Hyderabad to host 17th intl Children's film fest

MUMBAI: Hyderabad will host the 17th International Children’s Film Festival, organised by the Children‘s Film Society India (CFSI).

Of a total number of 741 films from 86 countries, 170 films from 44 countries have been selected for screening.

Said Children‘s Film Society India CEO Sushovan Banerjee, "For the children aged between 3 to 16 years of age, this film festival has feature films like Iran‘s The Other, France’s Tales Of The Night, China’s The Star And The Sea, Denmark’s The Great Bear, India‘s Chillar Party, Stanley Ka Dabba and I Am Kalam. Along with the feature films of various countries, many short films will also participate in the festival."

The competition has been divided into four parts, where 15 films from the International level, 10 films from the national level, and 25 short films (international/national) have been selected. Also, 10-12 films of small directors have been selected along with the said categories. It is also the first time that films directed by children between 3 and 16 years have been selected.

Two other sections that will have 100 best films of the last decade have also been created. These sections are ‘Children’s World‘ while the other will have films directed by China’s Children’s Film Association.

The festival will be held from 14 to 20 November.

International Children‘s Film Festival (ICFFI), also popularly known as Golden Elephant in India, is a festival held every two years through which the children of the world are shown various films of best quality.


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