Lifetime achievement award for N Chandra at Goa Film Festival

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016,12:04 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Panaji | Bollywood filmmaker N Chandra would be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award during the 8th Goa State Film Festival scheduled to be held here between August 5-8. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be conferred upon filmmaker N Chandra (Chandrashekar Narvekar).

Theproducer, writer and director who traces his roots to Goa is known for his films such as ‘Ankush’, ‘Pratighaat’, ‘Tezaab’ and ‘Narsimha’, Damodar Naik, Vice Chairman, Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) told reporters here yesterday.

The festival, which will showcase 12 films across three different venues, has been organized by ESG and State Information and Publicity Department. Naik saidnine Konkani, two Marathi and a short film produced by Goans would be screened during the festival. National award winning Konkani film directed by Bardroy Baretto, ‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’ will open the festival on August 5 at Kala Academy, he said.

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar will be the chief guest for closing function. Veteran actors Sachin Pilgaonkar, Varsha Usgaonkar and Mrinal Kulkarni will be present for the closing event. ESG member Secretary Sushant Khedekar said the total prize money for the festival across  three categories is approximately Rs 11 lakhs.