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10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will be held from 8–17 August

Courage is the theme this year for the southern hemisphere's largest Indian film festival.

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The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), founded in 2010 by its director, Mitu Bhowmick Lange, completes a decade this year. In 2012, the Victorian government and the Film Victoria board officially began backing the festival.

IIFM has grown over the years. A compact festival earlier, it is now the largest Indian film festival in the southern hemisphere.

The festival has seen attendance over the years from some of the biggest names in Hindi cinema. These include the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar, Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut, Rajkumar Hirani, Kabir Khan and Rani Mukerji.

This year, the festival will be taking place from 8 August through 17 August. The theme of the festival this year is courage.

“Courage as a term has come to be true to cinema, especially in the last few years," said an official statement from the festival organizers. "Be it on screen and off, Indian cinema’s content has chosen to tell stories of subjects which have been brave, tough and have given us some heroic icons.”

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