This time the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) is starting a new event in IFFI, specifically targeted to promote short films. Here is the announcement that they have made:
The 39th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA has a unique business platform for short and documentary films this year onwards.Created by the ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY OF GOA and the DIRECTORATRE OF FILM FESTIVALS, this business platform is being organized between 23 Nov- 1 December 2008 as part of the International Film Festival of India, Goa. The platform brings together 5,000 industry professionals through a series of events.
The SFC will have film buyers, film funding agencies, film festival organizers and film makers.
SFC has two competitions (International competition for shorts under 30 minutes and
another on shorts and documentary films on environmental issues for VEDANTA SESA GOA, VASUDHA AWARD) with a combined prize money of USD 30,000 appx.