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History of Previous Festivals

The festivals of yesteryears were not restricted to movie house exhibitions. Seminars and talks by eminent film and art personalities witnessed active and ardent participation from all walks of life. The Tier 2 towns and villages were also brought to our operational ambit and the involvement of enthusiasts from those places were encouraging.

2004

 

Sapna and Jos Theatres were the venues. Altogether 90 films were screened. Prof. M.N Vijayan, reputed cultural critique was the director of festival. Executive Director: Cherian Joseph, Chalachithrakendram Director Organizing Committee Chairman: K Radhakrishnan, Mayor – Thrissur Corporation

 

2005

 

The second chapter of IFFT was screened at Kairali and Sree Theatres. 90 films were screened. Prof. K.G. Sankarapilai, reputed poet was the director of festival. Executive Director: Cherian Joseph, Chalachithrakendram Organizing Committee Chairman: K Radhakrishnan, Mayor – Thrissur Corporation

 

2006

The third chapter of IFFT was held at Sree and Regional Theatre. T V Chandran, film maker, was the director of festival. Executive Director: Cherian Joseph, Chalachithrakendram Director Organising Committee Chairman: K Radhakrishnan

2008

 

The venue of IFFT was Bindu theatre. Film maker Late Ravindran was the Festival director. Executive Director: Dr K Gopinathan Organizing Committee Chairman: Rajaji Mathew Thomas MLA

 

2009

 

Sunny Joseph was director of the 5th IFFT Venue Ragam theatre & Elite International. Executive Directos: Mohammed Arakkal & K.A.Balagopal Organizing Committee Chairman: Rajaji Mathew Thomas MLA

 

2011

 

6th IFFT was held at Ramdas & Ravikrishna Theatres, Thrissur. Sadanand Menon was the director of festival. Executive Director: P N Gopikrishnan & P S Manoj Kumar Organizing Committee Chairman: I P Paul, Mayor, Thrissur Corporation

 

2012

 

P N Gopikrishnan was the director of 7th IFFT, held at Sapna Theatre & KailasamTheatre. Deputy Directors: .K.A. Balagopal, A Radhakrishnan Organising Committee Chairman: I P Paul, Mayor, Thrissur Corporation

2013

 

Sara Joseph, reputed writer and feminist, was the Director of 8th IFFT, held at Sree theatre, Townhall,Thrissur.Wadakkanchery Thaalam Theatre, & Talikulam Karthika Executive Director: Cherian Jospeh, Chalachithrakendram Director Oranising Committee Chairman: I P Paul, Mayor, Thrissur Corporation Working Chairman: Jossie Chandy, & Treasurer A.Radhakrishnan

 

2014

 

IFFT 9th editionfestival Director:; Vidyarthy Chatterjee,internationally acclaimed film critic ExecutiveDirector:Cherian Joseph,Thrissur Chalachitrakendram Director, Org. committee chairman sri RAJAN.J.PALLAN, Mayor,Thrissur Corporation Working Chairman:Jossie chandy

 

2015

 

10th IFFT Festival Director was Dr. K.Gopinathan Exe.Director : Mohammed Arakkal Organising committee Chairman : Rajan J Pallan working chairman : Jossie Chandy Venues : SREE Theater,Thrissur, Kodakara CITY CINEMA, Irinjalakuda SINDHU Theater, Mala Ganga Movies, Triprayar SREERAMA,Guruvayur BALAKRISHNA Kunnamkulam LIVA , Changaramkulam KRISHNA Movies Elanad GIJO Theater, Wadakanchery JAYABHARATH Screen 2

 

2016

 

11th IFFT Festival Director ::Neelan Executive Director:: Cherian Joseph Org.comm.Chairperson:: Smt.Ajitha Jayarajan,Mayor,Thrissur Corporation Venue::KAIRALYTheatre,TriprayarSREERAMA,IrinjalakudaPRABHAT Mala GANGA Movies,Guruvayur BALAKRISHNA

2017

 

