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Tongue-in-cheek film on ‘Indian Aussies’ highlight of St Kilda Festival this year

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NEW DELHI: Producer-director-writer Anupam Sharma’s short documentary ‘Indian Aussies’ - a mosaic that incorporates the faces and voices of Indian Aussies across Australia and generations’- will be screened at the St Kilda Film Festival.

 The 31st edition of the Festival is being held from 22 to 31 May in St Kilda in Australia.

 The documentary commissioned by the Australian National Maritime Museum is a tongue in cheek look at Indian Australians across the spectrum. It was commissioned for the May 2013 exhibition East of India – The Forgotten Trade with Australia.

The documentary deals with everything from identity to racism, maintaining their roots to assimilation, and of course Cricket. The film is like a Bollywood film, with a twist and music at the end, according to South Asia Times.

The short documentary film explores the width and breath of culture, education, and identity amongst Indian Aussies.

The ‘Indian Aussies’ has been selected for the Festival as one of the top 100 Aussie short films.

The St. Kilda Festival has screened films that went on to be Oscar winners and nominees, and Palme D’or winners at Cannes.

Australia’s Top 100 prize pool totals over $40,000 in cash and in-kind craft awards, including a $10,000 prize for Best Short Film. Other prizes include Best Director, Best Achievement in Screenplay, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Indigenous Film Making, Best Comedy and Best Achievement in Sound Post.

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