Panaji: The rains have arrived and so has the 12th Goa Marathi Film Festival. A property of Vinsan World, the festival has tremendously grown since its inception in 2008. Scheduled to take place on 28th, 29th and 30th June 2019 at Kala Academy, Maquinez Palace, Inox and 1930 Vasco, the Goa Marathi Film Festival will present a promising line up of movies, workshops, live entertainment and star-studded surprises.
The Goa Marathi Film Festival is supported by several sponsors and partners. Kala Academy and 1930 Vasco have extended their support to the festival as Venue Partners. Maharashtra’s leading GEC Channel ‘Fakt Marathi’ has come on board as Title Sponsor to showcase the event to film buffs country wide. Fakt Marathi is a free-to-air Channel with a viewership of 3.5 crores unique viewers per week across Maharashtra. The partners of the festival are Hotel Fidalgo (Hospitality Partner), TPT (Production Partner), Vinsan Academy of Film & Media (Knowledge Partner), LIC (Support Sponsor), Godrej Properties (Support Sponsor) Godrej Vegetable Oil (Support Sponsor), Godrej Locking Solutions & Systems (Support Sponsor) and Hotel Anantashram (Support Sponsor).
Noteworthy celebrities from the Marathi Film Fraternity will grace the festival with their presence. They include Megha Dhade, Sai Tamhankar, Shruti Marathe, Sai Deodhar, Dilip Prabhawalkar, Nagraj Manjule, Ravi Jadhav, Abhijeet Panse, Rashmi Rajput, Pushkar Jog, Pooja Sawant, Anjali Patil, Daftary Rinku Rajguru, Sai Lokur, Anshumansuneel Joshi, Sonal Arora, Mrinal Kulkarni, Milind Gunaji, Neha Mahajan, Suresh Pai, Alka Kubal, Sandip Patak, Amol Shetge, Sushant Shelar, Krutika Tulaskar, Mrunmayee Deshpande, Bhargavi Chirmule, Meghaaditya Pawaskar, Bharat Ganeshpure, Prasad Oak, Tanaji Ghadge, Saleel Kulkarni, Nitin Vaidya, Rucha Inamdar, Makrand Mane, Shubhankar Tawde, Sumitra Bhave, Dhananjay Kulkarni, Kishor Kadam, Paresh Mokashi, Abhijit Pawar, Mangesh Kadam, Leena Ashok Bhagwat, Amar Deokar, Raman Devkar, Amol Kagne, Pritam Laxman Kagne, Rajendra Krishnarao Parsekar, Omkar Shetty, Shashank Ketkar, Vinod Kamble, Ganesh Shelar, Kaushal Patil, Shekar Rankambhe and others.
The Goa Marathi Film Festival will be inaugurated by Chief Guest, Dr. Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister, Goa in the distinguished presence of Guests of Honour : Govind Gaude, Art & Culture Minister, Sanjay Raut, Member of Parliament and Subhash Ghai, popular Indian Director and Producer, along with other dignitaries and celebrities. The highlight of this edition will be a series of specially curated live entertainment programs during the inaugural ceremony presented by Fakt Marathi. The grand entertainment program will feature prominent celebrities performing comedies, theatrical acts and dance routines. For the first time, there will also be also be an exclusive Awards Ceremony; Gaurav Utsav Sohala at the inaugural of the Goa Marathi Film Festival. This year, the prestigious ‘Kritadnyata Puraskar’ will be bestowed upon renowned Marathi film director and National Award Winner Smt. Sumitra Bhave. The felicitation ceremony will be held on 28th June 2019 during the inaugural ceremony.
The films that will be screened this year include Basta, Mulshi Pattern, Hodi, Naal, Wedding Cha Shinema, Kaagar, Sur Sapata, Bhonga, Dithee, Khatla Bitla, Imago, Mhorkya, Miranda House, Ahilya, Chumbak, Aaron, Dombivli Return and Mogra Phulala. Short Films include Post Martem, Gadhul, Pamplet and Aai Shapat. The closing film will be Paani.
The Goa Marathi Film Festival prides itself on screening quality Marathi films that are both 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. Star-studded movie premieres, tributes to industry stalwarts, interactive and educational workshops, theatrical performances and fascinating exhibitions completes the festival experience.
Registrations have commenced and tickets are available at Vinsan Graphics offices (Vasco and Panjim), Kala Academy (Panjim), Natekar Pharmacy (Mapusa), Maya Book Stall (Margao) and Rang Rachana (Ponda), and also on bookmyshow.com. For further updates, visit our facebook page: Goa Marathi Film Festival and our website: www.goamarathifilmfestival.com