Malayalam film academy to pramote movie fests abroad

Published on: 21 Feb, 2015
Published under: Entertainment, General Kerala News

Seeking to spread the glory of Malayalam films across the globe, the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy is extending its support for organizing film festivals in different countries around the world.

The state-run Academy, organisers of the well-known International Film Festival of Kerala, has already offered support to conduct a Malayalam film festival in Malaysia in April and discussions are on to organise similar fests in Europe, USA, Germany and Saudi Arabia.

he Academy would play the role of facilitator in these festivals and it would help selecting films for screening in these galas, a top official said. 

“The festivals are organised by local Malayali organisations and other Indian agencies in these countries. We are playing the role of facilitators in these galas and the Academy has no financial investment in them,” Academy Chairman Rajeev said.

The first such festival would be held in Malaysia from April 18 to 24, he added.

He also said that the seven-day festival in Malaysia is organised jointly by Indian High Commission, All Malaysians Malayali Association (AMMA) and a local television channel there with the support of the Academy,


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