Syne International Film Festival was first conducted on May in the year 2000. SYNE International Film Festival was started with the film The Cup from Tibet. SYNE International Film Festival was conducted by Syne Featured 20 films during four days at Muvattupuzha which is 35 kilometres away from Cochin in Kerala.
Syne International Film Festival also offered the filmmaker workshops, industry seminars, discussion forums, and outreach activities that include screenings in rural and urban areas where international cinemas access are non-existent.
The second film festival of Syne International Film Festival was on 2002, which was conducted by Syne in association with Muvattupuzha Press Club. Syne International Film Festival screened its first movie in the Muvattupuzha Municipal Park for public film supporters. The festival featured 16 Films categorizing Family & Love as the main theme. The festival was inaugurated by Priyanandan, young film director in Malayalam language.
The third film festival of Syne International Film Festival was at Perumbalam in the year 2003, an Island in Alleppy in association with a regional arts community. Syne International Film Festival initiated with the film "No Mans Land", featuring the war in between Bosnia and Serbia. The festival featured sixteen films including short films and documentaries.
The fourth film festival of Syne International Film Festival theme was War and Peace, conducted at Muvattupuzha in May, 2005. The film festival of Syne International Film Festival was dedicated to twelve-year-old Ali Ismail Abbas of Iraq who suffered 60 percent burns in the attack which destroyed his Baghdad home and killed his family. Ali lost two hands and legs in the Second Gulf War. The inaugural film was "Khantahar" by Mohesin Makmalbaf. Syne International Film Festival also featured the documentary Godse.
In 2005, Syne International Film Festival conducted Touring Talkies. It is a film festival along with Kerala State Chalachitra Academy at Muvattupuzha. Syne International Film Festival featured 18 films and exhibited the 100 years of Malayalam and Indian Cinema.
(Last Updated on : 10-07-2015)
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