The Entertainment Society of Goa in association with The Directorate of Film Festivals will be organising the 2018 National Award Winning Film Festival from 25th May to 7th June 2018 at Maquinez Palace. During this period, a bouquet of 23 films will be screened which includes Regional Films that have won the National Award this year. The festival will be inaugurated in the presence of Prasad Oak and Nagraj Manjule on Friday, May 25 , 6.00 PM at Auditorium 1, Maquinez Palace. For the closing, film Village Rockstars will be screened and the director of the film Rima Das will be present for the screening and for Q & A session after the screening.
Kaacha Limbu which won the award for the Best Regional Film (Marathi) directed by Prasad Oak and Pavasacha Nibandha a non feature film directed by Nagraj Manjule which won the award for Best Audiography will be screened on the inaugural day.
Apart from that, these are some of the other prominent films to be screened during the festival – Village Rockstars (Assamese) which won the Golden Lotus for the Best Film and garnered rave review from across the globe , Bhayanakam (Malayalam) for which Jayraj won the Best Director, Mom (Best Actress Sridevi), Nagarkirtan, the Bengali film which garnered 4 awards including Best actor for Riddhi Sen and a Special Jury Prize, Irada (Best supporting actress Divya Dutta), Newton (Best Hindi film and special jury prize for Pankaj Tripathi). The best of regional films of the year like Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (Malayalam, which also won Fahadh Faasil the Best Supporting actor), DHH (Gujarati), Hello RC (Oriya) Mayurakshi (Bengali), Ishu (Assamese), To Let(Tamil), Gazi (Telugu), Hebbettu Ramakka (Kannada) will also be screened during the festival which will be on till 7th June.
The audiences will also get a unique opportunity to watch films from languages like Jasari (Sinjar), Tulu (Paddayi), Ladakhi (Walking With the Wind) all of which won the Best Regional film award. Mhorkya (Marathi) which won the Best Children’s film will also be screened. All the films will have English subtitles.
In all, over 23 films will be screened with four Malayalam and three each of Hindi and Marathi with the other languages contributing the rest. The screening of the films on weekdays will be at 6.30PM, and on Saturday and Sundays at 11.00AM, 5.00PM and 7.30PM. The screening is open to all on first come first serve basis. However, since some of the films have an Adult certificate, the entry will strictly depend on the censor rating of the film.