The 17th International Children’s Film Festival will screen Amole Gupte’s Stanley Ka Dabba, Nila Madhab Panda’s I Am Kalam and Vikas Bahl and Nitesh Tiwari’s Chillar Party among other films. The biennial festival will be held from November 14-20, 2011 at Shilpramum, Hyderabad.
741 films of 86 countries had been submitted for the festival, out of which 170 films of 44 countries were selected.
The other films that will screen at the festival include Iran’s The Other, France’s Tales Of The Night, China’s The Star And The Sea and Denmark’s The Great Bear.
Along with feature films of various countries, short films will also be screened at the festival.
A new section at the festival known as ‘Children’s World’ will present 100 best films of the last decade. Besides, another section will showcase films by China’s Children’s Film Association.
The festival has also introduced a section in this edition of the festival: ‘Competition Little Directors’ which will showcase films made by children (age 6-16) who are residents and citizens of India.