Thiruvananthapuram: After the resounding success of the 4th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy has announced the fifth Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, which will be held here from June 8 to 12.
The festival, a unique venture in India is being organised by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy for the Dept of Cultural Affairs, Kerala Government as part of its endeavor to catalyse a vibrant documentary and short film movement.
Increasing accessibility and affordability of media technology has led to a boom in the production and scope of films. The media is now used by image-makers from all walks of life to express, experiment, learn and as an effective tool to conscientise and bring about social change.
The festival aims to map and reflect the exploding nature of the medium in its many facets of creativity and resistance. Long Documentary (over 40 mts), Short Documentary, Short Fiction (under 70 mts), Animation, Music Videos would come under the National Competition Section.
There would be Campus films competition for films produced by students from Educational Institutions above Higher Secondary level based in Kerala.
National and International non competitive sections would have Long Documentary Section (over 40mts), Short Documentary Section, Short Fiction section (under 70mts), Public Interest spots, Music Videos, Animation Films, Student Productions.
There will also be specially curated sections focusing on issues, themes, countries and the works of filmmakers.
The programme will also include Interaction/Workshop Sections with Media and Professionals from all over India.