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Film festivals are the merging points of the National and International Cinema. It’s a stage where good cinemas released around the world are screened. The first film festival in India had its origin in the year 1952 at Delhi. Film Festivals were spread in other cities during 1990s. The film festivals were regionalized and localized from the year 2000 onwards. In Thrissur, international film festival taking place for the first time in 2004 with the support of Thrissur Corporation.


The International Film Festival of Thrissur (IFFT) is a joint venture of Thrissur Chalachitrakendram, Corporation of Thrissur, Thrissur Jilla Panchayath, Banerji Memorial Club and K.W. Joseph Memorial.& St.Thomas College,Thrissur.

The film festival is the second longest running r film festival in Kerala under the aegis of a film society. It started in 2004 with the patronage of film connoisseurs of the city of Thrissur and its neighbouring suburbs, the Corporation, Jilla Panchayat, Government officials and the business community. 

In 2022, IFFT will celebrate its 17th edition – 1 to 7 March -  by continuing to focus on bringing the best in contemporary and classic cinema to its audiences and the development of a vibrant film culture. The 17th edition aims to explore the best of cinema that Asian and African countries have offered to the world.

Organising Committee Chief Patrons

* V. Muraleedharan Minister of State for External Affairs,GoI

* K Rajan Minister for Revenue and Housing GoK

* K Radhakrishnan Minister for Welfare of SC, ST &BC and Devaswoms,GoK

* Dr. R Bindu Minister for Higher Education and Social Justice GoK

* M K Varghese Mayor-Thrissur Corporation

* T N Pratapan MP

* Suresh Gopi MP

* P K Davis President, Thrissur Jilla Panchayath


* M K Varghese - Mayor Thrissur Corporation

* Shaji N Karun, Chairman KSFDC

* Ranjith,Chairman Kerala Chalachitra Academy

* Chelavoor Venu, Vice President-FFSI 

* T Krishnan Unni, Chairman-Orange Film Academy

* V K Joseph,Secretary-FFSI

* Dr. CN Parameswaran

C P John Former Member-Planning Board

PV Unnikrishnan, Former Member-Planning Board

* Mohan Paul Kattookkaran Jos Alukkas

* Igny Mathew

* Dr. K Gopinathan

* E J Joseph,Kattapana FS

* Prakash Sreedhar, Moovatupuzha FS

* P K Jayan ,Chartered Accountant

* T L Santhosh

Organising Committee Chairman & patron

General Convener

* P Balachandran MLA

* K Rajan Minister For Revenue,GoK

Vice Chairpersons

* Rajasree Gopan  ( Deputy Mayor )          *  Rajan J Pallan - (Opp.Leader.corp)   
* Varghese Kandamkulathy Swapna      *  John Daniel Chairman,Standing Comm. Thrissur Corporation    *  KV Saju –Jilla Panchayath Member

 * Surjith – Jilla Panchayath Member

 * VS Prince – Jilla Panchayath Member

 * P K Shajan

Festival Directorate

Joint Director

Artistic Director

* Premendra  Manzumder

* K B Venu

* P.N.Gopikrishanan

* Secretary , FFSI

Artistic Director

Executive Director


Legal Advisor

* P.N.Gopikrishanan

* Cherian Joseph

* A Radhakrishnan

* Adv.Bhagathsingh

Joint Directors

* D Ashtamoorthy

* Dr.C S Biju

* Adv.AY Khalid

* Paul Jose Kattookkaran

Deputy Directors

Joint Conveners

* Dr.Roshny Swapna

* Balagopalan K.N

* Cherian E George

* Surendran K G

* Joffee Jos Chettupuzhakkaran

* Shylesh P D

Kittan P K

Sajeerbabu V S

Naveen V B

Manish V Arikkat





Dr.Aravindan Vallachira


Mohanakrishnan V



KB Venu



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