ESG invites applications for Film Finance Scheme for films produced between 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2017. last date of submission which was on Monday, 27th August 2018 has now been extended to Friday, 14th September 2018.

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Panaji .. 01/09/2018 ::::: The Entertainment Society of Goa had invited the applications for the Film Finance Scheme for the films produced between 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2017. The last date of submission which was on Monday, 27th August 2018 has now been extended to Friday, 14th September 2018.

The scheme is applicable for Feature films in Konkani and Marathi and Non Feature films in Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English. All films must have English sub titles and censor certificate issued between 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2017. The scheme is applicable for all film producers from Goa only.

For Feature films (Konkani & Marathi), a grant of Rs. 50 lakhs for A category, 30 lakhs for B category and Rs. 10 lakhs for C category or 50% of the total expenditure as per audited statement and income tax return filed whichever is less will be given.

Similarly for Non Feature films (Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English), a grant of 10 lakhs for A category, 5 lakhs for B category and Rs. 3 lakhs for C category or 50% of the total expenditure as per audited statement and income tax return filed whichever is less will be given.

This grading will be done by the evaluation committee consisting of not more than 5 members from film fraternity outside Goa as maybe constituted  by the society with the approval of the State Government and the films which are not coming under A, B or C category in Feature and Non Feature films will not be entitled for any grants.

For the eligibility and application form for this Film Finance Scheme kindly refer to the official gazette Series I No.32 Panaji 10th November 2016 which is uploaded on our website www.esg.co.in.

Besides this the film producer will get additional assistance of Rs. 20 lakhs if the Feature film wins National Award in the Best Film Regional category. Rs. 25 lakhs if the film wins a National Award in any other Best Film category. Rs. 30 lakhs if the Feature film wins Golden Lotus Award at the National Film Awards or any International Awards at a Film Festival recognized by FIAPF.

In the Non Feature films, Rs. 7.50 lakhs if a film wins an award at an International Film Festival recognized by FIAPF and Rs. 5 lakhs will be given if the film wins a National Award.

Besides this there is additional assistance to individuals and technicians winning National of International Awards at FIAPF recognized International Film Festivals subject to a maximum aid for 2 festivals only.

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