Non-feature films selected for Indian Panorama are emotionally charged, say jury members

November 22, 2022 | 04:50 IST

Non-feature films selected for Indian Panorama are emotionally charged, say jury members

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Most of the non-feature films selected for the Panorama section of this year’s International Film Festival of India (IFFI) have very high emotional appeal because they were made from the heart, jury members said here on Monday. very important aspect of filmmaking. But the content and its appeal are just as important. We screened 42 films for the Indian Panorama Non-Feature Film section. Of these, we had to select 20. Most of the films we saw were very well done. But there were films that had a very high emotional quotient because they were made from the heart. Thus, all the jury members unanimously decided to select such films which had strong content and not just good technique,” ​​said Jury President Oniam Doren. Citing the example of Indian Panorama’s opening film, Non-=Feature Film section, The Show Must Go On, Doren said that this film is about the aging icons of Parsi theater returning to the stage for a final curtain call. “It’s a very beautiful film that explores human emotions, laughter, sadness and even excitement. We know how much the Parsis like to live their lives to the fullest. Although there is a lot of humor, there there is an element of sadness as tragedy strikes the theater group on the eve of the play. We wanted to select a film that would set the tone for IFFI. Immediately after seeing the film, we unanimously decided that it should be the opening movie,” he said. He also cited the example of another movie called Clinton, which is set in Kalimpong, near the foothills of Darjeeling, West Bengal.” This film has an innocence and an element of human kindness. This may be one of the best films of the 53rd IFFI. These films will attract audiences to non-feature films, which are as interesting as feature films,” he said. Jury member Sanskar Desai said that when selecting films for the Panorama section, all the only members watched the entries together and selected the films unanimously. “The selected films are very diverse in terms of setting and language. Sometimes what comes from the heart takes precedence over the technique. So we picked a lot of movies that spoke from the heart,” he said. Another member of the jury, renowned actor and voice-over artist Harish Bhimani, said being a member of a jury and watching a lot of movies is like being on 15-day intellectual remand. Jury member Rakesh Mitta said selecting the films was a very enjoyable experience. “There is a very good Manipuri film in the Non-Film section of Indian Panorama. Manish Saini said that if he had the chance, he would like to be part of this process again.

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