ESG invites applications for the ‘Film Finance Scheme’

With an effort to give a boost to the film industry in Goa, the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has invited applications for the ‘Film Finance Scheme’ for the films which were produced between January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2017.

The scheme is entitled to Feature films in Konkani and Marathi and Non Feature films in Konkani, Marathi, Hindi, and English with English subtitles and censor certificate issued between above said period, and the scheme is only applicable to Goan film producers.

For Feature films (Konkani & Marathi), a grant of Rs. 50 lakhs for A category, 30 lakhs for B category and Rs. 10 lakhs for C category or 50% of the total expenditure as per audited statement and income tax return filed whichever is less will be given.
Similarly for Non Feature films, a grant of 10 lakhs for A– category, 5 lakhs for B –category and Rs. 3 lakhs for C –category or 50% of the total expenditure as per audited statement and income tax return filed whichever is less will be given.

The grading of the categories will be done by the evaluation committee consisting of not more than 5 members from film fraternity outside Goa as may be constituted by the society with the approval of the State Government and the films which are not coming under A, B or C category in Feature and Non Feature films will not be entitled to any grants.

Besides this the film producer will get an additional assistance of Rs. 20 lakhs if the Feature film wins National Award in the Best Film Regional category. Rs. 25 lakhs if the film wins a National Award in any other Best Film category. Rs. 30 lakhs if the Feature film wins Golden Lotus Award at the National Film Awards or any International Awards at a Film Festival recognized by FIAPF.

In the Non Feature films, Rs. 7.50 lakhs if a film wins an award at an International Film Festival recognized by FIAPF and Rs. 5 lakhs will be given if the film wins a National Award. There is also an additional assistance to individuals and technicians winning National of International Awards at FIAPF recognized International Film Festivals subject to a maximum aid for 2 festivals only.

(For the eligibility and application forms of this Film Finance Scheme kindly refer to the official gazette Series I No.32 Panaji 10th November 2016 which is uploaded on our website www.esg.co.in. The last date for submission will be Monday, 27th August 2018.)