Panaji – One hour after Congress President Girish Chodankar gave final warning to the insensitive BJP Government to hold strong protests if the list of selected films in Goan Premier & Non-Premier Sections is not announced, Chairman of Entertainment Society of Goa announced the list of five films selected in both sections.
This is not enough. I demand that Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant must announce whether all the selected films will be part of Official Section of 52nd International Films Festival of India and whether the film producers will get benefits under Goa Film Finance Scheme stated Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat.
I once again demand that Entertainment Society of Goa must cancel Clause 9 of the Regulations issued by them for selecting Goan films for IFFI-2021 and give financial assistance of Rs.5 lakhs to Feature Films and Rs.2.5 lakhs for Non-Feature films selected for IFFI-2021, Digambar Kamat stated.
Screening films without giving any benefits to the local film fraternity is nothing but Cheating. BJP Government needs to be sensitive towards local film fraternity who have produced films braving Covid Pandemic.
I congratulate the Teams of all the five films which are selected for IFFI-2021 and assure them that Congress Party will fight to give them their rightful justice Digambar Kamat said.