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Docu festival concludes today

Sreerraj Rajeev along with other directors at the Face to Face programme of the IDSFFK at Kairali Theatre on Monday.

Sreerraj Rajeev along with other directors at the Face to Face programme of the IDSFFK at Kairali Theatre on Monday.   | Photo Credit: S_MAHINSHA

Kerala State Chalachithra Academy doubles prize money for winners this year

The 11th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) will conclude here on Tuesday.

The closing ceremony will have Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan as the chief guest. A.K. Balan, Minister for Cultural Affairs, will preside over the function. Thiruvananthapuram Mayor V.K. Prasanth; Kamal, chairman, Kerala State Chalachithra Academy; Bina Paul, vice chairperson of the academy; Mahesh Panju, its secretary; and filmmakers Raed Andoni and Mahesh Narayanan; will also attend the event, to be held at Kairali Theatre, at 6.30 p.m.

The winners of the competitions in the long documentary, short documentary, short fiction and campus films categories will be presented with awards during the function.

As many as 64 films were screened under these categories. The Kerala State Chalachithra Academy has doubled the prize money for the winners this year. Altogether, the fete screened 206 films from 36 countries.

23 films today

Twenty-three films will be screened on the concluding day.

The screenings will include three music videos and a documentary by Anand Patwardhan. You Can Destroy The Body, We Are Not Your Monkeys, Prisoners Of Conscience, and Ribbons For Peace, are the Patwardhan works to be presented today under the ‘Rebel With A Cause’ category.

Under the International category, 10 films including Argentinean filmmaker Fernando E. Solanos’s A Journey To The Fumigated Towns, Seungmi Lim’s South Korean film Beloved, Katja Benrath’s Watu Wote, will be screened.

The ‘Cinephilia’ category features The Pervert’s Guide To Cinema. Harold Antony Paulson’s Kuzhimanthi, and Manilal Padavoor’s George John – The Spirit of 80s are the Malayalam films to be screened on the closing day.

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