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IFFM Festival Director - Mitu Bhowmick Lange AM

Mitu Bhowmick Lange AM is an influential figure in the realm of film and cultural events, particularly known for her significant contributions to the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). As the founder and director of IFFM, Mitu has played a pivotal role in shaping the festival into a globally recognized platform for Indian cinema.

With a background in film and media, Mitu has been dedicated to promoting the diversity and creativity of Indian films on the international stage. Her vision for IFFM involves showcasing a wide array of Indian cinema, ranging from mainstream Bollywood productions to independent and regional films, reflecting the multifaceted nature of the Indian film industry.

Mitu Bhowmick Lange's leadership has been instrumental in establishing IFFM as more than just a film festival. She has emphasized the importance of cultural exchange, inclusivity, and collaboration within the industry. Under her guidance, the festival has become a space where filmmakers, actors, and film enthusiasts from around the world come together to celebrate and engage in meaningful conversations about cinema.

In addition to her work with IFFM, Mitu has been involved in various cultural initiatives that promote Indian arts and cinema globally. Her commitment to fostering connections between Indian filmmakers and the international audience has contributed significantly to the growing recognition of Indian cinema on the global stage.

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IFFM Founding Director - Bidyut Dumra

His career in media started in 1995 in India while auditioning as a contestant for a TV quiz-show and ending up as a question writer instead. He hesitantly resolved himself to the fact that his place in the industry seemingly belonged behind the camera rather than in front of it. From TV Production he eventually made the leap to full-feature films in 2005, since then working on productions like, 'Salaam Namaste', 'Chak De India' and 'Bachna Aye Haseeno'.

With corporate experience in multinational media companies, such as, Fremantle Productions and Village Roadshow, he is now a Founding Director at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and Mind Blowing Films and is based in Singapore. He is still waiting for a breakthrough character & script to propel his acting ambitions.

IFFM Founding Director - John Molloy

John Molloy is Head of Production at Mushroom Pictures, part of the Mushroom Group. John has most recently produced Boys in the Trees the debut feature film of Nicholas Verso, which had its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival and has been programmed at Toronto, Busan, Austin, Rio and Stockholm Festivals. The film won Best Narrative Feature at Austin. John previously produced for Nicholas the short film The Last Time I Saw Richard, which won the AACTA for Best Short Film 2014. John is an Executive Producer on the upcoming Australian film Killing Ground and was Co Producer of Boytown. John’s other film work includes Crackerjack, Bad Eggs and Macbeth.

In television John is Producer of the smash hit two part miniseries Molly and was an Executive Producer of documentary Molly: The Real Thing, both broadcast on the Seven Network. Molly is now arguably the highest rating drama in Australian television history. He has previously produced The Nation for the Nine Network, was Series Producer on John Safran’s Race Relations for Princess Pictures and the ABC, and was Executive Producer and Producer of the ABC documentary series Head First: Series 1 & 2.

John is a partner at Mind Blowing Films where he has consulted to the Indian feature films Mein Aur Mrs Khanna and Love Aaj Kaal and been Founding Director of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne throughout its lifetime. John is also a partner at Mind Blowing World where he is currently developing the feature film Fearless Nadia with Mitu Bhowmick Lange AM and writer Andrew Anastasios. At Mind Blowing World John has worked on the release of Australian films Pawno and The Menkoff Method.

IFFM Legal

Julia Adams (Shiff & Company Lawyers) and Mannie Verma (Regal Lawyers)

IFFM Publicist

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IFFM Programmer

Uma D’cunha and Sakib Iftekhar

IFFM Festival Team

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