21 Dec IFFI Goa: 23 feature, 20 non-feature films to be screened
Thrissur: 23 feature, 20 non-feature films have been selected for the screening in the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa.
Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar announced the list of selected films in a press conference. 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 feature films and 143 non-feature films, the collection of films reflects the vibrancy and diversity of Indian film Industry. A 12-member jury selected the final list of films for the final screening. 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. Saand Ki Aankh(Hindi) starred by Tapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar directed by Tushar Hiranandani will be the inaugural film.
The Feature Film Jury, comprising of twelve members, was headed by acclaimed Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Producer, Shri John Mathew Matthan.
Saand Ki Aankh, directed by Tushar Hiranandani and featuring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, will be the opening movie for the Panorama section at the festival, which will also see the screenings of Vetri Maaran’s Asuran, Nila Madhab Panda’s Oriya language movie Kalira Atita and Govind Nihalani’s Up, Up & Up.
The list of films, selected by a jury headed by filmmaker-writer John Mathew Matthan, also includes Bridge (Assamese), Avijatrik (Bengali), Pinki Elli? (Kannada), Trance (Malayalam) and Prawaas (Marathi).Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore, starring Rajput, who died in June this year, has been included as part of three mainstream films, which also consists of Asuran and Malayalam movie Kappela.
List of 23 Feature Films selected in the Indian Panorama 2020 is as follows:
|Sl no.||Title of the film||Language||Director|
|3.||Brahma Jane Gopon Kommoti||Bengali||Aritra Mukherjee|
|4.||A Dog And His Man||Chattisgarhi||Siddharth Tripathy|
|5.||Up Up & Up||English||Govind Nihalani|
|7.||Saand Ki Aankh||Hindi||Tushar Hiranandani|
|8.||Pinki Elli?||Kannada||Prithvi Konanur|
|11.||Kettiyolaanu Ente Malakha||Malayalam||Nissam Basheer|
|13.||Eigi Kona||Manipuri||Bobby Wahengbam|
|14.||June||Marathi||Vaibhav Khisti And Suhrud Godbole|
|16.||Karkhanisanchi Waari||Marathi||Mangesh Joshi|
|17.||Kalira Atita||Oriya||Nila Madhab Panda|
|Mainstream Cinema selection|
The movies were selected by an internal committee of Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) based on the recommendations of Film Federation of India (FFI) and Producer’s Guild. The non-feature jury was headed by acclaimed feature and documentary filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar.
The jury selected Ankit Kothari’s “Paanchika”, a Gujarati language movie, as the opening non-feature film of Indian Panorama 2020. A total 20 titles, including 100 Years Of Chrysotom – A Biographical Film, Ahimsa- Gandhi: The Power Of The Powerless, Justice Delayed But Delivered, Still Alive and Investing Life, will be showcased under the section. The list of 20 non-feature films are as follows: 100 Years Of Chrysotom – A Biographical Film (Blessy Ipe Thomas- English), Ahimsa- Gandhi: The Power Of The Powerless-Ramesh Sharma(English), Catdog-Ashmita Guha Neogi (Hindi), Drama Queens-Sohini Dasgupta(English), Green Blackberries-Prithvirag Das Gupta-(Nepali), Highways Of Life-Maibam ( Amarjeet Singh Manipuri), Holy Rights-Farha Khatun(Hindi), In Our World-Sreedhar Bs (Shred Shreedhar)(English), Investing Life-Vaishali Vasant Kendale(English), Jaadoo Shoorveer Tyagi (Hindi), Jhat Aayi Basant-Pramati Anand(Pahari/Hindi), Justice Delayed But Delivered Kamakhya Narayan Singh (Hindi), Khisa-Raj Pritam More-(Marathi), Oru Paathiraa Swapnam Pole-Sharan Venugopal- (Malayalam), Paanchika-Ankit Kothari- (Gujarati), Pandhara Chivda-Himanshu Singh(Marathi), Radha Bimal Poddar(Bengali), ShantabaiPratiik Gupta(Hindi), Still AliveOnkar Diwadkar(Marathi), The 14th February & Beyond Utpal Kalal(English)