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
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 10th
- 17th 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.