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Kerala

the third eye of resistance

Director: razi.
A journey through the life of C. Saratchandran who travelled constantly with the camera and cinemas. It is a journey through the vivid, living memories of the protesters at Chaliyar, Plachimada, Muthanga and Kathikudam; through the experiences of his friends and everyone who have travelled with him or parallel to his path. As someone who pioneered in media activism as part of the little magazine movement during the Emergency, Sarat later on took up the very political duty of documenting the popular struggle movements of Kerala. This film tries to be exactly that, a clear take on the popular risings of not just Kerala, but the whole of India, by exploring and coordinating the history of those who have travelled along with Sarat. While capturing the essence of Sarat's political rebellion through documentation, which began with the VHS camera to reach the zeniths of pioneering experimentation with the Digital technology, the film is also an inquiry into the ongoing technical and creative evolutions in the production and screening of documentaries, in its right as an important media in the new world. What Sarat did with his video camera was much more than transmitting the socio-political issues to be portrayed in the mainstream society. He stood by each of those struggles, feeding them with energy and the spirit to go forward, to reach success. For someone like Sarat, who remained wide awake in both at the struggle fronts and in his personal relationships; for someone as unconditionally empathetic, the camera was always the third eye for fulfilling his mission; the third eye of resistance.

A report about 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011

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16th IFFK 2011 : Films by directors Aditi Roy [India], Carlos Cesar Arbelaez [Colombia],Hamid Reza Aligholian [Iran], Ozcan Alper [Turkey], Pablo Perelman [Chile],Salim Ahmed [India] and Sebastian Hiriat [Mexico] win prizes.A brief observation of events and films seen at 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011 [Trivandrum, India 09-16th December,2011] by film critic Mr.Lalit Rao (lalitrao@gmail.com)A successful film festival is known not only for its eclectic selection of films but also ...

Amanar Tamasheq

Director: Lluis Escartín.
A man walks into the desert. A man lives with the Tuareg. A man listens to another man, and this one asks the other to film everything he finds. To film it and spread the word beyond the dunes. Film everything, even if he does not understand. Film it, even if what’s most important remains invisible.

A World Of Film In South India

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  Kerala, in the southwest corner of India, is a truly magical place that contains majestic mountains, lush backwaters, golden rice paddies, towering coconut palms and a gorgeous coastline in what is India’s most cine-literate and culturally discerning state. Therefore, the yearly International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which is currently running in the city of Trivandrum through December 19, is a much anticipated film event that brings together filmmakers and appreciative...

ViBGYOR 2011- Call For Entries

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ViBGYOR 2011: CALL for Entrieshttp://vibgyorfilm.org/2011/callforentriesWelcome to the 6th Edition of ViBGYORInternational Film Festival for Short & Documentary films, to be held inThrissur, Kerala, India from January 12-16, 2011! The6th ViBGYOR is dedicated to the memory of late C. Saratchandran, the notedfilmmaker and activist and our friend and co-traveler at ViBGYOR. Accordinglywe have chosen ‘Political Filmmaking and Media Activism in SouthAsia’ as the special focus theme of the yea...

welcome to the 6th Edition of ViBGYOR International Film Festival, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

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Dear Friends,Greetings from VIBGYOR Collective and welcome to the 6th Edition of ViBGYORInternational Film Festival for short and documentary films at Thrissur,Kerala, from January 12-16 to beheld in the Sangeet Nataka Academy Campus! This Edition is dedicated to thememory of late C.Saratchandran, ourfriend, filmmaker and media activist, who apart from having produced manylandmark political documentary films, has been championing the Touring FilmFestival movement, `Nottam’ in Kerala and elsewh...

Kerala Festival Awards

Emerging Indian Film Talents Highlighted

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  Bollywood casts such a strong shadow over Indian cinema, that it may be surprising to many film buffs that many other regional cinemas in the country of India are thriving. With 50 different languages and vast differences between various states, films from Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Punjab are only four of the various film cultures that are producing interesting and varied work. In this regard, documentaries, short films and animated works from India are also virtually unknown ou...

CORPORATE FILM FOR VAIDYARATNAM AYURVEDA. CONCEIVED BY HARRI NAIR

CORPORATE FILM FOR VAIDYARATNAM AYURVEDA- "THE ASHATAVAIDYA PEOPLE" Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala (Oushada means medicine and sala is a building or institute) was instituted in 1941 by Ashtavaidya E T Neelakandan Moose. He had won prestigious Padmasree award for his contributions to Ayurveda treatment. Vaidyaratnam Ayurvedic Nursing Home was started in the year 1955 and Ayurvedic Medical College in 1976

KERALA EXPRESS

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Director: Jean-Marie Carrel.
A man gets down from the Kerala Express. He makes his way to a traditional house on the backwaters. Who is he? What is he looking for? What he finds will not be what he expected...

