Fish Fry and Pakhalo declared winners of the short film contest at the Goa Marathi Film Festival 2013

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The final day of the Goa Marathi Film Festival witnessed an elegant award ceremony for the short film competition. Andrea Maganlal, Managing Partner, Magsons Retail Stores gave away the awards to the winning directors.

Fish Fry directed by Nikhil Partan received the winning award for best short film in the 10 minute category followed by the runner up film History by Nikhil Paratan.  In the 30 minute category, Vartul directed by Santosh Ram followed by runner up film Pakhalo by Aftab Khan Farooqui.  All four winners received awards and special gift hampers worth Rs 25000/- from Magsons Retail Stores.

The short film competition was introduced this year to encourage aspiring independent film makers to showcase their talent. Entries were accepted in two categories; movies less than 10 minutes and movies between 11 and 30 minutes. The Goa Marathi Film Festival received 47 entries for the short film competition. Category  one for movies less than 10 minutes received 30 entries while the second category for between 11 and 30 minutes received 17 entries

With only five entries from outside Goa, the short film competition received an excellent response from independent Goan directors.  Some of the film makers included Yogesh Kapdi, Satardeker, journalist Sunil Naik and film maker/photographer Shahnawaz Mayyadi among others.

The sixth edition of the Goa Marathi Film Festival played host to prominent film makers, well known personalities and celebrities.  The ceremony witnessed eminent personalities and celebrities including Uddhav Thackeray, Vikram Gokhale, Manava Naik, Kishore Kadam, Pallavi Joshi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Mrinal Kulkarni and others.

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