Kolkata International Children Film Festival began on 19th January
The 9th edition of the ‘Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival’ is being conducted in Kolkata from January 19 to 26, 2020. The event is being organized by the Shishu Kishore Akademi, which is an institution under the aegis of the Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal.
First organized in 2001, the film festival is an initiative of the West Bengal state government in collaboration with the Shishu Kishore Akademi which showcases a plethora of films from across the globe for children from not only feature films and animation films, but also short documentaries and educational films. The film festival provides a platform for the organizers to bring good cinema for the children so that they can learn through the magic on screen. For this year’s Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival (KICFF), workshops and quiz competitions have also been organized apart from the best of classics to contemporary from the world cinema. This year, spread across nine venues across Kolkata, the festival includes the screening of about 250 films from 35 countries.