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  • | October 17th, 2013

    18th International Children’s Film Festival India receives overwhelming response: Highlights

    18th International Children’s Film Festival India receives overwhelming response: Highlights

    The fest, to be held from November 14-20, has already received close to 900 entries from all over the world. Here’s what to expect this year
    The 18th International Children’s Film Festival India (ICFFI), spearheaded by actor-director Amole Gupte, has received a tremendous response by filmmakers. Click here to read more

  • | June 18th, 2013

    18th International Children’s Film Festival India: Open for entries!

    18th International Children’s Film Festival India: Open for entries!

    CFSI’s The Golden Elephant fest will be held from November 14–20 this year
    Entries are open for the 18th International Children’s Film Festival India (ICFFI), to be held from November 14–20, 2013. The biennial film festival, called The Golden Elephant, is organised by the Children’s Film Society India (CFSI). It brings together children’s feature films, shorts, live action and animation movies from across the globe to India. Click here to read more

  • | December 12th, 2012

    Filmmaker Amole Gupte is now Chairman, Children’s Film Society of India

    Filmmaker Amole Gupte is now Chairman, Children’s Film Society of India

    The creator of children’s films such as Taare Zameen Par and Stanley Ka Dabba, Amole Gupte seems like the perfect person to take over from Nandita Das
    After actor-director Nandita Das, another actor-director – Amole Gupte  – is set to take over the reigns of the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI). The filmmaker says he is honoured to be a part of it. Click here to read more

  • | June 28th, 2012

    Nandita Das happy with ‘Gattu’ win at IFFLA 2012

    Nandita Das happy with ‘Gattu’ win at IFFLA 2012

    The actor who is also CFSI chairperson, is “delighted with the double win” of Gattu at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
    Children’s Film Society of India’s (CFSI) movie Gattu received two awards at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). Directed by RajanKhosa, the children’s film won the Audience Award and the Honorable Mention Award at the prestigious gala Sunday evening in Los Angeles. The film is based in a small Indian town where kids and adults are obsessed with kite flying, and puts the spotlight on street children in the country. Click here to read more

  • | November 15th, 2011

    17th International Children’s Film Festival: India’s biggest

    17th International Children’s Film Festival: India’s biggest

    Over 154 films from 38 different countries are being screened at the festival from November 14-20, with more than 150,000 kids slated to watch them
    Children’s cinema got a big boost Monday with the nation’s largest ever and one of the world’s biggest children’s film festival, ‘The Golden Elephant’ 17th International Children’s Film Festival organised by Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI) getting underway in Hyderabad. “In a global village, one has to compete with the world. This cannot be done until one is exposed to the world. This exposure should begin early. We are hence committed to Children’s cinema,” said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. At least 154 films from 38 different countries being screened across 13 theatres and over 150,000 children not just from the nooks and corners of the country but many from other countries who will watch these films: children’s film festival perhaps cannot get bigger than this.
    Nandita Das, chairperson of CFSI, said, “Good cinema can have a very positive impact on the minds of children. Our intention with showing some carefully selected films from across the world was to cultivate children’s understanding of other cultures and experiences. Cinema can be both an entertaining and an educational tool.” Click here to read more