Sydney! get ready for a selfie with Bollywood stars at IFEFA

IFEFA 1 - Maxine Salma and Amarinder Bajwa in selfie with Gulshan Grover


Maxine Salma and Amarinder Bajwa with Gulshan Grover

Bollywood heat is on as Sydney warms up to International Film and Entertainment Festival Australia (IFEFA)’s debut initiative to celebrate world cinema in the southern hemisphere. The festival will provide an opportunity to showcase movies from around the world that may not be shown in the normal mainstream cinemas. IFEFA is an attempt to celebrate cinematic art and awards that recognise the most original and creative films and efforts in the entertainment industry.

From November 7 ”“ 16  IFEFA celebrates 100 years of cinema in India as its main theme and attempts to create synergies with its exceptional program to infuse and inspire new talent. With an aim to nurture, encourage, inspire and intrigue the cinematic experiences of the diverse and multicultural communities of Australia and create a cinematic dialogue forming social, cultural and artistic connect between them.

IFEFA 2014 has five major events spanned over two weekends. The opening of the festival is on   November 7  at Reading Cinemas in Auburn from 6.30 PM and will be attended by Esha Gupta, Gulshan Grover, Ragini Diwedi, Vipin Sharma, Sandeep and Reshma Malani, Olga Assbgy, Maria Tran and many other artists.

On November 8  IFEFA is showing an elaborate musical drama on ”˜100 years of Indian Cinema’ directed and produced by Sandeep Malani from India and will be shown from 6.30 PM at Sydney Bahai Centre in Silverwater. Many stars will attend the event from Bollywood.

November 9 will bring another nostalgic tribute to the singing legend Late Mohammad Rafi sahib by his son Shahid Rafi. Shahid Rafi plans to do an interactive session with the audience.   Local artists also participate in  remembering the legendary singer. Many Bollywood stars will grace the occasion with their presence.

IFEFA has conducted extensive auditions for a dance competition and male/female pageant for months it being one of the major highlights. Finals will be held on November 15 at C3 Conference Center in Silverwater from 5.30pm onwards. Bipasha Basu will crown the winners next day at IFEFA’s closing ceremony. Jury includes stars Zarine Khan, Rekha Rana and Subh Malhotra.

IFEFA 1 - Sandeep Malani with












Sandeep and Reshma Malani with Sahil Multy Khan

The Grand Closing ceremony will be held on November 16 at Whitlam Centre in Liverpool. Over 1500 people are expected to turn up for the mega star event. Bipasha Basu, Prakash Raj, Vipin Sharma, Sandeep and Reshma Malani and a line-up of many more stars will walk the red carpet and attend the awards ceremony with an elaborate show of a grand scale that Sydney has never ever witnessed. So Sydney! get ready this coming November the 7th when it all starts.



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