Kochi Metro Malayalam Short Film Fest (KMMSFF) commenced in 2014 with an aim to encourage and nurture budding talents, who, apart from having passion towards cinema, also have the talent to create a good a movie. Through this initiative, for the last two years the organisers have been able to screen almost 360 short films in different stages, which in turn have given an opportunity to many people., who aspire to make films but are held back by various constraints, to showcase their talents. The fest started as a combined effort of actor Mohanlal, who is also the chairman of KMMSFF, and actor Raveendran, who is the director of the entire initiative.
After the grand success of the Kochi metro chapter, KMMSFF is all set to begin its UAE chapter through ‘Arabian Frames’, with an aim to screen almost 60 short films made by expatriates at different venues in Kerala. Arabian Frames, according to the organisers, is a first-of-its-kind film festival that will only showcase movies made by non-resident Indians.