After seven successful editions, the eighth edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is all set to welcome some of the most eminent Indian filmmakers to deliver specially crafted masterclasses in the heart of the continent, Melbourne.

Renowned Indian filmmakers like Shoojit Sircar, Nitesh Tiwari and Shobu Yarlagadaa will be delivering special classes for people across the continent. The Piku director and Pink writer, Shoojit Sircar will be discussing his approach to working with actors to get desired results as expected by producers and directors, whilst encouraging the actor’s personal process. The session with Dangal writer and filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari will explore how to bring real to reel while the Baahubali producer will be talking about bringing Indian Folklore to Celluloid.

When asked Nitesh Tiwari said, “It’s quite an honour for me to get to share my views and experiences at such a prestigious event. I am keenly looking forward to it and I hope it will be an enriching experience, not just for the audience but for me as well.”

Shoojit Sircar added, “Over the years the film festival has really grown, the interesting part is that the jury is completely Australian which is good for our Indian films as there will be an all Foreign jury judging the films. I’m happy that Mitu has been the whole and soul driving force for this and she is a good friend of mine. I think it is a good place to be at and a great platform to talk about my films and kind of films I do. I’m glad to be a part of this festival.”

It was earlier reported that Karan Johar will also be delivering a special masterclass on “How to direct a big Bollywood dream?” at IFFM 2017.

These masterclasses are expected to be attended by people from cities across Australia. In fact, every year it is seen that people from New Zealand and Fiji Island also attend the special sessions.