Mitu Bhowmick Lange

Mitu Bhowmick Lange is currently the festival director of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and Mind Blowing Films, a film production and distribution company which specialises in Indian cinema.

Mitu worked in Bombay for six years directing several TV shows including entertainment, news and fashion magazine programs and a daily breakfast show for most of the leading channels including BBC World, Star Plus, Zee TV and Sony TV. Mitu wrote and directed the multi award-winning documentary, Watch Without Prejudice, on the impact of violence on the children of Kashmir.

Since living in Australia, Mitu has brought-in and produced several Indian productions to Australia, including producing 13 episodes shot in Australia of India’s number 1 daily television serial Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii (similar to Neighbours), Bollywood film Koi Aap Saa and blockbusters like Salaam Namaste, Chak De India, Bachna Aye Haseeno, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic, Love Aaj kal and several leading television commercials with international cricketers made for the Indian market.

Mitu is the festival director of the Indian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond, and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne presented by the Victorian Government. She is presently working on the four part series: New India. The first part ‘Spice Girls of India’ has been the official selection at the Feminist Film Festival of London. Mitu also represents the prestigious International Film Festival of India held annually in Goa as their curator for films from Australia and New Zealand.