Kerala academy plans web magazine on Malayalam films

MUMBAI: After it successfully conducted the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) early this month, the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy plans to launch an online magazine providing news and features about the film industry in the state.

The web magazine would offer extensive coverage on the Malayalam film industry showcasing news relating to art and mainstream films, academy sources said. It would be developed by the state-owned Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT).

The features proposed for the site include a review section and industry news. News on latest releases and ongoing projects, academy activities, technology update, market analysis and columns by critics and filmmakers would also figure in the site.

With a view to encouraging marketing of Malayalam films by new filmmakers, previews of their films would be posted on the website, it is gathered.

Reviews of books on films would also be available on the website.

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