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Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

IFFM Independence Day Celebrations

Shabana Azmi, a legend in global cinema, will grace us with her presence in Alexandra Gardens and hoist the Indian flag in Melbourne for India’s 76th Independence Day celebrations.

Join in this momentous occasion as we unite in shared spirits with the one and only Shabana Azmi.

Celebrations are taking place at the beautifully scenic Alexandra Gardens (The Peppercorn Lawn). Alexandra Gardens are located in the centre of the city, just over the Yarra River Bridge — it’s only three minutes walking distance from Flinders Street station and opposite Hamer Hall, The Arts Centre.

We are honoured to have Shabana Azmi hoist the tricolour with distinguished guests and proud Indians present to mark this special occasion.

Enjoy entertaining music and dance performances before the official ceremony. Afterwards, remain in Alexandra Gardens and continue the celebratory mood with the IFFM Dance Competition!

Let us come together and celebrate the strength, diversity, and unity of our nation as we embark on another year of progress and prosperity. VANDE MAATARAM!