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Notable films at children filmfest

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
New Delhi (UNI): Marking the Children's Day today, tiny tots in Delhi will be treated to a host of visual offerings exposing them to the varied and diverse cultures of India.

Providing children an opportunity to experience some of the qualitative and purposeful films in various Indian languages, 'Golden Jubilee Film Festival', will be declared open in the capital today.

Being organised by the Children's film Society of India, the festival will feature some of India's best children's films like Kedar Sharma's Jaldeep, Zul Vellani's Dak Ghar, Shyam Benegal's Charandas Chor, Pankaj Parashar's Aasman Se Gira, Sankalp Meshram's Chutkan Ki Mahabharat, Santosh Sivan's Malli (Tamil), and Prakash Rao's Ganga Bhavani (Telegu).

To be held at the Capital's Siri Fort auditorium till November 18, the festival is a part of CFSI's endeavour to encourage national competition in engaging Children's cinema on a larger scale, as against the already existing 'International Children's film festival' where over 40 countries participate and which is held every alternate year in Hyderabad with the support of the Andhra Pradesh government.

Films selected for the festival will be screened in three categories - classic, popular and regional.

A notable feature of the festival will be screening of many digital children's films to acknowledge emergence of this medium of filmmaking as a means to provide a host of young and talented filmmakers an opportunity to present their new ideas and varied concepts effectively.

Further, the CFSI has also organised two film workshops for children with a view to getting them acquainted with the basics of filmmaking.

To be conducted by experts from the film institutes and the trade, with the held of audio visual equipment, the workshops are aimed at children between age groups of ten to 16 years.

Four shows will be screened daily. Admission for all the shows is kept free.

However, the entry for children will be regulated through the educational institutions on a first come first serve basis.

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