My Melbourne

Race | Gender | Disability | Sexuality

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne has teamed up with four iconic Indian filmmakers, Rima Das, Imtiaz Ali, Kabir Khan and Onir, to create four short films on our core values of Diversity and Inclusivity. We are delighted and thrilled to have secured four of India’s most diverse voices of independent cinema for this project.

Under the motto of "a film with you, about you and for you", we are aiming to create a series of truly authentic short films made by our community.

In a series of extensive filmmaking workshops, from the writing stage to the shoot, the directors will mentor our participants and finally direct the short films in-person in Melbourne.

Under the motto of "a film with you, about you and for you", we are aiming to create a series of truly authentic short films made by our community.

Each short film will centre around one of these four themes: Sexuality, Gender, Disability and Race. The shorts will be compiled into one film titled My Melbourne which will premiere at IFFM 2021 before travelling on the international film circuit.

Under the motto of "a film with you, about you and for you", we are aiming to create a series of truly authentic short films made by our community.

We have now reached our application deadline and are no longer accepting expressions of interest. Thank you for the overwhelming response!

Four short films about Diversity and Inclusivity based on authentic migrant experiences Helmed by Kabir Khan, Rima Das, Imtiaz Ali and Onir

KABIR KHAN

wants to make a film

with you
about you
for you

MIND BLOWING FILMS gives you a fantastic opportunity to work with one of India’s most prolific filmmakers, Kabir Khan (Kabul Express, New York, Ek Tha Tiger, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tubelight, 83) to create a short film in Melbourne.

ONIR

wants to make a film

with you
about you
for you

MIND BLOWING FILMS gives you a fantastic opportunity to work with one of India’s most prolific filmmakers, Onir (My Brother Nikhil, I am, Shab, Kuch Bheege Alfaaz) to create a short film in Melbourne.

RIMA DAS

wants to make a film

with you
about you
for you

MIND BLOWING FILMS gives you a fantastic opportunity to work with one of India’s most prolific filmmakers, Rima Das (Village Rockstars, Bulbul Can Sing) to create a short film in Melbourne.

IMTIAZ ALI

wants to make a film

with you
about you
for you

MIND BLOWING FILMS gives you a fantastic opportunity to work with one of India’s most prolific filmmakers, Imtiaz Ali (Socha na tha, Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, Jab harry Met Sejal) to create a short film in Melbourne.

The timing and production of the anthology is dependant on the International borders opening and the schedules of our directors. All updates will be posted here as and when they happen.