After the resounding success of the 10th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala we are happy to announce The 11th Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala which will be held in the capital city Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram (formely known as Trivandrum) from 20th to 24th July 2018 . The festival, a unique venture in India is being organized by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy for the Dept of Cultural Affairs, Govt of Kerala as part of its endeavor to catalyse a vibrant documentary and short film movement. The festival aims to map and reflect the exploding nature of the medium in its many facets of creativity and resistance.
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.