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IFFI Preview Committee includes film certification panel members

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NEW DELHI: A 40-member preview committee with Vivek Agnihotri as the convenor has been set up to continue the process of shortlisting of films for the International Film Festival of India 2017 being held in November this year.

Indiantelevision.com had reported yesterday that the preview committee for shortlisting films for IFFI which had already seen around 150 films had also been dissolved. These changes have coincided with Smriti Zubin Irani taking on additional charge of the information and broadcasting ministry after M Venkaiah Naidu resigned.

The preview committee not merely shortlists films from all entries received, but recommends films for competition section which will then be seen by the International jury, and for the Country Focus section of the Festival.

IFFI, which is considered as one of the top ten film festivals of the world will be held from 20 to 28 November at Panaji in Goa.

The festival is organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry in collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) on behalf of the state government.

A four-day Film Bazaar will also be organized from 20 November by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).

Generally most members of the preview committee are from Delhi as the process of shortlisting takes more than a month and the preview is done at one of the auditoriums in the Sirifort complex in the capital.

Furthermore, the names of members are not revealed to prevent any external influences.

However a majority of the members this time are from different parts of the country and this will entail infrastructural arrangements including travel and stay of the members. Only a handful of members are from Delhi.

The list reveals that the names have been shortlisted on the recommendations of the Central Board of Film Certification and regional certification panels and many are members of CBFC and regional panels. Furthermore, just a few members have exposure to international cinema.

The Preview Committeee now comprises:

1.

Vivek Agnihotri

2.

Khalid Mohamed

3.

Aarti Bajaj

4.

Ramesh Patange

5.

Naresh Chander Lal

6.

Narendra Kohli

7.

Saibal Chatterjee

8.

Abhimanyu Singh

9.

Bhawana Somaaya

10.

Jeevitha Rajasekhar

11.

Gautami Tadimalla

12.

Nitesh Tiwari

13.

G.S. Bhaskar

14.

Pallavi Joshi

15.

Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

16.

Raja Krishna Menon

17.

Siddharth Kak

18.

Bela Segal

19.

Tarun Katial

20.

Abhishek Basu

21.

Hrishitaa Bhatt

22.

Abhishek Jain

23.

Santwana Bordoloi

24.

Bhaskar Hazarika

25.

Pradip Kurbah

26.

Dominic Megam Sangma

27.

Maipaksana  Haorongbam

28.

Zuala Chhangte

29.

Dr. Sachidanand Joshi

30.

Dr. Bharat Gupt

31.

Nirmala Sharma

32.

Rathi Vinay Jha

33.

Parvathi Menon

34.

Rajesh Kumar Singh

35.

Anil Rastogi

36.

Punit Asthana

37.

Ajay Malkani

38.

Bhumenjoy Konsam

39.

Sangee Dorjee Thongdok

40.

Lavlin Thadani

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