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25th Edition of ‘International Film Festival of Kerala’ 2021

The 25th edition of “International Film Festival of Kerala” 2021 was organised by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, on behalf of Department of Cultural Affairs, Govt of Kerala.

Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the 25th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) on 10 February 2021.

IFFK was conducted in four different regions:
  1. Thiruvananthapuram- 10 to 14 February 2021
  2. Kochi- 17 to 21 February 2021
  3. Thalassery- 23 to 27 February 2021
  4. Palakkad- 01 to 05 March 2021

25th International Film Festival of Kerala Awards

Lifetime Achievement award- 2020:

  • Veteran French film maker Jean-Luc Godard has been selected for the Lifetime Achievement award- 2020 for his contributions to the ‘New Wave’ film movement.

FFSI KR Mohanan Award for Best Debut Director from India:

Akshay Indikar, for ‘Chronicle of Space/Sthalpuran’

NETPAC Awards:

NETPAC Award for the Best Asian Film in Competition:

Film: Chronicle Of Space / Sthalpuran, Director: Akshay Indikar

NETPAC Award for the Best Malayalam Film:

Film: Musical Chair, Director: Vipin Atley

FIPRESCI Awards:

FIPRESCI Award for Best Film in International Competition:

Film: ‘In Between Dying’, Directed by: Hilal Baydarov

FIPRESCI Award for Best Malayalam Film:

Film: ‘Android Kunjappan Version 5.25’, Directed by: Ratheesh Balakrishanan Poduval

International Competition Awards:

Special Mention for Direction:

Film: Churuli, Directed by: Lijo Jose Pelliserry

Special Mention for Acting:

Actress: Maria Twala Mhlongo, Film- ‘This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection’

Rajata Chakoram for Best Debut Director to:

Director: Alejandro Telemaco Tarraf, for the film- Piedra Sola

Rajata Chakoram for Best Director to:

Director: Bahman Tavoosi, for Film- The Names of The Flowers/ Los Nombres de Las Flores

Suvarna Chakoram for Best Film to:

Film: ‘This is not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection’, Directed by: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Audience Poll Award:

Film: Churuli, Directed by: Lijo Jose Pelliserry

Source: iffk.in

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