International Children's Film festival from tomorrow

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Hyderabad, Nov 13 (UNI) The week-long 15th International Children's Film Festival will begin here tomorrow, with the screening of Thailand's first Computer Graphics animated film 'Khan Kluay', marking the 119th birth anniversary of first Prime Minister late Jawaharlal Nehru.

Addressing a press conference here, Children's Film Society, India (CFSI) Chairperson Nafisa Ali Sodi said out of 300 entries received from 40 countries, 119 films, including 45 animation movies would be screened during the week-long festival.

An international Jury, chaired by renowned short filmmaker Mike Pandey will judge the films in the international competition while the Asian Panorama Jury would be chaired by Bulgaria's animator and filmmaker Tsvetomira Niikolova and other members.

The best film would receive Rs two lakh cash prize and a Golden Elephant trophy.

The significant feature of the festival would be the screening of two CFSI audio described films for the visually impaired.

A four-member Chinese delegation would attend the film festival to study and experience the modalities of holding international film festivals. About 300 child delegates from all over the country would take part in the festival and attend the workshops organised by the CFSI.

Ms Nafisa said Bollywood star Aamir Khan will attend the valedictory and prize distribution ceremony on November 20.


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