Mumbai, November 3, 2016: The Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) will be organising the second three-day National Children’s Film Festival (NCFF) in the Pink city, Jaipur, starting from November 14, Children’s day, this year and the theme of the festival is ‘Make in India’, an official said.
According to PTI, the event will be inaugurated at the Jaipur’s Birla Auditorium. According to the CEO of CFSI, Shravan Kumar, the first movie to be screened at the festival will be Ila Aruna starred “Gauru”, directed by Ram Choyal. The movie is set against the rural background of Rajasthan.
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Around 40 films will be screened in 10 cinema halls over the three days festival. The movies that will be screened include award winners like “Budhia Singh – On The Run”, “Kima’s Lode”, “Gopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiyaa” and many more, mentioned PTI.
CFSI Chairperson, Mukesh Khanna (popular among kids as Shaktimaan), said, “Jaipur is a colourful city with a rich cultural background, dance, music, vibrant costumes, beautiful handicrafts are there which will add vivid panorama of children’s films of all kinds from CFSI.”
Shravan Kumar said that the CFSI’s International Children’s Film Festival has already become the largest of its kind in the world, and the NCFF was envisaged on similar lines for the domestic audience.
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“Nurturing creativity and exposing children from across India to a value-based entertainment through CFSI films was the through behind conceiving the NCFF,” Kumar pointed out.
Many Bollywood celebrities who are working towards the cause of children’s cinema are expected to attend the festival, mentioned the report. The festival will also organise workshops on animation, dance and theatre, scriptwriting and filmmaking. The festival is focusing on “Little directors”.
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The Mumbai-based CFSI was established in 1955. Since then, it has been working to produce high-quality movies and television programs in 15 languages for children. Every year, the CFSI organises special screenings for around 4 million children.
Last year, the CFSI’s International Children’s Film Festival’s 19th edition screened a record-breaking 1,204 films from around 80 countries.
– Prepared by Diksha Arya of NewsGram. Twitter: @diksha_arya53