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.

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

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S. No.

Title of Film

Language

Director’s Name

  1.  

Aaraariraaro

Kannada

Sandeep Kumar V

      2.

Aattam

Malayalam

Anand Ekarshi

      3.

Ardhangini

Bengali

Kaushik Ganguly

      4.

Deep Fridge

Bengali

Arjun Dutta

      5.

Dhai Aakhar

Hindi

Praveen Arora

      6.

Iratta

Malayalam

Rohit M.G. Krishnan

      7.

Kaadhal Enbathu Pothu Udamai

Tamil

Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan

      8.

Kaathal

Malayalam

Jeo Baby

      9.

Kantara

Kannada

Rishab Shetty

     10.

Malikappuram

Malayalam

Vishnu Sasi Shankar

      11.

Mandali

Hindi

Rakesh Chaturvedi Om

      12.

Mirbeen

Karbi

Mridul Gupta

       13.

Neela Nira Sooriyan

Tamil

Samyuktha Vijayan

       14.

Nna Thaan Case Kodu

Malayalam,

Ratheesh Balakrishna Poduval

        15.

Pookkaalam

Malayalam

G A N E S H R A J

        16.

Rabindra Kabya Rahasya

Bengali

Sayantan Ghosal

        17.

Sanaa

Hindi

Sudhanshu Saria

        18.

The Vaccine War

Hindi

Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri

        19.

Vadh

Hindi

Jaspal Singh Sandhu

        20.

Viduthalai Part 1

Tamil

Vetri Maaran

Mainstream Cinema Section

       21.

2018-Everyone Is A Hero

Malayalam

Jude Anthany Joseph

       22.

Gulmohar

Hindi

Rahul V Chittella

       23.

Ponniyin Selvan Part - 2

Tamil

Mani Ratnam

       24.

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai

Hindi

Apoorv Singh Karki

       25.

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 have 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 also 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 through, 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.

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