THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Acclaimed for its love for good films and film society movements, the capital city is playing host to a global cine movement of women over two days. ‘Women Making Films’ (WMF), which brings together movies helmed by women from across seven countries is reaching here for the first time in the state. WMF in India aims at being a collective for women who are passionate about pursuing filmmaking and connecting with them.
“Entry of WMF in the state is a first. When we can claim a rich film heritage, the involvement of women in films still continues to be negligible and the picture is no different when taking the nation as a whole. This kind of an initiative is coming here through crowd-funding means, where financial support has seeped in from different people and organisations. We do not wish to make this too formal an occasion and anyone who is up to appreciate a good film can join in,” says Aswini R S, coordinator of the event. The fest is organised in association with Nizhalattam- Colours of Eternity 2015, Revathy Kalamandir and Nirvana Lounge.
A set of 15 films representing seven countries are getting screened. ‘Borders’ (Elizabeth Mizon), ‘Bublee Bejaan Prosthetics’ (Ankitha Kini and team), ‘I am Yet to See Delhi’ (Humaira Bilkis), ‘Laisa’ (Carmen Gutierrez), ‘Mariyamma’ (Tejasvi Dantuluri), ‘Mend and Make Do’ (Bexie Bush), ‘My Grandfather’s Yakshi’ (Anoodha Kunnath), ‘Oviyam - Painting’ (Sandhya Ramachandran), ‘Radio Woman of Patara’ (Tejasvi Dantuluri and team), ‘Red Mondays and Turquoise Twos’ (Mrinalini D S), ‘Taram Tarambola’ (Maria Castillejo Carmen), ‘The Wall’ (Andra Tevy), ‘Volta’ (Stella Kyriakopoulos) and ‘Wolf Head’ (Alice Vial) are the movies to watch.
The fest will be inaugurated at Nirvana Lounge near Golf Links in Kowdiar on Monday evening and the screening is arranged at the convention hall, 218, second avenue, AKG Nagar, Peroorkada, on Tuesday and Wednesday. For more details log on to https://www.facebook.com/womenmakingfilms.