The Juries for the Indian Panorama Section of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) – 2007 on Tuesday recommended 21 feature and 15 non-feature films for screening at International Film Festival at Goa in November 2007.
Lenin Rajendran’s Ratri Mazha (Night Rain- Malayalam) and Samir Chanda’s Ek Nadir Galpo (Bengali) will represent the country at the Asian African and Latin American Competition of the 38th International Film Festival of India in Goa next month.
The two juries for feature and non feature films headed by renowned film makers K S Sethumadhavan and Arun Khopkar respectively submitted their reports to the Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Smt. Asha Swarup. Ore Kadal (Malayalam), directed by Shyamaprasad will open the Indian Panorama feature film section, while Bagher Bacha (Bengali) directed by Bishnu Dev Halder will open the non-feature section of the prestigious Indian Panorama.
The selections were made out of 119 feature and 149 non-feature films. The members of the feature film jury were Smt. Manju Borah, film maker from Guwahati, Shri Leslie Carvalho, film maker from Bangalore, Shri Abhijeet Dasgupta, film maker from Kolkata, Dr. Mrunalinni Patil Dayal, film maker from Mumbai and Smt. Shubhra Gupta, Film Critic from Delhi. The non-feature film jury comprised of Shri Pankaj Butalia film maker from Delhi, Smt Kavita Chaudhary, film maker from Mumbai and Shri Gautam Saikia, film maker from Guwahati.