Indian Panorama Announces Official Selection For 51st IFFI

The 51st International Film Festival of India announces the selection of Indian Panorama films for the year 2020. The selected films will be showcased on the big screen for all the registered delegates and representatives from the selected films, during the 8 days film festival in Goa, from 16th-24th January 2021.

Selected from a wide pool of 183 contemporary Indian Films, the collection of films reflects the vibrancy and diversity of Indian film Industry. The eminent Jury Panels, both feature and non-feature exercise their individual expertise and contribute evenly to the consensus that leads to selection of Indian Panorama films.

The Feature Film Jury, comprising of twelve members, was headed by acclaimed Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Producer, Shri John Mathew Matthan. 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. Shri. Dominic Sangma, Filmmaker and Screenwriter
  2. Shri. Jadumoni Dutta, Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Producer
  3. Smt. Kala Master, Choreographer
  4. Shri. Kumar Sohoni, Filmmaker and writer
  5. Smt. Rama Vij,  Actor and Producer
  6. Shri. Ramamurthy B, Filmmaker
  7. Smt. Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, Filmmaker and Journalist
  8. Shri. Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, Filmmaker
  9. Shri. Satinder Mohan, Film Critic and Journalist
  10. Shri. Sudhakar Vasantha, Filmmaker and Producer
  11. Shri. T Prasanna Kumar, Film Producer
  12. Shri. U Radhakrishnan, Ex-Secretary, FFSI

The Indian panorama Feature Film Jury selected 20 Feature films. Jury’s choice for the Opening feature film of Indian Panorama 2020 is the film is 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 Film Federation of India (FFI) and PRODUCER’S GUILD.

List of 23 Feature Films selected in the Indian Panorama 2020 is as follows:

Sl no.Title of the filmLanguageDirector
 BridgeAssameseKripal Kalita
 AvijatrikBengaliSubhrajit Mitra
 Brahma Jane Gopon KommotiBengaliAritra Mukherjee
 A Dog And His ManChattisgarhiSiddharth Tripathy
 Up Up & UpEnglishGovind Nihalani
 AavartanHindiDurba Sahay
 Saand Ki AankhHindiTushar Hiranandani
 Pinki Elli?KannadaPrithvi Konanur
 SafeMalayalamPradeep Kalipurayath
 TranceMalayalamAnwar Rasheed
 Kettiyolaanu Ente MalakhaMalayalamNissam Basheer
 ThahiraMalayalamSiddk Paravoor
 Eigi KonaManipuriBobby Wahengbam
 JuneMarathiVaibhav Khisti  And Suhrud Godbole
 PrawaasMarathiShashank Udapurkar
 Karkhanisanchi WaariMarathiMangesh Joshi
 Kalira AtitaOriyaNila Madhab Panda
 NamoSanskritVijeesh Mani
 ThaenTamilGanesh Vinayakan
 GathamTeluguKiran Kondamadugula
 Mainstream Cinema selection  
 AsuranTamilVetri Maaran
 KappelaMalayalamMuhammed Musthafa
 ChhichhoreHindiNitesh Tiwary

Non-Feature Films

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 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-24th January, 2021.

Selected from a diverse pool of 143 contemporary Indian non-feature Films, the package of films exemplify the capacity of our emerging and established filmmakers to document, investigate, entertain and also reflect contemporary Indian values.

The Non – Feature Jury of seven members was headed by acclaimed feature and documentary Filmmaker Shri. Haobam Paban Kumar. The Jury constituted of the following Members:

  1. Shri. Atul Gangwar, Director, Screenwriter, and Producer
  2. Shri. Jwngdao Bodosa, Filmmaker
  3. Shri. Mandar Talauliker, Filmmaker
  4. Shri. Sajin Babu, Filmmaker
  5. Shri. Satish Pande, Producer and Director
  6. Smt. Vaijayanti Apte, Script writer 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 51st International Film Festival of India, 2020 are given below.

List of Non – Feature Films

S. No.Film NameDirectorLanguage
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

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