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Indian Panorama Announces Official Selection For 52nd IFFI, 2021

SEMKHOR (Dimasa) To Be Opening Indian Feature Film

VED…THE VISIONARY Directed By Rajiv Parkash To Be The Opening Indian Non-Feature Film

24 Feature Films and 20 Non-Feature Films To Be Screened During IFFIPosted On: 06 NOV 2021 11:19AM by PIB Delhi 

International Film Festival of India announces the selection of films for the Indian Panorama section to be screened during its 52nd edition in Goa.

The festival is being organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals of India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Goa, from November 20- 28, 2021. The selected films will be showcased to all the registered delegates and representatives from the selected films during the 9 days long film festival in Goa.

The primary aim of the Indian Panorama is to select the feature and non-feature films of cinematic, thematic, and aesthetic excellence for the promotion of film art through the non-profit screening of these films under different categories. Since its inception, the Indian Panorama has been completely devoted to showcasing the best Indian films of the year.

The selection Jury comprised of eminent filmmakers and film personalities from across the Indian cine-world. The eminent Jury Panels, both feature, and non-feature exercise their individual expertise and contribute evenly to the consensus that leads to a selection of Indian Panorama films.

Feature Films

A total of 24 Feature films have been selected to be screened during IFFI. Selected from a wide pool of 221 contemporary Indian Films, the package of Feature Films reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the Indian film Industry.

The Feature Film Jury, comprising twelve members, was headed by acclaimed Filmmaker and actor, Shri S V Rajendra Singh Babu. The Feature Jury constituted of the following Members who individually represent various acclaimed films, film bodies and professions, whereas collectively representing the diverse Indian film making fraternity:

  1. Shri Rajendra Hegde, Audiographer
  2. Shri Makhonmani Mongsaba, Filmmaker
  3. Shri Vinod Anupama, Film Critic
  4. Ms. Jayashree Bhattcharya, Filmmaker
  5. Shri Gyan Sahay, Cinematographer
  6. Shri Prasantanu Mohapatra, Cinematographer
  7. Shri Hemendra Bhatia, Actor/ Writer/ Filmmaker
  8. Shri Asim Bose, Cinematographer
  9. Shri Pramod Pawar, Actor & Filmmaker
  10. Shri Manjunath T S, Cinematographer
  11. Shri Malay Ray, Filmmaker
  12. Shri Parag Chhapekar, Filmmaker/Journalist

List of 24 Feature Films selected in the Indian Panorama 2021 is as follows:

S.No.Title of the FilmLanguageDirector
 KALKOKKHOBengaliRajdeep Paul & Sarmistha Maiti
 NITANTOI SAHAJ SARALBengaliSatrabit Paul
 ABHIJAANBengaliParambrata Chattopadhyay
 MANIKBABUR MEGHBengaliAbhinandan Banerjee
 SIJOUBodoVishal P Chaliha
 SEMKHORDimasaAimee Baruah
 21st  TIFFINGujaratiVijaygiri Bava
 EIGHT DOWN TOOFAAN MAILHindiAkriti Singh
 ALPHA BETA GAMMAHindiShankar Srikumar
 DOLLUKannadaSagar Puranik
 TALEDANDAKannadaPraveen Krupakar
 ACT-1978KannadaManjunatha S. (Mansore)
 NEELI HAKKIKannadaGanesh Hegde
 NIRAYE THATHAKALULLA MARAMMalayalamJayaraj
 SUNNYMalayalamRanjith Sankar
 ME VASANTRAOMarathiNipun Avinash Dharmadhikari
 BITTERSWEETMarathiAnanth Narayan Mahadevan
 GODAVARIMarathiNikhil Mahajan
 FUNERALMarathiVivek Rajendra Dubey
 NIWAASMarathiMehul Agaja
 BOOMBA RIDEMishingBiswajeet Bora
 BHAGAVADAJJUKAMSanskritYadu Vijayakrishnan
 KOOZHANGALTamilVinothraj P S
 NATYAMTeluguRevanth Kumar Korukonda

Jury’s choice for the Opening feature film of Indian Panorama 2021 is the film Semkhor (Dimasa) directed by Ms. Aimee Baruah.

Non-Feature Films

Indian Panorama of International Film Festival of India comprises a contemporary package of socially and aesthetically vibrant non-feature films selected by eminent Jury members who are associated with non-feature segments of Indian Film Industry.

The Non – Feature Jury of seven members was headed by acclaimed documentary Filmmaker Shri S. Nallamuthu. The Jury constituted of the following Members:

  1. Shri Akashaditya Lama, Filmmaker
  2. Shri Sibanu Borah, Documentary Filmmaker
  3. Shri Suresh Sharma, Film producer
  4. Shri Subrat Jyoti Neog, Film Critic
  5. Ms. Manisha Kulshreshtha, Writer
  6. Shri Atul Gangwar, Writer

Selected from a diverse pool of 203 contemporary Indian non-feature films, the package of films exemplifies the capacity of our emerging and established filmmakers to document, investigate, entertain and also reflect contemporary Indian values.

A total of 20 Non-Feature films have been selected to be screened during IFFI.

List of 20 Non-Feature Films selected in the Indian Panorama 2021 is as follows:

S.No.Title of the FilmLanguageDirector
 VeeranganaAssameseKishore Kalita
 Naad – The SoundBengaliAbhijit A. Paul
 Sainbari To SandeshkhaliBengaliSanghamitra Chaudhuri
 Badal Sircar & the Alternative TheatreEnglishAshok Viswanathan
 Ved…The VisionaryEnglishRajiv Parkash
 Surmounting ChallengesEnglishSatish Pande
 SunpatGarhwaliRahul Rawat
 The Spell of PurpleGujaratiPrachee Bajania
 Bharat, Prakriti Ka BalakHindiDr. Deepika Kothari & Ramji Om
 Teen AdhyayHindiSubash Sahoo
 Bablu Babylon SeHindiAbhijeet Sarthi
 The KnockerHindiAnanth Narayan Mahadevan
 Ganga-PutraHindiJai Prakash
 GajraHindiVineet Sharma
 JugalbandiHindiChetan Bhakuni
 Pabung SyamManipuriHaobam Paban Kumar
 Murmurs of the JungleMarathiSohil Vaidya
 BackstageOriyaLipka Singh Darai
 WitchSantaliJackie R. Bala
 Sweet BiriyaniTamilJeyachandra Hashmi

Jury’s choice for the opening Non-Feature film of Indian Panorama, 2021 is Ved…The Visionary (English) directed by Shri Rajiv Parkash.

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