By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 21: The three-day extravagant tiol Children’s Film Festival (NCFF) organized by Children’s Film Society India (CSFI), in association with Smile Foundation, was iugurated at the Children Auditorium of Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati today in the presence of eminent persolities of the Assamese film industry and distinguished guests.
Dr. Shravan Kumar, CEO, Children’s Film Society India, said: “We would like to bring all the library of CFSI films to the children of the Northeast in their own languages, and to begin with we have selected 100 best films and going to dub them in six major languages of the Northeastern states and take them to every village and every district of the region. The Northeast has a rich history of film-making, and it has produced many noted directors and artistes in the industry. With film-making so very imbibed in the culture of these states, we are happy to host a three-day tiol Film Festival in Guwahati with an objective to sensitize the children of the State through meaningful films and film related workshops.”
The CFSI has been organizing this tiol Children’s Film Festival in different parts of India for the last few years. This time it is scheduled in Guwahati. This festival consists of different capacity building activities and workshops on film-making, script writing, and sand animation for children. Value-based films in the festival are Tora’s Love (Assamese), The Prince & The Crown Stone (English), The Goal (Manipuri), Pappu ki Pugdandi (Hindi), Kaphal-Wild Berries (Hindi), Happy Mother’s Day (Hindi), Kima’s Lode (Mizo), Ebegetiya (Assamese). CFSI has joined hand with ‘Smile Foundation’, a tiol-level development organization that works for children’s health and education to host the ‘tiol Children’s Film Festival’ in Guwahati. Jitendra Mishra, Festival Director of Smile Foundation, who was present there, said: “We’re very happy and proud to get associated with CFSI. Having similar objectives and ideology we have been associated with these initiatives designed by Dr Shravan Kumar for last five years, and reaching out to maximum children of the country, hoping to take it to the next level soon.”
Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, committed to nurturing a dymic children’s film culture in the country. CFSI was setup in 1955 and since then it has produced over 260 films for children, including feature films, short films, animations, television episodes and documentaries. CFSI promotes films that provide healthy and wholesome entertainment for children to broaden their prospective and encourage them to reflect on the world around. With an enviable catalogue of 250 films in 10 different languages, CFSI remains the prime producer of children’s films in South Asia.
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