Indian Film Festival 2017 Melbourne

Indian Film Festival Melbourne opens up the opportunity to engage with the filmmakers, actresses and actors that visit this marvellous city for the occasion. This interaction can be through attending a screening with a Q&A with the stars, a masterclass with some of the biggest names in the industry, or one of the special events, such as the Bollywood Dance Competition or the Awards Night

This program schedule is subject to change. For latest updated info visit

Opening Night

Date: Thursday, August 10, 6:30 PM


Traditional lamp lighting ceremony and a special screening of Film “Lipstick under my Burkha” presented by film director Alankrita Shrivastava

Guests for the occasion: Karan Johar, Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Alankrita Srivastava, Ratna Pathak Shah

La Trobe / IFFM Scholarship Launch

Date: Friday, August 11


Karan Johar announces the launch for the second La Trobe IFFM scholarship.

 IFFM Awards Night

Date: Friday, August 11, 7 PM

Venue:  MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, 31 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006

A starry night filled with music, fashion, celebrities, and surprises, as we honour the leading professionals of Bollywood. Throughout the night, guests will also be treated to music of Kakar Sisters.

Flag Hoisting – 71st Year

Date: Saturday, August 12, 11 AM


Aiswarya Rai will be the festival’s chief guest on the day, performing the official flag hoisting.

Bollywood Dance Competition

Date: Saturday, August 12, 12 Noon


Judges: Karan Johan and Malaika Arora

Closing Night

Details will be updated soon

Guest List for  this year

Kavya Madhavan, Adil Hussain, Karan Johar, Alankrita Srivastava, Ashish Bisht,  Irrfan Khan, Konkana, Malaika Arora, Rahul Bose, Onir, Raveena Tandon, Ratna Pathak Shah, Simi Garewal, Tannishta Chatterjee, Vikram Phadnis

Links for Indian Film Festival Melbourne in the past years

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2015

Indian Film Festival Melbourne 2016


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