Indian Panorama announces official selection for IFFI 2021

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.

Feature 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:

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

The list of 25 Feature Films selected in the Indian Panorama 2021 is as follows:

S.No.Title of the FilmLanguageDirector
 1KALKOKKHOBengaliRajdeep Paul & Sarmistha Maiti
 2NITANTOI SAHAJ SARALBengaliSatrabit Paul
 3ABHIJAANBengaliParambrata Chattopadhyay
 4MANIKBABUR MEGHBengaliAbhinandan Banerjee
 5SIJOUBodoVishal P Chaliha
 6SEMKHORDimasaAimee Baruah
 721st  TIFFINGujaratiVijaygiri Bava
 8EIGHT DOWN TOOFAAN MAILHindiAkriti Singh
 9ALPHA BETA GAMMAHindiShankar Srikumar
 10DOLLUKannadaSagar Puranik
 11TALEDANDAKannadaPraveen Krupakar
 12ACT-1978KannadaManjunatha S. (Mansore)
 13NEELI HAKKIKannadaGanesh Hegde
 14NIRAYE THATHAKALULLA MARAMMalayalamJayaraj
 15SUNNYMalayalamRanjith Sankar
 16ME VASANTRAOMarathiNipun Avinash Dharmadhikari
 17BITTERSWEET       MarathiAnanth Narayan Mahadevan
 18GODAVARIMarathiNikhil Mahajan
 19FUNERALMarathiVivek Rajendra Dubey
 20NIWAASMarathiMehul Agaja
 21BOOMBA RIDEMishingBiswajeet Bora
 22BHAGAVADAJJUKAMSanskritYadu Vijayakrishnan
 23KOOZHANGALTamilVinothraj P S
 24NATYAMTeluguRevanth Kumar Korukonda
25DictionaryBengaliBratya Basu

The 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 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:

  1. Akashaditya Lama, Filmmaker
  2. Sibanu Borah, Documentary Filmmaker
  3. Suresh Sharma, Film producer
  4. Subrat Jyoti Neog, Film Critic
  5. Ms. Manisha Kulshreshtha, Writer
  6. 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
 1VeeranganaAssameseKishore Kalita
 2Naad – The SoundBengaliAbhijit A. Paul
 3Sainbari To SandeshkhaliBengaliSanghamitra Chaudhuri
 4Badal Sircar & the Alternative TheatreEnglishAshok Viswanathan
 5Ved…The VisionaryEnglishRajiv Parkash
 6Surmounting ChallengesEnglishSatish Pande
 7SunpatGarhwaliRahul Rawat
 8The Spell of PurpleGujaratiPrachee Bajania
 9Bharat, Prakriti Ka BalakHindiDr. Deepika Kothari & Ramji Om
 10Teen AdhyayHindiSubash Sahoo
 11Bablu Babylon SeHindiAbhijeet Sarthi
 12The KnockerHindiAnanth Narayan Mahadevan
 13Ganga-PutraHindiJai Prakash
 14GajraHindiVineet Sharma
 15JugalbandiHindiChetan Bhakuni
 16Pabung SyamManipuriHaobam Paban Kumar
 17Murmurs of the JungleMarathiSohil Vaidya
 18BackstageOriyaLipka Singh Darai
 19WitchSantaliJackie R. Bala
 20Sweet BiriyaniTamilJeyachandra 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)

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