FILM SUBMISSIONS CLOSED FOR 2017 EDITION

SHYAM BENEGAL FLAGGED OFF THE CINE- VOYAGE

The green light for the reel revolution glinted in the presence of an overwhelming crowd of spectators, film directors, eminent film personalities political and cultural leaders. Renowned Indian film maker Shyam Benegal inaugurated the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) & Indywood Film Market (IFM) on 15th November 7.00 pm at Le Meridien.“Kochi is going to penetrate the world film scenario and the IFM would make Kochi, a cross section of world film market”, said Sohan Roy founder director of ALIIFF and IFM. Producer Siyad Koker presided over the function. Mohanlal, festival’s brand ambassador for Malayalam film industry, actress Manju Warrier, representing Cinema for Women section, hit makers Joshy, Sathyan Anthikkad, Kamal, Blessy, Siby Malayil, writer director S.N Swami, dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi, P. Rajeev MP were also present at the inaugural function. Veteran film directors I.V Sasi, K.G George were honoured at the function.The opening film Taxi directed by Iranian film maker Jafar Panahi enthralled the audience with its unique portrayal. Four films of the romantic hit maker Yash Raj in the homage section and the ‘Master Crafts of Adoor’ section also fascinated the audience.One major attractions of the festival is its  thematic showcases like Cinema for Care, Cinema for Women, Cinema for Children and Musicals. Other categories where films would be screened are Malayalam Movie section, NETPAC Award winning films and Special screenings.

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