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IFFK postponed again due to COVID-19 spike

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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Kerala has been witnessing a sharp spike in the COVID-19 cases for the past week. On Monday, the state reported 22,946 fresh infections, taking the total number of COVID-19 positive cases to 54,01,777. In the wake of a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases, Kerala's Minister for Cinema and Culture Saji Cherian postponed the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)'s 26th edition. The annual event, organized by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of the Department of Cultural Affairs, was earlier scheduled to be held from February 4 to 11 at 12 movie halls in Trivandrum. Saji Cheriyan informed that the international film festival will be held at Thiruvananthapuram itself once the COVID spread comes under control.

Usually, IFFK is held in December, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed to February 2022. The eight days long gala event screens films from across the world. The Golden Crow Pheasant Award has a cash prize of Rs 20,00,000 for the best feature film in the renowned film fest. There are many more cash prizes which would be given.

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