The Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne 2021 is just a few weeks away from its virtual ceremony. The event that will take place on August 20 is presented by the Government of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. The list of nominations for the 12th edition of the annual awards film festival has been announced and films like Vidya Balan’s Sherni, Anurag Basu’s Ludo have bagged nominations.

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Not just that, Richa Chadha and director Onir will be a part of the jury at the prestigious film festival. More than 100 films will be screened during the event between August 12 and August 20. The event is happening virtual due to the current coronavirus situation.

Ludo has bagged the major nominations while Sherni and Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru, have also been nominated under various categories. Taking into consideration how OTT platforms have seen marvellous growth in recent times, this year, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021 has also included three categories of awards for web shows. The categories are namely, Best Series, Best Performance in a series Male and Female.

Check Out The Full List Of Nominations Below:

BEST FILM

Kayattam (A’Hr) – Malayalam – Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Lootcase – Hindi – Rajesh Krishnan

Ludo – Hindi – Anurag Basu

Sherni – Hindi – Amit Masurkar

Soorarai Pottru – Tamil – Sudha Kongara

Tasher Ghawr – Bengali – Sudipto Roy

BEST INDIE FILM

Fire in the Mountains – Ajitpal Singh

God on the Balcony – Biswajeet Bora

Laila aur Satt Geet – Pushpendra Singh

Nasir – Arun Karthick

Pinki Elli? – Prithvi Konnanur

Seththumaan – Thamizh

Sthalpuran – Akshay Indikar

The Great Indian Kitchen – Jeo Baby

BEST DIRECTOR

Ajitpal Singh – Fire in the Mountains

Akshay Indikar – Sthalpuran

Amit Masurkar – Sherni

Anurag Basu – Ludo

Arun Karthick – Nasir

Biswajeet Bora – God on the Balcony

Jeo Baby – The Great Indian Kitchen

Pithvi Konnanur – Pinki Elli?

Sanal Kumar – Sasidharan Kayattam (A’hr)

Sudha Kongara – Soorarai Pottru

BEST ACTOR

Benjamin Daimary – Jonaki Porua

Harish Khanna – God on the Balcony

Jitin Puthanchery – Santhoshathinte Onnam Rahasyam

Neel Deshmukh – Sthalpuran

Pankaj Tripathi – Ludo

Rajkummar Rao – Ludo

Suriya – Soorarai Pottru

BEST ACTRESS

Kani Kusruti – Biriyaani

Nimisha Sajayan – The Great Indian Kitchen

Rasika Dugal – Lootcase

Rima Kallingal – Santhoshathinte Onnam Rahasyam

Swatika Mukjherjee – Tasher Ghawr

Vidya Balan – Sherni

Vinamrata Rai – Fire in the Mountains

BEST DOCUMENTARY

A Rifle in a Bag – Christina Hanes, Isabella Rinaldi and Arya Rothe

About Mumma – Maanvi Chowdhary

Borderlands – Samarth Mahajan

Shup Up Sona – Deepti Gupta

Watch over Me – Farida Pacha

W.O.M.B – Ajitesh Sharma

BEST SERIES

Bandish Bandits

Churails

Mirzapur Season 2

Mismatched

The Family Man Season 2

BEST PERFORMANCE SERIES – MALE

Ali Fazal – Mirzapur Season 2

Divyenndu – Mirzapur Season

Manoj Bajpayee – The Family Man Season 2

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub – Tandav

Pankaj Tripathi – Mirzapur Season 2

Saif Ali Khan – Tandav

BEST PERFORMANCE SERIES – FEMALE

Neena Gupta – Masaba Masaba

Prajakta Koli – Mismatched

Rasika Dugal – Mirzapur Season 2

Samantha Akkineni – The Family Man Season 2

Shahana Goswami – Bombay Begums

Shweta Tripathi Sharma – Mirzapur Season 2

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