NEW DELHI: Bina Paul, who heads the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) as the artistic director for 12 years, has resigned as she feels the festival now concentrates more on individual personalities.
Her last assignment has been the recent International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK).
She said the festival is less about team work and her work, which she had done with passion, had become “more like an event management job, and I am not an event manager.” She added in a statement that “a festival needs to be reinvented with time. We needed to re-think the festival through but that was not happening which I found very upsetting.”
Paul, a national-award winning film editor and alumnus of the Film and TV Institute of India (FTII), is reportedly joining the newly set up Trivandrum campus of LV Prasad Film & TV Academy as the director.
The 19th International Film Festival of Kerala is scheduled to take place from 12 to 19 December.