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CFSI’s audio-described film ‘Heda Hoda’, a 84 minutes feature film directed by Vinod Ganatra was screened for Hearing & Visually impaired children of Donyi-Polo Mission School in Chimpu, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on 9th November, 2019.

Brief Synopsis of film ‘Heda Hoda’

Sonu lives with his sister Lakshmi and parents in a rustic village in Kutch, Gujarat bordering Pakistan. One day when his father falls sick, Sonu and Lakshmi volunteer to graze the camels. During a food break, the camels drift away. Sonu goes in search only to find himself lost in the wilderness with no camel in sight. He unknowingly crosses the border and lands at herdsman Razak’s home in Pakistan. Concerned by his plight, Razak quietly takes Sonu and leaves him across the border with the promise to find and deliver his camels. Parikshit Sahani acts in this film that comments on the concept of borders that adults build and how no borders can be built upon the innocence of a child.  The film has won many awards globally.

To see the trailer of film, please click the link – https://youtu.be/i6-DzXFpNaw

CFSI’s film Gauru – which deals with emotional experiences, real-life struggles, focuses on different relationships was screened on 1st Dec, 2019 at Jaipur to spread awareness about mental health.

To commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji, CFSI organised screening of film ‘Bapu Ne Kaha Tha’ based on the life of Mahatma Gandhiji to mark an important event in his life i.e. He wrote ‘Hind Swaraj’ in Gujarati while travelling by sea from London to South Africa between November 13 and November 22, 1909

Also, an animation film ‘Vaishnav Jan To’ based on Mahatma Gandhiji was also screened.

Children’s Film Festival was organised a Koppal district of Karnataka from 14.11.19 to22.11.19.  Shri. Paranna Munavalli, M.L.A., inaugurated the festival. Shri. J. G. Majjagi, Tahsildar and Shri. Basapa Rajaya, DDPI, Ms. Quma Devi, BEO, Ms. Sujatha Dep. Planning Coordinator, Mr. Deepak Vice Principal, Govt. High School were other dignitaries who graced the occasion.

About 22,433 children from across the district got the opportunity to watch our films in 54 shows arranged in 7 theatres.

CFSI, Chennai in collaboration with Government Museum organized a Children’s Film Festival from 14.11.19 to 16.11.19 to commemorate “Children’s Day”.

Ms. Sigy Thomas, IAS., Commissioner of Art and Culture Department inaugurated the festival at Museum theatre. 10 CFSI films were screened and about 5000 from neighbouring schools participated.

Hon’ Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri. Banwarilal Purohit inaugurated the screening of the film “Malli” at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan, Chennai on 16.11.19 as a part of “Children’s Day” celebration. 300 children from Chennai School & Sivananda Gurukulam participated.

A week long Children’s Film Festival has been organised in Uttarkashi- A holly town of Uttarkhand  from 14th to 20th November,2019 on the Occasion of Children’s Day Celebration. CFSI films Pinti Ka Sabun, The Goal, Choo lenge Aakash and  Gauru were screened  at Uttarkash  Collectorate  Auditorium- daily  two shows at 10 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.

The festival was inaugurated by MLA Yamunotri Shri Kedar Singh Rawat and guest of  honours were  District Magistrate Dr.  Ashish Chouhan, IAS, Distrric Magistrate, Uttarkasi, Col. Amrit Bisht, Chairman Nagar Palika Shri Ramesh Semwal, Chairman Hotel Association, Shri Shailendra Mathura, District Education Officer Shri Jitendra Sexena besides Sr. Government Officials of Uttarkashi District Administration.

CFSI also conducted 50 LCD shows of all above films in  rural areas of Uttarkashi(Uttarakhand)  in various schools  so that  children of rural areas of Uttarkashi  can also enjoy films screened during the festival. Besides, a two days workshop jointly organized by CFSI and District Administration was a grand success as many as 40 children from 4 school participated.  The workshop inaugurated by District Magistrate who stressed the need for catching the children young and giving them good exposure to the  nuances of film appreciation. During the two days program children were given the highlights of film making such  as script writing, use of Camera, Synchronization of audio and video effect.  The  CFSI film was screened and various aspect of the production of the film was  analyses and discussed.

CFSI Delhi has organised  a   two days Children’s Film Festival at Film Division Auditorium, Mahadev Road,  New Delhi on 14th & 15th November,2019- daily two shows at 9 a.m. and 12 noon on the  Occasion of Children’s Day Celebration. About 580 children were benefited by these shows.  CFSI Films “Karamati Coat” and Happy Mother’s Day were screened.

Children’s from  Action India, New Delhi and Saathi Centre, Delhi  were attended these shows.   These children’s are belongs to various camps in Delhi.  The main attraction of the festival was “KIDS MELA” which was organised at the vanue and various games i.e. Gun Shooting, magic show, tattoo artist etc were arranged for the entertainment of children.

Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Banwarilal Purohit inaugurated screening of CFSI’s film for Children at Raj Bhavan on 16th November, 2019, to celebrate Children’s Day. 

CFSI film ‘Malli’ was screened on 16th Nov, 2019 at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan, for the children of Chennai.

CFSI in collaboration with MCGM, celebrated Children’s Day on 14th November, 2019 with children of Don Bosco Shelter Home by screening of film ‘Pappu ki Pugdandi’. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Sangita Hasnale, Asst. Municipal Commissioner, MCGM, Shri Gajaanan Bellare Ward Officer F North, Ms. Seemaa Desai, Director & Ms.Sejal Painter, Editor of the film.

Screening of CFSI films for Children at Shelter Homes across Mumbai will be conducted on regular basis.

A 6 days ‘Children’s Film Festival’ is inaugurated at Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra on 14th November 2019 at My Carnival Cinema.

The event was graced by Shri. Rahul Dwivedi (IAS), District Collector & Magistrate; Shri. Prashant Patil, Resident Deputy Collector; Shri. P.L.Sormare, Additional Collector; Smt. Urmila Patil, Dy. Collector (Revenue); Shri Umesh Patil, Tahsildar, Nagar; Shri Prakash Dhotre, Film Actor; Shri Mohiniraj Gatne, Film Actor; and Shri Rajesh Gohil, Accounts Officer & Admin Officer (Addl. Charge), CFSI.

4 CFSI films namely Pappu ki Pugdandi, Pinti Ka Sabun, Bhago Bhoot and Bandu Boxer will be screened during this Children’s Film Festival from Nov 14-19, 2019.

CFSI Delhi organised a week long Children’s Film Festival in Uttarkashi- A holy town of Uttarkhand  from 14th to 20th November, 2019 on the occasion of Children’s Day Celebration. CFSI films Pinti Ka Sabun, The Goal, Choo lenge Aakash and  Gauru will be screened at Uttarkashi  Collectorate  Auditorium with daily three shows at 9 a.m., 11.30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The festival was inaugurated by MLA of Yamunotri Shri Kedar Singh Rawat & District Magistrate Dr.  Ashish Chouhan, IAS was guest of honour alongwith District, Col. Amrit Bisht, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering; Chairman Nagar Palika Shri Ramesh Semwal, Chairman Hotel Association Shri Shailendra Mathura, District Education Officer Shri Jitendra Saxena, besides Sr. Government Officials of Uttarkashi District Administration graced the event.

A two days workshop on film is also being conducted on 15th & 16th November, 2019  for 30-40 talented children. The workshop experts will share the information about films making, script writing, camera handling, synchronization of audio and video effects etc.