KERALA

Film festival concludes

Talented writers should be given more encouragement, said Tamil writer Charu Nivedita. He was speaking after inaugurating the valedictory session of the international film festival here.

The film festival was organised by Heart Light Association, State Film Academy and District Information Office at Kanoos Theatre.

Lesser talented writers are given prominence in contemporary Tamil literature. It has been a long-dated trend in Tamil film that the industry is being used as a stepping stone for a career in politics. Due to the overdose of politics, good films were forced to fight for their space in the Tamil film industry, Mr. Nivedita said.

Heart Light Association president K. K. Prakash presided. The documentary ‘Alkoottathil Thaniye' (Alone in a crowd) based on the life of Kalki Subramanium, the rights activists for transgenders, was screened as part of the valedictory session.

The festival, in which 30-odd international films were screened, ended with the screening of the Mexican film Sin Nombre.

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