IFFI 2020: Javadekar announces selection of feature, non-feature films in Indian Panorama

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:

  1. Dominic Sangma, Filmmaker and Screenwriter
  2. Jadumoni Dutta, Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Producer
  3. Kala Master, Choreographer
  4. Kumar Sohoni, Filmmaker and writer
  5. Rama Vij,  Actor and Producer
  6. Ramamurthy B, Filmmaker
  7. Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, Filmmaker and Journalist
  8. Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, Filmmaker
  9. Satinder Mohan, Film Critic and Journalist
  10. Sudhakar Vasantha, Filmmaker and Producer
  11. T Prasanna Kumar, Film Producer
  12. 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 filmLanguageDirector
 1.BridgeAssameseKripal Kalita
 2.AvijatrikBengaliSubhrajit Mitra
 3.Brahma Jane Gopon KommotiBengaliAritra Mukherjee
 4.A Dog And His ManChattisgarhiSiddharth Tripathy
 5.Up Up & UpEnglishGovind Nihalani
 6.AavartanHindiDurba Sahay
 7.Saand Ki AankhHindiTushar Hiranandani
 8.Pinki Elli?KannadaPrithvi Konanur
 9.SafeMalayalamPradeep Kalipurayath
 10.TranceMalayalamAnwar Rasheed
 11.Kettiyolaanu Ente MalakhaMalayalamNissam Basheer
 12.ThahiraMalayalamSiddk Paravoor
 13.Eigi KonaManipuriBobby Wahengbam
 14.JuneMarathiVaibhav Khisti  And Suhrud Godbole
 15.PrawaasMarathiShashank Udapurkar
 16.Karkhanisanchi WaariMarathiMangesh Joshi
 17.Kalira AtitaOriyaNila Madhab Panda
 18.NamoSanskritVijeesh Mani
 19.ThaenTamilGanesh Vinayakan
 20.GathamTeluguKiran Kondamadugula
 Mainstream Cinema selection  
 21.AsuranTamilVetri Maaran
 22.KappelaMalayalamMuhammed Musthafa
 23.ChhichhoreHindiNitesh Tiwary

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:

  1. Atul Gangwar, Director, Screenwriter, and Producer
  2. Jwngdao Bodosa, Filmmaker
  3. Mandar Talauliker, Filmmaker
  4. Sajin Babu, Filmmaker
  5. Satish Pande, Producer and Director
  6. 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 filmDirectorLanguage
1.100 Years Of Chrysotom – A Biographical FilmBlessy Ipe ThomasEnglish
2.Ahimsa- Gandhi: The Power Of The PowerlessRamesh SharmaEnglish
3.CatdogAshmita Guha NeogiHindi
4.Drama QueensSohini DasguptaEnglish
5.Green BlackberriesPrithvirag Das GuptaNepali
6.Highways Of LifeMaibam Amarjeet SinghManipuri
7.Holy RightsFarha KhatunHindi
8.In Our WorldSreedhar Bs (Shred Shreedhar)English
9.Investing LifeVaishali Vasant KendaleEnglish
10.JaadooShoorveer TyagiHindi
11.Jhat Aayi BasantPramati AnandPahari/Hindi
12.Justice Delayed But DeliveredKamakhya Narayan SinghHindi
13.KhisaRaj Pritam MoreMarathi
14.Oru Paathiraa Swapnam PoleSharan VenugopalMalayalam
15.PaanchikaAnkit KothariGujarati
16.Pandhara ChivdaHimanshu SinghMarathi
17.RadhaBimal PoddarBengali
18.ShantabaiPratiik GuptaHindi
19.Still AliveOnkar DiwadkarMarathi
20.The 14th February & BeyondUtpal KalalEnglish
List of Non-Feature Films

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