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