New Delhi: The first edition of the ‘Goa Environmental Film Festival’ (GEFF) will begin on June 3 with the Oscar-winning documentary ‘The Elephant Whispers’.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, state environment minister Nilesh Cabral said that more than 50 films will be screened during the three-day program at Mackinage Palace in the capital.
He said that the GEFF has been organized on the sidelines of the G-20 meetings in Goa, however, it will be an annual event from this year.
Cabral said that films from Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Finland, Ireland, Oman, Portugal, Russia, Spain and other countries will be shown during the film fair.
“The film festival will start with ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ and end with the Spanish film ‘Alcaras,'” Cabral said.
He said that various aspects of saving the environment can be learned by watching these films. “So I appeal to the student community and general public to watch these films by participating in film festivals,” he said.
Cabral said that the response to the film’s entries is very good and it will help people understand the environmental aspects. “Filmmakers from Goa will also be part of the festival and local films will be screened,” said Cabral.
He said that standard films will be shown during the film festival. The logo of the film festival was launched by Cabral.