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ESG Announces Poster Competition Winner

Fabian Gonsalves has been declared the winner of State level Graphic Poster Competition organized by the Entertainment Society of Goa and will receive a Prize of Rs.15,000/-.  The winning poster will be printed as the cover of the IFFI Guide 2010.
The theme of the poster competition was the 41st International Film Festival of India, Goa, 2010 with an aim to derive colourful reflections of the film festival, through the vision of art lovers in Goa.

The response from the state was incredible towards this concept and the art work was judged by the Goa College of Art.
Over 4609 delegate have registered for the forthcoming 41st International Film Festival of India, Goa.
Meanwhile, O Maria directed by Rajendra N. Talak (Konkani), Dhoosar (Blur) directed by Amol Palekar (Marathi), Nauka Doobi (Boat wreck) directed by Rituparno Ghosh (Bengali) are the films selected to be screened under the Indian Premiere section for the 41st International Film Festival of India, Goa 2010.

Entries received were Ramabai Bhimrao Ambedkar by Prakash Jadhav, O MARIA by Rajendra N. Talak, Nau Savva Nauchi Vel Hoti (It Was Between Nine – Nine Fifteen) by Gajendra Ahire, Jetuka Patar Dare (Enchanting, Challenging…The Life) by Jadumoni Dutta, KHAP by Ajai Sinha, Antardah (The Wrath) by Pitamber Kale,  Dhoosar (Blur) Amol Palekar, Nauka Doobi ( Boat wreck) by Rituparno Ghosh.

The selection committee comprised of eminent personalities from the film fraternity like award winning cinematographer H.M Ramchandra Halkare His films like Thai Saheba and Dweepa have won State as well as National Awards. He has won the National Award for Best Cinematography in 2002 and many other awards.
V.Swaminathan is a producer and heads the production company Lakshmi Movie Makers (India) Ltd. He had produced about 26 films in Tamil and Telegu directed by K.S Ravikumar, Bharathi Raja, Vikraman, Ahathian and others. Several of the films have received State awards and travelled to several film festivals.
Film Director Nimmala Shankar has won several State and National, A.P. Cinegoer’s Association Annual Awards, Film Fare Awards, Bharatamuni Awards amongst others. He has directed several blockbusters movies in Telegu including Encounter Sri Ramuliah, Jayam Manadera and others. His most recent film is Jai Bolo Telengana. He was also the jury member on the 51st National Awards in 2003.

Shyamaprasad completed his internships at BBC as well as Channel 4 and pushed the boundaries of India television later especially, in the role of President, Programming, Amrita Television. His films have won several State and National Awards as well as screened in international film festivals. They include Agnisakshi, Akale,  Ritu and most recently Kerala Café. Shyamaprasad had served twice as the Jury of the National Film Awards. 

New Delhi-based and Guwahati (Assam)-born film critic/ journalist Utpal Borpujari has been writing on cinema, culture, literature, North-East India and politics for nearly 20 years. Winner of the Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) Award for the Best Film Critic at the 50th National Film Awards of India, 2003.  He is also a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), and has served on several national and international film juries.

Sekhar Das started his career in films and television as an actor and later he took up directing, which garnered him three award winning feature films. His films include Mahulbanir Sereng, Krantikaal, Kaler Rakhal and most recent Necklace.

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