Indian Film Festival to Screen in Dandenong
03 August 2017
Greater Dandenong Council will welcome the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to Dandenong for the second year running this month.
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) was established in 2012 – an initiative of the Victorian Government – and is a dynamic celebration of cinema from India and the subcontinent.
The festival which runs from 10 August to 22 August encompasses more than 60 film screenings, a Bollywood Dance Competition and special appearances by some of the most celebrated actors and actresses of Indian film.
The City of Greater Dandenong will once again partner with the IFFM to bring two film screenings to Dandenong on 15 August and 18 August.
The screenings will be held at Dandenong’s the Drum Theatre and include the films Dr Rakhmabai and Pooma.
Bollywood star Tannishtha Chatterjee will also attend the film screening on 15 August.
Greater Dandenong Mayor Cr Jim Memeti said he was excited the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne was coming to Dandenong for a second year.
“Dandenong is home to Victoria’s first Indian Cultural Precinct and we are thrilled to welcome the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne back to our city,” Cr Memeti said.
“This film festival is a fantastic celebration of Indian culture and we can’t wait to see our community embrace it like they did last year.”
IFFM Festival Director Mitu Bhowmick Lange said the festival was excited to back in Dandenong in 2017.
“We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with the City of Greater Dandenong and bring this wonderful celebration of film to the local community,” she said.
“Cinema is a wonderful cultural bridge and we are honoured to have a committed partner who shares the same values as us.”