Chalachitra Academy announces Signature Film Contest winner

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 3: Shameer Babu, an award-winning animation filmmaker, will make the signature film for the upcoming 20th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK).

The concept mooted by Babu received appreciation by an august jury comprising renowned cinematographers Shri Ramachandra Babu and Shri Sunny Joseph, noted director Shri G.S Vijayan and Kerala State Chalacitra Academy (KSCA) chairman Shri T. Rajeevnath.

Beating out some 25 entries received for the coveted assignment, the winning submission, being made under the banner of Moving Kraft animation studio, will feature the play of light and shadow through the five elements as its theme.

Babu, who hails from Chala in Kannur district, will receive an official citation, along with a cash prize of Rs 25000, at the IFFK 2015’s inaugural ceremony on December 4 at Nishagandhi auditorium.

With 15 years of experience in the television and film fields, Babu has worked for Pogo, Cartoon Network and Doordharshan. In 2012, he was awarded an Adoor Bhasi Television award and in 2014 received a Television programme promotion council award for his contribution to the television industry.

Last month, the KSCA had invited submissions of novel concepts, scripts and storyboards with 20-second run-times for the contest. The deadline for submission was October 26.

The contest was part of an ongoing KSCA initiative to search for and promote young talents, fresh ideas, innovative storytelling and approaches to filmmaking from the wider public.

IFFK 2015, Kerala’s premier film festival, will run from December 4 -11.

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