The Indian Film Festival is a premier film festival in Kerala.
Here, over 2,000 films from the state will be screened.
The festival is a showcase of Kerala’s cinema industry.
Anak indians film festival 2017, a collaboration between Anak Keshav and Vipin Pal, is one of the most exciting film festivals in the state.
In the documentary, Vipine Pal shares his experience with Anak film industry in Kerala, as he was invited to be a part of the production of the film.
The film is called Keshavanam Keshavaam, which means ‘A film made in Kerala’.
The film follows a young filmmaker named Anak who lives in an idyllic village in Kerala’s Kozhikode district.
Anak is a passionate filmmaker who has no desire to pursue a career in film.
He is happy to be making his film, and it is an exciting time in his life.
Keshavanams family is poor.
Ankhay is the only son of the village.
The only son who has a good job, the rest of his family works in the fields and in the shop.
Ankhay says, “We were all happy when I was born.
We were very happy.
But now, we have lost hope.
We have been living in poverty for the last five years.
Now that I have started making film, I have lost my hope of making a living.”
The documentary begins with an interview with Ankhai.
He explains that the Keshvanam KESHavaam was inspired by the plight of a young person who lost his dream to make a living in film industry.
He had to sell his dream, which was to make film.
“I realised the situation was very bad for a young artist who had to work in a small shop.
He needed to learn from his mistakes.
So I started to learn how to make films from scratch.
So, I began making films in my kitchen, and I used to work from home, doing other things.
I was a very lazy and self-indulgent person.
I had no passion for anything,” says Ankhale.
The documentary ends with an insight into the struggle of the young filmmaker.
He says, “[Film] is a way to escape poverty.
And, a way of giving back.
It is a struggle for a person who has lost everything.
And it is a story of hope and freedom.
The hope and the freedom are what makes me love this film.
I am not a famous filmmaker.
I cannot make films to make money.
But I can make films because I love the story of Kerala.
And I want to make cinema so people can know about the story.”