19th Children’s Film Festival to have many firsts
Mumbai : The 19th International Children’s Film Festival, slated to begin from November 14, would have many firsts to its credit, including a special section on Asian films.
Titled “Golden Elephant” the festival will be jointly hosted by Children’s Film Society of India and Telengana Government in Hyderabad.
This was jointly announced by Mukesh Khanna and Shravan Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of Children’s Film Society of India respectively at a press conference here today.
Kumar, who is also Festival Director, said they had received a record 1204 entries from 80 countries across the world, highest ever by any ICFFI so far.
“In this festival, there are some unique digital experiences for the children… we will be launching a Mobile App of CFSI and will be showcasing a number of Asian films under our newly curated section called Asian Panorama,” said Kumar.
Khanna, Chairman of CFSI, said, “I think it’s a great opportunity for the children of our country to watch the films made by the different countries’ film makers exclusively for the kids.”
In the 19th edition of the festival, many International award winning entries will be showcased, said Khanna, popularly known for his role as “Shaktiman”.