Kids film festival to screen 62 movies from 28 countries

NEW DELHI: A total of 62 films from 28 countries are taking part in the competitive Second CHINH India Kids Film Festival and Forum to be held here from 3 to 9 August.

In a first of its kind attempt, two children juries – one of 23 members aged between four to six years, and the second of children between seven to 15 years of age – saw almost 100 entries in pre-school, early education, and animation films respectively to shortlist the films for the festival and decide on the awards. The children have been selected from 12 schools.

The Forum would celebrate the ‘Culture-Education-Development’ in context of children media. The winners of the CHINH Gold and CHINH Silver awards in all the three categories would be announced by the children on 4 August.

The screenings for shortlisting and deciding the awards were held in the Tagore International School in South Delhi over the past two days and the festival will be held in the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training Auditorium in West Delhi early next week.

The films are part of the CHINH Filmy Basta initiated by young filmmaker duo Meenakshi and Vinay Rai who have won 32 national and international awards and have founded the CHINH India Trust and the CHINH Web channel.

Meenakshi told that the endeavour is meant to cultivate taste for good quality programming among children. Vinay said it was interesting that during the screenings and the discussions amongst themselves, the children were unperturbed by the presence of their teachers and spoke their minds freely and without fear.

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