16th Children's Film Festival in Hyderabad from 14 November

MUMBAI: The Children‘s Film Society (CFSI) has announced that the 16th Golden Elephant International Children‘s Film Festival will be held in Hyderabad from 14 to 20 November in association with the Andhra Pradesh Government.

The bi-annual festival, one of the leading children‘s film festivals in Asia, will showcase some of the best children‘s films from across the globe and provide the opportunity to participate, learn and appreciate the nuances of filmmaking.

Said CFSI chairperson Nandita Das, "This year we have an interesting range of films from around the world. And to broaden the festival experience, we have a series of workshops conducted by experts that are going to enthrall the children."Filmmakers, writers, educators, parents and children themselves will participate in various forums. We are also proud to introduce The Golden Elephant for the well-deserved Asian section along with the International section. Another first in this year‘s awards is to have a Children‘s Jury for both the sections."

Said CFSI CEO Sushovan Banerjee, "We look at the Golden Elephant as an important milestone in our constant endeavour to create awareness for The Right to Entertainment

for Children.

"We believe that this year‘s festival will take our efforts to a different level by bringing the audiences closer to our goals. We are also very happy and excited with the entries that have been received and are hopeful that the audiences will love them all."

The festival will also have prominent celebrities, national and international jury members, stalwarts from the business of entertainment sharing the dais during open forums discussing various entertainment issues related to children.

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