Kerala Chalachitra Academy has announced the dates of
19th International Film Festival Of Kerala. The
event will be held in Trivandrum during 12-29 of December. The film
festival, which is well-known for its selection of movies, award
categories and enthusiastic audience, is aiming to present the best
of world cinema to the audience this time.
The IFFK was first held in 1996 by the Kerala State
Film Development Corporation at Kozhikode. Later, in 1998, Kerala
Chalachitra Academy took over the resposibility of
Contemporary World Cinema, New Malayalam Cinema, Retrospectives
of Major filmmakers, Homage and Tributes, Contemporary Indian
Cinema, Short films and Documentaries are the main movie categories
screened during this film festival. Seminars on important issues
concerning Cinema are being scheduled in the festival. From this
year, there will be a new category for Asian, African and Latin
American movies in the film festival.
The Golden Crow Pheasant Award, The Silver Crow Pheasant Award,
Best Debut Film Award, FIPRESCI Award, Netpac Award etc are the
major award categories of IFFK. A new category of awards,
for the Best Debutant Foreign Director will also be included from
this year. The film festival will be held on the various cinema
halls of Trivandrum.