The 16th international children’s film festival will commence on November 14 at Hyderabad, celebrating the festival along with Children’s Day. Seventy films will be screened in the film festival.The films are classified in three main categories- international, Asian Panaroma and children’s world. The films have been shortlisted from 160 entries received from various countries including Iran, China, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, China and Sri Lanka.
Nandita Das, chairperson, Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) added that the the film festival would also have debates, open forums and workshops on issues related to children’s movies. There will also be debates on how children are being used for television programmes including reality shows.
The film festival will also witness the felicitation of children who have achieved distinction in various fields at state and national level.