Delegates can register for the upcoming 20th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) on the festival’s official website www.iffk.in from today.
The Kerala State Chalachitra Academy (KSCA) has created a one-time registration system, which requires a delegate to register only once and retains the information provided – streamlining the registration process.
Returning delegates will only have to pay the Rs 500 fee – either through online payment or by downloading the challan from the State Bank of Travancore website and paying at any SBT branch across the country.
Usernames and passwords have been sent via SMS and email to delegates from last year’s festival.
First-time participants need only submit their names, addresses, mobile numbers, email addresses and occupation details to complete the registration process, after which they can use either the online link provided or the SBT website to pay the fee.
Online payments can be made using credit cards, debit cards or via net banking. Bank charges are included in the delegate fee. Registrants making the payment through SBT can use the bank website or counters set up in SBT branches using the printed challan forms. The charges for counter transactions are higher than for online payment.
Senior citizens, students and the differently-abled can pay the registration fees through help desks – reachable at 0471-4100320 – at the KSCA office in Sasthamangalam and the Film library and research centre at Panavila. Students can secure a pass for Rs 300 by furnishing the identity card issued by their respective institutions.
An online chat system and telephone helpline will be available from 9 am to 9 pm during the registration period to answer queries and lend assistance.
Delegates will be informed by email when the registration and payment transaction is completed. The KSCA will send periodic notifications about short film festivals, regional film fests and the IFFK via email.
Delegate cards and kits will be available from November 30 at delegate cells at Tagore theatre.