Assamese movie Baandhon, directed by veteran filmmaker Jahnu Barua, has been chosen as the opening film of the Indian panorama section of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2012 which will be held in Goa from November 20.

Baandhon is produced by Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation and Mr. Barua has come up with it after eight years of his last directorial work Tora, which was released in 2003.

The jury has selected 18 films for feature and non-feature film category each after going through 300 odd entries, IFFI organisers said.

Marathi movie Deool, directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni, and Byari, a film in Byari language directed by Sumeeran, which won the best feature film shared award at the recent 59th National Film Awards for 2011, are the direct entries in this prestigious section of IFFI.

The feature film category has entries from 10 languages including Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Byari, English, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Punjabi and Tamil.

There are two bilingual films in this category.

Konkani movie Digant, directed by Dnyanesh Moghe, has been selected in feature film section of Indian panorama.

The jury chose Celluloid Man (Hindi, English, Bengali and Kannada), directed by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, to open the the non-feature film category, section of the Indian Panorama, the organisers said. Allah is Great, a non-feature film in English, Hindi and Danish, directed by Andrea Lannetta, has also been selected by the jury.