The MediaOne Academy of Communication in Calicut, Kerala had conducted its annual Short and Documentary Film Festival, on February 17-19, 2023. This event brought together media schools, departments, organizations, film societies, film personalities, media students, cultural figures, youth, and mainstream and social media professionals to share their ideas and exhibited their work. The festival facilitated discussions on various aspects of Democracy Dissent and Media, as well as current issues faced by filmmakers.

The festival featured music videos, creative ads, documentaries, short films, mobile films, student films, and more. The theme of the festival is “Reframe Democracy: Vision from the Margin,” and also included a special tribute to filmmaker and activist KP Sasi. The festival has been curated by actress and activist Jolly Chirayath and directed by film critic and cultural activist Madhu Janardhan.