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CFSI, Delhi is organising a two days Children’s Film Festival at Films Division Auditorium, Mahadev Road, New Delhi from 14th to 15th November, 2019 with daily two shows at 9 a.m and 12 noon.

CFSI films ‘Karamati Coat’ and ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ will be screened for children from Action India and Saathi Centre, NGOs in Delhi, belonging to various community including street children.

During this two days program ‘Kids Mela’ is also being organized at the venue alongwith various games like gun firing, tattoo artists etc.

CFSI in association with District Administration, Koppal is organizing ‘Children’s Film Festival’ in Koppal District of Karnataka.

The event was inaugurated on 14th November on the occasion of ‘Children’s Day’ by lighting the lamp by Mr. J.G. Majjagi, Zilla Tehsildar; Mr. Basaparajaya, Deputy Director Public Instructor; Ms. Quma Devi, Block Education Officer; Ms. Sujata, Deputy Officer Planning Coordinator; Mr. Deepak, Vice Principal of Government High school.

CFSI films ‘Alegalu’ and ‘Puttani Party’ will be screened from Nov 14-22, 2019 in seven theatres of Koppal District with expected child audience of 10,000.

On occasion of Children’s Day on 14th November 2019, CFSI films Chatpat Chunmun and The Cake Story were screened for children at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Auditorium, Byculla, Mumbai.

On the occasion of Children’s Day, CFSI in collaboration with Government Museum, Chennai is organizing Children’s Film Festival from Nov 14-16, 2019. The festival was inaugurated by Ms. Sigy Thomas IAS., Commissioner, Art and Culture Department.

10 CFSI films will be screened during this festival.

As a part of 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, CFSI, Chennai  had arranged special screening of the film “Gandhi” at Government Remand Home, Kellys, Chennai on 01.10.19.

As a part of 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, CFSI had arranged special screenings of the film “Gandhi” in various schools and organizations. 3 shows were conducted for the children of “Sevalaya”, an orphanage at Thiruvallur district (TN) where about 1263 children watched the film. About 2800 children of JSS Free Residential School, Mysore (Kar) watched the film at their Open Air Theatre. 495 children of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Chetpet, Chennai (TN) watched the movie.

CFSI film SUNDAY directed by Pankaj Advani was screened at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum on 24th October, 2019. Renowned actress Ratna Pathak, who enacted in the film interacted with the audience after the screening.

Synopsis of film Sunday:

It’s Sunday and Chintu can’t wait to get up since his father is arriving home. He accompanies his mother to the station. Before they reach, their jeep breaks down only to re-start mysteriously. This is the beginning of a bizarre ride for the family where the father oversleeps and misses his station, the mother tries to chase him in another train only to realize it won’t stop for six hours and the father and son then desperately trying to chase the mother back.

Gandhiji’s 150th Birth Anniversary coincides with another milestone: the centenary of his magazine ‘Young India’, the first issue under Gandhiji’s editorship.

To celebrate this, CFSI film ‘Abhi Kal Hi Ki Baat Hai’ based on the life of Mahatma Gandhiji was screened.

Synopsis of film:

Mahatma Gandhi is considered the father of the nation. His principles of justice, truth and non-violence left a lasting impression on the world. This film aims to inspire kids to these principles by depicting the life of Gandhi through photographs and exquisite dolls.

‘World Mental Health Day’ is an international day, celebrated on 10th October, for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

To create awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health, CFSI screened its film ‘Halo’, a story 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 breathtaking 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.

The movie beautifully shows various emotional experiences, real life struggles and also focuses on different relationships, which is all part of emotional experiences in one way or the other.

To appreciate the services rendered by Indian postal department for over 150 years and to celebrate ‘National Postal Day’ on 10th October, 2019, CFSI film ‘Wrong Mauritius’ directed by Raghuvir Kulkarni was screened.

Synopsis of the film:

A young boy Bipin, along with his friend Viju and Mona chance upon a book in a second hand book stall that contains a very rare stamp called Wrong Mauritius. On their way back home, a sinister looking man follows the trio. He bumps into Bipin and the book they have just brought falls down. Later they realize that the stamp is missing. Who was the goon and why was he after the stamp? With the help of philatelist Ramu and inspector Dravid, the three friends discover the secret of the stamp and the men trying to steal it.

7 shows were organized in Ahmedanagar, Nashik, Gaya and Patna covering more than 1400 child audience.

To provide wholesome entertainment and to inculcate the taste of good cinema in children, Children’s Film Society, India organized 600 free films shows enjoyed by 1,63,511 schools students of Satara, Pune, Parbhani, Surat, Akola and Washim districts of Maharashtra during the month of July, August and September 2019.

CFSI filmEk Ajooba’ was screened at St. Jude India Childcare Centre, Cotton Green, Mumbai on 11th October, 2019 for children with cancer – the underprivileged children away from home for their treatment for cancer. 

More than 45 children enjoyed the show.

Synopsis of film – Ek Ajooba:

Chitra is sad that despite working hard she fails to secure first rank in class. Help arrives in the form of Guruji, a family friend and philosopher. He gives Chitra some holy ash that gives her the required confidence to try harder to reach her goal. However, her brother and his friend conspire to acquire this ‘magical’ ash as a means to find quick solutions to their problems. What is this magical ash Guruji has given? Will it help Chitra come first in class? Will her brother and his friend get hold of it? Starring the legendary Bollywood actor Amrish Puri, Ek Ajooba is an inspiring film that tells kids that a lot of hard work and a little confidence, is the real miracle in life.