Festival Calendar

Kerala International Film Festival

Kerala State Chalachitra Academy
Mani Bhavan
Shasthamangalam
Thiruvananthapuram
695010 Kerala
India
phone +91-471-23 10 323
fax +91-471-23 10 322
http://www.iffk.in
email: programme@iffk.in

Director
Kamal

Program Director/Contact for German Entries
Ms. Bina Paul Venugopal

Year of Foundation 1997

Event Date from 07 December 2018 till 14 December 2018

in Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Sections Competition for films from Asia, Africa and Latin America, World Cinema, Country Focus, Homages and Tributes, Retrospectives

Terms of Entry competition: 70 min. and more, productions may not be older than one year and should be produced in or co-produced with a country from Asia, Africa or Latin America.

Genre Culture

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP

Registration Deadline 10 September 2018

Fees none

Attendance Figures 175,000

Participants of the Film Industry The festival is well-attended by members of the film industry from within the state and the rest of India. There is also a good number of foreign delegates.

Prizes/Awards Suvarna Chakoram (Best Feature approx. EUR 19,900), Rajata Chakoram (Best Director approx. EUR 5,300); Audience Award (approx. EUR 2,600), Rajata Chakoram (best debut director approx. EUR 4,000); FIPRESCI Award, NETPAC Award, Lifetime Achievement Award (12,000)

German Films

2018


International Competition
THE BED by Monica Lairana (AR/DE/NL/BR, Sutor Kolonko)
THE RED PHALLUS by Tashi Gyeltshen (BT/DE/NP, Studio 108)

World Cinema
ÁGA by Milko Lazarov (BG/DE/FR, 42film)
CRYSTAL SWAN by Darya Zhuk (BY/US/RU/DE, Birgit Gernböck Produktion)
DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa (DE/UA/FR/RO/NL, Ma.ja.de. Fiction)
FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz (DE/IL/FR/CH, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions)
HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis (DE/FR/GB/PL/US, Pandora Film)
I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude (RO/CZ/FR/BG/DE, Komplizen Film)
IN THE AISLES (IN DEN GÄNGEN) by Thomas Stuber (Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, Rotor Film, Departures Film)
LEMONADE by Ioana Uricaru (DE/GB/DK, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
MAYA by Mia Hansen-Løve (FR/DE, Razor Film)
ONE STEP BEHIND THE SERAPHIM by Daniel Sandu (RO/BG/DE/FR/CZ)
OUR TIME by Cartos Reygadas (MX/FR/DE/DK/SE, ZDF)
RAFIKI by Wanuri Kahiu (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)
ROJO by Benjamin Naishtat (AR/BR/FR/NL/DE, Sutor Kolonko)
SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka (ZA/DE, Die Gesellschaft DGS)
THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi (ZA/KE/FR/LB/DE/NO/NL, Pandora Film Produktion)
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Lars von Trier (DK/FR/DE/SE, Zentropa Köln)
THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM (DER FALL VON SARAH UND SALEEM) by Muayad Alayan (PS/NL/DE/MX, Manderley Films)
THE WILD PEAR TREE by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (TR/FR/DE/BG/MK/BA/SE, DETAiLFILM)
TRANSIT by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)
VOLCANO by Roman Bondarchuk (UA/DE, elemag pictures)
YULY by Icíar Bollaín (ES/CU/GB/DE, Match Factory Productions)

The Human Spirit: Films on hope and rebuilding
POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD (PAPST FRANZISKUS - EIN MANN SEINES WORTES) by Wim Wenders (FR/DE/IT/CH, Neue Road Movies)
Celebrating Ingmar Bergman
AUTUMN SONATA by Ingmar Bergman (SE/DE/FR/GG, Personafilm)
FANNY & ALEXANDER by Ingmar Bergman (SE/DE/FR, Personafilm, Tobisfilm)
SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN (AUF DER SUCHE NACH INGMAR BERGMAN) by Margarethe von Trotta (DE/FR, C-Films (Deutschland))

Number of Films Shown 205 films from 43 countries

Media Coverage The festival is attended by journalists from the print, visual and electronic media on a national level. Besides coverage by major India newspapers and channels, representatives from the BBC cover the festival.

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Competitive Spezialised Feature Film Festival.

Evaluation The festival is an annual event with an enthusiastic audience and a reliable organisation team. A thematic international package with retrospectives, seminars and panels run by Kerala's film academy with government support. The festival has a friendly atmosphere but has limited sales possibilities.

Services The festival will incur shipping costs of films invited to the festival.

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