Natalie Miller Fellowship (NMF) has today announced the appointment of Mitu Bhowmick to the NMF committee. The Melbourne-based role will see Bhowmick join existing committee members Sue Maslin AO, Sandra Sdraulig AM, Julia Adams, Aida Innocente, Heather Webb, Stephanie Mills, Cheryl Mulholland, Fiona Nix, Heather Scott, Cate Smith, Michael Smith and Kimberly Summer.
Mitu started her career directing television shows in Bombay for major channels before she migrated to Australian in 2002. Continuing her career progression, she became an in-line producer on major Bollywood productions shot in Victoria, as well as producing blockbusters filmed in across the country. In 2010, Mitu filled the much-needed demand for Indian content in Australia by founding the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Still going strong, the festival brings the best of Bollywood, documentary, shorts and drama from regions across India and Asia, with a strong emphasis on diverse storytelling.
Mitu continues to focus on showcasing the best of Indian cinema to hungry Australian audiences as well as being a proactive and inspiring woman-of-colour in the Australian Screen Industry. Mitu is also the founder and director of Mind Blowing Films – the leading distributor of Indian films in Australia, NZ and Fiji, releasing over 42 films a year.
After ten years since the NMF was formed, the Committee is excited to be joined by Mitu and to start looking far into the future, expanding our vision of female leadership, diversity and inclusivity in the screen industry.
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