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ABOUT US

FEFKA Art directors union was formed in middle of disputes and conflict of Malayalam Film Industry .It was formed as Art Directors Union on 2009 November at a general meeting of Art directors and assistant Art directors of Malayalam Film industry held at Y.M.C.A hall, Cochin. On the Same day there formed FEFKA, Art Directors Union decided to affiliate them to FEFKA and get recognized by IIF. The Union is of a purely non-political and non-communal nature. Mr Sreeni was elected as the President and Mr. Joseph Nellickal was elected as the General Secretary for the first Union. The Action Committee members where Mr. Santhosh Raman, Mr. Sabu Ram, Mr. Gokul Das, Mr. Boban, Mr. Girish Menon, Mr. M.Bava, Mr. Shaji Naduvil, Mr. Mohan Das, Mr. Devdas K A, Mr. Shaji Mukund,, Mr Nadhan Mannur, Mr. Sabu Pravadas.

The Union is of a purely non-political and non-communal nature for the purpose of promoting the following objects:

  • To organise and unite the Art Directors engaged in Motion Picture Industry in Malayalam on a common platform for collective bargaining and to work for the common welfare of its members and to inculcate self discipline, fraternal goodwill and professional etiquette among its members and to regulate their relationships with their employers
  • To co-ordinate public relations with other unions including national and international organisations and all members in the Malayalam Film Industry for the betterment of all the members of this union.
  • To secure for its members fair conditions of services, work and wages.
  • To try to redress or get redressed their grievances.
  • To endeavour to settle disputes between the employer and the employee amicably so that the cessation of work may be avoided.  Also to settle disputes among st members themselves.
  • To provide relief to members against sickness, old age, unemployment and death.
  • To provide legal assistance to its members in respect of matter arising or incidental to their employment.
  • To co-operate and federate with Organizations particularly those having similar objects both in India and abroad.
  • To take such other steps as may be necessary to ameliorate the conditions of its members.
  • To provide facilities for its members for training in the technieque of art direction through refresher courses, and by holding mutual discussions, lectures, demonstrations etc., so that a higher efficiency of the profession is maintained.
  • To obtain information in reference to the Film Industry in India and abroad.
  • To publish and maintain papers, periodicals and Journals for the purpose of propagation any or all the aims and objects of the Union.
  • To have a Library of Feature Films, Documentaies, Short Films,  literature, magazines, periodicals and  books on film technique.
  • To lay down a code of conduct for the members.
  • To pursuade the authorities to recognise the film art direction as scpecialised / creative / technical professional workers and seek privileges like housing schemes, group insurance pension schemes.
  • To set basic standards for fixing minimum fee, remuneration and other benefits, in accordance with the changing times, in the trades of its members.
  • To discourage, check and root out all unfair, illegal, illegitimate and uscrupulous practice which might infringe upon or abrogate the rights and privileges of the members of the Union and discredit the motion picture industry.
  • To improve and work for the betterment of the art and science of motion pictures in India in general and in Malayalam in particular and generally to strive for its promotion,advancement  and betterment in all possible ways.
  • To organise training programmes, study courses, lectures, discussions, seminars, workshops, festivals etc.
  • To act as a clearing house for information on all technical matters relating to the motion picture industry.
  • To publish and propagate any invention or improvement relating to the art and science of motion pictures which any member of the Union has conceived, invented or made.
  • To act as an advising body for public institutions, Government and State Departments or any other institution, concerned with the use and control of films as and when called upon by the said institutions or when the Union deems it necessary to volunteer such counsel.