Film Festivals

International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) 
National Film Festival
Malayalam Film Festival
International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala 




International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)
The International Film Festival of Kerala, one of the prominent film festivals of India is hosted by the Academy. IFFK has come to be known as Asia's best managed and probably the world’s most people-centered film festival. The Festival attracts representation from the best films, renowned directors, technicians and spectators from all across the globe. The latest edition held during December 2007 saw some 6000 delegates from both within the country and abroad attending and 129 films from 40 countries being screened.


International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK )


The First International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK), a new initiative by the Academy was held in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala from the 23rd to 27th May 2008. The festival, a unique venture in India was organized by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy for the Dept of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala as part of its endeavour to catalyse a vibrant video film movement. The festival has emerged as a platform to map and reflect the exploding nature of the medium in its many facets of creativity and resistance.


 The festival had a non- competitive international segment as well as a competitive national segment. The segments screened 178 productions both from abroad and India which includes Long Documentaries (over 40mts), Short Documentaries, Short Fiction Video Films (under 70mts), Public Interest spots, Music Videos, Animation Films and Directorial ventures of students.


National Film Festival of Kerala
Academy has put the conduct of National Film Festival in its activity table with utmost significance. These festivals conducted in different parts of the state showcase Indian films. Alike the IFFK, the National Film Festivals have transformed into a platform not only for screening good films but also propelling meaningful dialogue on cinema with face to face interactions and open forums with eminent film personalities and film lovers. The last edition held at Thalassery was a huge success. 



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