Panaji: April 26, 2018 …. The 9th Goa State Film Festival, 2018 will be held from May 3 to 6, 2018. The inauguration will be held on Thursday May 3, 2018 at 5.00 p.m at Maquinez Palace, Auditorium 1 followed by screening of the film K Sera Sera. The award ceremony will be held on Sunday May 6, 2018 at 5.00 p.m. followed by the screening of best film of the 9th Goa State Film Festival.
It is informed that films made between January 1, 2016 to December 2017 are eligible for this festival. Organisers have received entries of 10 feature film, out of which 9 films are konkani and one is marathi film and two are non feature films. The jury for the feature film section were Mr. Girish Kasaravalli (Chairman), Ms. Pratima Kulkarni, Mr. Ashok Patki and Ms. Meenakshi Shedde. The jury for non feature sectionwere Mr. Dhritiman Chatterjee (chairman), Mr. Amrit Pritam Dutta and Spandam Banerjee.
There are 21 awards in feature film section. Award for best film will be Rs. 5 lakhs, Second best film award will be Rs. 3 lakhs, first prize for Direction will be Rs. 50000 and second prize will be Rs.35000 and rest individual awards will Rs 25000 each. Further in Non feature film section Best fiction and non fiction film will be awarded with Rs 1 lakh each.
It is informed that, Films participated in this state award competition will be screened for public from May 3 to May 6, 2018 at maquinaz palace, Panjim and it is open for public on first come first serve basis.