About Children's Film Society India
Children's Film Society India (CFSI) was founded in 1955 by Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru to produce, exhibit and distribute quality feature films, animations and documentaries for children, with the idea of stimulating their creativity, compassion and critical thinking. With an enviable catalogue of 250 plus films in 10 different languages, CFSI remains the prime producer of children's films in South Asia. It also organizes film screenings across the country, reaching out to approximately four million children annually. CFSI is committed to strengthening the children's film movement within India and promoting Indian produced children's films across the globe.
Children’s Film Festivals organized by Five Vision
Photos and News Paper Cuttings related to Children’s Film Festival conducted in Meghalaya State in colaboration with Smile Foundation from 2.9.15 to 19.9.15
CFSI going to organize State Level Children's Film Festival in North East State of Meghalaya.
|Sr. No.||Place||Screening Dates|
Following Children Films will be screened during this festival.
|Sr.No.||Name of Film|
|3.||Gopi Gawaya Bagha Bajaiya|
|6.||Pappu Ki Pagdandi|
|8.||The Prince & the Crown of Stone|
CFSI Presents North East Film Festivals for Children-2015
We had an excellent response from this year North East Children’s Film Festival-2015. 20th Aug the inauguration is done in Town Club Auditorium in Guwahati. Students from Delhi Public School & Uzan Bazar Higher Secondary School participated on our opening screening. This is the progress report for screening in Guwahati of 20th , 21st & 22nd Aug. Rest are to organised at Dibrugarh, Jorhat (Assam), Agartala (Tripura), Dimapur (Nagaland) & Aizawl (Mizoram).
Five Vision Consulting is an organisation having interests in events and CFSI's outreach partner for this event.
We launch the “North East Film Festival for Children-2015” at 10:00 am onwards on 20th Aug, 2015 at the Venue- Guwahati Town Club Auditorium, Near Guwahati High Court. The Opening screening will be an award winning Assamesse movie “Lukka Chhuppi” being showcased. Students from Delhi Public School participated.
Award winning movie "Jawab Ayega" is screened with huge cheer from the children audience. Gopal Boro School students were present at Town Club Auditorium, Guwahati. Almost 500 people watched the moive.
Award winning movie "Ebegetia" is screened with huge cheer from the children audience. Sarva Shiksha Residential School students were present at Town Club Auditorium, Guwahati. Almost 500 people watched the movie.
A press Conference is organised on 20th Aug opening day of the event. Journalists from all leading TV, Radio, Print & Digital media present from Guwahati city. Shortly we will share with all the publications.
CFSI going to organize State Level Children’s Film Festival in North East in association with Five Vision Consulting Pvt. Ltd. as per the following screening schedule.
Following films will be screened in the above festival.
|Sr.No.||Name of Film|
|02.||Gopi Gawaiiya Bagha Bajaiiya|
|03.||Pappu Ki Pugdandi|
|09.||The Prince & The Crown of Stone|
|10.||Touching Wild Horses|
19th Aug2014, Guwahati‐ Town Club Auditorium, Opening screening
“North East Childrens’ Film Festival‐2014”, the opening ceremony held on 19th‐ 22nd August, 2014 at Town Club Auditorium‐2014 on a grand way. The Inauguration of the event is done by Smt. Pratima Devi Sarma, Chair Person, Assam State Social Welfare Board. She spoke the keynote address to the children, how these kind of children movies are beneficial in character development of the students. More than thousand students including disabled and under privileged children from different schools & NGOs watched the screenings. Five Vision is represented by Shri. Deepak Diwan & Biswa Panigrahi.
“North East Childrens’ Film Festival‐2014” at 2pm onwards on 19th Aug, 2014 at the venue‐ Town Club Auditorium. The Opening screening movie “Mujhse Dosti Karoge”‐ An award winning film by Gopi Desai of 96 mins duration. Don Bosco & St. Marie Schools were present for watching the movie No of footfall=250.
20th August, 2014‐ Day2 Screening‐1
On Day2 of the “North East Childrens’ Film Festival‐2014” at 2pm onwards on 20th Aug, 2014 at the venue‐ Town Club Auditorium. The screening movie “Bhago Bhoot ”‐ An award winning film by Sai Paranjpye of 82 mins duration. Guwahati Higher Secondary School, Little Angel Schools were present for watching the movie.
20th August 2014‐ Screening2
22nd August, 2014‐ Guwahati Day3 Screening‐1
This is the final day of the “North East Childrens’ Film Festival‐2014” at Guwahati 2pm onwards on 22nd Aug, 2014 at the venue‐ Town Club Auditorium. The screening movie “Bandu Boxer”‐ An award winning film by Rajeev Mohan of 85 mins duration. Lots of school children rushed in from different parts of Guwahati. We got a overwhelming response from the children despite the Assam bandh called on 21st Aug, 2014. Whole of Assam came to stand still.
Children’s Film Festivals organized by Cinedarbaar
‘Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI) with Cinedarbaar as its outreach partners decided to promote films and cinema in the 7 States of North Eastern region of India i.e Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram & Nagaland from September, 2014 to March, 2015.
The initiative ‘The Travelling Players’ chartered an important road map to enable a widespread knowledge on different aspects of Indian cinema through film screenings.
The schools in the north east had never before had the opportunity, like provided by The Traveling Players, to screen movies within school premises and also be a part of a film-making exercise. It was a completely new experience for them to watch movies made especially for children. They did not only watch movies but also were part of an intellectual discussion on films as a mass medium, as an art form and also on film-making as a career. It broadened their mental horizon and forced them to see visuals on the screen from a different eye.
The main goal of this project was to bring film-making and film criticism to children in North East Indian towns and cities. The project opened the doors for these children to cinema and encouraged them to look at Cinema from a different perspective and enable them to gain basic knowledge about films and film-making. The children displayed genuine interest in the art form and were encouraged and motivated further after their participation.’