After a long gap, a film from the Northeast will open the 'Indian Panorama' section of the 39th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). 'Yarwing', a film from Tripura, will be the opening film at the Panorama, which will also showcase five popular mainstream films including 'Walu' in Marathi and 'Summer 2007' in Tamil.
At a Press conference in Delhi on Saturday, Director, Film Festivals, S M Khan said the festival, being held in Goa from November 22 to December 2, will have Russia, Switzerland and Iran as the focus countries. Other nations sending entries to the festival include China, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Israel among others.
IFFI this year will also showcase Kannada films to celebrate 75 years of Kannada cinema. Another section includes films made on the Taj Mahal.
"The Taj has been chosen since it is a huge tourist attraction and many delegates at the festival are foreigners who are curious about the Taj," said Khan.