Award winning filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda’s Odia film ‘Kalira Atita’ is among 23 films selected in the Indian Panorama 2020 films for the upcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Based on climate change, Panda’s feature film will be screened in the Goa film festival, which is scheduled to start on January 16 and conclude on January 24, 2021.

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar took to Twitter to announce the list of the selected films for the IFFI. “Happy to announce the selection of 23 Feature and 20 non-feature films in Indian Panorama of 51st IFFI,” he tweeted along with the list of the films.

“Glad to announce that my Odia film Kalira Atita is among the 23 Feature films to be screened at the prestigious @IFFIGoa, thank you @MIB_India, @PrakashJavdekar sir. Feel so proud as an Odia to showcase a film from my homeland at such an elite platform,” Panda said while sharing the tweet.

As many as 183 contemporary films were in the pool of selection. Acclaimed filmmaker John Mathew Matthan headed the 12-member feature film jury, which selected Tushar Hiranandani’s Saand Ki Aankh as the opening feature film of the Indian Panorama 2020.

Assamese film Bridge, Avijatrik and Brahma Jane Gopon Kommoti in Bengali language, A Dog And His Man in Chhattisgarhi language, Manipuri film Eigi Kona and Telugu movie Gatham are among other selected films for the event.

In the non-feature category, six films in English language and as many in Hindi will be screened in Indian Panorama along with three Marathi films. Ankit Kothari’s Gujarati non-feature Paanchika has been selected as the opening non-feature film in the Panorama section.