MUMBAI: Indian Panorama at IFFI â€“ 2007 was inaugurated by Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs, P. R. Dasmunsi today in the presence of Goa Chief Minister, Digambar Kamat.
In his remarks, Dasmunsi said, “Indian panorama provides to viewers a comprehensive perspective of Indian Cinema. It gives an insight into the Indian ethos and film industry as a whole.”
The Minister appreciated the role of juries for Feature and Non-Feature Sections for the nice selection of films to be screened in this category.
The members of the two jury were felicitated on the occasion. The jury are headed by renowned film makers, K S Sethumadhavan (feature films) and Arun Khopkar (non-feature films). Shyama Prasad, director of the opening Feature Film â€˜Ore Kadalâ€™ (Malayalam), Bisnu Deb Halder, director of the Non-Feature Section opening film, â€˜Bagher Bachchaâ€™ (Bengali) and main cast of the two films were also felicitated.
In all, 36 films will be screened in Indian panorama. Of these, 21 are Feature and 15 Non-Feature Films. The selections were made from 119 Feature Films and 149 Non-Feature Film entries.