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International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) to begin on Dec 7

Posted on Nov 26, 10:24PM | UNI

The 17th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) will commence here on December 7.

Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, a Kerala Government Institution to promote cinema, conducts IFFK every year, according to a press release here today.

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.

14 films will be screened in the Competition Section and 7 films under Malayalam Cinema. Films from countries of Asia, Latin America and Africa will compete for the coveted 'Suvarna Chakoram' (Golden Crow Pheasant) and other awards in IFFK-2012. About ten-thousand delegates representing more than 50 countries regularly attend IFFK. The participation is increasing yearly, which gives film producers ample oppurtunities to highlight their films.