Female filmmakers to dominate IFFK
Saluting the women in the field of filmmaking, the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), this time screens 25 most applauded films of 24 women directors in various categories.
Rachel Perkins, Belmin Soylemez, Mariam Abou Ouf, Helena Ignez, Lucia Carreras, Francisca Silva, Djamila Sahraouri, Ann Hui, Roeberta Marques, Nadine Labaki, are few to name among them.
While the Indian representation are Deepa Mehta, Sumitra Bhave and Ajita Suchitra Veera.
Rachel Perkins, daughter of famous Australian footballer and aboriginal activist, was born in Australia. She is a famous Australian film and television director, film and television producer and a writer.
Perkins, who started her career with Blood Brothers in 1993, was the producer and writer of this film. All her works are focused on the real life of the teen girls in Australia and has six awards in her name.
One Night the Moon, released in 2001, is the film to be screened here, under the Australian Indigenous Films. The film depicts true story of a young girl, who went missing in the Australian outback in 1932. This film won ten awards in total.
Born in Istanbul, Belmin Soylemez, worked as copy writer, editor, producer for companies like ARD German TV (Istanbul Office) and BBA (Independent Press Agency Istanbul).
Her career as director marked off with the 2002 short film Dalgalar, which was penned by herself. Her second venture is the Present Tense, the film screening in the IFFK under International Competition, delivers the life of a young woman who is in search for her lost hopes and wants to escape to the US to start from zero.