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No film market at IFFK this year

December 04, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 01:49 pm IST - Thiruvananthapuram:

Ever year, only a lucky few have their films selected to screen at the festivals while the rest of them flock to the film markets, which run parallel to them.

From pitching of scripts to finding overseas distributors, these markets see films in various stages of production looking to expand their markets.

With more that 10,000 participants and over 5,000 films, the most famous and the biggest film market of course is ‘Marche du film’ held as part of the Cannes Festival since 1959.

The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) experimented with film markets for the first time in 2011 with its ‘Marketing Malayalam Cinema’ initiative. But this year, the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy has decided to scrap the film market segment from the festival.

S.R.P.

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