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IFFK inspired me, says debutant director

Adoor Gopalakrishnan along with other film makers during the open forum as part of the 19th IFFK. Photo: S.Mahinsha

Adoor Gopalakrishnan along with other film makers during the open forum as part of the 19th IFFK. Photo: S.Mahinsha   | Photo Credit: S.MAHINSHA

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AsthamayamVare (Unto the Dusk) was made by a fresh crew, helmed by debutant director Sajin Babu. The film which was awarded best in Indian films category at Bengaluru Film festival earned the appreciation of the audience here in IFFK.

“IFFK has inspired me greatly in making a movie,” said the young director who hails from the city. The instinct he had in making a different movie has become successful as he tried to make it more visual. The most interesting fact is that the movie has just 15 dialogues which are enough to convey the idea.

The movie is an independent production, he added in a ‘Meet the Director’ programme here on Sunday.

Crowd-funded movie

The trend of crowd funded movies, pioneered by John Abraham, has again come into the limelight as few upcoming directors adopted this to fund their films, for instance Oraalpokkam by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, he said.

Mr. Sajin said that IFFK is lacking in marketing strategies compared to many other film festivals like Busan and IFFI. This drawback is expected to change in coming years where new comers like him could get an opportunity to market their movies. The film industry is also in a path of change as the traditional ways of film-making are substituted with new ideas.

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