Fifteenth Trivandrum Film Festival Starts On July 30
Two new interesting categories are included in this year's TIFF viz. French Sentimental Comedies and Dutch cinema | By Yentha
On Jul 27, 2010


Trivandrum: The 15th Trivandrum International Film Festival is scheduled to start from July 30 at Kalabhavan and Kesari Memorial Hall. Famous Bengali Director Budhdeb Dasgupta will inaugurate the festival on 30 July 6.30 pm at Kalabhavan Theatre. The Chalachithra film society, organizer of the festival, has been conducting the festival for the past 14 years in the city.

The 15th edition of the fest has got some rare collection of films from around 22 countries. The seven day long festival has got some interesting categories like Asian Cinema, Current masters, Oscar Series. Two new interesting categories have been included in this year’s TIFF viz. French Sentimental Comedies and Dutch cinema. The festival will also have a retrospective session on films from Argentina.

‘The Hurt Locker’, directed by Kathryn Bigelow will be the inaugural film. The film was one of the most celebrated films in this year’s Oscars, which bagged six awards including the Best Picture and Best Director, surpassing James Cameroon’s ‘Avatar’.

The closing film will be ‘Antaheen’, a Bengali film directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. This film also got numerous awards at different international film festivals and also the Best Picture of 2009 in the National Film Award.


KR Moahanan, Chairman Chalachitra Academy; Orna Sagiv, Consul General, Consulate General of Israel and Ila Singh, Senior Programme Officer, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, Delhi will be present at the function.

Fifteenth Trivandrum Film Festival Starts On July 30

Official poster of 'The Hurt Locker' (Image Courtesy: Wikipedia)


The delegate fee is Rs. 300 and the passes will be issued from the festival’s office to be opened at Kalabhavan on July 29 onwards.


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