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Indian Panorama 2023 Announces Official Selection for 54th IFFI, 2023

New Delhi:25/10/823: Indian Panorama, the flagship component of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), announces the selection of 25 feature films and 20 non-feature films. The selected films will be showcased at the 54th IFFI to be held from 20th – 28th November 2023 in Goa.

The aim of the Indian Panorama, organized by the National Film Development Corporation, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, is to select the feature and non-feature films of cinematic, thematic and aesthetic excellence in accordance with the conditions and procedures in the said regulations of Indian Panorama.

The selection of the Indian Panorama is made by eminent personalities from the world of cinema from across India comprising a total of twelve Jury members for feature films and six Jury members for non-feature films led by the respective Chairpersons. Exercising their individual expertise, the eminent Jury panels contribute evenly to the consensus that leads to the selection of Indian Panorama films of respective categories.

Feature Films

The Feature Film Jury, comprising twelve members, was headed by acclaimed Film Director, Actor and Producer; Chairperson Shri. Dr. T. S. Nagabharana. The Feature Jury is constituted of the following Members who individually represent various acclaimed films, and film-related professions, while collectively representing the diverse Indian fraternity:

1.   Shri. A. Karthik Raaja; Cinematographer

2.   Shri. Anjan Bose; Film Director and Producer

3.   Smt. Dr. Itirani Samanta; Film Producer and Journalist

4.   Shri. K.P Vyasan; Film Producer, Director, and Screenwriter

5.   Shri. Kamlesh Mishra; Film Director and Scriptwriter

6.   Shri. Kiran Ganti; Film Editor and Director

7.   Shri. Milind Lele; Film Director and Producer

8.   Shri. Pradip Kurbah; Film Director

9.   Ms. Rama Vij; Actor

10.  Shri. Romi Meitei; Film Director

11.  Shri. Sanjay Jadhav; Film Director and Cinematographer

12.  Shri. Vijay Pande; Film Director and Editor

A package of 25 Feature films has been selected to be screened in the Indian Panorama section at the 54th IFFI from a broad spectrum of 408 contemporary Indian feature films. The following package of feature films reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the Indian film industry.

The list of 25 feature films selected in the Indian Panorama 2023 is as follows:

 

S. No. Title of Film Language Director’s Name
Aaraariraaro Kannada Sandeep Kumar V
Aattam Malayalam Anand Ekarshi
Ardhangini Bengali Kaushik Ganguly
Deep Fridge Bengali Arjun Dutta
Dhai Aakhar Hindi Praveen Arora
Iratta Malayalam Rohit M.G. Krishnan
Kaadhal Enbathu Pothu Udamai Tamil Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan
Kaathal Malayalam Jeo Baby
Kantara Kannada Rishab Shetty
Malikappuram Malayalam Vishnu Sasi Shankar
Mandali Hindi Rakesh Chaturvedi Om
Mirbeen Karbi Mridul Gupta
Neela Nira Sooriyan Tamil Samyuktha Vijayan
Nna Thaan Case Kodu Malayalam, Ratheesh Balakrishna Poduval
Pookkaalam Malayalam G A N E S H R A J
Rabindra Kabya Rahasya Bengali Sayantan Ghosal
Sanaa Hindi Sudhanshu Saria
The Vaccine War Hindi Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri
Vadh Hindi Jaspal Singh Sandhu
Viduthalai Part 1 Tamil Vetri Maaran
Mainstream Cinema Section
2018-Everyone Is A Hero Malayalam Jude Anthany Joseph
Gulmohar Hindi Rahul V Chittella
Ponniyin Selvan Part – 2 Tamil Mani Ratnam
Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai Hindi Apoorv Singh Karki
The Kerala Story Hindi Sudipto Sen

The Feature Film Jury’s choice for the opening feature film of Indian Panorama 2023 is the film Aattam, (Malayalam) directed by Mr Anand Ekarshi.

Non-Feature Films

The Non-Feature Film Jury, comprising six members, was headed by acclaimed documentary film Director Shri. Arvind Sinha. The Non-Feature Jury is constituted of the following Members who individually represent various acclaimed films and film-related professions, while collectively representing the diverse Indian fraternity:

1.   Shri. Arvind Pandey; Film Director and Writer

2.   Shri. Bobby Wahengbam; Film Director and Producer

3.   Shri. Dip Bhuyan; Film Director

4.   Shri. Kamlesh Udasi; Film Director and Producer

5.   Ms. Paushali Ganguli; Animator, Film Director and Screenwriter

6.   Shri. Varun Kurtkoti; Film Director

A package of 20 Non-Feature films has been selected to be screened in the Indian Panorama section at 54th IFFI from a broad spectrum of 239 contemporary Indian non-feature films. The package of non-feature films exemplifies the capacity of emerging and established filmmakers to document, investigate, entertain and reflect contemporary Indian values.

List of 20 Non-Feature Films selected in the Indian Panorama 2023 is as follows:

S. No. Film Name Language Director
1 1947: Brexit India English Sanjivan Lal
2 Andro Dreams Manipuri Longjam Meena Devi
3 Baasan Hindi Jitank Singh Gurjar
4 Back To The Future English M.S. Bisht
5 Baruar Xongxar Assamese Utpal Borpujari
6 Behrupiya – The Impersonator Hindi Bhasker Vishwanathan
7 Bhangaar Marathi Sumira Roy
8 Nansei Nilam (Changing Landscape) Tamil Pravin Selvam
9 Chupi Roh Dogri Disha Bhardwaj
10 Giddh (The Scavenger) Hindi Manish Saini
11 Kathabor Assamese Keshar Jyoti Das
12 Lachit (The Warrior) Assamese Parthasarathi Mahanta
13 Last Meet Manipuri Waribam Dorendra Singh
14 Life In Loom Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, English Edmond Ranson
15 Mau: The Spirit Dreams Of Cheraw Mizo Shilpika Bordoloi
16 Pradakshina Marathi Prathamesh Mahale
17 Sadabahar Konkani Suyash Kamat
18 Sri Rudram Malayalam Ananda Jyothi
19 The Sea & Seven Villages Oriya Himansu Sekhar Khatua
20 Utsavmurti Marathi Abhijeet Arvind Dalvi

The Non-Feature Film Jury’s choice for the opening non-feature film of Indian Panorama, 2023 is ‘Andro Dreams (Manipuri) directed by Ms. Longjam Meena Devi.

The Indian Panorama was introduced in 1978 as part of the IFFI umbrella to promote Indian Films along with India’s rich culture and heritage with the help of cinematic art. Since its inception, the Indian Panorama has been completely devoted to showcasing the best Indian films of the year. The selected films for Indian Panorama section, with an aim for the promotion of film art, will also be screened for non-profit screening in international film festivals in India and abroad, Indian Film Weeks held under Bilateral Cultural Exchange Programmes and Specialized Indian Film Festivals outside cultural exchange protocols, and special Indian Panorama festivals in India.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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