Thank you Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

Supporting The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Foundation has been a keen focus for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), reflecting their commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people. The festival’s inclusivity mirrors the compassionate approach of the RCH in providing care to children from all backgrounds and communities.

As the largest annual celebration of Indian cinema outside of India, the IFFM plays a pivotal role in bringing people from all walks of life in Victoria together. This vibrant festival creates a platform for diverse communities to unite, share their unique stories, and celebrate the richness of various cultures. 

Led by filmmaker and founder-director, Mitu Bhowmick Lange AM, the festival has come to represent much more than a collection of films. Through their support for the RCH Foundation, the IFFM fosters a sense of collective purpose, knowing that their contributions help enhance the wellbeing of children and families in need.  

“The IFFM is honoured to be associated with the RCH Foundation as our chosen charity partner. At IFFM, we believe in utilising the expansive reach of our festival to make a positive impact on the lives of children. Our collaboration aims to raise donations and support the incredible “great care, everywhere” initiative by the RCH,” Mitu said. 

To others thinking of supporting the RCH Foundation, Mitu has a simple message: “What are you waiting for? It is an invitation to be part of a meaningful cause and contribute to creating a brighter and healthier future for the younger generations.” 

“We live in a global village where looking out for one another and fostering a deeper sense of community is crucial. Taking small steps towards this goal helps create a more compassionate and supportive society for everyone,” said Mitu. 

Thank you to the IFFM for not only providing Victoria with cinematic delights but also for making a real difference to the lives of sick children and their families at the RCH.