As part of its initiative to portray message-oriented films as a strong medium of communication among children, the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) has organised a 11-day film festival in the North-East States of Manipur and Sikkim from October 17 to 27.
The festival, which opened in Imphal on October 17, would travel to eight cities in Manipur and Sikkim in the next few days to showcase message-oriented and meaningful films, CFSI said in a release here today.
Dr Shravan Kumar, CEO, CFSI, said, “Manipur has a rich history of film-making and it has produced many noted directors and artists in the Industry. With film-making so very imbibed in the culture of these north-eastern states, we are happy to facilitate ingraining the cultural richness and precious heritage values of Manipur and Sikkim among their children through the powerful medium of films.”
CFSI has been regularly undertaking such initiative for the children of North-Eastern States with an active interest,” Kumar said.
Early this year, CFSI had presented the second leg of 19th International Children’s Film Festival in Gangtok, Sikkim, which also covered West Sikkim travelling through four districts viz. Geyzing, Yokosm, Bermoik Martam and Tharpuss.
This time CFSI has joined hands with ‘Smile Foundation’, a national level development organization which works for children’s health and education, to host the ‘Children film Bonanza’ in Manipur & Sikkim states, the release said.
CFSI was setup in 1955 and since then it has produced over 260 films for children including feature films, short films, animations, television episodes and documentaries.
CFSI has been making films for Indian market since its inception and this would be a collective effort to reach market internationally and make much better cinema which would be entertaining as well as educative, the release added.