Panaji: 2nd May 2018 :::: The 9th Goa State Film Festival 2018 will be inaugurated by Shri. Sudin Dhavalikar, Hon’ble Minister of Public Works, Govt. Of Goa and Adv. Narendra Sawaikar, Member of Parliament, South Goa in the presence of all the producers who participated in this festival. The said inauguration will be held on 3rd May 2018 at 5.00pm at INOX screen 1, Panaji followed by screening of film K Sera Sera.
Shri. Suryakant Lavande, a cinematographer born in Goa and who has contributed to Hindi and Marathi cinema will be honoured with the lifetime achievement award this year. This will be presented to him on at the award ceremony on Sunday, 6th May 2018 which will start at 5.00PM.
The main highlights of the award ceremony are performance by Jasraj Joshi who has so far sung for Rustom, Time Please, Bedardi and other films. He is also winner of Zee Hindi Sa Re Ga Ma, Sonia Sirsat, renowned singer from Goa, comedy act by Ortencio Pereira from Goa and Imran Shaikh from Bangalore. There will also be dance performances by Siddhai Mumbai and Amit & Sakshi from Goa.
In addition to these celebrities from Mumbai such as Ms. Yami Gautam, actress, Mr. Sumeet Raghavan, actor, Mrs. Chinmayee Sumeet, actress, Ms. Pallavi Subhash, actress, Mr. Nagesh Kukunoor, director and others will be present for the award ceremony.
There will also be food court and entertainment program at INOX courtyard from 3rd to 6th May 2018. There is also an exhibition at the Art Gallery by the students of Goa College of Art.