ALIIFF 2018: Balachandra Menon to lead as Festival Director
Kochi (28-12-17): All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), the film festival arm of 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood, has announced that the national award winner Balachandra Menon, a multifaceted personality in Indian Film Industry, as the Festival Director for the fourth edition of ALIIFF.
The film festival titled ALIIFF 2018 will be held as a part of Indywood Film Carnival at Hyderabad in December 2018. Balachandra Menon has directed 39 movies and acted in over 100 movies.
Menon-Jack of all trades
Balachandra Menon holds a unique world record for handling various sections in film. Apart from acting he has done direction, script writing, story and dialogues in 29 films. American director Woody Alan is in the second position with 26 films. In 2007, the nation honored him with prestigious Padma Shri for his valuable contributions to Indian cinema.
“Balachandran Menon is the pride of Indian cinema. He has played an instrumental role in defining the cinematic culture of India. We believe that the vast experience of such a legend in film industry would definitely help us in selection of top class movies (international, national and regional) apart from organizing the film festival better said Indywood Founder Director Sohan Roy.
The third edition of ALIIFF chaired by noted filmmaker Shyam Benegal showcased 130 movies from 50 countries.