Ahmadabad International Children Film Festival 2019 got Tremendous success with overwhelming response on its first Year. With total 40 entries, 17 films of 7 languages were selected to screened at the festival at Ahmedabad that too free of cost. This is the platform where Children across the world can show their talent as a film maker and enjoy watching meaningful children cinema. Now the festival is back with the second edition of 2020 but, this year due to current pandemic situation the festival will be hosted online. We will be screening movies online on our official You tube channel. The festival will be held on 18th and 19th December 2020, with screening of selected films online.
There are total 4 categories One for Children Feature film 41 minutes or more, Short film 40 minutes or less, Documentary film between 10 to 40 minutes and student film category between 5 to 40 minutes. This can be in any language, any country origin. After opening entry this year we have been receiving good response from Iran, Germany, China, Israel, USA, Canada, Italy, Japan, Turkey, United Kingdom and also very big entries from our own India.
How to submit your film: We are hosting AICFF on world’s most reputed film festival hosting site, Filmfreeway. Our festival URL is : https://filmfreeway.com/aicff
All students can submit their film free, there are not charges for students to submit their film to this festival. This is Student category.
Awards in various categories:
( Full length feature film )
Best Film – Best Director Film – Best Actor Film – Best Child Actor – Best Story – Best background score – Best Short Film – Best Director Short Film – Best Documentary Film -Best Director Documentary Film – Best Student Film
Important dates and deadlines: Film maker can submit their film till 27th November, 2020
9 October , 2020 – Regular Deadline
27 November , 2020 – Last Deadline
11 December , 2020 – Notification Date
18 – 19 December, 2020 – Online Event Date
One has to submit their entries on Film freeway, https://filmfreeway.com/aicff
This year Our festival Director is Manish Saini and Jury members are Aarti Patel and Aashish Kakkad. AICFF founderChetan Chauhan has been involved with the entertainment industry and also done more than 30 Children film festival screenings in various cities past 10 years.
Manish Saini : ( Festival Director ) I personally feel in India there are few film makers and very few film producers who really work for children cinema. In fact there are very rare Indian Children Films reach to the theaters, so we must make more children cinema, must have more such children film festivals, we must encourage children, parents and schools for talent to come out with good children content.
Aarti Patel : ( Festival Jury ) I feel in recent pandemic situation when children are more use to screen time, we hope to see more good children films which can motivate help and encourage children film makers and children to watch more content. We must support children film makers.
Ashish Kakkad : ( Festival Jury ) I personally feel making cinema on children are more difficult than other film, it is an art and we must appreciate such festivals and film makers, as such overall in India we don’t even make 2% children films out of total films we make. This needs a special attention by all of us.
Chetan Chauhan : ( Founder AICFF ) We are trying to create meaningful intellectual property by way of hosting this festival. Children are the biggest story tellers in this world, and we must have them more.
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