Thursday, June 18, 2009

4th South Asian Film Festival in Panaji from June 26th

The 4th South Asian Film Festival will start in the coastal state from June 26, chief minister Digamber Kamat said on Wednesday.

The four-day-long festival would be a bouquet of 60 movies from south Asian countries, Kamat said announcing the festival programme in Panaji.

A special screening of 12 Iranian movies would be held during the SAFF, organized by South Asia Foundation, and supported by state government run Entertainment Society of Goa and Kala Academy, the chief minister, accompanied by assembly Speaker Pratapsingh Rane, said.

Veteran filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt, Pankaj Parashar, Pooja Bhatt, SAFF's secretary general Rahul Barua and organizing chairman Jitendra Deshprabhu were also present at the press conference.

Kamat said the films from eight south Asian countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka would be screened during the festival.


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