Over 100 films from 25 countries will be available for screening during the International Kids Film Festival of India (IKFFI), an online film gala.
Launched by LXL Ideas, the festival can be hosted independently by schools across India from November 14-19.
The festival is powered by YouTube Kids, a specifically designed app which makes it easier for children and parents to find content they are interested in, read a statement by LXL.
This fun-filled cinematic adventure curated by LXL Ideas in association with the French Embassy, Culture House of Iran and Children’s Film Festival, Seattle, has received registrations from over 402 schools across 58 cities.
IKFFI aims to reach over one million students during this film festival.
“I always wanted to create a film festival that is democratic and accessible to children across India, even in the remotest parts. Schools can organise a screening for all their school students, invite neighbouring schools, have family screening and after-school screening,” said Syed Sultan Ahmed, Managing Director of LXL Ideas and IKFFI Festival Director.
Through IKFFI, LXL Ideas aims not just to entertain, but also to evoke emotions, inspire and educate future citizens and provoke discussions.
It encourages young filmmakers to translate their dreams and stories into films by participating in Make Cinema, an IKFFI special filmmaking competition only for children. The entries for Make Cinema close on December 31, 2017 and the winners will be announced on January 26, 2017. The winner of Make Cinema will get $3,000 as the prize.