Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari will inaugurate the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India 2013, at Kala Academy at 11 am on Thursday, in the presence of veteran film actor Manoj Kumar.

It will open with the screening of a non-feature film Rangabhoomi (Hindi) directed by Kamal Swaroop. It will be followed by a feature film Kanyaka Talkies (Malayalam) by K.R. Manoj.

The feature films jury, headed by renowned filmmaker and editor B. Lenin, has selected 25 films from 210 eligible entries. Hindi film Paan Singh Tomar directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, which won the award for Best Feature Film at the 60th National Film Awards, is the 26th film of the Indian Panorama and is a direct entry. In the feature films category, six are Malayalam, 5 Bengali, 5 Hindi, 3 Marathi and 2 English. One film each has been selected in Konkani, Kannada, Mising, Oriya and Tamil.

The non-feature films jury, headed by well-known director Raja Sen, picked 15 films from 130 eligible entries.