Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Wednesday that Kerala State Chalachitra Academy had drawn up a detailed plan to make the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) a success.

Actor Shabana Azmi will be the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the festival, which will feature 211 films from 64 countries. Actor Manju Warrier will also be present at the inaugural on December 6.

Director Priyadarshan, Chairman of the Academy, said that 9,000 delegates would attend the festival. Last year, the number of delegates had to be limited to 7,500. The Chief Minister would inaugurate the festival.

Considering the increase in the number of delegates, the number of theatres for the screening had been increased from 11 to 12, with the addition of Ajantha theatre.

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