Iffi’s Golden Jubilee : Venues & Activities

Festival Venues

  • ESG Premises – Multiplex, 2 ESG Audis
  • Kala Academy
  • SPM Stadium
  • Joggers Park – Open Air
  • Miramar Beach – Open Air
  • Inox Porvorim – Additional 3 Screens
  • Art Park
  • Children’s Park
  • Campal Ground
  • Mandovi Promenade – IFFI Mile


Fringe Activities

  • Art College of Goa curated section on Festival Mile
  • Programs at Children’s Village
  • Cultural Program in Art Park
  • Food and Handicraft stalls on the Festival Mile
  • Exhibitions on Film and Entertainment
  • State Pavilion for promotion of Film, Tourism and Culture
  • Film Screenings and cultural programs in remote Talukas of Goa

New Initiatives

  • Proposed Helpline number with a dedicated Call Center
  • Ticketless Entry system through RFID enabled Delegate Cards
  • GMA Dashboard for better coordination between DFF and ESG
  • HOHO Bus Service and increased 3-wheelers
  • Use of Glass bottles instead of Plastic
  • 3 extra Screens and One extra open-air theatre
  • Plan to Reduce/eliminate Rush Line
  • Mini Movie Mania- Short Film Making Competition


Goan Film Section (Curated by State Government of Goa and ESG)

  • Goan Premier & Non-Premier Section

 Jury for Goa Section

  1. Anant Vijay (Convener) – National award-winning film critic and Cultural editor of Dainik Jagran
  2. Kamakhya Narayan Singh (Member) – Movie Director and Director of Travel XP India channel
  3. Ashok Phaldessai (Member) – TV actor from Marathi Industry
  • 10 entries received under Premier Section. 5 in Feature Film and 5 in Non-feature

Movies selected  in the Premier Section

  • Ransaavat – Feature Film
  • Dulu – Feature Film
  • Kaajro – Feature Film
  • Bade Abbu – Feature Film
  • 125 Years Tiatr – Non-Feature Film
  • Why? Kidhyak? – Non-Feature Film
  • 4 entries received under Non-Premier Section. Judging under-process.

Goan Stories- A Konkani Film Package
(Official IFFI Section) Section showcasing popular and cinematically successful Goan movies from over the years. Curated by Directorate of Film Festival.

Featured Films

  • A Rainy Day
  • Amori
  • Digant
  • Juze
  • K Sera Sera
  • Paltadacho Munnis


Mini-Movie Mania – Short film making competition
72 Hour Short Film Making Contest during IFFI 2019 /  Duration of the Movie to be from  5mins to 8mins

Prizes and awards – Up to Rs. 9 Lakh.

Which Comprises of

– National Section – 10 Awards

– Goan Section- 20 Awards (1st & 2nd  Prize)

– 1 Jury Award

  • Jury: 
  1. Lipika Singh Darai – Director for Short Films and 4 National Award Winner
  2. Shivaji Lotan Patil – Director and 2 National Award Winner
  3. Pradeep Nair – Director and Cinematographer and also National Award Winner
  • Entries till date for the Mini Movie Mania  ( Last date for applications is 15th Nov 2019)

Total: 278

National: 209

Goan Section: 70


  • This Short Film Competition aims at reaching out to the maximum number of aspiring filmmakers and providing them a platform on an international level to participate & showcase their films.


Through this completion around minimum 350 young, talented and aspiring Goan filmmakers will be involved in this world of film making and creation, by being an integral part of IFFI 2019.


  • This Competition not just focuses on the contest & subsequent awarding, but also supporting them through mentoring by established film Resource persons.

We have specially curated Workshops on technical aspects of film making by nationally acclaimed resource persons from the film industry during IFFI.