PAN SINGH TOMAR got direct entry as the 26thfilm of Indian Panorama for IFFI-2013 since it won the Best Feature Film award at the recent 60thNational Film Awards. BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG and OMG OH MY GOD are the other two Hindi feature films that also got selected in the same section. There are 6 Hindi feature films and 6 Malayalam films dominating this year in this category followed by 5 Bengali films, 3 Marathi films and English, Konkani, Kannada, Tamil and Oriya.
The jury for feature film selection was headed by non-other than renowned filmmaker and Editor Shri B. Lenin, who selected 25 films out of a total of 210 eligible entries.
The Non-Feature film selection featured a list of 15 films out of 130 eligible entries selected by a jury that was headed by well-known director Shri Raja Sen. 7 Hindi films were included in non-feature films category this year followed by MALAYALAM, ENGLISH/ASSAMESE, MARATHI, JHARKHAND & CHATTISGARH, GUJRATI and two KASHMIRI.
KANYAKA TALKIES (Malayalam, Director: K. R. Manoj) is selected as the opening film for Indian Panorama 2013 in the feature film selection and in the Non-Feature Film category, RANGABHOOMI (Hindi, Director: Kamal Swaroop) is the opening film.