Aims to develop IFFK as the India's best film festival: Ranjith

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Thiruvananthapuram: We aim to develop the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) as the best film festival in the country, said Kerala Chalachithra Academy chairman Ranjith.

At present, our film festival is conducted with international standards. The academy aims to elevate IFFK as a festival where more and more films get screened and a huge number of delegates gather, he added,

Preparations for the festival are in the final stages. More than ten thousand delegates will attend IFFK this year. He also said that this time, more passes have been allotted to the students with the aim to encourage the new generation to watch films.

Many films based on the survival of human beings in war-torn countries will be screened at the festival. He said that the festival also showcases the best films of world-renowned women directors. The festival will also pay homage to legends like Nedumudi Venu and KPAC Lalitha by screening their movies.

Many directors like Kurdish director Lisa Calan, who was a victim of the war in Turkey, and famous Indian director Girish Kasaravalli will attend the festival this year.

The 26th International Film Festival of Kerala will be held from March 18 to March 25 showcasing the resurgence of people in crisis due to the pandemic and war.

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