a tropical paradise, is recommended by the National Geographic
Magazine as one of the 50 ‘must-see’ destinations
of the world. Marketed as God’s
own country Kerala
which literally translates as abode of the coconuts and as
legend goes it is the land that was reclaimed from the Sea.
From mountains to the sea, from rock to sand, lush greens
to bright reds, spicy curries to sweet payasams, calm rural
spaces to bustly urban centres kerala has as much variety
in colour, texture and experiences, that takes more than lifetime
to live and absorb completely.
Kerala boasts of one of the most cine-literate and discerning
audiences in the world. Cinema and politics are two abiding
passions of the people of Kerala. Bizarre experiments in the
medium, with few takers elsewhere, find vociferous votaries
The International Film Festival of Kerala is a yearly event
organised by the Kerala State
Chalachitra Academy on behalf of the Department
of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala. The festival is
recognized by the FIAPF thus making it part of a prestigious
circle of specialized festivals. The 15th edition of IFFK
will be held at Thiruvananthapuram (formerly known as Trivandrum),
the capital city of Kerala in the South of India from 12th
- 19th December 2010.
of an exclusive and extremely popular Competition section
restricted to films produced or co produced in ASIA, AFRICA
& LATIN AMERICA within the last year of the festival cycle.
The usual sections include world cinema, documentaries (in
film formats), short fiction (in film formats), retrospectives,
homage’s and tributes.
the years, the festival has attracted an ever increasing number
of entries and our distinguished juries have a tough choice
in deciding on the prizes and there is the prospect of winning
attractive cash awards.