Scrap IFFI short film centre, demand Goa filmmakers

PTI, PANAJI | 12 October 2010 21:11 IST

The filmmakers from Goa have demanded the scrapping of 'short film cenre' from the international film festival.

Flmmakers including internationally acclaimed director Laxmikant Shetgaonkar, local filmmakers Pramod Salgaoncar and Milind Mhadgut addressed media today pressing for scrapping of sections like SFC this year in the festival.

"Chief Minister Digambar Kamat should sign the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with centre for IFFI 2010 only after deleting sections like SFC," they demanded.

Short film centre is a buyer-seller platform in which more than 300 films participate. Shetgaonkar said that SFC attracts films which are looking out for a buyer.

"Whats the need to give award to these films which come here to strike a deal," he questioned.

"It's not a competition. It's just a section where short film producers show their product and those who are interested in buying take it," said Shetgaonkar, who has toured and won awards in the several international film festivals for his Konkani film Poltodcho Munis.

He said the amount spent on SFC could be diverted to develop film culture in the state by holding workshops for budding talent.

"Per se, we are not opposed to SFC but we want that the money for such sections should not be spent from state coffers," Salgaoncar said adding that their opposition is not for IFFI but for unwanted spending in the festival.

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As far as my knowledge, last 7 years since esg started, Many parents came to know the govt is funding film making & promoting film makers. result... young students have jumped into this glamorous field, and waiting for their chance to come, I think this year was the year for "technical know how of the producer".. which effected the expert selection comittee appointed this year the conflict is about this, rather than the face we see....

- Rajesh, Ponda | 13 th October 2010 14:02

 

Rome was not built in one day...

So will the film culture ...........it will take its own time to show the results...

it just a conflict of generation gap

- Rajesh, Ponda | 13 th October 2010 13:53

 

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