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18th Intl. Children’s Film Festival India to introduce International Animation Competition

By NewsDesk • Published on October 26, 2013

ggbbThe forthcoming 18th edition of International Children’s Film Festival India, to be held in Hyderabad from November 14-20, 2013, will have a new category ‘International Animation’ in the competition section.

The animation category will showcase the best animated children’s film from all around the globe.

There are total 12 feature films competing in this section including two Indian animations: Shilpa Ranade’s Goopi Gawaiyya Bagha Bajaiyya produced by the Children’s Film Society India and Arnab Chawdhury’s  Arjun produced by UTV.

The animated musical Goopi Gawaiyya Bagha Bajaiyya, an adaption of Bengali writer Upendrakishore Raychowdhuri’s “Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne” will also be the inaugural film of the 18 Golden Elephant. Raychowdhuri’s comic fantasy was most famously adapted for the screen in 1969 by his renowned grandson, Satyajit Ray.

The competition section consists of four categories including ‘Competition International Live Action’, ‘Competition Shorts’ and ‘Competition Little Directors’ where national and international films will compete for the Golden Elephant Trophies.

“Out of 900 films received from over 75 countries we will be screening 200 films sourced from more than 45 countries. Receiving such a large amount of animated feature films from all around the globe with magnificent animation quality, the festival authorities wanted to do justice to the incredible animation features by dedicating an exclusive competition section at the festival”, said Dr. Shravan Kumar, Festival Director and CEO, CFSI.

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