Stanley Ka Dabba and I Am Kalam in 17th International Children’s Film Festival

Mumbai: The 17th International Children’s Film Festival organized by Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) is going to be held from the 14 – 20 November  at Shilpramum, Hyderabad.

In the festival 170 films of 44 countries were selected.

According to Children’s Film Society India CEO  Sushovan Banerjee, "For  children  between 3 to 16 years of age, this film festival has  Iran’s The Other, France’s Tales Of The Night, China’s The Star And The Sea, Denmark’s The Great Bear, India’s Chillar Party, Stanley Ka Dabba, and I Am Kalam. Along with  feature films, many short films have  participated in the festival."

The competition has been divided into 4 parts, where International level’s 15 films, national level’s 10 films, 25 short films (International/National) have been selected. 10-12 films of small directors have been selected along with the said categories. This is the first time that films directed by children (3-16 years) have been selected and the jury for the same is  different.

The section in which 100 best films of the last decade will be shown is known as Children’s World. Another section is  made for films directed by China’s Children’s Film Association.

The national and international level films will be given the same amount of reward and trophy. Best feature film will be given Rs. 2 lac and a golden elephant trophy, 1st runner up feature film will be given Rs. 1 lac and a trophy, best director will be given Rs. 1.5 lac and a golden elephant trophy, best script will be given Rs. 1 lac and a trophy. Best feature film for the Children’s Jury award winner will be given a golden elephant trophy.

Best short film will be given Rs. 1 lac and a golden elephant trophy, the runner up will be given Rs 50 thousand and a golden elephant trophy and the film chosen by the Children’s Jury will be given a golden elephant trophy. Films directed by children will be awarded with a golden elephant trophy.

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