Manipuri film 'Pabung Shyam' to be screened at IFFI 2021

As many as 24 feature films and 20 non-feature films to be screened at 52nd edition of IFFI Goa.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 7 Nov 2021, 5:57 pm

(Representational Image: Unsplash)

(Representational Image: Unsplash)

The International Film Festival of India has announced the selection of films for the Indian Panorama section to be screened during its 52nd edition in Goa from November 20-28, the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry said. Manipuri film Pabung Shyam directed by Haobam Pabam Kumar has been selected among the non-feature films to be screened at the festival.

The film festival is being organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals of India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Goa. The selected films will be showcased to all the registered delegates and representatives from the selected films during the nine-day-long film festival in Goa.

According to the ministry, the primary aim of the Indian Panorama is to select the feature and non-feature films of cinematic, thematic, and aesthetic excellence for the promotion of film art through the non-profit screening of these films under different categories. Since its inception, the Indian Panorama has been completely devoted to showcasing the best Indian films of the year.

The selection Jury comprised of eminent filmmakers and film personalities from across the Indian cine-world. The eminent Jury Panels, both feature, and non-feature exercise their individual expertise and contribute evenly to the consensus that leads to a selection of Indian Panorama films.

Feature Films

A total of 24 Feature films have been selected to be screened during IFFI. Selected from a wide pool of 221 contemporary Indian Films, the package of Feature Films reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the Indian film Industry. The Feature Film Jury, comprising 12 members, was headed by acclaimed Filmmaker and actor, Shri S V Rajendra Singh Babu.

Jury’s choice for the Opening feature film of Indian Panorama 2021 is the film Semkhor (Dimasa) directed by Ms. Aimee Baruah.

Non-Feature Films

Indian Panorama of International Film Festival of India comprises a contemporary package of socially and aesthetically vibrant non-feature films selected by eminent Jury members who are associated with non-feature segments of Indian Film Industry. The Non – Feature Jury of seven members was headed by acclaimed documentary Filmmaker Shri S. Nallamuthu.

A total of 20 Non-Feature films, including a Manipuri film 'Pabung Shyam' directed by Haobam Pabam Kumar, have been selected to be screened during IFFI.

Jury’s choice for the opening Non-Feature film of Indian Panorama, 2021 is Ved…The Visionary (English) directed by Shri Rajiv Parkash.


First published:6 Nov 2021, 1:32 pm


IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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