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Open House with Kavitha Lankesh

  1025 Jan 2018 - By Admin


An Indian film director, screenwriter and a lyricist Kavitha Lankesh is known for her work in Kannada cinema industry. Kavitha hails from a prominent family of journalists and media publishers. Her father P. Lankesh founded the highly successful weekly tabloid Lankesh Patrike. Gauri Lankesh known for being a critic of right-wing Hindu extremism who was recently shot to death by unknown assailants outside her home is Kavitha’s sister.
It is of great privilege to announce that Kavitha Lankesh will take part in the third edition of Kerala Literature Festival happening on 8th February at Kozhikode Beach.

Kavitha began her career as a documentary film-maker before directing her first feature film, Deveeri (1999), which went on to win international, national and state awards. She is considered to be one of the renowned film-makers of Kannada cinema. She has directed and produced more than fifty documentaries/informational films and more than forty corporate films.

Deveeri marked Kavitha’s debut as a feature film director and the film went on to win state, national and international awards, including the International Critics Award, National Debut Director Award, and the Aravindan Puraskaram for best debutante director in 2000. Deveeri participated in eighteen international film festivals and won nine awards. Kavitha’s second film was Alemaari. The film has Bhavana and Prakash Raj in the lead roles.

Kavitha wrote and directed Preethi Prema Pranaya, a drama film, in 2003. It won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada and the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Story and was a commercial hit running for 100 days in theaters across Karnataka. Kavitha Lankesh also runs a resort exclusively for children called ‘GRAMEEN CAMP”. Grameen camp that introduce school children to various traditional village games and life styles as well educate them about farming.

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Registration is absolutely free. For those who wish to be a delegate can register for the same at Rs500 which includes Rs200 Gift Voucher (redeemable at the venue), Delegate Kit, Badges, Festival Souvenir, Calendar etc. Register at: http://www.keralaliteraturefestival.com/registration/