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The big stage: Ludo, Sherni, Soorarai Pottru and God on the Balcony bag the top nominations at IFFM 2021

Nominations for The Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne (IFFM) were announced on Thursday. The festival, which is presented by the Victorian Government, is an annual affair that takes place in Melbourne, Australia, and showcases the best of subcontinent films during the year. Apart from the screenings, the most anticipated ‘IFFM Awards Ceremony’ will also take place during the course of the festival. All set to happen on the 20th of August, this year will witness more names joining IFFM’s Roll of Honour.

This list of names includes extraordinary films of 2021 such as Ludo, directed by Anurag Basu, the Vidya Balan-starrer Sherni, Soorarai Pottru (Tamil), which stars and is produced by Suriya, and God on the Balcony, an Assamese film starring Harish Khanna. This year, three categories for web shows will be introduced. Keeping up with the growing trend of OTT shows, the festival will recognise Best Series, Best Performance in a series each under the ‘Actor’ and ‘Actress’ category.

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