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Cultivating the culture of film-making in Goa

Cultivating the culture of film-making in Goa

The most awaited event of 2016, ‘The International Short Film Carnival’ earlier known as The Goa Short Film Carnival was organised by Goa Talkies and was held from June 17 to June 19 at the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) Complex, Panaji. The three-day event featured short films from Goa, India as well as international entries. A special category was dedicated to short films submitted by students. The three-day festival featured 110 short films in different languages. The Jury comprised of personalities from the film industry. The event was inaugurated by Panaji MLA, Sidharth Kuncalienker while the closing ceremony was graced by actor/director Ashiesh Roy, director of Marathi movie Manya the wonder boy, Sangramsinh Gaikwad and cinematographer, Sharmad Raiturcar.

International Short Film Carnival aims to provide a platform where films with excellence shot by talented local filmmakers can be screened together with the finest International short films.

The awards won were as follows:
Best Film – Students Category – What is your brown number? by Studio Eeksaurus Productions Pvt. Ltd.
Best Camera/Cinematography – Graeme Dunn for Love at First Sight (United Kingdom)
Best Child Actor – Chandar Jadhav for Pandhrya
Best Actor (Male) – Shane Zaza for Love at first Sight
Best Actor (Female) – Seema Biswas for Holding Back
Best Screen Play – Keechadpanti – By Anant Vishwanath Keni
Best Story – Amol Deshmuk for Aushad
Best Editing – Mark Playne for Love at first Sight (United Kingdom)
Best Direction – Wilson Louis for Holding Back
Special Jury Award – Keechadpanti Produced & Directed by Anant Vishwanath Keni
Best Film – Holding Back, Directed by Wilson Louis
Green Warrior Award For The Best Film / Documentary On Wildlife / Environmental Issues – Shifting Sand by Aakash Doshi
Best Movie On Social Awareness – Ram Bharose Directed by Aaryan Harnot
Best Sound Designer / Music – Fisherwoman and Tuktuk by Studio Eeksaurus Productions Pvt. Ltd.

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