The Kerala State Chalachitra Academy (KSCA) said the delay is necessary in order to roll out a flawless advance booking system and to make sure the wrinkles previously faced during financial transactions through the Net and bank payment systems are rectified this time around.
As well, taking into consideration the large number of requests made by youth organisations, the KSCA will offer SMS reservation facility for IFFK 2015.
Only a certain percentage of the total seats in the theatre will be available for reservation. A delegate can reserve a seat at three screenings daily. The reservation facility for a screening will be made available 48 hours prior to that particular screening.
Delegates with reservations must enter the hall 10 minutes prior to the start of the screening, failing which priority will be given to delegates in the queue. Seat numbers will not be assigned during the reservation process and seating will be on a first-come first-serve basis. This is to ensure delegates who queue up are assured of seats.
Delegate cells will be open at the KSCA office in Sasthamangalam and the Academy’s Film Library and Research Centre in Panavila. Counters will be set up at both cells to accommodate registration in person. As well, help desks will be on hand to lend assistance.
Delegate kits will distributed starting Monday, November 30th, through counters at Tagore theatre
IFFK 2015, Kerala’s premier film festival, runs from December 4-11.