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Friday, December 8, 2023

IFFK 2023 Begins today at Trivandrum

   Trivandrum: The 28th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), an annual film event organized by the Kerala State Chalachithra Academy (KSCA), will begin in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday with a colorful opening ceremony at Nisagandhi Auditorium at 6 pm.   National Film Award winning actress Nana Patekar will be the chief guest of the event. Mayor Arya Rajendran will present the "Spirit of Cinema" award to Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu at the event. The opening film of the festival is the Sudanese film "Goodbye Julia" directed by  Mohamed Kordofan. 

A concert by Carnatic musician Sukanya Ramgopal will be held at 5:00 PM before the inauguration.  Vattiyoorkavu MLA V K Prasanth, District Panchayat President D Suresh Kumar, Portuguese Director Rita Azevedo Gomes, Spanish Package Curator Fernando Brunner, Sound Director Resul Pookutty, KSCA President Ranjith, Director Shyama Prasad, Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC) President Shaji N Karun Cultural Laborista Charity Board president Madhupal and culture department secretary  Mini Antony are present at the opening ceremony. 

 In the festival, 175 films from 81 countries will be screened in 15 locations in the capital. Around 12,000 participants are expected for the event. There are 14 films in the competition category, 12 in the Malayalam Cinema Today category  and seven films in the Indian Cinema Now category. The festival also has 26  Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominees.

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