MindBlowing Moments

Mind Blowing Films came into existence!

April 2009

“New York” film became the first release in Australia by Mind Blowing Films in collaboration with Yash Raj Films.

First Indian Film Festival


It all started in March 2010 when MBF organised the Indian Film Festival:  Bollywood and Beyond. Renowned film actress, Rani Mukherjee opened the festival and for the first time, Melbourne witnessed the glitz and glamour of Bollywood.
The festival was also attended by established film makers:  Rajkumar Hirani, Imtiaz Ali and Sohail Khan.

Guinness record


The Indian Film Festival creates the Guinness World Record for the largest Bollywood dance in Melbourne on March 12, 2011.

Victorian government presents IFFM designed and produced by Mind Blowing Films


Now known as the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Film Victoria gave its valuable support to celebrate Indian cinema in Melbourne.
Bollywood queen Vidya Balan becomes the official ambassador of the festival to carry the baton in coming years. Attended by Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor, the festival was a tremendous success.

Dhoom 3 distributed by Mind Blowing Films in Australia wins the Highest grossing Foreign Film at AIMC ( Australia International Movie Convention)


Starring Aamir Khan, Dhoom 3 becomes the first Indian film to win this award.

IFFM Awards launched, commemorating the best of Indian cinema by esteemed Australian Jury.


The inaugural IFFM awards witnessed magical night of celebrating Indian Cinema with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan as its Chief Guest.
Judged by luminaries from Australian film industry, IFFM jury consists of some of the most established names to select the winners.

In the same year IFFM collaborated with La trobe University to present the Amitabh Bachchan scholarship


Mr. Bachchan presented an Indian student with a prestigious A$ 200,000 scholarship to develop a thesis related to media, digital technology and communication.

MBF wins second AIMC Highest grossing foreign film award for P.K.


The Bollywood hit, P.K., is awarded the AIMC Highest Grossing Foreign Film award, making it MBF’s second win in a row.

Distributed by Mind Blowing Films in ANZ, it also becomes the highest grossing Indian film in New Zealand.

IFFM celebrates India’s Independence day in Melbourne- the very first Indian flag hoisting public event at the Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square


Attended by thousands, IFFM marked the occasion with traditional flag hoisting by globally known Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor at the Federation square.

IFFM is the first Indian event to have won the Melbourne Award


IFFM is the first Indian event to have won the Melbourne Award under the category Contribution to Multiculturalism by a Corporation in year 2016.

MBF wins the third AIMC Highest grossing foreign film award.


Distributed by Mind Blowing Films, Dangal is the highest grossing Indian Film in Australia and New Zealand. The only film distribution company to have won it thrice, Mind Blowing films bags the Box Office Achievement Award for Highest grossing Foreign Language film at AIMC for Dangal.

Distributed in New Zealand by Mind Blowing Films , Dangal becomes the highest grossing Indian film in 2017 in Australia and New Zealand.

Mind Blowing Films releases its first film in Fiji


Released on Diwali, Golmaal Again goes on to become the highest grossing Indian film in Fiji!

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne wins ‘Most popular Film Festival abroad’ at IFBA


Supported by the Government of Telangana, International Film Business Awards(IFBA) honoured IFFM with the title Most Popular Film Festival Abroad on December 3rd at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad.

MBF founder and director wins Jill Robb Screen Leadership Award


Mitu Bhowmick Lange receives Jill Robb Award: established in 2012 Film Victoria’s Screen Leader Awards recognise the impact of screen industry practitioners who have displayed outstanding leadership, achievement and service to the industry.

Indian premiere of Raising the Bar documentary | Special screening in Delhi | 20 February 2018


Mumbai premiere of Raising the Bar documentary | Special screening in Mumbai | 22 February 2018


Raising The Bar Awards


The Kolkata International Film Festival paid homage to Australian Cinema


Earlier this year the Kolkata International Film Festival paid homage to Australian Cinema. Our Director Mitu Bhowmick Lange in conjunction with Oz Fest showcased some of those films. They included Mary Magdalene, Breath, Jirga, Dancing the Invisible, and Swinging Safari (originally called Flammable Children).

This year was a momentous occasion for the KIFF because it marked 100 years for Bengali Cinema. The films shown at KIFF not only resonate with Kolkata but internationally. The festival included guests such as Sue Maslin a producer of The Dress Maker, actor Simon Baker (The Mentalist, Breath) director Garth Davis (Lion) and Phillip Noyce (Rabbit Proof Fence) who presented a masterclass. We are honoured to be a part of an event of such magnitude.

MBF Founder and director Mitu Bhowmick Lange becomes the first Indian to join the Prestigious Film Victoria Board

July 2018

Simmba emerges as the highest grossing Indian film in Fiji


Simmba was distributed by Mind Blowing Films across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji and it has done exceptionally well in all three regions.


Produced by Rhythm Boyz and distributed by Mind Blowing Films in ANZ , CHAL MERE PUTT becomes the highest grossing Punjabi film


The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne celebrates its spectacular tenth year with the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan.The biggest names in the industry , over 20 events and films from every corner of India - it was the biggest IFFM yet!


Mind Blowing Films won the prestigious AIMC ( Australian International Movie Convention ) Award for the Highest Grossing Foreign Film ( 2018/19 ) for Raj Kumar Hirani’s SANJU. Mind Blowing Films is the only distributor in Australia to win it four times in the last ten years!


MBF Founder and Director, Mitu Bhowmick Lange appointed to the Board of the Natalie Miller Fellowship, that supports professional leadership of women in screen industry through fellowship and programs. Image result for natalie miller fellowship


March 2020

Highest opening of 2020 for a Indian film in Australia and New Zealand

Highest opening for a Punjabi film in Australia

Highest Opening for a Punjabi film in NZ

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