Films for Indian Panorama at IFFI finalized

MUMBAI: The selection of feature and non – feature films for International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2006 were announced by the juries for the Indian Panorama 2006. IFFI will be held at Panaji (Goa) from 23 November to 3 December, 2006.


 


The two juries have recommended 20 films each for the two sections of Indian Panorama. The Indian Panorama section of the 37th International Film Festival of India will open with Missed Call (English/Hindi) directed by Mridul Toolsidass and Vinay Subramanian, while the opening film of the non-feature section would be And the world remained silent directed by Ashok Pandit.


 


Madhur Bhandarkar’s Corporate has also been selected for the Indian Panorama at the festival. “Corporate has been selected for the Indian Panorama at the IFFI Film Festival. Out of the 96 Hindi films, panelist Saeed Mirza selected my film in the Hindi category. Corporate, which was in the last five missed the boat to the Oscars but I am confident that one day my film will be selected and win an Oscars for India,” says Bhandarkar.


 


The other Hindi film chosen is Banaras: A Mystic Love Story directed by Pankuj Parashar. Chitra Palekar’s marathi film Maati Maay will also be screened.


 


The juries have also recommended that the Tamil film Sringaram directed by Sharada Ramanathan and Sonam a film directed by the upcoming filmmaker Ahsan Muzid in an Arunachali dialect Monpa will represent India in the Asian, African and Latin American Competition section of the IFFI-2006.


 


The juries watched 96 feature films and 102 non-feature films over a period of 16 days to make the selection. These films are all produced between 1 August 2005 and 31 August 2006.


 


This year the feature films jury was headed by filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza and had its members in Tamil filmmaker Vasanth S M, actress from Marathi cinema Aditi Deshpandey, veteran filmmaker from Assam Pulak Gogoi and film festival organizers George Mathew from Kerala and U Radhakrishnan from Delhi as members.


 


The non-feature films jury was headed by veteran film director from Bengal Raja Mitra and had Jamia Mass Communication Research Centre director Iftekhar Ahmed, and filmmakers like Vinod Ganatra and Anjan Bose as members.


 


The aim of the Indian Panorama is to select feature and non-feature films of cinematic, thematic and aesthetic excellence for the promotion of film art through non profit screenings of these films in International Film Festivals in India and abroad, in Indian Film Weeks held under various exchange programmes and Cultural Exchange Programmes, specialized Indian films festivals abroad and in special Panorama Festivals in India.


 


COMPLETE LIST OF FILMS SELECTED IN THE INDIAN PANORAMA


 


Feature Films


 


Missed Call – Opening Film Of The Section


Mridul Toolsidass And Vinay Subramanian


English/ Hindi


 


Sringaram


Sharda Ramanathan


Tamil


 


Sonam


Ahsan Muzid


Monpa


 


Thanmatra


Blessy


Malayalam


 


Eakantham


Madhu Kaithapuram


Malayalam


 


Aadumkoothu


T V Chandran


Tamil


 


Saira


Dr. Biju


Malayalam


 


Dosar


Rituparno Ghosh


Bengali


 


Dhavamai Dhavamirunthu


Cheran


Tamil


 


Corporate


Madhur Bhandarkar


Hindi


 


Hope 


K Sathyanarayana


Telugu


 


Joymoti


Manju   Borah


Assamese


 


Banaras: A Mystic Love Story


Pankuj Parashar


Hindi


 


Nayi Neralu


Girish Kasravalli


Kannada


 


Bayo


Gajendra Ahire


Marathi 



Maati Maay


Chitra Palekar


Marathi


 


Badha


Sumitra Bhave & Sunil Sukthankar


Marathi 


 


Nottam


Sashi Paravoor


Malayalam


 


Songshoy 


Saibal Mitra


Bengali


 


Drishtantham


M P Sukumaran Nair


Malayalam


 


Non Feature Films


 


And The World Remained Silent – Opening Film Of The Section


Ashoke Pandit


English


 


Between Darkness And Light


Ananya Biswas


English


 


26/7


Yashwant Ingawale And Rahul Kamble


English


 


Folk Theatres Of Bengal


Ashok Vishwanathan


English/Bengali


 


Kurumbas – Children Of The Blue Mountains


Gautam Pandey


English


 


Lama Dance Of Sikkim


Manas Bhowmick


English


 


Chabiwali Pocket Watch


Vibhu Puri


Hindi/Urdu


 


Dagar


Arvind Sinha


Hindi


 


Gadhajanam Safal


Vikram Srivastava


Hindi


 


Hans Akela


Jabbar Patel


Hindi


 


Kati Patang


Arun Gingade


Music Only


 


Guru Laimayum


Thambalngoubi Devi


Aribam Syam Sarma


Manipuri


 


Parsiwada Tarapore -Present Day


Kevan Umrigar


English / Gujarati


 


A Route Called “13” 


Vikram Vijay Chavhan


Hindi/English


 


Hrishikesh Mukherjee


U B Mathur


Hindi


 


B.R. Har Daur Mein Naya Daur


Vinay Vairale


Hindi


 


Sthapati


Ravi Kumar


Hindi


 


Kshitij


Binitesh Baruri


Hindi


 


Aribam Syam Sarma


Gurumayum  Nirmal


Manipuri /English


 


Andhium


Jacob Verghese


Malayalam

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