Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Indian Panorama inaugurated

Shri P. R. Dasmunsi ,Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Parliamentary Aff inaugurated today the Indian Panorama section of the IFFI 2007. The Malayalam film ‘Ore Kadal’ (Malayalam ) was the inaugural film., Shri Dasmunsi in his speech said that Indian panorama provides to the 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. Mr.Shyamaprasad ,Director of the inaugural film Orekadal and his crew members were also felicitated during the occassion.The members of the two jury were felicitated on the occasion. The jury are headed by renowned film makers, Mr. K S Sethumadhavan (feature films) and Arun Khopkar (non-feature films). Mr. Shyama Prasad, director of the opening Feature Film ‘Ore Kadal’ (Malayalam), Bisnu Deb Halder, director of the Non-Feature Section opening film, ‘Bagher Bachcha’ (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.

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