The 8th Goa State Film Festival a three day festival was held on 5th, 6th & 7th August 2016.. This mega filmy bonanza for Goan film connoisseurs was organized in association with Department of Information and Publicity.
The festival showcased Goan regional language movies including Konkani and Marathi.
This premier event is conducted by ESG once in 2 years. It gives artists, producers & directors an opportunity to showcase and orchestrate their professional excellence in the field of Cinema. ESG being the nodal body in conducting entertainmen tprogrammers gives a platform to nurture talent in field of entertainment and help them get recognized in their field of expertise.
The Festival was inaugurated by Hon. Dy. Chief Minister Francis D’souza. The opening film was be Nachom-ia-Kumpasar. All together 12 Konkani/Marathi movies were screened during the festival.
The closing ceremony was graced by the Hon. Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar in presence of the special invitee’s Shri. Sachin Pilgaonkar, Smt. Varsha Usgaonkar, Smt. Mrinal Kulkarni.