Nagaland, July 25: The International Children’s Film Festival India, Nagaland 2017 is set to hit Nagaland from July 27 to 29, at Regional Centre of Excellence for Music & Performing Arts (RCEMPA). The International Children’s Film Festival India aims to give children an unforgettable yet innovative experience.
The Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting with the support of Nagaland Board of School Education, Nagaland will be organising the event.
Being the first edition to be arriving at Nagaland, the festival comes with the hope of bringing a range of nationally and internationally acclaimed children’s movies. “Nagaland is an interesting choice and we are hoping to bring an unforgettable experience to the children through this festival. I personally believe there is much to learn about the world from the rich cultures and heritage of the North East as there is a need to introduce the children from these parts to international cinema,” said CFSI CEO Dr. Shravan Kumar.
The inaugural ceremony will be followed by cultural performance, a Zeliang Folk Dance by Benreu Students Union, Kohima and a solo performance by HSLC examination 2017 music topper Neingusalie Yano.
NBSE chairman Asano said, “This is for the first time we are organizing International Festival for our children, we are very excited to bring the world of art through films amongst our youth and hope that through this festival, the children get not only rich experiences but also gain insights to understand the world around them.”
Every day films from different countries such as Russia, Germany, Netherlands, and India etc. will be screened for children to experience a different culture through the world of movies.
Throughout the festival movies from across genres and languages will exclusively be screened for the school students apart from screening movies from regional and international directors, the festival will also serve as a platform to showcase the movies made by children from countries like Taiwan, UAE, and Belgium amongst others.
The film screenings will be followed by a quiz where attractive prizes will be handed out. With the aim to promote arts in general and filmmaking in particular, Rajkumar will conduct an exclusive 3-day workshop called ‘Little Director Workshop’ which will be attended by 20 children from a few selected schools in Nagaland.
The festival will also have series of competitions lined up for children to encourage them to explore their creative sides such as Script writing competition, Story Board writing competition. All children can participate and submit their write ups to the organisers. The winners will be awarded. There will also be a special talk on creative expression through social media to give youth guidance on how social media can.