Herald: Goa Marathi Film Festival is back with its 11th Edition this June

Goa Marathi Film Festival is back with its 11th Edition this June

29 May 2018 05:46am IST
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29 May 2018 05:46am IST
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Let the magic of the movies captivate you this monsoon as

the Goa Marathi Film Festival is back for the 11th edition. After completing an exciting 10th anniversary last year, the festival is all set to bring in showers of fun and excitement on 8th , 9th and 10th June 2018 at Kala Academy, Maquinez Palace and Inox and “1930”, Vasco.

Film aficionados from Goa and the neighbouring states are in for a treat with a remarkable selection of inspiring films, tributes to industry stalwarts, educational workshops, interactive sessions, star studded premieres, theatrical performances, noteworthy celebrity appearances and the red carpet experience.

The festival will open with a traditional lamp lighting ceremony followed by an entertainment programme. Popular Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit Nene has been invited to grace the occasion as Chief Guest. The world premiere of the film“Welcome Home” by national award winning director duo Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukhtankar will take place after the formal inaugural function.

Films like Pimpal (Dir: Gajendra Ahire),Palashichi Peti (Dir : Dhondiba Karande), Idak (Dir: Dipak Gawade), Satyajit Ray – Life and Work (Dir :Vishal Haldankar) Gulab Jam (Dir: Sachin Kundalkar),Aamhi Doghi (Pratima Joshi), Nude (Dir: Ravi Jadhav) , Kaccha Limboo(Dir : Prasad Oak), Baban (Dir :Bhaurao Karhade), Lathe Joshi (Dir :Mangesh Joshi) , Rananghan (Dir: Rakesh Sarang), Bucket List (Dir : Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar), Redu (Dir : Sagar Vanjari) , Ziprya (Dir: Kedar Vaidya),Whats Up Lagna (Dir : Vishwas Joshi), and Juze (Konkani Film- Dir Miransha Naik) will also be screened during the festival while Subodh Bhave’s “Pushpak Viman” will be the closing film.

This year, popular Goan songstress Lorna will be the recipient of the prestigious Krutadnyata Puraskar award.

The Marathi Film fraternity is all set to visit the state for the 11th edition of the film festival and in the past, popular personalities such as VikramGokhale, Amol Palekar, Nana Patekar, Milind Soman, Shreyas Talpade, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ravi Jadhav, Sachin Khedekar, Varsha Usgaonkar and many others have graced the festival with their presence.

The festival has received overwhelming support from the Marathi Film Fraternity and actors, producers, directors. The festivalprides itself on introducing quality Marathi films that are critically acclaimed and commercially successful. From inspiring storylines on untouched subjects to stellar performances, the Goa Marathi Film Festival truly presents a unique cinematic experience.

“The Goa Marathi Film Festival is specially conceptualized for an audience who enjoys and appreciates Marathi Cinema. We are in the 11th edition of the festival and our initiative has gained widespread prominence amongst a national and international audience. We are excited to present our handpicked film selection along with other festival surprises. We hope that our audience is enthralled by the ingenuity of Marathi Cinema,” said Sanjay Shetye, Festival Director.

The festival is organized by Vinsan World in association with Kala Academy who has extended their support to the festival as Venue Partner.IFB is the title sponsor for the 11th edition of the festival and Planet Marathi is the exclusive digital and broadcast partner. Planet Marathi which was launched in 2017 will have a special segment hosted by celebrity anchor Amit Bhandari. Planet Marathi will also conduct a panel discussion, setup an activity booth and live stream the festival on its platform.

A special screening will also be organized at Vasco’s popular movie theatre 1930.

The Goa Marathi Film Festival has a widespread reach and is one of the premier film festivals of Goa. The festival receives a footfall from avid moviegoers from the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Registrations will commence shortly and tickets will be available at Panaji, Mapusa, Ponda, Margao, Vasco and also on bookmyshow.com. For further updates, visit www. goamarathifilmfestival.com

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