The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is a film festival held annually in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala, India. This film festival was started in 1996 and is hosted by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala. The festival is held in November/December every year and is acknowledged as one of the leading such events in India. Several national and international films have their premiers at the IFFK each year. In 2005, 14 films including the Oscar-nominated Water, directed by Deepa Mehta were screened for the first time in India at the IFFK and this is attributed to the well-informed, serious-minded audience that the festival boasts of. The festival also has a section devoted to Malayalam cinema.In lines of IFFK, the Chalachitra Academy also organises the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.
The Directorate of Film Festivals, Govt of India held the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Thiruvananthapuram in 1988. The festival ushered in interest in serious films and subsequently several film societies were... Read More