Thiruvananthapuram | Fifty-nine films spanning eight categories will be screened at the eighth International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) which began here today.
Long documentary section will have three screenings — The Hope doctors by Diya Banarjee dealing with the issue of medical cloning, Floating Life by Haobam Paban Kumar dealing with the environmental issues faced by Loktak, the largest lake in North East India, On a Quest by RS Prasanna narrate the life of Hindu Spiritual and founder of Chinmaya mission Guru Swami Chinmayanada.
Short documentary section will screen a total of 10 Films — Ananya by Vaibhav Hiwase, Kansutra by Karan Dhar , Halo by Amit Kumar , Beyond barbed wires.A distant dawn by Rafeeq Elias, Cotton dreams by Sandeep Rampal Balhara, Ankahee by Esha Katiyar, Bombay 70 by Disha Rindani , Vrithiyude Jaathi by Vidhu Vincent , Following the box by Anirban Mahapatra , and
Unveiled by Rishika Namdev .
The Film makers in focus session will include four films from Jammu Kashmir born Indian Film maker and Screen writer Amit Dutta. Field Trip- A documentary on the 18th century painter Nainsukh , Chitrashala – a poetic retelling of King Nala and Damayanti, Even Red Can be Sad deals with the creative life of abstract painter Ram Kumar and Nainsukh a documentary on the genius of painter Nainsukh, will be screened.
The Festival’s focus section on the theme Animation will screen two movies. Alienation by Laura Lehmus and Aubade by Mauro Carraro.Sopanasangeetham by Ambalappuzha Vijayakumar will feature in Kerala Pavilion, a programme which features traditional art forms of Kerala, will be held this evening.
Competition films, long documentary, and films in Music Videos, Campus films, Short fiction, and International categories will also be screened.
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