ICFFI to focus on rights of child actors
ICFFI to Focus on Rights of Child Actors, 18th International Children Film Festival of India. Addressing media persons on Monday, Julka said that it would be studied whether child actors were being given enough protection or not.
• Fete will commence on Nov 14, conclude on Nov 20
• 200 films out of 894 entries from 48 countries selected
• 1.5 lakh children expected to attend the festival
Information and Broadcasting Ministry Secretary Bimal Julka said that the rights of child actors would be focused during the Open Forum at the 18th International Children Film Festival of India. The festival would begin on November 14 and conclude on November 20.
Addressing media persons on Monday, Julka said that it would be studied whether child actors were being given enough protection or not.
He said that the other topics at the Open Forum would be including invisibility of girls in children’ s content, challenges and the potential of Indian animation industry and inclusive cinema representing the differently-abled. He said that five child artistes from Utharakhand would attend the festival. Julka said that Bollywood film actor Ranbir Singh and writer Guljar would attend the festival. Giving details of the ICFFI, he said that around 200 films from 48 countries from 894 entries had been selected for the 18th ICFFI. He said that the ICFFI had received films from 19 countries that were not represented in the 17th ICFFI. They include Austria, Cuba, China, Ghana, Uruguay, Tunisia, Scotland, Laos, Senegal, Malaysia and Senegal.
On the animation category at 18th ICFFI, he said that the category had been introduced for the first time, keeping in mind the large number of excellent animation features received by the festival. “A total of 30 shows will be screened everyday in ten screens across Hyderabad”, he said, adding that about 1.5 lakh child viewers are expected to visit the festival. The festival would be opened with the film ‘Gopi Gawaiyya Bagha Baiyaya’, recently produced by the Children Film Society of India and the closing film would be an award-winning film. He said that Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy would participate as the chief guest and Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tiwari would be the guest of honour.
Referring to the safety measures, he said that the Police Commissioners of Hyderabad and Cyberabad would provide necessary security at all venues and places of accommodation of delegates.