ViBGYOR Film Festival, held every year in Thrissur, Kerala, celebrates the vagaries of identity and the richness of its embodied diversity in the Festival of Short and Documentary films. The four-day Film festival invests not just in the banquet of films of value and sense but strives to make the event a rich visual and intellectual experience in interfacing with filmmakers, activists, peoples' movement leaders and academicians from as divergent streams of life and activities.
The Second Edition of ViBGYOR will be held from 10th to 13th of May 2007 at the Sangeet Nataka Akademy Campus (Regional Theatre & Natyagruham), Thrissur. This year we also introduce a 'Festival to the People', creating a parallel venue in Pananchery Panchayath, not far from Thrissur town, where films will be screened and filmmakers will meet people face to face.
ViBGYOR Package has seven themes, highlighting the colours of the rainbow. They are: Indigenous people, Dalit Reality, Gender & Sexuality, Fundamentalism v/s Diversity, Nation State, Globalization and Region Focus(South Asia). The theme for the Focus of the Year 2007 is Earth. The festival will start with a national conference on the same theme. Apart from the above two packages, there will be Short Fictions, Music Videos, Animations and Spots, an 'Global Concerns' ( Human Rights, Migration, Health & HIV), `Kerala Spectrum' and the Retrospectives of the Brazilian Director Silvio Tendler and of Anand Patwardhan . The other features include Open Forum, Meet the Filmmakers, Film Market etc. Read http://vibgyorfilm.com/2007/description for more details