The mainstream section of the International Film Festival of India, 1998 will have 12 films. This include two each in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. The section will have a film each in Bengali and Marathi language.
The film to be screened in mainstream section are as follows:
Lathi(Bengali), Sarkarnama(Marathi), Raja Hindustani (Hindi), Pardes(Hindi), Suryavamsam(Tamil), Avvai Shanmughi (Tamil), Annamayya(Telugu), Osey Ramulamma (Telugu), Janmudha Jodi(Kannada), Amruthavarshini(Kannada), Chandralekha (Malayalam) and Aniyethipravu(Malayalam).
'Lathi', a Bengali film directed by Prabhat Roy was the winner of Best Feature Film on Family Welfare Award at the 44th National Film Festival, 1997.
The Indian Panorama Section will have 34 films which include 13 feature and 21 non-feature films. The films in feature section include:-
Dahan(Bengali), Kaal Sandhya(Hindi), Shesha Drushti (Oriya), Athyunnathangalil Koodaram Panithavar(Malayalam), Char Adhyay(Hindi), Kaliyattam (Malayalam), Boothakkannady (Malayalam), Train to Pakistan (Hindustani Punjabi), Roi Ka Bojh (Hindi), Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Ma (Hindi), Souda (Bengali), Nagamandala (Kannada), The Outhouse (English).
The non-feature film include:-
Anyar (Malayalam), A Place in the Sun(English), Athmeeyam (Malayalam),
Choosing the Future(English), Dancing for -3- Themselves(English), For
Maya(English), Hypnothesis(Hindi), Mahakapi 95(Hindi), Matir Bhanr(Bengali),
M.T. Kadhayum Kalavum(Malayalam), Nabakalebar(English), Nachni(Bengali),
Nauka Caritramu(English), Nirankush(Hindi), N.M. No. 309:Bhivandi Tragedy
(English), Tat-Tvam-Asi(Hindi-English), The Lost Horizon(English), The
Official Art Form(English), Vaanavil (Tamil), Victor(Hindi), Vidiyali Nokki(Tamil).