Australian Film Festival Of India To Start In November

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 08:57 Hrs
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MELBOURNE: Leading Australian film director Phillip Noyce will be the retrospective director of the third annual Australian Film Festival of India scheduled to run across eight cities including New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Meerut and Lucknow from November this year.

According to the Festival statement, the festival which was being produced by an independent body, an Australian Film Initiative, and supported by Destination NSW and Australia India Film Fund, will be held over four months till February next year in India.

Commenting on his new role, Los Angles-based?Phillip Noyce said, "I am delighted to see this extensive collection of my film and television works screening at the retrospective program for the Australian Film Festival of India 2014/2015. Cinema is universal; it brings people together, as much through common and shared experiences as it does by illuminating and enlivening new possibilities in story and new modes of engagement. To be a part of such an extensive tour through one of the world`s greatest and most diverse filmmaking cultures is all the more exciting for me."

Supporting the festival, Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Chipchase said, "India is a key market for us, so the more we can do to showcase all the wonderful things to see and do in Sydney and NSW, the better.

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