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Hon’ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Shri Conrad Sangma inaugurated Children’s Film Festival at District Auditorium Tura, Meghalaya in presence of Shri Ram Singh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner;  Shri Ramkrishna, IAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner; Shri Roni Sangma, Film-maker and Shri Rajesh Gohil – Accounts Officer & Admin Officer (Addl. Charge), CFSI.

Children’s Film Society, India in association District Administration, West Garo Hills & Department of Arts and Culture, Government of Meghalaya organised the 2 days event on 14th – 15th February, 2020.

Children’s of Tura district enjoyed the screening of CFSI films viz. Gattu, The Prince & the Crown of Stone, Krish, Trish & Baltiboy, Kaphal, Rhino and Pappu ki Pugdandi .

CFSI Delhi has celebrated “Swachchta Pakhwada” from 16th to 30 th January, 2020.
During the activity 4 short films on Swachhta and one Vaishnav Jan Bhajan were
shown in 8 schools and 1134 children were catered in 16 shows. Besides ,
Drawing Competition were also conducted during the Swachhta Pakhwada and
about 138 children were participated.
The Swachhta campaign was very successful and it is heartening that children’s have
been taken keen interest in participating in CFSI film shows, Swachchta Rally on
street as well Drawing competition.

The following schools has been participated:

  1. SDMC Primary School, South Delhi, New Delhi
  2. Saathi Center, Kalyanpuri, Delhi
  3. Shreshth Public School, Harkesh Nagar, New Delhi
  4. SDMC Boys School, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
  5. MC Primary School, Hamilton Road, Delhi
  6. Adharshila Welfare Center, Kalkaji, New Delhi
  7. SDMC Girls School, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
  8. SDMC Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi
    The few photographs taken are attached.

A 3 days Children’s film festival is begin today in Aizawl (Mizoram). The festival is being organised jointly by Children’s Film Society, India and Department of Art & Culture, Government of Mizoram, The festival inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister for Art and Culture, Government of Mizoram Mr. R. Lalzirliana in the presence of Secretary, Art & Culture Mr. B. Lalthanliana, Dy. Director, Arts & Culture and Mr. Dinesh Negi, Distribution Officer, CFSI.

About 500 children witnessed the show. The festival will be held from 29th to 31st January, 2020- Daily two shows at 10 am and 3 pm.

CFSI films ‘Heda Hoda’ and ‘Gauru – The Journey of Courage’ were screened on 11th Jan and 8th Jan, 2020 respectively, as part of the ongoing Children’s Festival in Jaipur organised by Jawahar Kala Kendra.

Mr. Vinod Ganatra  and  Mr. Ramkishan Choyal, Director of film ‘Heda Hoda’ and ‘Gauru – The Journey of Courage’ respectively attended the screening, followed by interaction with the little audience.

A meditation session was also held before the screening of the film, in which the participants learned various techniques of stress relief.

More than 370 children from various schools from the vicinity enjoyed CFSI films.

Online Coverage link 1 and link 2

To spread awareness about Health, Sanitation, and Hygiene, CFSI films on Swachhta made by students were screened on under Mobile Science Exhibition run by Nehru Science Centre in various districts of Maharashtra to serve its purpose of popularizing science in rural areas and to create science awareness among school children.

More than 1000 children were benefitted.

CFSI organized a special screening on 14th January, 2020 of audio-described film ‘HALO’ (Hindi / 1995 / Colour / 92 Minutes) directed by Santosh Sivan, for the first time for Visually Impaired Children at National Association for the Blind, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

Brief Synopsis of ‘Halo’

The loneliness in a motherless Sasha’s life is filled by her puppy, Halo. When Halo gets lost, Sasha has only one thought on her mind – to find him at any cost. This seven year old girl’s search for her puppy in the byzantine streets of Mumbai turns into Alice’s ride down the rabbit-hole as she encounters one idiosyncratic person after another. Does Sasha find her little puppy? Helmed by breath-taking visuals, Halo is celebrated cinematographer and director Santosh Sivan’s debut feature that is a fun and entertaining watch for everyone. This film that has won many national and international awards including Best Children’s Film at the 43rd National Film Awards, 1996 also stars the famous Bollywood director Rajkumar Santoshi in the role of Sasha’s father.

More than 60 special children enjoyed film HALO.

