INDIAN International Film Festival of Queensland 2015 will be held in Brisbane from the 9th of July till 13th of July. Australia’s most prestigious critically acclaimed Indian independent film festival is proudly supported by Screen Queensland, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and Queensland University of Technology.
The festival Founder & Artistic director, Mr. Chayan Sarkar, confirms that the Legendary Indian Actor, Producer and Superstar, Mr. Abhishek Bachchan will inaugurate this year’s festival on the 9th of July in Brisbane and will lead the jury members as the Head of Jury. This year’s festival Jury would include Dr. Mandy Thomas, Executive Dean, Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology; Mr. Charles Fries, Hollywood Producer; Dr. Anne Demy-Geroe, Film academic and specialist in Asian Cinema & past Executive Director of Brisbane International Film Festival.
This year’s festival will premiere ten Indian independent feature films in Australia ‘in competition’. This year’s festival will showcase works of some national award winning Indian directors in competition e.g., ‘Jogajog’ (Relationships)’ directed by Sekhar Das, ‘Perariyathavar (Names Unknown)’ directed by Bijukumar Damodadaran. The competition section also included Hindi film ‘Fugly’ directed by Kabir Sadanand. There will be six short films competing in Glimpses of India including Yari Road directed by Samimitra Das, Departure Lounge-A Bollywood Affair by Australian Director Paul Andersen & Conflict of Children by Majid Imtiaz. The festival will also do a gala screening of Guru on the Closing Ceremony.
Festival Founder and Artistic Director Mr. Chayan Sarkar said, “Queensland’s large Indian community and Screen Industry are very excited to welcome Mr. Abhishek Bachchan in Brisbane. This visit will be a milestone in screen culture and creative industry links between Queensland and India.”
Brisbane Indian Times and Australian Indian Radio are proud to support the event as official Media Partners.