INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THRISSUR (IFFT) –BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN-MANAPPURAM INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL OF KERALA (ICFFK), 2023- SEPTEMBER 08-10, 2023
The International Children’s Film Festival of Kerala (ICFFK) is being held in association with BharatiyaVidyaBhavan, Thrissur Kendra and Manappuram Group, with the cooperation of NFDC, Kerala Chalachitra Academy, Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI), local administration and other film related organizations during 8th to 10th September, 2023 (Friday to Sunday) at Thrissur. ICFFK is an event aimed to provide exposure to the young audience and aspiring children film makers to films that are rooted in variety of genres like realism, fantasy, adventure, war, musicals, comedy, and literary adaptations. These array of films is expected to enrich their cinematic experience and promote media literacy as also provide a fillip to the critical thinking of children and their ability to deconstruct images. The ICFFK will provide an opportunity to aspiring young minds to hone their hidden cinematic and creative skills as also enable them to gain ‘first-hand’ knowledge by interacting with many eminent film personalities.
The festival will be showcasing classic feature films from across the globe as also films by Indian Master Directors, short films, documentaries and animation films over three days of festive celebrations and is expected to be attended by hundreds of children, their parents and film professionals and eminent guests. During the three-day festival, about 75 films based on the broad themes of Harmony, Environment and Climate Change, Future India, Rural Development, Diversity and Human Rights will be screened at Inox Theatre, Shobha City Mall and the BharatiyaVidyaBhavan Auditorium, Thrissur.
CATEGORY OF PARTICIPATION AND DURATION OF FILMS:
Children in the age group of 13 to 18 years, with duration of the work being less than ten minutes.
Children in the age group of above 18 years, with duration of 10 minutes to 60 minutes
Children in the age group of above 18 years, with duration of 60 minutes or more
AWARDS:Awards and prize money totalling one lakh will be given under different categories:
• GOLDEN ELEPHANT TROPHY for Best Children’s Film
• SILVER ELEPHANT TROPHY for Second Best Children’s Film
• BRONZE ELEPHANT TROPHY for Third Best Children’s Film
• A GOLDEN ELEPHANT TROPHY for Best Little Director
• A GOLDEN ELEPHANT TROPHY for Best Story
• BEST CHILD ACTOR
• Special Mention Plaques may be awarded at the discretion of the Jury
• Certificate of Participation to all short listed films.
COMPETITION - INTERNATIONAL
Live Action Feature Films (Animation and Documentary Films are also eligible for inclusion in this Section)
Duration - Films with a duration of 60 minutes or more will be considered under the category of ‘feature film’.
Only films completed after 1st January, 2022
Submission of films will be open from 1st May, 2023 and last date of submission is 5.00 P.M. on 15th August, 2023.
Selected/shortlisted films will be notified before 20th August, 2023.
Details will be available at:
IFFT Website: https://www.ifft.in/ifft-1/
For further queries, may please contact:
ICFFK 2023 - COMPETITION FILMS
IFFT- BVB MANAPPURAM INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS FILM FESTIVAL OF KERALA @THRISSUR (ICFFK- 2023)
September 8,9 & 10
In this fast moving technological age, Movies are undoubtedly a captivating medium, especially for children, that enables them to develop their cognitive abilities and in the process stimulate creative urge, maintain focus, develop logical thinking, reasoning, visual and auditory responses, among others. Movies, though may contain elements of fantasy, make-believe world, nevertheless depict many ‘real life’ scenes, with which children can easily identify themselves!
The IFFT-MANAPPURAM International Children’s Film Festival of Kerala (ICFFK) being held in association with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Thrissur Kendra at Thrissur during 8-10th September, 2023 is an event aimed to provide exposure to the young audience and aspiring little film makers to films that enrich their cinematic experience and promote visual media literacy as also stimulate the critical thinking of children and their ability to deconstruct images. The festival will be showcasing feature films, short films and animation films rooted in genres of realism, fantasy, adventure, war, musicals, comedy, and literary adaptations and animation films. The three-day festival is expected to be attended by thousands of children and film professionals and eminent guests. The ICFFK will provide an opportunity to aspiring young minds to hone their hidden cinematic and creative skills as also enable them to gain ‘first-hand’ knowledge by interacting with many eminent film personalities. As a prelude to the ICFFK, a Mobile Film Making Workshop will be conducted by an eminent documentary film maker to familiarise children on the technical nuances and practical hands on experience of making short films using mobile phones.
INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FILM FESTIVAL (IFFF) - 2024 January 05-09
Folklore films and documentaries are an effective tool to familiarise ourselves with our traditional knowledge and culture. As we all know, everything linked to human life also comes under the purview of folklore. Folklore encompasses everything originating in the rural, the roots, aesthetics, mythology, arts, handicrafts, natural lifestyles and so on. A strong and extensive oral tradition, handicrafts tradition and artistic tradition are the tributaries of folklore. All traditional knowledge and art have its origin in nature and its diverse resources. Of course, for folklore film makers, chronicling tradition, natural heritage and culture is a challenge.
The 7th edition of IFFF is being organized jointly by the International Film Festival of Thrissur (IFFT), Centre for Media Studies, St. Thomas College, Thrissur, Naatukalakarakootam,and International Folk Films India during 05-09 January 2024. IFFF will be held in hybrid mode in which both online and physical screening of the films are envisaged and the online screening will be done on an exclusive digital platform.
Entries on folklore-based short and documentary films on the broad realms of Art, Heritage, Culture, Oral Tradition, Biodiversity are will be showcased in the 7th edition of the International Folklore Film Festival.
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THRISSUR (IFFT) Since 2004
Film festivals are the merging points of the National and International Cinema. It’s an arena where noteworthy films from across the globe are screened. Film festivals in India had its origin in the year 1952 at Delhi. In the subsequent years, film festivals were conducted in other cities, especially during 1990s. The film festivals were regionalized and localized from the year 2000 onwards.
The International Film Festival of Thrissur (IFFT) is a joint venture of Thrissur Janasamskara Chalachitra Kendram, Corporation of Thrissur, Thrissur Jilla Panchayath, Banerji Memorial Club and K.W. Joseph Memorial & St. Thomas College, Thrissur, with the patronage and active involvement of film connoisseurs of the city of Thrissur and neighbouring suburbs, Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI), other government bodies and the business community. The first edition of International Film Festival of Thrissur (IFFT) was launched in the year in 2004 with the support of Thrissur Corporation. IFFT has the unique distinction of being the second longest running film festival in Kerala, held under the aegis of Chalachitra Kendram, a film society. IFFT has successfully conducted 18 editions so far, with the prime focus on bringing the best in contemporary and classic cinema, both at the national and international levels, to its audiences and the development of a vibrant film culture.