A Children Film Festival from 21-23 February, 2019 was organized by ‘Art, Culture & Youth Department’ and ‘Bihar State Film Development and Finance Corporation Limited’ (BSFDFCL) in collaboration with ‘Children’s Film Society, India’ was inaugurated by Honorable Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Sushil Kumar Modi on 21st February, 2019 at 10.00 am at Kilkari Courtyard at Bihar Bal Bhavan, Patna.
CFSI films viz. Kaphal, Ek Tha Bhujang, Pinti ka Sabun, Ishu & Pappu ki Pugdandi were screened during this festival. A special show was organised for visually impaired children by screening of CFSI’s film ‘Karamati Coat’, in audio described format.
The aim of this festival was to entertain and enlighten children through films. The festival tried to outreach children’s cinema which generally does not shown in the theatres. More than 2000 children from many government schools and shelter home in Patna benefitted from this film festival. Interactive session was also organized with the children during the festival.
Shri D.K. Singh, Consultant, Bihar State Film Development and Finance Corporation Limited, Smt Jyoti Parihar, Director, Kilkari and Shri Rajesh Gohil, Accounts Officer and Administrative Officer (Addl.Chg.), CFSI, Shri Nilesh Kumar, Co-ordinator were present on the occasion of Closing Ceremony of Children’s Film Festival on 23rd February, 2019.
On Closing Ceremony, children were felicitated for their outstanding work in the field of film production, craft, poetry with memento by the Bihar State Film Development and Finance Corporation Limited.