The festival is scheduled to be held between August 12 and August 20. The awards ceremony will take place on August 14.
Last Updated: 01.18 AM, Aug 04, 2022
The 13th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) saw the nomination of movies including Jai Bhim, 83, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Badhaai Do, and Minnal Murali in more than one category including Best Film. Actors like Ranveer Singh, Suriya, and Rajkummar Rao have been nominated for the Best actor category. This year's nominations for Independent Film include acclaimed films like Pedro, Once Upon a Time in Calcutta, and Fair Folk, amongst others. Meanwhile, movies like Urf, Ayena, and Ladies Only are among the Best Documentary nominees.
Sources state that the winners of Best Film, Best Indie Film, and Best Documentary will each win a state-of-the-art camera from Black Magic Design apart from the award. Another key highlight of the festival is that the Best Film winner will automatically get a nomination nod under the Best Asian Film category at the annual prestigious AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards).
Samantha will see her fans in the Australian state of Victoria's capital city during the event. In a statement, the Family Man actor said, “Last year, even though I was a part of IFFM virtually, I could feel the energy and vibe because of the enthusiasm of all the participants. With the world opening up and being allowed to travel to Australia to be part of it in person, to experience that energy first-hand, is something I’m looking forward to. Celebrating Indian cinema, in all its diversity with communities of both Indians and cinema lovers unanimously together is an exciting feeling”.
Mitu Bhowmick Lange, the festival director, added, “Samantha has such an ardent fan following here in Australia. Her fans are eagerly waiting for her to be part of IFFM and celebrate her, and her work at the festival this year. She’s such a versatile actor and has found such impeccable respect amongst her fans for her work”.
The festival, which is presented by the Victorian Government, is an annual festival that takes place in Melbourne, Australia, and showcases the best films from India. This year, the festival will be held between August 12 and August 20. The awards ceremony is all set to take place on August 14.
Nominations for this year include:
Best Indie Film
Best Actor (Male)
Best Actor (Female)
Best Film From Sub Continent
Best Actress In a Series
Best Actor In a Series