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The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK; Malayalam: അന്തർദേശീയ ചലച്ചിത്രോത്സവം കേരളം, Anthardeshiya chalachitrolsavam keralam) is a film festival held annually in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala, India. This film festival was started in 1996 and is hosted by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala. The festival is held in November/December every year and is acknowledged as one of the leading such events in India.[1] Several national and international films have their premiers at the IFFK each year. In 2005, 14 films, including the Oscar-nominated Water, directed by Deepa Mehta, were screened for the first time in India at the IFFK, and this is attributed to the well-informed, serious-minded audience that the festival boasts of.[2] Competition section is limited to 14 selected films produced in Asia, Africa or Latin America.[3] The festival also has a section devoted to Malayalam cinema. On the lines of the IFFK, the Chalachitra Academy also organises the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala. - Wiki

Official website: http://www.iffk.in/

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What more reason do they need to expedite the realization of the Film Festival Complex we've all been hearing about every year during the closing speech from the politicos. IFFK has undoubtedly become the premier Film Festival of India in terms of quality of films, audience and participation, and is creating a new brand value for the city and state. Authorities ought to show a bit more prudence and step up their act.
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Hush...... Someone might be listening. The idea of a Central venue may crop up with the possibility of a floating auditorium that will allow delegates to enjoy a kaayal kadal scenery.The sheer commercial possibility of hosting about 2000 delegates for 7 days might be enticing to many.
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Five More Screens in City to Flaunt 2K


IFFK days are here again. Two film enthusiasts return after collecting their delegate’s kits from Tagore Theatre on Tuesday. The 18th edition will begin on Friday | B P Deepu

A good news for all film buffs when the 18th edition of IFFK rolls out its red carpet is that a new treat of visual excellence will be the showstopper. Kerala State Chalachitra Academy is installing 2K projection system in five theatres, including the amphitheatre, Nishagandhi.

Adding more visual impact, the new facility will give film lovers a wonderful viewing experience.

2K is a digital cinema projection which has a very high visual resolution - 2,048 pixels wide by 1,080 pixels high. So, the visuals would be sharp and very close to high-definition format.

“It is for the first time in IFFK history that 2K projection system is being installed at Nishagandhi by the Chalachitra Academy. After obtaining permission from Tourism Department, the Academy is building a new AC cabin in the projection area as a temporary arrangement,” said S Gopikrishnan, programme manager, Chalachitra Academy.

“By adding more technical expertise with this new cutting-edge technology, the visuals will be of high definition,” he said.

Some of the city theatres have already installed this facility and the remaining theatres would get 2K, thanks to the Academy. Kalabhavan, Sree, Sreevisakh and Athulya are the theatres where the projection system is set to have a makeover. Whereas, Sree Padmanabha, Devipriya, Anjali, Kairali, Remya, Dhanya and Ajantha have already set up 2K projection system on their own.

In this edition of IFFK, two theatres are not taking part - New Theatre and Sreekumar. New has been closed for renovation and Sreekumar is showing a film which is having a good run. These two theatres have been replaced by Ajanta and Athulya.
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IFFK from Tomorrow; 211 Films to be Screened


The entrance to the festival office of the 18th International Film
Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is modelled on the gates of the Napier Museum
in Thiruvananthapuram. The 18th IFFK will begin on Friday | B P Deepu


The 18th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK 2013) will feature a total of 211 films from 64 countries. Nearly 9,000 delegates will participate in the week-long fest starting on December 6.

The screenings will be held at 11 theatres in the city including Kairali, Sree, Nila, Kalabhavan, Sree Padmanabha, Athulya, Dhanya, Remya, Anjali, Ajantha and Sree Visakh.

Like in previous years, there will be an evening screening every day at the Nishagandhi open air theatre which will be open to the public.

Renowned Spanish filmmaker and photographer Carlos Saura will be given Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening ceremony to be held on December 6 evening.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the opening ceremony and actors Shabana Azmi and Manju Warrier will be part of the function.

The festival, which has a total of 16 sections, will be attended by more than 120 guests. The Competition section, the main attraction of the festival, includes 14 films from Asian, African and Latin American countries.

Two Malayalam films - ‘101 Chodyangal’ by Sidharth Siva and ‘Kaliyachan’ by Farook Abdul Rahiman are part of the Competition section.

The Country Focus segment includes 7 films from Nigeria and the World Cinema section has 79 films, out of which 35 are co-produced and 13 are co-directed films.

‘Expressionism - The Indo-German Connection section’ will have 8 films.

Samurai Film section, which includes films of famous Japanese directors like Kon Ichikawa and Kenji Mizoguchi, has seven films.

The French new wave films of Jean Renoir, coming under the Retrospective section will have six films.

‘Original Glory:100 Years of Indian Cinema’, another segment celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema, includes M S Satyu’s ‘Garam Hava’, B R Panthulu’s ‘Karnan’, Kamal Swaroop’s ‘Om-dar-ba-dar’, Mrinal Sen’s ‘Bhuvan Shome’ and Satyajit Ray’s ‘Charulata’.

The Homage section includes films of Rituparno Ghosh, Sukumari, Konnanatu, Raghavan Master and Dakshinamoorthi. Another highlight of the festival will be the presence of South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki Duk whose latest film ‘Moebius’ will be screened in the festival.

Mexican filmmaker Arturo Ripstein will head the jury of competition section. Other jury members are Thai filmmaker Aditya Assarat, South African filmmaker Khalo Matabane, actor Gouthami and festival director Peter Scarlet.

The festival will wind up on December 13.
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Celebrating the Technology behind Films



What goes on behind the screen imparts flesh and blood to the art form called cinema. The technical world, where the shot-scene-sequence magic shapes up the motion picture we get to see finally, is either less known or explored by the viewer.

Remembering the century-old Indian cinema, the 18th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is presenting an opportunity to sail through the evolution of technology of cinema in 100 years from 1913 to 2013, divided in four sections; camera, sound recording, editing and projection.

Right from the Kinetograph of early days to the recent digital, movie cameras get featured in the stills. Beginning with Moviola, the devices performing the fine trim of rushes are displayed for the section on editing. Sound recording is in two categories; music composing and dubbing and the photographs of men who made a mark in both fields can be seen. The frames will also speak of the history of the 17th century projector Magic Lantern to the much lapped up digital projection system.

The stills are from the collections of art director Sabu Pravadas, who has been curating the exhibitions as part of the festival for the past five years. “Most of the stills are from my personal collection and the descriptions were later added for the exhibition. Some rare pictures are also included,” says Sabu, who is also a member of the display and exhibition committee of the festival. Along with this, you will get to see a few of the above mentioned equipment in real at the exhibition.

Another photo exhibition comprising 35 stills of the cinema halls in south India clicked by Stephanie and Sabine will also be held.

The exhibitions will be on from coming Saturday to December 13, the concluding day of the fest. Speaker G Karthikeyan will inaugurate the shows at Kanakakkunnu Palace and film-maker Buddhadeb Dasgupta will be the chief guest.
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