16 February 2017 Current Affairs: The Indian Panorama Film Festival commenced on 15 February 2017 in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The Festival is organised jointly by Andaman and Nicobar Administration and Directorate of Film Festivals, Government of India.
The Festival was inaugurated by Anindo Majumdar, Chief Secretary of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The inauguration event was followed by the screening of Telugu film Bahubali directed by S.S. Rajamauli.
The five-day festival will see screening of about 15 films of different languages and genres. The film festival will conclude on 19 February 2017.
On 16 February 2017, Bengali films Bastu Shaap, directed by Kaushik Ganguly, and Sankachil, directed by Goutam Ghose, will be screened at PBMC Auditorium at 10 A.M. Tamil films titled Radiopetti, directed by Hari Vishwanath, and Irudhi Suttru, directed by Sudha Kongara, will be screened at 2 P.M. at the same venue. Hindi film Sultan, directed by Ali Abbas Jaffar, will be screened at PBMC Auditorium at 6 P.M.
Directorate of Film Festivals : The Directorate of Film Festivals initiates and presents the International Film Festival of India, the National Film Awards and the Indian Panorama.
However, the organisation it has no input on which films are selected for consideration and which films ultimately win awards at the various functions it initiates.
It was set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, in 1973 to organise national and international film festivals in India.