Bhubaneswar: Nila Madhab Panda’s Odia film ‘Kalira Atita’ (yesterday’s Past) has made its entry into the Oscar race in the general entry category for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director, among others.
The film is about the disappearing villages of India’s eastern coastline in Odisha because of climate change and rising sea level.
The movie is made available at the Academy Screening Room onwards and will be viewed by the academy members for votes and nominations.
Nila Madhab Panda said, “It was difficult year to make it qualify as this as all theatres are shut in Los angles and New York. We have started publicity and reaching out to juries to show the film.”
The film starring Pitobash Tripathy, was earlier screened in the Panorama section at IFFI.