NEW DELHI: Vinod Ganatra, an independent award winning
film maker from Mumbai, is a member of the international
jury of the 12th China International Children's Film
Festival to be held from 9-15 September in Siping City,
The China International Children's Film Festival (CICFF)
is an international biennial film festival held at different
parts of China. The festival provides Chinese children
an opportunity to learn about the world and helps global
children's film professionals know about China. The
Festival aims to enhance the international communication
and cooperation for children's films, and promote the
worldwide development of children's films.
Vinod Ganatra, a recipient of The Liv Ullmann Peace
Prize, Chicago, has been active in the Film and Television
Production from 1982. He has edited and directed about
400 Documentaries & News Reels. He has Produced
25 TV Programmes for Children & Youth. He has also
made three Films for Children's Film Society, India,
and these films have won 23 International Awards.
He is also a recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Lifetime
Achievement Award conferred by The Association of Film
And Video Editors. He has several National & International
Awards to his credit. Widely travelled, he has also
served as Jury at several National and International
Film Festivals world over for last two decades.
His debut feature film Heda Hoda (Blind Camel)
travelled to about 58 International Film Festivals world
over and won many Awards. His next film Lukka Chhuppi
(Hide-n-Seek) was listed in the LIMCA Book of World
Records as 'the First Children's Feature Film fully
shot at the highest altitude' at Ladakh in the Himalayas.
It was also screened at about 21 International Film
Harun-Arun, his next film in Gujarati, based
on the Indo-Pak border was world premiered at the 26th
Chicago International Children's Film Festival and conferred
with the prestigious 'Liv Ullmann Peace Prize'. He also
won the 'Best Juvenile Audience Award at Dhaka International
Film Festival in January 2010. This was followed by
yet another Goal of Transmedia Critics Jury Award in
March 2010. In June he received the 'Light of Asia Award
at Sri Lanka.