Actress Sridevi inaugurated the Indian Panorama Section of the 48th International Film Festival of India on Tuesday.

The inaugural ceremony introduced audiences to IFFI’s official selection of 26 Feature and 16 Non-Feature films under the Indian Panorama 2017 category.

Sridevi, who made her presence felt at the opening ceremony of the festival, felicitated the renowned and upcoming filmmakers and presented them the certificates of participation at the Indian Panorama 2017.

Sridevi said, “It is my honour to be with you all for the inaugural ceremony of the Indian Panorama. Having worked in various industries over the last fifty years, this segment is something I am excited about. It is my pleasure to declare the Indian Panorama 2017 officially opened.”

“Over the years, Indian Panorama is proud to be associated with the best of cinema and we are proud to say that this year is going to be no exception,” Sunit Tandon, IFFI Festival Director said.

Sridevi will also be paying a special audio-visual homage to the legends of Indian cinema. Talking about the festival Sridevi said, “I look forward to attending IFFI this year. As IFFI gets into its 48th year, I look forward to celebrating Indian and world cinema, with some of the best talents from across the world”.

It’s an integral part of IFFI and its aim is to select feature and non-feature films of cinematic and aesthetic excellence, promoting films in India and abroad and the bilateral cultural exchange programmes and others, he added.

The 48th Edition of IFFI is scheduled for November 20-28, 2017 in Goa.