The Chief Minister, Mr Pratapsing Rane will preside over the inaugural ceremony.
The inaugural ceremony will also include traditional Konkani folk songs and other cultural items. The history of Konkani cinema over the years will be presented to audience in nutshell. A well-known Konkani cinema will be screened at the venue after the inaugural ceremony. The inaugural show is open to all. The Department of Information and Publicity has received ten entries for the festival. These are Kanteantlem Ful, Daulat, Sood, Aleesha, It’s My Life, Chakra, Ordem Chaddor, Kallzache Gave, Ek Dis and Eka Sagar Kinari.
The films will be screened for public at Inox, the programme for which is being chalked out. The award distribution ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on November 4, 2005 and will be attended by film personalities from Mumbai and Pune.