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IFFK 2016- The First Transgender Friendly Fest

The festival will be a tribute to the people who have lost their lives and shelter due to the war, especially from the war-torn countries such as Syria, Libya and Iraq.

International Film Festival of Kerala which will be held from December 9 to 16, is to fix it central theme as the migrant issues and the problems faced by refugees.

“The image of Aylan Kuri’s body washed up on a Turkish beach continues to haunt us. Our objective will be to impress upon the festival goers the situation faced by many during the migrant crisis. We dedicate the festival to their memory,” Kerala State Chalachitra Academy (KSCA) chairman Kamal said at a press conference on Friday.

The festival will be a tribute to the people who have lost their lives and shelter due to the war, especially  from the war-torn countries such as Syria, Libya and Iraq.

The delegate registration for Festival will begin on November 5. Delegates can register their names at the counters set up at the KSCA at Sasthamangalam. Online registration can be done through the websitewww.iffk.in. The registration fee for ordinary delegates is Rs 500 and for students, Rs 300.

Counted as the first transgender-friendly fest, IFFK 2016 will have a special package for third gender films, and at least five IFFK venues will have separate washrooms for transgenders. Also, in a first, delegate registration forms will have a separate column for the third gender.

International Competition Section 

The list of films which will be screened in International competition section has been finalized.  The total 14 films selected are Turkish films Clair Obscur, directed by Yesim Ustaoglu; Cold of Kalandar, directed by Mustafa Kara; Egyptian film Clash, directed by Mohamed Diab; Filipino film Die Beautiful, directed by Jun Robles Lana; Chinese films Knife in the Clear Water, directed by Wang Xuebo and Soul on a String,directed by Zhang Yang; Afrikaans film Sink, directed by Brett Michael Innes; English film The Cursed Ones, directed by Nana Obiri-Yeboah and Maximilian Claussen; Mandarin film The Return, directed by Green Zeng and Iranian film Where are my Shoes? (Alzheimer), directed by Kioumars Pourahmad.

 The four Indian films were announced earlier. The Indian films are  Manhole, directed by Vidhu Vincent; Midnight Keteki, directed by Santwana Bardoloi; The Last Mural, directed by Saibal Mitra; and Kaadu Pookkunna Neram, directed by Dr. Biju.

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