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The Indian Panorama Feature Films Jury Chairman A.K. Bir addressing a press conference, at the 45th IFFI in Panaji, Goa on November 21, 2014
The Indian Panorama Feature Films Jury Chairman A.K. Bir addressing a press conference, at the 45th IFFI in Panaji, Goa on November 21, 2014

Goa, November 21, 2014 (Online News India): Indian Panorama Jury met Media here today. Addressing the press conference A.K. Bir, Chairman Feature Films made the opening statement about the panorama selection process. He said that jury members had very absorbing and engaging discussions.

Films are either uprooted from the reality or are imprisoned in the reality but Jury’s endeavor has been to select the films free from reality exploring the truth beyond. The merit of the film based on three basic criteria of creative virtue, emotive dynamics and nature of authenticity was on mind to ensure the exploration of truth and simplicity.

Responding to the media query about the absence of Telugu films in Panorama he said, cinema as an art has no language barriers and is a creative representation of reality. Cinema as a medium of expression empowers common man with sensibility through entertainment, he further added.

Vivek Mohan, member of Indian Panorama jury (Non Feature) expressed that the experience of being a jury member was like rediscovering India. He appreciated the work contributed by Cinema of the North East.

The jury of Indian Panorama selected 26 after viewing 181 feature films and 15 after seeing 100 non feature films.

Other jury members present were Abhiram Bhadkamkar, Babu Kambrath, Oinam Doren, R. Buvana, Shila Datta and Vivek Mohan. The jury of Feature Films includes A.K. Bir (Chairman), Satarupa Sanyal, Vinod Ganatra, Ganga Raju Gunnam, Utpal Borpujari, Oinam Gautam Singh, Gautaman Bhaskaran and Sameer Hanchate.

The Chairman of Non Feature Film section Mike Pandey could not make to the occasion.

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