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The second release of the 25th International Film Festival of Kerala starts here on Wednesday. The celebration will be introduced by A K Balan, Minister for Cultural Affairs, at 6 pm. 

As numerous as 80 movies will be screened in six auditoriums in Ernakulam under eight classifications. The classes incorporate Indian Cinema Now, Malayalam Cinema Today, Homage, and World Cinema. 

The Bosnian film Quo Vadis, Aida? will be screened as the initial film. The film which portrays the consequence of the Bosnian decimation has been shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. 

The debut function will be held in severe consistency with Covid norms, including warm checking. The debut service will be held at Saritha theater complex and T J Vinodh, MLA, will manage the capacity. The service commences with the lighting of 25 lights to stamp the last over twenty years of IFFK. Under the administration of chief KG George, 24 prominent characters of the Malayalam entertainment world will light the lights. Chalachithra Academy administrator Kamal, Vice-executive Bina Paul, secretary C Ajoy and delegates of different film associations will be available at the event. 

State capital city interestingly was spread across four scenes - Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Thalassery, and Palakkad. The Kochi-leg opened on a sharp note with famous Honor-winning entertainer Salim Kumar communicating his rage that he was not welcomed for the occasion, notwithstanding him living in the area. 

Lifetime accomplishment grant for Jean-Luc Godard 

This year, IFFK will introduce the lifetime accomplishment grant to French-Swiss movie producer Jean-Luc Godard. In his nonappearance, movie producer Adoor Gopalakrishnan will acknowledge the honor. Thiruvananthapuram Mayor Arya Rajendran will deliver a book on the auteur and hand a duplicate to District panchayat president D Suresh Kumar. V K Prasanth will deliver the celebration handbook. He will surrender a duplicate of the equivalent to T K Rajeev Kumar. 

Social Affairs office secretary Rani George, KSCA administrator, and celebration chief Kamal, bad habit director Beena Paul, and secretary C Ajoy will participate. Bosnian destruction war dramatization Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020) will be the initial film of the celebration. 

A sum of 2,500 passes has been given in the Thiruvananthapuram leg of the celebration. As numerous as 2,164 seats have been orchestrated across five venues in the city. Aside from film screenings, the celebration will have online discussions and occasions, which will see the interest of noticeable film characters. 

Every individual who is a piece of IFFK, including volunteers, authorities, film characters, and obligation staff, will be permitted to partake simply subsequent to getting a Covid negative endorsement.

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