New Delhi, July 26 : With Delhi growing film savvy, a week long World Kids Film Festival was inaugurated on Friday in a bid to provide some meaningful movie for the capital kids.
Soon after the internationally renowned Osian's Cinefan Festival's conclusion the World Kids International Film Festival promises an array of meaningful films meant for the young breed.
Chief Minister Sheila Dixit inaugurated the festival. On the occasion Amol Gupte, of the Tare Zameen Par fame and Ajay Bijli, CMD of PVR Cinemas were conferred with a special 'entertainment with a purpose' award for their pioneering role in the field of cinema.
The festival promises endless fun and inspires the youth about various issues.
"This is mainly to give children a good time and also show them films that they will remember as they grow up. So each of the film that we have from all over the world has a lesson to offer but its very subtle, its not blatantly thrown at their face," said Manju Singh, director of the festival.
With a purpose to cater to the youngsters, the weekdays are booked for the schools, while the weekend will be open for public.
"The movie Krishna I have seen is beautiful. I want to be an animator so it's very inspiring for me," said Mayank, Student.
The festival will showcase internationally acclaimed films including "Summer with the Ghosts" (Canada), "Viva Cuba" (France/Cuba), "Red like the Sky" (Italy) and "An Inconvenient Truth" (US).
"It was wonderful to see children come here with enthusiasm. I think the movie was brilliant and the parts emphasized were really creative. Hats off to the person who has made this movie," said Rashmi Mehta, a teacher who accompanied the students.
The festival was earlier organised in Mumbai and Indore and the authorities aspire to take it to many other parts of the country especially rural areas.