The International Film Festival of Kerala is a film festival held every year in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, India. This film celebration began in 1996 and is facilitated by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy for the benefit of Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala. The Festival is held in November or December consistently and is recognized as one of the main social occasions in India. A few national and universal movies have their premiers at the IFFK every year. Rivalry area is restricted to 14 chose films created in Asia, Africa or Latin America.
The celebration also has a segment gave to Malayalam film. On the lines of the IFFK, the Chalachitra Academy additionally sorts out the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala. The Directorate of Film Festivals, Govt of India held the International Film Festival of India IFFI at Thiruvananthapuram, in 1988. The Festival introduced enthusiasm for genuine movies and hence a few movie social orders were conceived all through the state. The exercises of the social orders included screening of exemplary movies from around the globe, leading gathering discourses on different parts of silver screen and coursing leaflets on famous producers.
The film social orders got duplicates of movies from files and from international safe havens of a few nations as a piece of culture-trade programs. The film society development raised film education among individuals and the requirement for a universal film celebration to the level of the IFFI came up. The principal IFFK was in Kozhikode in 1996. Unexpectedly, the celebration was held in the 100th year commemoration of silver screen and 100 movies were screened as a piece of the occasion. The occasion was overseen by the Kerala State Film Development Corporation KSFDC till 1998 when the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy was framed and was presented with the obligation of directing IFFK alongside different exercises for advancement of promotion of cinema.