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26TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2022

The 26th IFFK comes to a glittering stopple. The awards for the 26th International Film Festival of Kerala has been announced. Follow the award section for more details

 

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Award Winners

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Suvarna Chakoram for Best Film

Clara Sola by Nathalie Alvarez Mesen
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Rajata Chakoram for Best Director

Ines Maria Barrionuevo for Camila Saldra Esta Noche
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Rajata Chakoram for Best Debut Director

Nathalie Alvarez Mesen for Clara Sola
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Audience Poll Award

Koozhangal by Vinothraj P S
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FIPRESCI Award for Best International Film

You Resemble Me by Dina Amer
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FIPRESCI Award for Best Malayalam Film

Aavasavyuham by Krishand
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NETPAC Award for the Best Asian Film

Koozhangal by Vinothraj P S
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NETPAC Award for the Best Malayalam Film

Aavasavyuham by Krishand
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FFSI KR Mohanan Award for Best Debut Director from India

Prabhash Chandra for Be Ches Ne Veth
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FFSI KR Mohanan Award for Best Debut Director from India

Tara Ramanujan for Nishiddho
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Special mention for performance

Nina Dziembrowski for Camila Saldra Esta Noche
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Special mention

Let it be morning by Eran Kolirin
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Jury Prize

Koozhangal by Vinothraj P S
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Closing Ceremony


The 26th International Film Festival of Kerala comes to a magnificient close. The eight day-night long festival was as enthralling as it was captivating with its huge audience participation and support. The closing ceremony will be held at Nishagandhi on 25-03-2022 at 6:30 pm. The ceremony will be inaugurated by Sri. K N Balagopal (Hon'ble Minister for Finance)Sri. Saji Cheriyan (Hon'ble Minister for Culture, Fisheries and Youth Affairs) will preside over the function and distribute the awards. Sri. Nawazuddin Siddhiqui will be the Chief Guest and writer Sri. T Padmanabhan will be the Guest of Honour. Sri. V N Vasavan (Hon'ble Minister for Cooperation and Registration) will distribute the media awards.

Adv. V K Prasanth MLA, District Panchayath President Adv. D Sureshkumar, Jury Chairman Sri. Girish Kasaravalli, NETPAC Jury Chairperson Smt. Rashmi Doraiswamy, FIPRESCI Jury Chairman Sri. Ashok Rane, K R Mohanan Endowment Award Jury Chairman Sri. Amrit Gangar, Principal Secretary Smt. Rani George IAS, KSCA Chairman Sri. Ranjith, Vice-Chairman Sri. Premkumar, Artistic Director Smt. Bina Paul and Secretary Sri. C Ajoy will also be present at the function. The award winning film will be screened after the inauguration. The closing ceremony will begin with a fusion music by Madhushree Narayanan and Rajalakshmi.

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Master class by Anurag Kashyap


Anurag Kashyap is a filmmaker, writer, editor, producer, and actor known for his works in Indian cinema. Kashyap got his major break as a co-writer in Ram Gopal Varma’s crime drama Satya (1998), and made his directorial debut with Paanch. He co-directed India’s first Netflix Original series, the crime thriller Sacred Games, based on Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name and the romantic drama Manmarziyaan. For his contributions to film, the Government of France awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) in 2013. He is also the co-founder of a film production company, Good Bad Films. Black Friday, No Smoking, Return of Hanuman, Gulaal, Mumbai Cutting, That Girl in Yellow Boots, Gangs of Wasseypur 1&2, Bombay Talkies, Bombay Velvet, Raman Raghav 2.0, Mukkabaaz, Choked, etc include his directorial features. His works in the series Lust Stories and Ghost Stories were appreciated widely. He was also nominated for the Golden Leopard at the 57th Locarno Film Festival and his three films, Gangs of Wasseypur, Ugly and Raman Raghav 2.0 were in the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes. He is known for his unflinching stance on issues related to secularism and supremacy of the Constitutional values.

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Animation Workshop


Cinema and storytelling have endless possibilities in an age where technology and art merge with the best sensibilities. As part of the 26th International Film Festival of Kerala, we are having a workshop on ‘Animation Cinema’ with the excellent makers in the field lined up to take you through its immense prospectus. The workshop will be helmed by Suresh Eriyat- Founder & Creative Director of STUDIO EEKSAURUS, and Adhiti Krishnadas- director of the acclaimed animation film Kandittund. 

There will be a screening of Kandittundu and the creators will talk about the making of it along with an exclusive and open interaction with 92 years old storyteller P N K Panicker who is the inspiration behind the film. The session will also discuss the original animated short films coming from India and their impact globally.

The Animation Workshop will be held on 21st March 2022 from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm at Hotel Hycinth.

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Whose archive is it anyway?


A discourse on Cinema as an important aspect of cultural heritage, with a focus on issues of preservation, documentation, and dissemination of motion picture archives.

On the occasion of the 26th IFFK, a Panel Discussion as part of the PK Nair Memorial Seminar entitled ‘Whose archive is it anyway?’ will be held on 23rd March 2022 at 11:00 AM at Hotel Hycinth

- Inauguration by Sri Adoor Gopalakrishnan

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui to be chief guest at IFFK closing ceremony


The eight day long extravaganza, the 26th International Film Festival of Kerala comes to a magnificent close. The eight day-night long festival was as enthralling as it was captivating with its huge audience participation and support. The closing ceremony will be inaugurated by the Minister for Finance, K N Balagopal. Saji Cherian, Minister for Cultural Affairs will preside over the function and d ...

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IFFK 2022 to award films, directors across nine categories


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IFFK to celebrate 50 years of Adoors Swayamvaram with video series


The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK 2022) celebrates 50 years of maestro Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s classic Swayamvaram by launching a series of videos titled Swayamvaram@50 on March 25, on social media. Swayamvaram@50 will be released by Saji Cherian, Minister for Cultural Affairs. Adoor Gopalakrishnan will preside over the event. The function will be held at 3.30 p.m. at the IFFK ...

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IFFK 2022 opens a window to the fading cultures of nations riven by conflict


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Daily Bulletin

IFFK 2022 Signature Film


Cinema is a proven mode of expression that can unite people across the world. Faiths, cultures and traditions may vary across geographies and continents. But human emotions of love, humility and a sense of oneness have been common across the globe. Shades of greed, anger and oppressions may prevail the human urge for peace and harmony temporarily. But we shall overcome. Covid19 pandemic shows us that humanity will affect the wholesome if something bad happens anywhere in the world. People of Kerala, who had been affected by two floods in the previous years, were trying to survive from the Coronavirus pandemic too. Like everywhere else, the pandemic led Malayalees also into slumber and great anxiety. The Signature film is trying to assimilate the spirit of 26th IFFK and explore how celebrations, art and films can overcome these darkness and depression through conjuring human spirit and enthusiasm in the post-Covid19 world.

Concept & Direction: Mujeeb Madathil Design & Animation: Vinod Pancharath Music: Bibin Ashok Sound Design: Ramabhadran B Final Mix: Sanal Mathew Design associate: Deljo Thekkekkara Creative associate: Jibu Thomas

JURY

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GIRISH KASARAVALLI

International Competition
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RASHMI DORAISWAMY

NETPAC
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VIERA LANGEROVA

FIPRESCI
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AMRIT GANGAR

FFSI KR Mohanan Endowment