The 21st edition of the International Film Festival Of Kerala, one of the biggest film carnivals in Asia, will begin Friday, December 9, at Thiruvananthapuram. During the 7-day festival, 185 films from 62 countries will be screened at 13 theatres in the city. This year, the festival theme is migration.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the festival on December 9 at Nishagandhi auditorium. The festival’s opening film is the Navid Mahmoudi-directed Afghan movie Parting.
This year, six films will be screened in print format at Sree Theatre under the ‘night classic’ category. “We want to give viewers in the current generation a feel of the older technologies and the experience associated with it. We do hope that the print projector at Sree will be maintained for this purpose,” said Chalachitra Academy Chairman Kamal, in a press release.
Over 15,000 delegates have registered for the festival. Apart from movie screenings, there will be a folk festival and exhibitions on the sidelines. The closing ceremony will be held at the same venue on December 16.