Hyderabad, November 10, 2015 : The 19th International Children’s Film Festival of India with the theme of Digital India will be a truly digital experience for the children who come from all over India and also Hyderabad city.
The children will be exposed to digital film making in true sense and also a variety of other innovative concepts that will dazzle them and also enthral them , says Actor Mukesh Khanna, CFSI chairman, popular as the superhero Shaktimaan . A variety of digital installations will be displayed and exhibited at the 19 ICFFI and they will provide the children with a wholesome experience ' he says and he is personally eager to be present and enjoy the event just like a kid .
Among the digital installations that will allow children are one that will allow children tio take selfies with [an image of] their beloved Dr. Kalam [former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Children can experience how a superhero flies in the air with another installation called ‘CROMagic’. Other installations such as ‘The Evolution’ will take them through the era of motion pictures and ‘The BIG Picture’ will have a life size working model of a digital SLR camera.
CFSI chairman Mukesh Khanna said it’s a great opportunity for the children of our country to watch the films made by filmmakers from different countries exclusively for children . Over 400 children will participate in the event from other countries - About 75 production and direction department representatives will also join the festival. Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley will unveil a mobile app on the festival on the inaugural day.
Here are the few award winning film entries which are received by the CFSI and which will be screened at the festival include : Rainbow (India), Maya- The Bee (Germany) , Birds of Passage (Belgium) , Pim & Pom- The Big Adventure (Netherlands), My Skinny Sister (Sweden) , Celestial Camel (Russia)The weeklong festival, jointly organised by the Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI), and the Telangana government, will feature several firsts, including an ‘Asian Panorama’ section. International entries from child directors will be showcased in the ‘Little Directors’ section, a big draw since the 2013 edition.
Highest number of entries Announcing the festival highlights here, festival director Shravan Kumar, who is the chief executive officer of the CFSI, said this edition had received the highest number of entries — 1,204 from 80 countries. In 2013, there were 894 from 48. This growing number of entries reflects the increasing popularity and recognition for ICFFI," says Sri Shravan Kumar CEO of the CFSI.