First Feature Film To Promote Kerala Tourism

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“ In Love With Kerala” - The First Feature Film To Promote Kerala Tourism With Hollywood Class.Movie Tourism or Film tourism is becoming an inevitable part of global tourism marketing. The UK tourism, Australian tourism, New Zealand tourism, Japan, Israel tourism etc have gained almost 100% growths with the help of feature films filmed in their respective countries. All these countries, have successfully implemented this strategy of promoting their destinations through feature films.Kera...

ViBGYOR 2009 Programme Highlights

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Workshop-cum- Film Festival:Mass Communication for MassesTuesday, February 3-Sunday, February 8Organic Farm & Food Fair:February 4-8, 10am-6pmNational Conference on `Food Sovereignty'Wednesday, February 4, 10am-4pm(Kamla Bhasin, Dr. Prasada Rao, Satheesh Garu, and others)Festival Inauguration: February 4, 5.30pmDr. Ilina Sen, Dean , School of Culture,Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, WardhaFilm Screenings & Activities February 5-89am-1.00pm: Film Screenings1.30-4.30: Open Forum & Mi...

International Film Festival Of Kerala (iffk)

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The festival aims at presenting a selection of the best of World Cinema and a competition section specially devoted to films from Asian, African and Latin American countries.We also showcase the best of Indian and Malayalam films from the previous year.

Week With The Masters Festival

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Animation Contest is open to independent animation artists, including students, from India and other Southeast Asian countries for work completed after August 1, 1998. Films may be up to 30 minutes in length.

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Kerala 2008 awards

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Two Outstanding films from Mexico and Venezuela bagged top honors at 13th International Film Festival of Kerala 2008 awards ceremony.Mexican film “Parque Via” directed by Enrique Rivero was declared best film. His film is a sad tale of loneliness experienced by a caretaker of a large mansion in Mexico City. Enrique Rivero had already won prizes at Locarno and Nantes for this film. Venezuelan filmmaker Mariana Rondon was chosen as best director for her film “Postcards from Leningrad”. Thi...

Kerala to host International Video Festival

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The First International Video Festival of Kerala (IVFK) will be held in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala from the 7th to 11th April 2008. The festival, a unique venture in India is being organized by the Kerala State Film Academy for the Dept of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala as part of its endeavour to catalyse a vibrant video film movement. The festival aims to map and reflect the exploding nature of the medium in its many facets of creativity and resistance. The festival...

ViBGYOR Kerala film festival

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ViBGYOR is a non-competitive festival for Non-Feature cinema. Carrying forward our central theme of last year, 'Celebrating identities and diversities', in 2007 the festival is planning a much larger event with a variety of packages. ViBGYOR Package has seven themes, underscoring the colours of the rainbow. They are: Indigenous People, Dalit Reality, Gender & Sexuality, Fundamentalism v/s Diversity, Nation State (War & Conflict), Globalization and Region Focus (South Asia). The theme for the Fo...

Are dalits part of (Vande) Mataram- India?

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"The Vande mataram - A shit version" music video using the "Patriotic" remix album on visuals of manual scavenging (Dalits removing other people's shit manually) is a conscious attempt to question the pseudo patriotism of the song and a society which allows such heinous practices on casteist lines.Some Hindutva people protested against this video after its screening at the VIBGYOR festival on 23.2.06, 3 pm at Thrissur Sahitya academy, Thrissur. As they continue their 'struggle' for preserving na...

Kerala 10 opens with record-breaking attendance expected

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THE 10th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) gets under way this evening (Friday December 09, 2005) with the promise of record-breaking attendance following a new surge of interest in pure cinema here. Officials told filmfestivals.com they expect last year’s figure of 6,300 delegates to be surpassed, despite the fact that the budget for organizing, running and promoting the festival has remained more or less the same for the past three years. Some 180 titles, including 1...

Kerala 10 opens with record breaking attendance expected

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Kerala 10 opens with record breaking attendance expected180 titles lined up in packed eight-day schedule The 10th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) gets under way this evening (Friday December 09) with the promise of record-breaking attendance following a new surge of interest in pure cinema here.Officials told filmfestivals.com they expect last year’s figure of 6,300 delegates to be surpassed, despite the fact that the budget for organizing, running and promoting the festival has r...

Countdown starts for 10th Kerala Film Festival (IFFK 2005)

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HOTELS are filling up and local people are beginning to get excited at the prospect of this year’s event, the 10th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which will open here 24 hours from now (08 December, 2005). US$32,000 to be awarded in the 10-day event The Kerala festival takes place in Trivandrum just a couple of hours drive from the southernmost tip of this vast continent. Kerala is one of the country’s 28 states and boasts one of the most cine-literate and discer...
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