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Indian Panorama Film Festival inaugurated in New Delhi
Indian Panorama Film Festival, being organized by Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of I&B, was inaugurated on January 4, 2019 by Secretary, Ministry of I&B, Shri Amit Khare in the presence of Shri Shaji N Karun,the director of the opening feature film ‘Olu’,at Siri Fort Auditorium II, New Delhi.
At the outset, Secretary, Ministry of I&B, Shri Amit Khare recalled the contribution of the recently deceased prolific filmmaker Shri Mrinal Sen and the impact his movies had on our society. He also talked about the contribution of the trioka of Shri Mrinal Sen, Shri Satyajit Ray and Shri Ritwik Ghatak on the parallel cinema landscape in India. One minute silence was observed in memory of Shri Mrinal Sen. The function then started with the formal lighting of the lamp ceremony.
The ten day Festival will last till 13th January, 2019, during which 26 Feature Films and 21 Non-Feature Films will be screened. The entry for the Festival has been kept free of charge. Seating will take place on first-come-first-served basis.