Of the 450 entries submitted for this year's Indian Film
Festival of Kerala (IFFK), fourteen films have been selected for
the competition section. This includes six films for the Indian
cinema section and eight films for the Malayalam section. The
movies in the competition section includes Mohanlal starrer
Paradesi, Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Naalu Pennungal, Shaji N. Karun's
AKG and Lenin Rajendran's Rathri Mazha.
Paradesi by P.T. Kunju Mohammed was released for Ramzan. The
movie tells the story of a man who is treated as an alien in his
own country. Rathri Mazha stars Vineeth and Meera Jasmine in the
The 12th IFFK will be held from December 7 to December 14. The
best film in the Malayalam section will receive an award from
FIPRESCI, The International Federation of Film Critics and another
award from NEPTAC, for promotion of Asian cinema.