New Delhi: The International Film Festival of India on November 5, 2021, announced 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 nine-day 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.
A total of 25 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, 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:
- Rajendra Hegde, Audiographer
- Makhonmani Mongsaba, Filmmaker
- Vinod Anupama, Film Critic
- Jayashree Bhattcharya, Filmmaker
- Gyan Sahay, Cinematographer
- Prasantanu Mohapatra, Cinematographer
- Hemendra Bhatia, Actor/ Writer/ Filmmaker
- Asim Bose, Cinematographer
- Pramod Pawar, Actor & Filmmaker
- Manjunath T S, Cinematographer
- Malay Ray, Filmmaker
- Parag Chhapekar, Filmmaker/Journalist
The list of 25 Feature Films selected in the Indian Panorama 2021 is as follows:
|S.No.||Title of the Film||Language||Director|
|1||KALKOKKHO||Bengali||Rajdeep Paul & Sarmistha Maiti|
|2||NITANTOI SAHAJ SARAL||Bengali||Satrabit Paul|
|4||MANIKBABUR MEGH||Bengali||Abhinandan Banerjee|
|5||SIJOU||Bodo||Vishal P Chaliha|
|7||21st TIFFIN||Gujarati||Vijaygiri Bava|
|8||EIGHT DOWN TOOFAAN MAIL||Hindi||Akriti Singh|
|9||ALPHA BETA GAMMA||Hindi||Shankar Srikumar|
|12||ACT-1978||Kannada||Manjunatha S. (Mansore)|
|13||NEELI HAKKI||Kannada||Ganesh Hegde|
|14||NIRAYE THATHAKALULLA MARAM||Malayalam||Jayaraj|
|16||ME VASANTRAO||Marathi||Nipun Avinash Dharmadhikari|
|17||BITTERSWEET||Marathi||Ananth Narayan Mahadevan|
|19||FUNERAL||Marathi||Vivek Rajendra Dubey|
|21||BOOMBA RIDE||Mishing||Biswajeet Bora|
|23||KOOZHANGAL||Tamil||Vinothraj P S|
|24||NATYAM||Telugu||Revanth Kumar Korukonda|
The jury’s choice for the Opening feature film of Indian Panorama 2021 is the film Semkhor (Dimasa) directed by Ms. Aimee Baruah.
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 the Indian Film Industry.
The Non – Feature Jury of seven members was headed by acclaimed documentary Filmmaker S. Nallamuthu. The Jury constituted of the following Members:
- Akashaditya Lama, Filmmaker
- Sibanu Borah, Documentary Filmmaker
- Suresh Sharma, Film producer
- Subrat Jyoti Neog, Film Critic
- Ms. Manisha Kulshreshtha, Writer
- 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 Film||Language||Director|
|2||Naad – The Sound||Bengali||Abhijit A. Paul|
|3||Sainbari To Sandeshkhali||Bengali||Sanghamitra Chaudhuri|
|4||Badal Sircar & the Alternative Theatre||English||Ashok Viswanathan|
|5||Ved…The Visionary||English||Rajiv Parkash|
|6||Surmounting Challenges||English||Satish Pande|
|8||The Spell of Purple||Gujarati||Prachee Bajania|
|9||Bharat, Prakriti Ka Balak||Hindi||Dr. Deepika Kothari & Ramji Om|
|10||Teen Adhyay||Hindi||Subash Sahoo|
|11||Bablu Babylon Se||Hindi||Abhijeet Sarthi|
|12||The Knocker||Hindi||Ananth Narayan Mahadevan|
|16||Pabung Syam||Manipuri||Haobam Paban Kumar|
|17||Murmurs of the Jungle||Marathi||Sohil Vaidya|
|18||Backstage||Oriya||Lipka Singh Darai|
|19||Witch||Santali||Jackie R. Bala|
|20||Sweet Biriyani||Tamil||Jeyachandra Hashmi|
The jury’s choice for the opening Non-Feature film of Indian Panorama, 2021 is Ved…The Visionary (English) directed by Rajiv Parkash. (Press Release)