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Indian Jury in a Press Conference at the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), in Goa on November 21, 2023.

Films ought to have an element of universality: Arvind Sinha, Jury Chairperson (Non-Feature Films)

Newdelhi:21/11/23: “Revitalize documentaries by avoiding outdated styles and focusing on evolving content for the young generation. ‘Chernobyl’s success highlights the need for engaging narratives, fostering in youth an interest for documentary propagation,” highlighted one of the Jury members, Paushali Ganguli.

Finally, while talking about the debate on content value versus the popularity/reach of the film, the chairperson explained that the film has to essentially have a cinematic value. “There has to be an ‘element of universality’ so that it can reach both national and international audiences. The element of universality which touches all human being across race, creed and diversity” he said. He also quoted master filmmakers Satyajit Ray and Adoor Gopalakrishnan whose films carried the ethos of universality and thus appealed to a global audience.

Non-Feature Film Jury

The Non-Feature Film Jury, comprising seven members, is headed by Shri Arvind Sinha, a renowned documentary filmmaker who is a recipient of 8 national awards and served as jury for several international & national film festivals. The Non-Feature Jury is constituted of the following Members who have to their credit many acclaimed films, and who individually represent various film bodies and professions, while collectively representing the rich and diverse Indian film fraternity:

1. Shri Arvind Sinha (Chairperson)

2. Shri Arvind Pandey

3. Shri Bobby Wahengbam

4. Shri Dip Bhuyan

5. Shri Kamlesh Udasi

6. Smt Paushali Ganguli

7. Shri Varun Kurtkoti

The Films made in any Indian language shot on digital/video format and as a documentary/newsreel/non-fiction/fiction films up to 70 minutes are eligible for the Non-Feature Film Section.

Watch the interaction here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MvFJFiMWEI


To know more about jury: https://iffigoa.org/indian-panorama-jury/en

To know more about Non-Feature Films: https://iffigoa.org/indian-panorama-feature-2023/official-selections-non-features/en


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