15TH Asian Women’s Film Festival

A festival first held in new Delhi in 2005 is now a travelling festival and popular with filmmakers and viewers alike. The 2-day festival package this year includes feature as well as documentary short films, animation films and section of audio documentaries (something unique). Various theme sections are Love, Marriage and Relationships, Border, Homeland and Country, All Women Families, Women Working in the Media. Make time to see some or all the films! Venue: Macquinez Palace auditoriums, ESG Complex, Campal Promenade, Panaji. Date: Sataurday/Sunday, Aug17/18. Time: 5pm to 8pm and 11am to 8pm. Details: Check schedule at ESG website.

Pencil to Portfolio: Benefit from this intense visual arts program over weekend sessions, they will cover theory and introduction to mediums of art in six sessions. This includes basic sketching, introduction to oil pastels, water colors, acrylic and color theory and more, the workshop is facilitated by Rajendr Usapkar and Siddharth Gosavi. Age group is 13 years and above.Venue: Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho, Panaji. Date: Saturday/Aug17. Time: 4pm to 6.30pm. Details: Register at

Mindfulness in Legal Interactions: This is an Offbeat Goa initiative and will see an hour long talk by advocates Adit Pujari and Kriti Awasthi. They will share advice on being mindful in legal interactions, focus on things to keep in mind during investigation interactions in a crime, as accused or witness, documenting injuries and events, things to keep in mind while entering into a contract as an employee or while starting a business. Venue: Clay Coworking, D’Mello Vaddo, Anjuna. Date: Saturday/ Aug17. Time:4pm to 5pm

Fundacao Oriente Short Story Competition: Amateur and profession writers may enter this competition, it is open to anyone 18 years plus, plus and customarily residing in Goa. Short stories may be written in Konkani (Devnagiri, Romi), Marathi, Portuguese or English. The script should be original, unpublished, maximum words 3,000 words. Details: Submit your entries to Fundacao Oriente office at Mala, Panaji, last date for acceptance is Aug30.

Parent-Child Rangoli Competition: Women’s Forum of YMCA Panaji is organizing a parent-child rangoli competition. Theme: “Colors of India.” Parent-child teams only. Venue: YMCA, Panaji. Date: Saturday/Aug17. Details: For registration/details get in touch with Sheryl at

Our Stage, Your Talent: Big Daddy Entertainment invites participants in a competition featuring the best talent from Goa and Goan community. If you’ve got talent singing, dancing, stand-up comedy entertaining you may register for auditions to be held on Aug 28 and Sept 10, grand finale will be on Sept 11. Winners of this OSYT Competition will win prizes worth `3 lakh, plus gift hamper, year-long contract for performing at Big Daddy Casino. Address your entries to Ms Zabyn Khan, Entertainment Director, Golden Globe Hotels Pvt Ltd, Panaji.

Gandhi & India’s Future: In Sunday MOG Series Tridip Suhrud and Vinay Lall will engage in conversation about various aspects of Gandhi’s thinking. This is to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi, who played a key role in India’s independence. Suhrud is writer, translator, and director of the Sabarmati Ashram and Conservation Memorial Trust from 2012-2017, while Lall is cultural critic and professor of history at University of California, Los Angeles. Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne. Date: Sunday, Aug18. Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm. Details: info.museumofgoa@gmail or call 7722089666

Honeybee & Honey: A presentation by Suprojit along with another session by Gaurav Pokle on “Home composting and seedball movement.’
Venue: BNMelvani Recreatioin Cetnre, Fontainhas.
Date: Saturday/Aug17. Time: 11am onwards.

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