Fourth International Documentary and Short Film Festival has started at Thiruvanathapuram on Sunday. KB Ganesh Kumar, the Minister for Film and Forest, inaugurated the Festival at Kairali Theatre. The actor-turned-politician also announced that a film festival complex would be constructed in Thiruvananthapuram without delay.
Addressing the function, KB Ganesh Kumar said, “Kerala State Chalachithra Academy's role is not just to conduct film festivals, but it should be a centre to impart knowledge on films to new generation, he said. To promote quality films in Malayalam, Chalachithra Academy and State Film Development Corporation should take coordinated efforts."
KB Ganesh Kumar added, “State government as well as central government should give financial assistance for setting up a film festival complex. Suggestion to impart technical training in visual media to youngsters is under the consideration of government. The facilities available at Kerala State Film Development Corporation will be used."
Meanwhile, the Film Festival hand book was released by Mayor K. Chandrika by handing over a copy to documentary director and actor Suhasini Mulay, who was the chief guest. Kerala Chalathchitra Academy president Priyadarshan, Academy artistic director Beena Paul, KFDC managing director Sanjeev Patjoshi were present.