Â SIFFCY (Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth) is taking place in the capital city and all the kids be prepare.....to experience the best movies curated from around the world .......so no more ''No watching movies'' syndrome!! Its movie time!!!! SIFFCY announced the final selections of films for this year'sÂ Â film festival, to be held at Sirifort Auditorium, New Delhi duringÂ 11 December-17 December 2017.
More than 100 films from over 30 countries will be showcased in this year's festival that includes feature films, Non- Feature, Shorts and documentaries, & films made by children. The week-long festival will open with award winning Indian filmÂ â€˜Village Rockstarsâ€™,Â directed byÂ Rima Das. Other film line ups are Â â€˜The day my father became a bushâ€™Â a film about war through the eyes of a little girl,Â â€˜Cloud boyâ€™ a film about self â€“ confidence, a joint production by Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, â€˜Junodâ€™ from Japan, â€œâ€˜Nafasâ€, â€œGlassesâ€Â from Iran. 25 shorts films made by children from across the globe will be showcased in the â€œTake Oneâ€ section. The festival will also include workshops on Film Making, Photography, storytelling, art design and other capacity building activities. Amrit Pritam Dutta, award winning sound designer who is also in the Oscar selection committee this year, will be conducting the sound design workshop.
The Indian production â€˜Village Rockstarsâ€™ by Rima Das, has been chosen as the opening film for the week-long festival. The film has already received many National and International awards including Golden Gate Award and other two awards at MAMI & Best Director award at â€œThe Golden Elephantâ€ this year.
Mr. Jitendra Mishra, Festival Director â€“ SIFFCY said,â€ This edition is going to treat the audience with recent hand-picked quality films, with assortment of various topics starting from gender equality, environment, family values, friendship, aspirations, dream, self-confidence & importance of education from across the globe. We have designed this very special program by travelling around the world & pushing boundaries, so that we shall bring the best of world cinema for our local children & youthâ€.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Santanu Mishra, Executive Trustee of Smile Foundation & Chairman â€“ SIFFCY said, â€œSIFFCY plays an important role to sensitize children and youth through the medium of infotainment and create a lasting impact in their minds. On one hand we work with underprivileged children and their families and on the other hand under the concept of â€˜Civic Driven Changeâ€™ we try sensitizing privileged masses particularly children and youth. Children and youth are the future of any nation and therefore it is very important to sensitize them from the very beginning. We strongly believe that films represent much more than entertainment; this is the most powerful medium to depict the reality and emulate valuesâ€.
SIFFCY will also highlight the issue of cleanliness, environment and climate change through a special selection of films and discussion forums â€“ calledÂ SIFFCY goes Green, to create awareness on the environmental issues amongst children and youth. Apart from film screenings, every year SIFFCY also organizes film making workshops with an objective to engage, educate and empower our children and youth.
Smile Foundation is a national level development organization benefitting over 400,000 underprivileged children, their families and the community directly through more than 250 welfare projects on subjects such as education, healthcare, livelihood, and women empowerment across 25 states of India. Adopting a life cycle approach of development, Smile Foundation focuses its interventions on children, their families and the community.
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