AP CM inaugurates International Children's Film Festival

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Hyderabad, Nov 14 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today inaugurated the 15th 'International Children's Film Festival- 2007', organised jointly by the Children's Film Society of India (CFSI) and the State Government.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Reddy appealed to the well-established Telugu film producers and directors to produce films that promoted good thinking among children.

Stating that children's film production was a 'special art form' as compared to commercial film production, he said, ''We have the responsibility to recognise children's creativity and produce films to highlight their talent.'' CFSI Chairperson Nafisa Ali Sodi said 119 films would be screened during the week-long film festival, of which 40 would compete for the 'Golden' and 'Silver' Elephant Awards, to be presented on the concluding day.

There was also a proposal to present the 'National Children Film Awards' from 2008 on par with awards conferred on the best film actors, directors and producers.

UNI

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