|where:||Trivandrum (Kerala, India)|
|when:||December 10th - 17th, 2021|
|address:||Centre for International Film Research and Archives (CIFRA)|
Sathyan Memorial Building
KINFRA Film and Video Park
Sainik School P.O.
Kazhakoottam, Trivandrum - 695585, India
|entry form:||Online Submission|
Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, a Kerala Government Institution to promote cinema conducts International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) every year. A competition section for the films from Asian and African and Latin American countries is the highlight of the festival. The Golden Crow Pheasant Award with a cash prize INR 15 lakhs (approximate 30,000 US dollars) for the best feature film to be shared equally between the director and the producer.
In a pioneering initiative, the Government of Kerala set up Kerala State Chalachitra Academy (Motion Picture Academy of the Kerala State) in August 1998. The first of its kind in the country, the Academy is an effort to counter the gross commoditization of the film medium and a rightful recognition of the contribution of cinema to the cultural enlightenment of the society. It is guided by the motto that Cinema should contribute to the complete development of human being, both as an individual and as a social being.