The capital city hosted the 22nd edition of International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) from December 8, 2017. Insult, a movie by Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri detailing the struggle of Palestinian people will be the opening movie for this year’s IFFK. The focus of this year’s festival is people who have lost identity and space.
Palestinian film ‘Wajib' coveted Golden Crow Pheasant (Suwavarna Chokoram) Award at the 22nd edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). Anucha Boonyawatana, the maker of ‘Malila - The Farewell Flower’, bagged the Silver Crow Pheasant Award for the best director, which carries a cash prize of Rs 4 lakh. Malayali director Sanju Surendran bagged the Rajatha Chakoram Award for best debut director for his film ‘Aedan: Garden of Desire’. Russian filmmaker Alexander Sukorov was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Around 190 films from 65 countries will be screened. A total of 21 packages were for the film fest. A package titled ‘Avalkoppam’ focusing on women-centric films in Malayalam has also screened.