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Second edition of National Children’s Film Festival kick starts in Jaipur

Second edition of National Children’s Film Festival kick starts in Jaipur

Jaipur -Kabir Ali
Second edition of National Children’s Film Festival kick starts in Jaipur
JAIPUR, 14th NOVEMBER 2016: The second edition of National Children’s Film Festival (NCFF), organised by Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI) in association with Government of Rajasthan, opened to a colourful start on Monday in the Pink City of Jaipur.
The three-day biennial event was inaugurated by Honourable Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Shri Rajyavardhan Rathore at the Birla Auditorium here in the presence of Shri Mukesh Khanna, Chairman of CFSI, Dr. Shravan Kumar, CEO of CFSI and prominent Bollywood celebrities Shri Irrfan Khan, Shri Anil Kapoor, Shri Piyush Pandey, Ms. Ila Arun along with our very own little heroes Darsheel Safari, Faisal Khan and Ritvik.
With ‘Make in India’ as the central theme of the second edition of NCFF, the festival will showcase 40 films across 10 theatres in the city from Nov 14 to 16. These films are either made or shot in India or the makers are Indian. The list also includes a score of unreleased films produced by CFSI.
In a bid to expand the market for children’s film and encourage talent in the country, Children’s Film Society, India launched the first edition of the National Children’s Film Festival in 2014 in Delhi with ‘Swachtha’ as the festival theme.
The film festival kick started with the screening of CFSI’s offering ‘Gauru’, directed by Ramkishan Choyal, who is from Rajasthan. Gauru holds a special place in the hearts of the audience as the entire film is also shot in Rajasthan. Other fresh content that will be screened at the festival are ‘Budhia Singh – Born to Run’ which will be premiered in NCFF.
While Happy Mother’s Day, Kima’s Lode, Harun Arun, Ek Tha Bhujang are produced by CSFI, Half Ticket, Pasanga 2, Bravo Biju, Dad, I am Watching You are a few curated movies amongst others. The films are carefully handpicked to create an opportunity for children to experience qualitative content made exclusively for them. Some of these films have won several awards, globally.
Armed with the objective of developing a taste for good cinema and with a view to getting children acquainted with the basics of film making, CFSI is conducting workshops in filmmaking, Script writing and animation. These Workshops will be conducted for groups of talented and deserving children between the age group of 5 to 16 years.
For the first time in National Children’s Film Festival, CFSI is also holding Open Forums where noted filmmakers of children’s films will interact with the children audience and share their view points on film making and developing quality content for children.
The NCFF will also present a Kids Carnival on all the three days with puppetry shows, tattoo stalls and a specially designed marketing stall. Entry to the carnival, from 10 am to 4 pm, is free.
The Workshops, Open Forums and Kids Carnival will be held at Jawahar Kala Kendra.
CFSI is also holding ‘The Lucky 14 Contest’, where every 14th downloader of the CFSI Mobile App will get a special merchandise.
While Bollywood celebrities Tisca Chopra and Faisal Khan are hosting the festival, Terence Dance Troupe will enthral us in the cultural programmes.
Admission to theatres will be free for all shows, however, the entry for children will be regulated through the educational institutions on a first come first serve basis.