Panaji: The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has announced the selection of 25 feature films and 20 non-feature films for its main component, Indian Panorama. The shortlisted films will be shown during the 54th IFFI, which will be held in Goa from November 20-28.
The Indian Panorama is chosen by a jury of notable film personalities from across India, with a total of twelve jury members for feature films and six jury members for non-feature films, led by the respective Chairpersons.
The Feature Film Jury, which consisted of twelve members, was chaired by famous Film Director, Actor, and Producer T S Nagabharana.
The following are the 25 feature films chosen for the Indian Panorama 2023:
Kannada film, Aaraariraaro directed by Sandeep Kumar V
Malayalam film ‘Aattam’ directed by Anand Ekarshi
Bengali film ‘Ardhangini’ directed by Kaushik Ganguly
Bengali film ‘Deep Fridge’ directed by Arjun Dutta
Hindi film ‘Dhai Aakhar’ directed by Praveen Arora
Malayalam film ‘Iratta’ directed by Rohit M.G. Krishnan
Tamil film ‘Kaadhal Enbathu Pothu Udamai’ directed by Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan
Malayalam film ‘Kaathal’ directed by Jeo Baby
Kannada film ‘Kantara’ directed by Rishab Shetty
Malayalam film ‘Malikappuram’ directed by Vishnu Sasi Shankar
Hindi film ‘Mandali’ directed by Rakesh Chaturvedi Om
Karbi film ‘Mirbeen’ directed by Mridul Gupta
Tamil film ‘Neela Nira Sooriyan’ directed by Samyuktha Vijayan
Malayalam film ‘Nna Thaan Case Kodu’ directed by Nna Thaan Case Kodu
Malayalam film ‘Pookkaalam’ directed by Ganeshraj
Bengali film ‘Rabindra Kabya Rahasya’ directed by Sayantan Ghosal
Hindi film ‘Sanaa’ directed by Sudhanshu Saria
Hindi film ‘The Vaccine War’ directed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri
Hindi film ‘Vadh’ directed by Jaspal Singh Sandhu
Tamil film ‘Viduthalai Part 1’ directed by Vetri Maaran
The Mainstream Cinema Section includes 5 movies which are as follows:
Malayalam film ‘2018-Everyone Is A Hero’ directed by Jude Anthony Joseph
Hindi film ‘Gulmohar’ directed by Rahul V Chittella
Tamil film ‘Ponniyin Selvan Part – 2’ directed by Mani Ratnam
Hindi film ‘The Kerala Story’ directed by Sudipto Sen
Hindi film ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai’ directed by Apoorv Singh Karki
The Feature Film Jury chose Mr Anand Ekarshi’s film Aattam (Malayalam) as the opening feature film of Indian Panorama 2023.
Noted documentary film director Arvind Sinha presided over the Non-Feature Film Jury, which consisted of six individuals.
From a pool of 239 modern Indian non-feature films, a package of 20 has been chosen for screening in the Indian Panorama segment at the 54th IFFI. The collection of short films shows young and veteran filmmakers’ ability to capture, examine, entertain, and reflect modern Indian values.
The list of 20 Non-Feature Films selected in the Indian Panorama 2023 is as follows:
1947: Brexit India, an English movie, directed by Sanjivan Lal
Andro Dreams, a Manipuri movie, directed by Longjam Meena Devi
Baasan, Hindi movie, directed by Jitank Singh Gurjar
Back To The Future, an English movie, directed by M.S. Bisht
Baruar Xongxar, an Assamese movie, directed by Utpal Borpujari
Behrupiya – The Impersonator, Hindi movie, directed by Bhasker Vishwanathan
Bhangaar, a Marathi movie, directed by Sumira Roy
Nansei Nilam (Changing Landscape), a Tamil movie, directed by Pravin Selvam
Chupi Roh, Dogri movie, directed by Disha Bhardwaj
Giddh (The Scavenger), a Hindi movie, directed by Manish Saini
Kathabor, an Assamese movie, directed by Keshar Jyoti Das
Lachit (The Warrior), an Assamese movie, directed by Parthasarathi Mahanta
Last Meet, a Manipuri movie, directed by Waribam Dorendra Singh
Life In Loom, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, English, directed by Edmond Ranson
Mau: The Spirit Dreams Of Cheraw, Mirzo movie, directed by Shilpika Bordoloi
Pradakshina, a Marathi movie, directed by Prathamesh Mahale
Sadabahar, Konkani movie, directed by Suyash Kamat
Sri Rudram, a Malayalam movie, directed by Ananda Jyothi
The Sea & Seven Villages, an Oriya movie, directed by Himansu Sekhar Khatua
Utsavmurti, a Marathi movie, directed by Abhijeet Arvind Dalvi
The Non-Feature Film Jury has selected ‘Andro Dreams (Manipuri)’ directed by Ms Longjam Meena Devi as the opening non-feature film of Indian Panorama 2023.
The films chosen for the Indian Panorama section will be screened for non-profit screening in international film festivals in India and abroad, Indian Film Weeks held under Bilateral Cultural Exchange Programmes and Specialised Indian Film Festivals held outside cultural exchange protocols, and special Indian Panorama festivals in India.