11th IDSFFK 2018 -Anand Patwardhan gets Lifetime Achievement award at IDSFFK
Anand Patwardhan gets Lifetime Achievement award at IDSFFK
Renowned filmmaker Anand Patwardhan has been chosen for the first Lifetime achievement award in IDSFFK . The 11th edition of the International Documentary Short Film Festival of Kerala to begin here on Friday will bestow this prestigious honour to him. Another important announcement made by the fest authorities is that the best long documentary at IDSFFK can compete for the Oscars in the non-fiction category. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has informed that best long documentary to be selected at IDSFFK can be included in the entries nominated for the Oscars in the non-fiction category.
Patwardhan will receive Rs 2 lakh and a memento. The eleventh edition of the IDSFFK, organised by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, is scheduled from July 20 to 24. The festival will be inaugurated by Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan. 206 films in various languages will be screened in different categories during the festival. The inaugural film to be screened will be a 140-minute duration documentary called 'Human Flow' directed by Ai Weiwei. This German documentary film co-produced and directed by Ai Weiwei about the current global refugee crisis. Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural. Ai Weiwei used 25 camera teams in 20 countries. The results involve many surreal scenes: tent camps erected between railways with passing Greek trains continually sounding their horns; aerial shots of perfectly symmetrical rows of tents with tiny dots in between that move around like ants; groups of white-clad Africans in Italy who seem to have escaped an art project instead of a war zone It was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival. 64 films are selected for the competition which includes long and short documentary and campus films. 13 music videos and 9 animation films will be also be screened. Engaging with Sexualities, an absorbing package of five short films produced by the PSBT (Public Service Broadcasting Trust) will also be screened.