The signature film of 2022 IFFK was released at Tagore theatre. The film exquisitely draws the picture of evolving cine-culture irrespective of time and technology. It is a 43-second short animated film creatively crafted by Girish A.V an illustrator and animator. More than 30 references to various cult movies from all ages are included.

The backdrop of the film focuses on the depiction of several historical landmarks from the capital city Trivandrum. The film also gives significance to the inclusion of diverse backdrop sounds associated with the mundaneness of everyday life.

The crux of the signature film captures the flow of the ever-growing screening culture, from age-old puppetry to modern OTT platforms. The short film is a gentle reminder, especially in the context of the post-covid scenario that this festival would be a celebration of collective viewing.