The 18th edition of the Trivandrum International Film Festival (TIFF) organised by Chalachithra Film Society kick-started on August 9 with the official inauguration by renowned film maker T.V Chandran. K R Mohanan, former chairman, Chalachitra Academy presided over the function and Kayoko Furukawa, Consul (Japan), Chennai, was the guest of honour.
Hungarian film ‘The Adventure’ directed by Jozsef Sipos was the inaugural film at the festival. Seven films were screened on the opening day. The films being screened at Ranga Vilasam are ‘The Adventure’ (Hungary) directed by Jozsef Sipos, ‘Upper Dog’ (Norway) by Sara Johnson, Ballad (Japan) by Yamazaki Takashi and inaugural film Hives. At Levee Hall there will be three screenings at 10.15 am, 11 am and 4.30 pm.
The films to be screened are ‘Love is Love’ (Czech) by Milan Cieslar, The Poor (Iran) by Mohammad Reza and Water Lilies (French) by Celine Sciamma. The one-week long film festival features French, Hungarian and Japanese. In addition to this, the festival will screen films from 21 countries in the world cinema section. The festival concludes on August 15.