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Delegates throng IDSFFK on Day II

Ramesh Sukumaran, a delegate and an aspiring filmmaker, said the selection of films was of high quality and it is highly recommended to the aspiring film and documentary makers.

Published: 22nd July 2018 06:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2018 06:09 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  On the second day of the 11th edition of IDSFFK, the venue of Kairali-Sree-Nila complex witnessed a flurry of activities with movie buffs running around from one screen to another to watch their favourites.

A large number of students from various campuses were also seen at the venue in large numbers. Some gathered in circles for casual chit-chat, not bothering to find a seat inside the auditoriums. 

Ramesh Sukumaran, a delegate and an aspiring filmmaker, said the selection of films was of high quality and it is highly recommended to the aspiring film and documentary makers.  “Mirrors of Diaspora’ is a long documentary in the international category which features the plight of seven artists of Iraq who lost their loved ones and belongings during the Iraq war.  Similarly, the short film ‘Akeda’ has a great message to tell,” he said. In Indian short film section, Anahut (Uncalled), a Marathi film received applause for a relevant theme of crime against children. 

According to N P Sajeesh, Deputy Director (Programmes), the participation of delegates has increased this year. “More than 1,500 delegates have been registered till Saturday morning. We are expecting more in the coming days,” he said. The short, as well as animation films which received appreciation from the critics and film lovers alike, were ‘Baba’, directed by Akshay Malotkar, narrates the tale of a girl and her lost father and Abbin Joseph Thomas’ nostalgia-evoking ‘Roshambo Clash of Rock – Paper – Scissor’ makes the spectator relive childhood memories.

‘Kaaka Koodu’ by Amrita Warrier narrates the tale of a person who loses her roots and becomes part of globalisation, hoping to return to her ‘home.’ ‘Curiosity’, reminiscing ‘WALL.E’, an exploring and over-enthusiastic robot that gets into trouble, is a stand-out from the rest. Short films with socially relevant topics were also the showstopper on day two of the fest. 



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