Ranjith, IFFK 2022, film festivals, Ranjith Balakrishnan

Thiruvananthapuram: Our goal is to make the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) the best film festival in the country, said Ranjith, President of Kerala Chalachithra Academy.

At present, our film festival is organized according to international standards. The academy aims to make IFFK a festival where more films are screened and a large number of delegates gather, he added,

Preparations for the festival are in their final stages. Over ten thousand delegates will attend IFFK this year. He also said that this time more passes have been given to students in a bid to encourage the new generation to watch movies.

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

Many directors like the Kurdish director Lisa Calan, victim of the war in Turkey, and the famous Indian director Girish Kasaravalli will be present at the festival this year.

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

Gerald R. Schneider