Friday, 9 May 2014

Children’s Film Society, India shines out at the 61st National Award

Children’s Film Society, India, an autonomous body under the aegis of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, aimed at providing wholesome entertainment to the child audience of India has won the prestigious Swarna Kamal for Best Children’s Film for its film “Kaphal – Wild Berries” in the category of Best Children’s film.

“Kaphal – Wild Berries” directed by Batul Mukhtiar is a heart-warming film. Kaphal, the story of four young kids who break all barriers and superstitions to save the life of an old lady, much to the surprise of their parents is a trek up the hills in Garhwal region in Uttarakhand which throws up plenty of surprises, but nothing is more obvious than innocence of the kids that inhabit the region. Without being overly sentimental or loud, the film draws attention to so many issues which kids deal with.

CFSI is dedicated to furthering ‘A CHILD’S RIGHT TO ENTERTAINMENT’ has taken giant strides in this direction and it gives me immense pleasure to say that it has succeeded to a large extent in translating this motto into reality. The activities at CFSI are multiplying and our organization is effectively trying to reach out to the children of the country in various innovative and imaginative ways.

CFSI’s value based films will indeed prove to be strong guiding force for the Children of India.

Cheers !


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