Mind Blowing Films came into existence!

April 2009

“New York” film became the first release in Australia by Mind Blowing Films in collaboration with Yash Raj Films.

First Indian Film Festival

2010

It all started in March 2010 when MBF organised the Indian Film Festival:  Bollywood and Beyond. Renowned film actress, Rani Mukherjee opened the festival and for the first time, Melbourne witnessed the glitz and glamour of Bollywood.
The festival was also attended by established film makers:  Rajkumar Hirani, Imtiaz Ali and Sohail Khan.

Guinness record

2011

The Indian Film Festival creates the Guinness World Record for the largest Bollywood dance in Melbourne on March 12, 2011.

Victorian government presents IFFM designed and produced by Mind Blowing Films

2012

Now known as the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Film Victoria gave its valuable support to celebrate Indian cinema in Melbourne.
Bollywood queen Vidya Balan becomes the official ambassador of the festival to carry the baton in coming years. Attended by Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor, the festival was a tremendous success.

Dhoom 3 distributed by Mind Blowing Films in Australia wins the Highest grossing Foreign Film at AIMC ( Australia Indian Movie Convention)

2013

Starring Aamir Khan, Dhoom 3 becomes the first Indian film to win this award.

IFFM Awards launched, commemorating the best of Indian cinema by esteemed Australian Jury.

2014

The inaugural IFFM awards witnessed magical night of celebrating Indian Cinema with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan as its Chief Guest.
Judged by luminaries from Australian film industry, IFFM jury consists of some of the most established names to select the winners.

In the same year IFFM collaborated with La trobe University to present the Amitabh Bachchan scholarship

2014

Mr. Bachchan presented an Indian student with a prestigious A$ 200,000 scholarship to develop a thesis related to media, digital technology and communication.

MBF wins second AIMC Highest grossing foreign film award for P.K.

2014

The Bollywood hit, P.K., is awarded the AIMC Highest Grossing Foreign Film award, making it MBF’s second win in a row.

Distributed by Mind Blowing Films in ANZ, it also becomes the highest grossing Indian film in New Zealand.

IFFM celebrates India’s Independence day in Melbourne- the very first Indian flag hoisting public event at the Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square

2015

Attended by thousands, IFFM marked the occasion with traditional flag hoisting by globally known Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor at the Federation square.

IFFM is the first Indian event to have won the Melbourne Award

2016

IFFM is the first Indian event to have won the Melbourne Award under the category Contribution to Multiculturalism by a Corporation in year 2016.

MBF wins the third AIMC Highest grossing foreign film award.

2017

Distributed by Mind Blowing Films, Dangal is the highest grossing Indian Film in Australia and New Zealand. The only film distribution company to have won it thrice, Mind Blowing films bags the Box Office Achievement Award for Highest grossing Foreign Language film at AIMC for Dangal.

Distributed in New Zealand by Mind Blowing Films , Dangal becomes the highest grossing Indian film in 2017 in Australia and New Zealand.

Mind Blowing Films releases its first film in Fiji

2017

Released on Diwali, Golmaal Again goes on to become the highest grossing Indian film in Fiji!

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne wins ‘Most popular Film Festival abroad’ at IFBA

2017

Supported by the Government of Telangana, International Film Business Awards(IFBA) honoured IFFM with the title Most Popular Film Festival Abroad on December 3rd at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad.

MBF founder and director wins Jill Robb Screen Leadership Award

2017

Mitu Bhowmick Lange receives Jill Robb Award: established in 2012 Film Victoria’s Screen Leader Awards recognise the impact of screen industry practitioners who have displayed outstanding leadership, achievement and service to the industry.

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