12th IFFT Festival Director ; Dr.T.Meenapillai Executive Director::Cherian Joseph,Director, Thrissur Chalachitrakendram Org.Comm.Chairman:VargheseKandamkulathy,Mayor,ThrissurCorporation Venue::KAIRALYTheatre,Thripryar SREERAMA,Irinjalakuda :PRABHAT Mala:GANGA MOVIES,Guruvayur BALAKRISHNA

 

2018

 

13th IFFT Festival Director ;; Dr.Roshny Swapna Executive Director::Cherian Joseph,Director, Thrissur Chalachitrakendram Org.Comm.Chairperson : Varghese Kandankulathy,Deputy Mayor,Thrissur Corporation Venue::KAIRALYTheatre,Thripryar SREERAMA,Irinjalakuda :PRABHAT Mala:GANGA MOVIES,Guruvayur BALAKRISHNA

 

2019

 

 14th IFFT Festival Director ;; T Krishnan Unni Artistic Director : P N Gopikrishnan Executive Director::Cherian Joseph,Director, Thrissur Chalachitrakendram Org.Comm.Chairman:VargheseKandamkulathy,Mayor,ThrissurCorporation Venue::KAIRALYTheatre,Thripryar SREERAMA,Irinjalakuda :PRABHAT Mala:GANGA MOVIES,Guruvayur BALAKRISHNA

 

2020

 

15th IFFT Festival Director : Supriya Madangarly JURY Chairperson : Smt.Aruna Vasudev ,Members Jahnu Barua & FIPRESCI Jury Chair:Premendra Manzumder –Members:Premchand& Madhu Eravankara Artistic Director : P N Gopikrishnan Executive Director::Cherian Joseph,Director, Thrissur Chalachitrakendram Org.Comm.Chairperson: Ajitha Jayarajan , Mayor,ThrissurCorporation Venue::RAMDAS& RAVIKRISHNA Theatre,Thripryar SREERAMA,Irinjalakuda :PRABHAT Varandarappilly Davis ,GRAAMIKA -Kuzhikkatussery,Perinjannam CINEMA PURA, Pavaratty Cinema Centre

 

2021

 

 16th IFFT Festival Director : T KRISHNANUNNI Artistic Director : P N Gopikrishnan Executive Director::Cherian Joseph,Director, Thrissur Chalachitrakendram Org.Comm.Chairman:M K Varghese ,Mayor,ThrissurCorporation Venue::MEDLYCOT HALL,THRISSUR ,Thriprayar SREERAMA,Varandarappilly Davies, Perinjannam CINEMAPURA , GRAAMIKA , ENGADIYOOR ,

2022

 

17th IFFT Festival Director : Premendra Manzumder Joint Director : K B Venu Executive Director : Cherian Joseph ,Director-Chalachitrakendram

Condensed History of activities

• Organising International Film Festival from 2004 onwards for the last 16 years

• Organising IFFF -International Folklore Film Festival since 2017 to 2022

• Ten days touring Film Festivals was organized in the year 2005, 2006 and 2011 before film festivals that aimed at the college campuses which attracted the students and resulted in wide spread establishment of film societies and cinema clubs at Schools and Colleges over Thrissur district.

• 10 days long Script workshops for teachers and students. (2006, 2007, 2008)

• 3 Day Film Workshop – MILINDI – for the Folk groups of Naatukalakarakootam With the support of Kerala     Chalachitra Academy

• Films Division Thrissur Zone, Weekly Screening of Documentary & Short Film

• 16th European Union Film Festival (April, 2011)

• Chaaya 13 Documentary Award

• Two days Women Film Festival (2006)

• A Seminar was also organized discussing the problems of internalizing the women issues by films.

• Football Film Festivals focusing the football during World Cup season. (2006)

• Five day Children’s Film Festival in support of Kerala Children’s Film Society

.• The students from various schools participated. (2008)

• Two days Iranian Film Festival with the support of Iranian embassy. Cultural Councilor of Iranian embassy attended the function.

• Two days Palestinian Film Festival was also organized.

• Kashmiri Festival of Films.(2013) 3 Days