Goa Environmental Film Festival to open with The Elephant Whisperers

Goa Environmental Film Festival to open with The Elephant Whisperers

More than 50 films will be screened during the three-day event at Maquinezes Palace in the capital city

The first edition of the Goa Environmental Film Festival (GEFF) will begin on June 3, with the Oscar Award-winning documentary The Elephant Whisperers.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, state Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral said that more than 50 films will be screened during the three-day event at Maquinezes Palace in the capital city. He also noted that GEFF is organized on the sidelines of G20 Sumit events in Goa. However, they are planning to have it as an annual event going forward.

Films from Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Finland, Ireland, Oman, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and other countries will be screened during the film festival. Noting that the festival will open with The Elephant Whisperers, the Spanish language Alcarass will be the closing film. 

He said that various aspects of protecting the environment could be learned by watching these films. "Hence I appeal to the student community and general public to watch these films by participating in film festival," he said. 

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