Films for Indian Panorama at IFFI-2006 selected
New Delhi | October 26, 2006 10:15:05 PM IST
Tamil film "Sringaram" and "Sonam", a film in Arunachali dialect, would represent the country in the Asian, African and Latin American competition section of the 37th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2006 beginning in Goa next month.
"Sringaram" is directed by Sharada Ramanathan while "Sonam" is directed by Ahsan Muzid from Assam.
The selection of the feature and non-feature films was announced by the juries for the Indian Panorama Thursday.
The juries recommended 20 films each for the two sections.
The Indian Panorama section of the festival to be held at Panaji from Nov 23 to Dec 3 will open with "Missed Call", a bilingual film in English and Hindi and directed by Mridul Toolsidass and Vinay Subramanian. The opening film of the non-feature section would be Ashok Pandit's "And The World Remained Silent".
Other notable films in the feature film section are: "Dosar" (by Rituparno Ghosh in Bengali), "Dhavamai Dhavamirunthu" (by Cheran in Tamil), "Corporate" (by Madhur Bhandarkar in Hindi), "Joymoti" (by Manju Borah in Assamese) and "Banaras: A Mystic Love Story" (by Pankuj Parashar in Hindi)
The juries selected the films after watching 96 feature films and 102 non-feature films - produced between Aug 1, 2005 and Aug 31, 2006 - over a period of 16 days.
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.
This year, the feature films jury was headed by noted filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza and had Tamil filmmaker Vasanth S.M., Marathi actress Aditi Deshpandey, Assamese filmmaker Pulak Gogoi and festival organisers George Mathew from Kerala and U. Radhakrishnan from Delhi as members. The non-feature films Jury was headed by veteran Bengali film director Raja Mitra.
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