THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Chalachitra Academy is offering another chance for those who missed getting delegate passes for the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK); 1,000 more passes will be issued in the general category. Registration will start from 11 am on December 4.
The decision was taken following numerous requests for the same. The online registration had been closed in a few hours as the organisers decided to limit delegate numbers to 10,000. Additional passes are being issued after adding one more theatre that can admit 800 more people.
Delegates can register online or avail the service of any of the 2,700 Akshaya e-centres across the state. Delegate fee can be paid online or directly at Akshaya centres. Those who have created an account on www.registration.iffk.in can apply for the event with the same username and password. Those who wish to register for the first time can create a new account. The registration process will be completed on the payment of delegate fee which is R650 in the general category.
The festival office and delegate pass distribution will be inaugurated at Tagore Theatre on December 4, 11 am. Cultural Affairs Minister A K Balan will inaugurate the delegate pass distribution by handing it over to actor Kunchako Boban.
The annual report of the activities of Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, ‘Smaranika’, will be released by academy chairman Kamal. He will hand over the first copy to the Minister.
Chairman of State Film Development Corporation Lenin Rajendran, vice chairperson Bina Paul, secretary Mahesh Panju, board member Sibi Malayil, general council members V K Joseph and Sajitha Madathil will be present in the function.
Filmmakers in Focus
Chad director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and Mexican director Michel Franco who brought the realities of contemporary lifestyle and society on screen are the two contemporary filmmakers in the ‘Focus’ category.
‘Our Father’, ‘Grigris’, ‘Dry Season’, ‘Bye-Bye Africa’, ‘A Season in France’ and ‘A Screaming Man’ by Haroun, and ‘After Lucia’, ‘Through The Eyes’, ‘Daniel and Ana’, ‘Chronic’, and ‘April’s Daughter’ by Franco will be screened.
Horror at Nishagandhi
Nishagandhi auditorium is set to screen Indonesian horror film ‘Satan’s Slave’ on the fourth day at 12 am. The midnight screening is a maiden experiment at the fest. A Laser phosphor digital projection, an initiative of Barco electronics, will be used to screen the films. The inaugural, as well as the valedictory ceremonies of the festival, will be held here at Nishagandhi. The charisma of the fete this time is enhanced by transforming Nishagandhi into an open-air theatre with seating capacity for 2,500 people