Monday, December 24, 2007

Kamal Hassan to inaugurate the 12th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala

Kamalhassan , celebrated actor , will inaugurate the 12th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala to be held here from 7th December . The curtains of the festival will go up at 6 pm at the Nishagandhi Auditorium, Kanakakkunnu in Thiruvananthapuram. Miguel Littin , renowned Chilean Director will be the Guest of honor .Preparations are in full swing for the annual event, as Thiruvananthapuram gears up to celebrate 231 films from over 54 countries. The inaugural function is followed by a cultural event organized by the Folklore Academy and directed by Pramod Payyannur named ‘Rythm of Kerala’. Hana Makhmal Baf’s ‘Buddha Collapsed out of Shame’ will be screened thereafter. More than 7000 delegates are expected to participate in the in the eight day long festival.. Jafar Panahi ,illustrious Iranian Director will chair the Jury . The jury members are Naky Sy Savene, (African Actress ), Agneizka Holland (Polish film Play-wright ), Naseeruddin Shah (actor ), and Rigoberto Lopez ( Cuban film academy director ) .Thirteen film personalities, who made outstanding contributions to Malayalam cinema during 1960’s Film producers M.O. Joseph, K.N. Ravindranathan Nair, R.S. Phrabhu, former director of film archives P.K. Nair, Music director M.S. Viswanathan, M.A. Arjunan, playback singer S. Janaki, Art director S. Konnanattu, actresses K.P.A.C Lalitha, K.R. Vijaya, T.R. Omana and Santha Devi, Makeup artist K. Velappan will be felicitated at the inaugural function.

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