Indian Panorama Film Festival Inaugurated in New Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 7:  A 10-day long Indian Panorama Film Festival began at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.

The event was inaugurated by Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri  Khare said that the craft of making cinema is no more limited to the big cities but is spreading to all corners of India. He gave the example of states like Jharkhand where film promotion policy is being made and implemented. He also said that watching movies at such Film Festivals helps the viewers rise above the barrier of language and understand each other’s culture better. Stressing further on its importance, he added that Festivals like Indian Panorama Film Festival should be organized in several cities all across the country.

The films to be shown in the Festival reflect the economic progress the country has made and the changes that society has undergone.

One minute silence was observed in honor of Bengali filmmaker Mrinal Sen who passed away recently. Sen was a crucial figure of India’s parallel cinema along with Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak.

A total of 26 Feature Films and 21 Non-Feature Films will be screened during the festival.

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