Indian Panorama is a flagship component of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) under which best of contemporary Indian films are selected for the promotion of film art. 

Indian Panorama was introduced in 1978 as part of the International Film Festival of India to promote the Indian Films and its rich culture and heritage through the Indian films. The Indian Panorama has ever since been completely devoted to showcasing the best of the Indian films of the year.

The aim of the Indian Panorama, organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, is to select feature and non feature films of cinematic, thematic and aesthetic excellence, for the promotion of film art through the non-profit screening of these films in:

(1) International Film Festivals in India and abroad.

(2) Indian Film Weeks held under Bilateral Cultural Exchange Programmes and Specialized Indian Film Festivals outside cultural exchange protocols, and

(3) Special Indian Panorama Festivals in India.

The Indian Panorama has the following sections:-

a. Feature Films - A maximum of 26 Feature films, including the best Feature Film of the National Film Awards of the respective year, distinguished by cinematic, thematic and aesthetic excellence, are selected in accordance with the conditions and procedure in the regulations of Indian Panorama.

b. Non Feature Films - A maximum of 21 Non-Feature films, including the best Non Feature Film of the National Film Awards of the respective year, distinguished by cinematic, thematic and aesthetic excellence, are selected in accordance with the conditions and procedure in the regulations of Indian Panorama.

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