By Karan Samarth:
Indian Panaroma, the favourite and prestigious competition section for regional languages produced by Indian filmmakers in the International Film Festival of India-IFFI.
Globally popular, the International Film Festival of India-IFFI is the most prestigious film festival among Asian continental. DFF, the organiser of the 52nd International Film Festival of India-IFFI has announced call for entries for Indian Panorama, 2021.
Indian Panorama is a flagship component of the International Film Festival of India-IFFI under which the best contemporary Indian films are selected for the promotion of film art. The 52nd edition of IFFI will be held in Goa from 20th to 28th November 2021 in infrastructure partnership with the Government of Goa.
The last date to submit applications online is 12th August 2021, and the last date of the receipt of the hard copy of the online submitted application, along with other requisite documents is 23rd August 2021.
Filmmakers need to be followed the mentioned guidelines while submitting films for the 2021 Indian Panorama. The date of CBFC or completion of production of the submitted film should be during the last 12 months preceding the festival, i.e. 1st August 2020 to 31st July 2021.
Films not certified by CBFC and produced within this period can also be submitted. All films must have English subtitles.
India International Film Festival of India-IFFI was a roaming festival till 2003 but in 2004, then the chief minister of Goa state, Late Manohar Parrikar was successful to convince the Government of India to shift the festival in Goa to boost local tourism in his state.
Indian Panorama was introduced in 1978 as part of the International Film Festival of India to promote Indian Cinema and its rich culture and heritage through Indian films.
The Indian Panorama has ever since been completely devoted to showcasing the best of the Indian films of the year.
The aim of the Indian Panorama in IFFI, organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, is to select the feature and nonfeature films of cinematic, thematic and aesthetic excellence, for the promotion of film art through the non-profit screening of these films in international film festivals in India and abroad, Indian Film Weeks held under Bilateral Cultural Exchange Programmes and Specialized Indian Film Festivals outside cultural exchange protocols, and special Indian Panorama festivals in India.