Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday inspected the infrastructure being set up to host upcoming International Film Festival of India in Panaji.
IFFI would be held from November 20 -28 in Panaji. Entertainment Society (ESG) of Goa, a special purpose vehicle of Goa government, will be organizing the festival.
Sawant along with North Goa District Collector Mamu Hage and other officials inspected the infrastructure being constructed to host the festival.
During his visit, the chief minister, visited the make shift arrangements made to host the prestigious Film Bazar which is hosted on the banks of River Mandovi in Panaji.
“There is excitement amongst the delegates to participate in this film festival which is happening on a grand scale after the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sawant told reporters.
He said that he has inspected all the venues of the film festival and work is on right track. “The delegates will start arriving in the state from November 18 onwards,” he said adding that Goa government is working to organize one of the best edition of IFFI this year.
ESG Governing Body member Sharmad Raiturcar said that there is exclusive Goan Section for the festival in which ten short films and feature film from Goa would be showcased.
He said that there will be special masterclasses for the Goan film makers, which are exclusively only on invitation. Raiturcar said that the renowned personalities from Hindi and Marathi film industry would be addressing the masterclasses.