Konkani Cinema Day
The Konkani cinema producers on April 24, 2005 urged the state government to provide all financial assistance to produce standard Konkani films and appealed to the people to promote Konkani films by patronising them. They also urged the government to provide a special slot for screening Konkani films during the ensuing IFFI 2005 and decided to make a documentation of all Konkani films produced till date and preserve it for posterity. Participating in the Konkani Cinema Day (Konknni Cholchitr Dis) organised by the Dalgado Konknni Akademi at the TB Cunha hall, Panaji, producer Rico Rod, chief guest, narrated the difficulties by him while producing Konkani films. Another producer Rajendra Talak pointed out that during the last 55 years there was a gap and no good Konkani films could be produced. On the occasion, the portrait of Al Jerry Braganza, who is regarded as the father of the Konkani cinema, was garlanded.