Kochi film festival to rope in a German curator

Come December 16th, Kochi the emerging financial capital of Kerala will be hosting the much acclaimed International Film Festival at five different venues  in the city. The first edition of this film festival will stand out for many reasons. Apart from featuring a panorama of world class films from all over the world, the organisers have roped in a young German film researcher,  Alexandra Schott to curate and organise the panel discussions for the festival.

Alexandra is well experienced in organising panel discussions and has been associated with a majority of Indian International Film Festivals held overseas.  The team will be engaged in curating discussions on contemporary films and potential solution on socio-political and environmental issues with an underlying theme of ‘Discover India through films.’

The session will be paying tribute to the  centenary year of Indian cinema with  special focus on Malayalam, which will be represented by some of the stalwarts of Malayalam film industry. The interactive sessions  will make the film aspirants aware of the latest film making technologies and the changing trends in world cinema and the evolution of universally accepted themes and treatments.

Alexandra opined that even today there are many independent film makers who are still not aware of the  international film festivals where they can showcase their films.  Film festivals like the one to be held in Kochi not only will help to bring good cinema to the audience but will also provide the much needed platform for the aspiring film makers to screen their creations to a creative audience.

With more than 100 movies to be screened including the well rated movies like Holy Motors, Love, Me and You, Sister , the film festival will be a unique event to the movie lovers of the State. Organized  by Cochin Gateway Entertainment and Management Society.  This film fest will bring some of the best movies from world cinema before the curtains are drawn on 23rd December . (see facebook page)

Sholto Ramsay

Boss, motivator and general eccentric with a deep love of Kerala and India who just wants everyone to enjoy an amazing and life enhancing experience of Kerala.

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