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24th IFFK 2019 concludes in Thiruvananthapuram; Japanese film wins Suvarna chakoram award

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Kerala State Chalachitra Academy (KSCA), an a Kerala Government Institution to promote cinema  has organized the 24th edition of  International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) 2019 in Nishagandhi Auditorium, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) from December 6- 13, 2019.Chief Minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan presented awards during the event.Japanese film won the Suvarna Chakoram awardJapanese film, ‘They Say Nothing Stays the Same’, directed by Joe Odagiri, has won the prestigious Suvarna Chakoram award 2019 (Golden Crow Pheasant) for the best film screened in the competition section. It award carries a cash prize Rs 20,00,000 (approximately $28,000) for the best feature film to be shared equally between the director and the producer.

List of other winners:

S.No Award name Winner
1 Rajatha Chakoram (Silver Crow Pheasant) award for the best director Allan Deberton, for the Brazilian film Pacarrete
2 Rajatha Chakoram for Best Debut Director Cesar Diaz for Our Mothers, a film from Guatemala
3 Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 Fernando Solanas, a filmmaker from Argentine.
4 Rajatha Chakoram Audience Prize Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikattu
Special Jury Mention Award in competition category.
5 International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award for the best Malayalam movie Malayalam films Pani
6 FIPRESCI award for the best film in Competition Camille, directed by Boris Lojkine


Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) award for the best Asian film in competition Aani Maani, directed by Fahim Irshad
K.R. Mohanan Endowment Award for Best Debut Director from India
9 NETPAC award for the Best Malayalam Film Veyilmarangal by Bijukumar Damodaran
10 NETPAC Special Jury Mention award Kumbalangi Nights, directed by Madhu C. Narayanan

International Film Festival of Kerala:
It was established in 1996 &this is one of the leading cultural events of India in which several national and International films have their premier each year. The competition includes the films from Asia, Africa or Latin America.

About Kerala:
– Thiruvananthapuram
Governor– Arif Mohammad Khan
Chief Minister– Pinarayi Vijayan