New Delhi: According to a statement from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting issued on Saturday, 19th December, the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) announced the selection of Indian Panorama films for the year 2020, shared by Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Prakash Javadekar in a tweet. The selected films will be showcased on the big screen for all registered delegates and representatives from the selected films, during the 8-day film festival in Goa, from 16th to 24th January 2021.
Selected from a wide pool of 183 contemporary Indian Films, the Ministry said the collection of films reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the Indian film Industry, adding that the eminent Jury panels, both feature and non-feature, exercise their individual expertise and contribute evenly to the consensus that leads to the selection of Indian Panorama films.
According to the Broadcasting Ministry, the Feature Film Jury, comprising of twelve members, was headed by acclaimed Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Producer, John Mathew Matthan. The Feature Jury constituted of the following Members who individually represent various acclaimed films, film bodies, and professions, and collectively represent the diverse Indian film making fraternity:
- Dominic Sangma, Filmmaker and Screenwriter
- Jadumoni Dutta, Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Producer
- Kala Master, Choreographer
- Kumar Sohoni, Filmmaker and writer
- Rama Vij, Actor and Producer
- Ramamurthy B, Filmmaker
- Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, Filmmaker and Journalist
- Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, Filmmaker
- Satinder Mohan, Film Critic and Journalist
- Sudhakar Vasantha, Filmmaker and Producer
- T Prasanna Kumar, Film Producer
- U Radhakrishnan, Ex-Secretary, FFSI
The Indian panorama Feature Film Jury selected 20 feature films. The Jury’s choice for the opening feature film of Indian Panorama 2020 is the film ‘Saand ki aankh’ (Hindi) directed by Tushar Hiranandani.
Three Mainstream films are also selected under Indian Panorama Section of 51st International Film Festival of India 2020 by an Internal Committee of DFF based on the recommendations of the Film Federation of India (FFI) and the Producer’s Guild.
The list of 23 feature films selected in the Indian Panorama 2020 is as follows:
|S. No.||Title of the film||Language||Director|
|3.||Brahma Jane Gopon Kommoti||Bengali||Aritra Mukherjee|
|4.||A Dog And His Man||Chattisgarhi||Siddharth Tripathy|
|5.||Up Up & Up||English||Govind Nihalani|
|7.||Saand Ki Aankh||Hindi||Tushar Hiranandani|
|8.||Pinki Elli?||Kannada||Prithvi Konanur|
|11.||Kettiyolaanu Ente Malakha||Malayalam||Nissam Basheer|
|13.||Eigi Kona||Manipuri||Bobby Wahengbam|
|14.||June||Marathi||Vaibhav Khisti And Suhrud Godbole|
|16.||Karkhanisanchi Waari||Marathi||Mangesh Joshi|
|17.||Kalira Atita||Oriya||Nila Madhab Panda|
|Mainstream Cinema selection|
Indian Panorama of International Film Festival of India comprises of a contemporary package of socially and aesthetically vibrant non-feature films selected by eminent Jury members who are associated with the non-feature segment of Indian Film Industry.
In the 51st edition of International Film Festival of India, Non-Feature films selected under Indian Panorama will be showcased in Goa, from 16th to 24th January, 2021.
Selected from a diverse pool of 143 contemporary Indian non-feature films, the package of films exemplify the capacity of emerging and established filmmakers to document, investigate, entertain, and also reflect contemporary Indian values, the I&B Ministry stated.
The Non-Feature Jury of seven members was headed by acclaimed feature and documentary Filmmaker, Haobam Paban Kumar. The Jury constituted of the following Members:
- Atul Gangwar, Director, Screenwriter, and Producer
- Jwngdao Bodosa, Filmmaker
- Mandar Talauliker, Filmmaker
- Sajin Babu, Filmmaker
- Satish Pande, Producer and Director
- Vaijayanti Apte, Scriptwriter and Producer
Jury’s choice for the opening non-feature film of Indian Panorama, 2020 is ‘Paanchika’, directed by Ankit Kothari.
The complete list of 20 non-feature films selected for Indian Panorama section for IFFI 2020 are given below.
|S. No.||Title of the film||Director||Language|
|1.||100 Years Of Chrysotom – A Biographical Film||Blessy Ipe Thomas||English|
|2.||Ahimsa- Gandhi: The Power Of The Powerless||Ramesh Sharma||English|
|3.||Catdog||Ashmita Guha Neogi||Hindi|
|4.||Drama Queens||Sohini Dasgupta||English|
|5.||Green Blackberries||Prithvirag Das Gupta||Nepali|
|6.||Highways Of Life||Maibam Amarjeet Singh||Manipuri|
|7.||Holy Rights||Farha Khatun||Hindi|
|8.||In Our World||Sreedhar Bs (Shred Shreedhar)||English|
|9.||Investing Life||Vaishali Vasant Kendale||English|
|11.||Jhat Aayi Basant||Pramati Anand||Pahari/Hindi|
|12.||Justice Delayed But Delivered||Kamakhya Narayan Singh||Hindi|
|13.||Khisa||Raj Pritam More||Marathi|
|14.||Oru Paathiraa Swapnam Pole||Sharan Venugopal||Malayalam|
|16.||Pandhara Chivda||Himanshu Singh||Marathi|
|19.||Still Alive||Onkar Diwadkar||Marathi|
|20.||The 14th February & Beyond||Utpal Kalal||English|
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