We are happy to announce the 12th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) which will be held in Thiruvananthapuram during 21-26 June 2019. The Festival has over the years evolved into the key platform for non-fiction filmmaking in the country, has been organised by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy for the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala as part of its endeavour to catalyse a vibrant documentary and short film movement. Increasing accessibility and affordability of media technology has led to a boom in the production and scope of films. The medium is now used by image-makers from all walks of life to express, experiment, learn. The democratization of the technology has given more space to diverse voices often breaking barriers of capital. The festival aims to map and reflect the exploding and imploding nature of the medium in its many facets of creativity and resistance.
The IDSFFK aims to ensure the participation of both film professionals and audiences in programmes that are designed to trigger dialogue and debates.
Still people tend to take shortfilms on melodramatic ideas. Feel like shortfilm industry is trying to imitate Feature films. In short, it was mainly a pack of tear-jerkers. But i felt refreshed as i watched the documentaries
IDSFFK showcases the contemporary trends is shortfilms and documentaries. but for me in focus is the interesting segment as it shows works of Wang Bing and Sanjay Kak
Such kind of festivals have initiated good docuementaries as well as given words to new masters this festival is truly notable for its increased participation and enthusiasm among newcomers
Quality of films seems elevated thatn the previous festivals, still it doesn't sync when it comes to Music Video Category. 9th IDSFFK witnesses a new generation of documentary makers keen on documenting life in various hues.