Aimed at exploring the possibilities of promoting films for children in the state, the forthcoming 17th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) here will be organising a workshop of filmmakers of children’s films of South Asia.
Nearly 20 film directors and producers from South Asian nations are expected to participate in the workshop.
‘’We have only a few films that could be considered to be specially made for children. The workshop is intended to examine ways to make children’s films a serious affair and to come up with a good number of movies for them. The workshop also intends to remove misconceptions regarding making of films for children,’’ Kerala State Chalachitra Academy secretary K Manoj Kumar said.
The workshop is a prelude to a five-year plan in promoting making of films for children.
A vision document would be developed after holding discussions and further steps would be taken based on the document.
Alongside, ‘Triggerpitch’, an initiative launched in the previous edition of IFFK to promote documentary films and ‘Marketing Malayalam cinema’ to provide a platform to market Malayalam films in the international circuit would be continued in this edition also.
The 17th IFFK which will be held here from December 7 to 14 will have 192 films screened in 15 categories.