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General News Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017 Announces its List of Nominations

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) is one of the largest Indian Film Festivals outside of India. The Festival is supported by the Victorian Government and last year was awarded the prestigious “Melbourne Award” which recognises significant contributions to the city and highlights the inspirational stories and achievements of Melburnians from all walks of life. IFFM was the first Indian event to have ever won the Award.

This year's Festival runs from the 10th – 22nd August and will have Diversity as its central core theme. The Festival will show over 60 films from India, indie films and short films in 20 different languages. These films, from India and the subcontinent, include over 30 Australian premieres.

Here is the list of Nominees for this year:

Best Actor (Male)

Amitabh Bachchan- Pink
Rajkumar Rao- Trapped
Sushant Singh Rajput- M S Dhoni
Hrithik Roshan - Kaabil
Lalit Bhel- Mukti Bhawan
Adil Hussain- Mukti Bhawan
Aamir Khan- Dangal

Best Actor (Female)

Alia Bhatt- Dear Zindagi
Vidya Baalan- Kahaani 2
Tanishtha Chatterjee- Dr. Rakhmabai
Kavya Madhavan- Pinneyum
Ratna Pathak- Lipstick under my Burkha
Konkona Sen Sharma- Lipstick under my Burkha

Best Indie Film

A Billion Colour Story
Loktak Lairembee
Mukti Bhawan
Lipstick under my Burkha
Death in the Gunj

Best Director

Nikhil Manjoo- Reservation
Nitesh Tiwari- Dangal
Vikramaditya Motwane- Trapped
N Padmakumar- A Billion Colour Story
Buddhadeb Dasgupta- Tope
Alankrita Srivastava- Lipstick under my Burkha
S S Rajamouli- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Konkona Sen Sharma- Death in the Gunj

Best Film

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
MS Dhoni

People's Choice

Baahubali: The Conclusion

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