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International Children’s Film Festival in Nagaland


Kohima, July 26, 2017: 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 for the first time International Children's Film Festival, 2017 in Nagaland from July 27 to 29 at Regional Centre of Excellence for Music & Performing Arts (RCEMPA), Jotsoma.

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 for 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." - Dr. Shravan Kumar, CEO, CFSI.

The festival will be inaugurated by Dr. Shravan Kumar, CEO, CFSI and Mrs. Asano Sekhose, Chairman NBSE. The inaugural ceremony will be followed by cultural performance, a Zeliang Folk Dance by Benreu Students Union, Kohima and an enchanting soloist Neingusalie Yano, Music Topper, HSLC Examination 2017 and with "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." - Mrs. Asano Sekhose, Chairman, NBSE.

The film festival will begin with the inaugural film will be screened -Kauwboy directed by Boudewijn Koole. This Dutch film tells a story about a difficult life of a 10 year old in his family. Every day films from different countries such as Russia, Germany, Netherlands and India will be screened for children to experience different culture through the world of movies.

Throughout the festival movies from across genres and languages will exclusively be screened for the school students of Nagaland, the inaugural movie to 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 quiz where prizes will be distributed to children for correct answers.