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Nov 132019
Alliance Française de Trivandrum in association with the Embassy of France in India will screen ‘Barbara’ Duration-98 mins, Directed by Mathieu Amalric as part of September Ciné-club on 30 November
Online Short Film Festival (Vision - 2019) organized by Kerala State Youth Welfare Board will be held on November 19 at Kala Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram. The festival was organized with the technical assistance of the Kerala State Film Development Corporation. The competition is organized in three categories: Women Empowerment, Development and Others (Environment, Culture, etc).
The city-based Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) will organise a one-day training programme on Korean natural farming at its office at Vellayambalam. The Korean natural farming method uses indigenous microbial organisms for soil preparation without use of pesticides or herbicides to achieve high output. No chemical fertilizer or cow manure is used in this method of farming.
Different Art Center – an initiative of Academy of Magical Science in association with Kerala Chalchithra Academy And Kerala Social Security Mission is blazing a trail on 15th October 2019. It inaugurates 5th stage - Camille Cascade- a nature driven open air theatre. The inauguration will be blessed with the gracious presence of Shri. A K Balan – Minister for Culture And Cinema,Shri. Kamal – Film Director And Kerala State Chalachithra Academy Chairman, Shri. Gokulam Gopalan – Film Producer And Distributor, Shri. Madhu – Legendary Film Actor, Smt. Vidhubala – Yesteryear Actress.
Kiratham Kathakali led by Kalamandalam Shanmughan as part of Mahabharatham Kathakali Mela. Organised by Drisyavedi. 'Kiratham’ narrates the story of Arjuna’s penance to acquire a mighty weapon called ‘Pasupathasthra’ from Lord Shiva. The story is an excerpt from the Mahabharata. While living in exile, at the request of Yudhishtira, Arjuna observes a tough penance to acquire the divine weapon. Eventually, Lord Shiva relents but only after teaching Arjuna the value of humility.
Theatre takes centre stage at the ongoing Soorya festival with a host of performances by theatre groups from Kerala and Tamil Nadu. On October 12 (Saturday), Koothapiran Navabharath Theatres, Chennai, stages Tamil play Skandha. The next day, the same group takes the stage with Pattambi. Vignesh Ratnam’s play, ‘Pattambi,’ written by Ratnam Koothapiran, is certainly of a different kind. With a simple premise, but an unexpected ending, ‘Pattambi’ is not the most entertaining or humorous play you would come across, but a serious, emotionally powerful one.
Soorya celebrates Indian cinema with a selection from across the country. Watch Sa (Bengali) and Padmaavat (Hindi) on September 28. To Let (Tamil) and Athiran (Malayalam) are screened on September 29. Uma, a Marathi film, and The Sound Story, a Malayalam film are on September 30. Uronchondi (Bengali), Walking with the wind (Hindi) and Aamhi Doghi (Marati) are scheduled to be screened on October 2, 3 and 4 respectively.
As the shores of God’s Own Country prepare to greet the auspicious period of Navarathri, it is at the historic Navarathri Mandapam at the Fort Palace complex in Thiruvananthapuram where the lights shine brightest. Annually, it hosts the prestigious Navarathri Music Festival, a nine-day music fiesta where fans get to view some of the giants of the classical music industry.
Banner Film society screens Vipin Vijay’s "Prathibhasam" and Goutham Soorya and Sudeep Elamon’s "Sleeplessly Yours". Prathibhasam, a feature film directed by national award-winning filmmaker Vipin Vijay. The film has been selected as one of seven from across India for the Work-in-Progress lab at the Film Bazaar 2016, organised by the National Film Development Corporation, in conjunction with IFFI.
If you love to swing to music, then this could be your time to let your hair down at Dholi Taro Dandiya Night. Wear your vibrant ethnic best and move gracefully in circles while keeping time with dandiya sticks to the tunes of Gujarati, Bollywood and DJ dandiya mix by DJ Akhil.
Kerala Lalitakala Akademi organises Politricks, an exhibition of cartoonist KB Harikumar works.  The exhibition of 50 political cartoons by Harikumar at Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan, deals with themes such as GST, demonetisation, fuel price hike and corruption within the political circles.

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Nov 122019
The online delegate registration for the 24th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) will commence on Tuesday. The festival is scheduled to be held from December 6 to 13.