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Oct 12, 2018 22:31 IST

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New Delhi , Oct 12 (ANI): Moviegoers in India are in for a particular deal with as a mixture of Australian classics, kids’s movies and documentaries might be showcased over the subsequent few months as a part of Australia Fest.
Australian movies might be screened at varied movie festivals, together with the Delhi International Film Festival (DIFF), the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), the Chennai International Film Festival, to showcase the variety and excellence of Australian cinema.
Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu stated, “Australians and Indians alike are great fans of cinema. As filmmakers, both our countries have captivated audiences around the world with distinctive story-telling and cinematic excellence.”
“Australia is a vibrant, multicultural country; home to the world’s oldest continuous culture, as well as Australians who identify with more than 300 ancestries. This rich, cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths, and one of the ways we are able to share this with the world is through film,” she stated.
Sidhu added she is “delighted that we could share uniquely Australian stories and highlight Australian talent on and off screen through the diverse range of films presented as part of our Australia Fest film showcase. I hope that Indian audiences will enjoy them.”
The movie showcase has been curated by Mitu Bhowmick Lange, who’s the producer of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
Four award-winning movies – ‘Gurrumul’, ‘Lost and Found’, ‘Brothers’ Nest’ and ‘Trespass’ – will characteristic on the Delhi International Film Festival; critically acclaimed kids’s brief animation ‘The Lost Thing’ might be showcased on the Jio MAMI Film Festival; and the Chennai International Film Festival will display screen a number of the most vital options and brief movies produced in Australia in current years, together with ‘Breath’ and ‘What if it Works’, amongst others.
Australia may even be the main target nation on the 24th version of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). Many award-winning Australian movies might be screened and a few of Australia’s celebrated filmmakers might be there to showcase their work. Another addition to the movie showcase might be particular screenings of ‘The Song Keepers’, a movie that tells the joyous and poignant story of an Aboriginal ladies’s choir and their historic tour of Germany. (ANI)

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