy Little (03) 9925 3933 or 0418 137 697.


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