ViBGYOR International Film Festival is an alternative film movement built around the annual film festival and associated activities throughout the year. ‘Celebrating identities and diversity’ being its central theme, ViBGYOR explores the broad spectrum of the politics of identities through the creative medium of cinema, expressing solidarity with the struggles led by various individuals and peoples’ movements for basic rights and a sustainable model of development.
From its beginning in 2006, ViBGYOR has taken a different path, by taking films and filmmakers to places where ordinary people live, to people who do not have a camera or a canvas to bring their stories to light. The series of Mini festivals organized as Out-reach Programmes- the Village ViBGYOR conducted in panchayats and the Campus ViBGYOR in educational institutions-culminate in the annual festival in Thrissur town. The resonances of the annual festival are then effectively carried forward throughout the year with a series of ViBGYOR Touring Festivals, taken around the country.
The vigour of ViBGYOR is sustained by groups of volunteers, young and old, who wish to think differently and proactively. Our efforts are supported by film societies, film clubs in colleges and schools and on a formal level by Thrissur Municipal Corporation, Zilla Panchayath, Information & Public Relations Department, Federation of Film Societies of India-Kerala Region, Department of Youth Welfare and other concerned organizations and movements across South Asia.
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