IFFI 2022: Indian Panorama begins at 53rd IFFI
The Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India in Goa opened today, on November 21.
The segment started with the screening of the Kannada feature film Hadinelentu directed by Prithvi Konanur.
Twenty-five feature films and twenty non-feature films are being showcased in this section.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur attended the opening ceremony of the Indian Panorama. Vivek Agnihotri’s Kashmir Files and SS Rajamouli’s RRR will be screened in the Indian Panorama section.
The Indian Panorama films represent different languages, regions and cultures of our diverse country. Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi, Odia, Manipuri, Maithili and English films have been selected this year in this segment.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister congratulated the filmmakers whose movies are being screened at IFFI. He thanked all the jury members for taking out the time to watch all the movies and selecting the best among them for the Indian Panorama.
The jury members of the feature films and the non-feature films were also honoured on the occasion. The cast and crew of the opening movie Hadinelentu were also honoured.
Thakur also inaugurated the 75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow section at the Film Bazaar. He also interacted with the 75 young promising cinematic talents from across the country. The minister congratulated those who have been selected from across the country after a rigorous process, saying that the young talent has a bright future.
He said this platform will help in nurturing budding filmmakers and allow them a platform for networking.
The minister also inaugurated the Film Bazaar at IFFI, which provides a platform for film sellers and buyers from across the world to interact in one place. He said this year’s Film Bazaar is unique as it is the largest and of a global standard.
The focus of the Film Bazaar is on discovering, supporting and showcasing South Asian content and talent in filmmaking, production and distribution to global buyers.