Thiruvananthapuram | Actor Tom Alter inaugurated the eighth edition of the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, here this evening.
The inaugural function was followed by the screening of the opening films; The Phone Call directed by famous English film maker Mat Kirkby and Following Nazarin directed by the surrealistic film maker Javier Espada.
Around 210 films selected from 35 countries are screening under 15 categories in this festival.
Competition category comprises 74 films including 11 Malayalam films. 9 Korean films are screening under the Country focus category. The 8th IDSFFK presents Amit Dutta as Filmmaker in Focus and screens his famous 10 short films.
The jury for the documentary section are Audrius Stonys , R V Ramani and Venu.
The Jury members of the fiction category comprises the critic turned film maker Altaf Mazid, film maker and cultural entrepreneur Ari Allansson and the famous Bengali director Ashoke Viswanathan.
The Best Short Film will be awarded by a cash prize of RS.50,000 and a certificate and the Best Music Video will be awarded Rs.25,000 and a certificate. Rs. 20,000 and a certificate will be awarded to the creative team of Best Campus Film.
Award for the Best Cinematographer donated by eminent Cinematographer Mr. Navroze Contractor and the award constitute a cash prize of 15,000 and a certificate.
The five day long festival is organised by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy.
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