Better to the best: Open Forum
“Filmmakers are subjected to criticism and comments” said Chairman of Kerala State Chalachitra
Academy, Kamal. He was talking at the last open forum session of the 22 nd International Film Festival
of Kerala while evaluating the whole festival. Several questions were raised against the integrity of the
festival as cinephiles and other film enthusiasts were concerned on the existence of Malayalam films.
The delegates raised their queries and anticipation regarding the fete and the smooth organizing of the
festivals in the years to come. The team behind the festival was present at the dais which includes Bina
Paul (Artistic Director and Vice-Chairperson of Chalachitra Academy), Mahesh Panju (Secretary of
Chalachitra Academy), V.K.Joseph , film critic and Malayalam actor Alencier Ley Lopez.