Wednesday, May 28, 2008

First International Video Festival of Kerala (IVFK )concludes

The award for best long documentary went to Vinod Raja for his ‘The Mahua Memoirs’ , at the International Video Festival of Kerala (IVFK), organised by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy,which concluded yesterday. ‘Kadaltheerathu’ directed by Sherry, based on a short story by O.V. Vijayan, has won the award for the best short fiction. ‘Morality TV and the loving Jehad’ directed by Paromita Vohra was selected as the best short documentary. ‘Mukund and Riaz’ directed by Nina Sabnani and ‘Shadow’ directed by Varun Jyoti Deori shared the award for the best animation film. Mr. Sashi Kumar, the Jury Chairman while presenting the report, proposed that the festival venue should be made livelier by holding workshops and seminars. Such sessions would initiate discourses on the problems in filmmaking, censorship and taking up of sensitive issues. The jury also suggested that the video package showcased in the festival should be shown in other parts of the State and the country too.. Chief Minister of Kerala V.S. Achuthanandan and Benoy Viswom , Forest Minister addressed the gathering

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