Watch the clip of the Audio-described film HALO – https://youtu.be/LW1phPJ_5YQ

To commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji, CFSI film based on principles of Mahatma Gandhiji ‘Abhi Kal Hi Ki Baat Hai’ was screened in schools in Nashik and Ahmednagar, to mark important events in the life of Gandhiji viz. Declaration of ‘Poorna Swaraj’ at Lahore on 31st December 1929 and Founded ‘Phoenix Settlement’ in South Africa, November – December 1904.

More than 1900 children were covered.

Happy Moments at St. Jude Childcare Centre, Mumbai on every 3rd Friday of the month. 

St. Jude India Childcare Centre is a home away from home for underprivileged families during their child’s treatment for cancer.

CFSI organized special screening of film YEH HAI CHAKKAD BAKKAD BUMBE BO (Hindi / 2003 / Colour/ 82 Minutes) directed by Sridhar Rangayan, for children with cancer on 20th December, 2019.

Synopsis of the film:

Ganesh, Yashwant, Dilip, Ulhas and Birbal the monkey and Sikandar the dog are spending their summer vacation playing and roaming in their quiet coastal town. They get curious when a mysterious city exporter, Don, come to town. Don is actually a smuggler and when Ganesh’s innocent school master father gets unwittingly trapped in his web, the six friends have to pull up their detective hats and work together to unearth the mystery. But are the children capable of dealing with the cunning of an experienced, tricky smuggler and would they be able to save Ganesh’s father in this exciting children’s thriller?


In enduring effort to bring happy moments in the life of special children, screening of CFSI film KARAMATI COAT (Hindi / 1993 / Colour / 90 minutes) directed by Ajay Kartik was organized for visually impaired children at Kamla Mehta Dadar School for Blind.

Brief Synopsis of ‘Karamati Coat’

Raju is a poor rag picker. One day a magical stranger gifts him a red coat. Raju discovers that whenever he puts his hand in the coats pocket, a rupee appears. He and his friends have a good time with this endless supply of one rupee coins. A gang of three and his own brother-in-law discover the secret of the coat and try to steal it. Raju tries hard to protect both himself and his magical coat even as he realizes an important lesson that easy money comes with its own problems and cannot be enjoyed for long.

More than 120 special children enjoy CFSI film.


Cinema weaves magic for All!

CFSI organized a special screening of audio-described film ‘HALO’ (Hindi / 1995 / Colour / 92 Minutes) directed by Santosh Sivan for Visually Impaired Children at Poona School & Home for the Blind Trust.

Brief Synopsis of ‘Halo’

The loneliness in a motherless Sasha’s life is filled by her puppy, Halo. When Halo gets lost, Sasha has only one thought on her mind – to find him at any cost. This seven year old girl’s search for her puppy in the byzantine streets of Mumbai turns into Alice’s ride down the rabbit-hole as she encounters one idiosyncratic person after another. Does Sasha find her little puppy? Helmed by breath-taking visuals, Halo is celebrated cinematographer and director Santosh Sivan’s debut feature that is a fun and entertaining watch for everyone. This film that has won many national and international awards including Best Children’s Film at the 43rd National Film Awards, 1996 also stars the famous Bollywood director Rajkumar Santoshi in the role of Sasha’s father.

Watch the clip of the Audio-described film HALO

International Day for Persons with Disabilities was observed by CFSI, to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

In an endeavour to bring smile on special children, CFSI’s best films viz. Keshu, Hum Bhi Kuch Kum Nahi, Choo Lenge Akash, Malli encouraging children to triumph over disabilities were screened in several special schools to motivate the special children.

The shows were conducted in multiple cities namely Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Gaya, Nashik, Palghar, Ahmendnagar, Chittor, Ananthapur, Kadapa, Mysore, Malappuram, Ernakulam.

Walking on the CFSI’s motto ‘Every Child’s Right to Entertainment’, efforts were taken to entertain visually impaired children by screening CFSI’s audio-described films namely Karamati Coat, Kabhi Pass Kabhi Fail, Chutkan Ki Mahabharat in special schools/institutes.


सचिव, सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्रालय भारत सरकार द्वारा दि. 03.12.2019 को आयोजित वार्षिक कार्य निष्पादन पुरस्कार वितरण समारोह में बाल चित्र समिति, भारत को 2018-19 के लिए राजभाषा हिंदी के प्रगामी प्रयोग में वृद्धि हेतु राजभाषा प्रोत्साहन पुरस्कार प्राप्त हुआ।