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International children's film fest kicks off Sunday

Workshops, quizzes and over 200 films for children from 25 countries, in addition to India, will be the highlights at the fourth edition of Kolkata International Children's Film Festival beginning here Sunday.

Kolkata: Workshops, quizzes and over 200 films for children from 25 countries, in addition to India, will be the highlights at the fourth edition of Kolkata International Children's Film Festival beginning here Sunday.

As many as 180 films from India will be screened at the fest which concludes Dec 28, said a release attributed to Shishu Kishore Akademi, under the West Bengal government.

The 2013 Golden Lotus recipient, "Kaphal" (Wild Berries), is the inaugural film.

While its director Batul Mukhtiar will be the guest of honour at the inaugual ceremony at Nandan-I premises, five child artists of the film will open the festival.

The focus country is Iran.

There are 26 sections, including a special tribute to 75 years of Walt Disney animation films.

Children will also get to enjoy documentaries on sports and music personalities as well as a special screening of "Silent Heroes", an adventure of deaf and dumb youths.

Other attractions are films by Academy Award-winning Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, including "The Wind Rises".

On the sidelines, there will be an exhibition to commemorate 125 years of Charlie Chaplin.

This apart, three workshops on film appreciation, creation of sets, Asound of cinema will be a learning experience for children.
 

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