Apart from our regular film sections like Retrospective, Films from Tamilnadu, Rest of India, International films and Under Construction (films distributed by Magic Lantern Foundation, New Delhi) following sections have been added to our 10th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2008.
1) Country Package: This will feature contemporary short films and documentaries from a particular country every year. We are happy that films from Canada will be screened under this section this year. Our friend Paul Lee, a filmmaker from Canada has agreed to curate the package.
2) State Package: This will feature a collection of films every year from a particular state in India. We are happy that films from Kerala will be screened under this section this year. Our friend Sarat Chandran, a filmmaker from Kerala has agreed to curate the package.
3) A one day Seminar on Tamil documentaries and short films will be organised as part of the 10th Madurai Film Festival 2008. Our friend R.R.Srinivasan, a filmmaker from Tamilnadu has agreed to design and coordinate the seminar. Veteran film society activist Yadhartha Rajan has agreed to financially support the seminar.
4) Art festival: Photo and painting exhibitions, music and theatre performances will be organised along with the screenings of documentaries and short films during the festival at the main venue.