Panaji, November 15: The films that celebrate soccer in six different languages will be part of the next Serendipity Arts Festival 2018, which will be held along with the International Film Festival of India on November 22, according to the organizers.
According to commissioner Jan Tilman Schwab, "Football – A Beautiful Life" will show a wide range of films related to soccer in Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, Germany, Iceland and India, who join the identity of Goa as a football lover .
"The films chosen represent almost every continent and include short films, documentaries, fiction and comedies that each have stories of triumph and setbacks. The public will have opportunities to laugh and cry," said Schwab, adding that films would be projected as part of a six-day program.
The Serendipity Arts Festival, named as the first multidisciplinary event in India, is the official collateral event of the 49th International Indian Film Festival (IFFI), which opens on November 22.
"The Football Movie projection program is part of a series of multidisciplinary activities in the arts that will give life to Goa at the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. Initiatives such as these are an integral part of the Foundation's mission of making accessible arts and developing the public arts in numbers and in diversity, "the organizers of the event said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
"The film program will celebrate soccer, a game deeply embedded in the history and culture of Goa, which summarizes Goans better than any other sport. The films show the unifying power of football that unites people and creates a sense of community ". said the statement.
"Promoting Goa's most beloved sport through the film, the project expands the interdisciplinary approach of the Festival and inclusive community programming that is continually sensitive to the cultural nuances of its host city," said the statement.
In its two previous editions, the Serendipity Arts Festival, which was housed in the state capital, attracted more than 400,000 visitors.