New Delhi: The 50 th International Film Festival of India, 2019 (IFFI) will witness over 200 best films  from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non feature films in Indian panorama section and around 10,000 people and film lovers are expected to participate in the golden jubilee edition. This was announced by union minister for information & broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, here on Sunday.

The minister also stated that as IFFI is celebrating its golden jubilee edition , 12 prominent films in different languages that have completed 50 years in 2019 ,will also be showcased from 20th to 28th November.

Indian Panorama is a flagship section of IFFI, which showcases the best of contemporary Indian Feature and Non-Feature Films of the years. This year, the Feature Film Jury  was headed by acclaimed filmmaker and screenwriter Shri Priyadarshan. The Jury has chosen  the film HELLARO (Gujarati) directed by Abhishek Shah as the opening feature film of Indian Panorama 2019.

“Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Amitabh Bachchan’s outstanding contribution to cinema will be honoured and celebrated through a package of his impactful and entertaining films in the 50th edition”,said Javadekar.

The non – feature Jury was headed by well-known documentary filmmaker Rajendra Janglay .The non-feature film jury selected the film “Nooreh” directed by Ashish Pandey as the opening non-feature film of Indian Panorama 2019.