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Ahmedabad International Children Film Festival is hosting its 3rd edition this year,

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Ahmedabad International Children Film Festival is hosting its 3rd edition this year, due to pandemic fear the festival will be held online on the official YouTube channel of the festival on dated 24 & 25th December 2021.  

AICFF is the platform where Children content from across the world are coming together. In 2019 & 2020 we received around 300 plus films from around 25 countries. This year we have received more than 109 entries, from 33 countries, out of which 49 films have been selected today by our jury and festival director.


This year’s Categories:

Feature Film:                (41 minutes or longer)              Documentary film:                    (5 to 40 minutes)

Short Film:                    (40 minutes or less)                  Student Film:                            (5 to 40 minutes)


Awards in various categories:

Best Director Feature Film, Best Director Doc Film, Best Director Short Film, Best Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Child Actor Feature Film, Best Actor Feature Film, Best Story Feature Film, Bronze Kite Award, Silver Kite Award and Golden Kite Award.


This year we have our festival advisor renowned Uma Da Cunha, she says: Film as a medium is one of the most accessible ways in which to reach the minds of children, and gauge how they ingest, react, and retain elements of what they see and evaluate in their individual, spontaneous way. When used well and ingeniously, film as a communications medium, has the inputs of being an invaluable teaching tool for all age groups, and particularly the young, whose minds are fresh and open to learning.


This year our festival Director is Manish Saini and Jury members are Aarti Patel and Girish Makwana.

Manish Saini: (Festival Director) National Film Award winner for Gujarati film ‘DHH’. Says we are very encouraged the way we have received number of entries and that too on various subjects. This shows there is bright future for children cinema. Aarti Patel: Aarti Patel is an Indian actor, writer, Radio jockey and producer known for her work in Gujarati cinema and television says I am glad I am part of this festival and as jury with my surprise the kids also teach us which we enjoy as process, as jury we don’t judge the films but appreciate their work. We are glad even despite of pandemic our festival is going on online. I am sure next season we will make it offline event.

Girish Makwana: Film director, writer, musician, producer, and composer based in Australia says our children are our future encouraging children cinema is like giving them space to speak. 

Chetan Chauhan: Publicist by profession, Founder of festival says: AICFF is one of the gestures we have started for the society to give our children the feel of world of children cinema, especially when there is less focused on children content, and we want more people to give attention to our future generation.



Our Festival Trailer:








Ahmedabad International Children Film Festival – Winner list of the year 2021: As under:


Awards Winners Country
Best Film Article 21 (Malayalam Feature Film) India
Best Director Chunling Xu – (Film – Birthday Adventure) China
Best Actor Lena – (Malayalam Film -ARTICLE 21) India
Best Child Actor Mo Han or Han Mo – (Film – Birthday Adventure) China
Best Story LENIN L U – (Malayalam – Film – Article 21) India
Best background score Behzad Abdi – (Film – Fish and Puddle) Iran, Islamic Republic of
Best Short Film (ITs a Tie) Aaba (Telugu Short Film) India
Best Short Film (It’s a Tie) Nina & Valdai Russian Federation
Best Director Short Film (It’s a Tie) Ashish Pandey – (Short Film Nooreh) India
Best Director Short Film (It’s a Tie) Sauvik Pandit – (Short Film – The Inception of Pursuit) India
Best Documentary Film Charlie Surfer Norway
Best Director Documentary Film Pouria Heidary Oureh – (Doc Film – After the incedent – Iran, Islamic Republic of) Iran, Islamic Republic of
Best Student Film Kapaat (Marathi film Directed by Janvi Madabusi) India
Special Jury Mention The youngest Director – Andrew Chan-Possemato (Film the Butler and the Ball) Canada
Best Animation SIGH Moldova, Republic of
Golden Kite Award #KidsOnTech – Documentary film United States
Silver Kite Award Christmas Snow – Short Film Ukraine
Bronze Kite Award The Little Warrior – Feature film Russian Federation












Online Premiere of all the Festival Screening on our YouTube Channel


All films as Premiere


YouTube link:

24th and 25th December 2021


Time Zone: IST


24th December Film Category 25th December Film Category
11:00 AM Birthday Adventure Feature Film 11:00 AM Bonamy Feature Film
12:45 PM Made in SA: New Music, New Musicians Documentary Film 1:00 PM Sci-PY Reporter – Be Happy. Stay Healthy! Documentary Film
1:15 PM Smrisha Short Film 1:30 PM Aaba Short Film
2:00 PM The Gift Short Film 2:15 PM Not all answers are found in Google Short Film
2:30 PM NOOREH Short Film 2:45 PM Shiro Short Film
3:00 PM The Line of Life Student Film 3:15 PM Christmas Snow Short Film
3:15 PM Influencers or Influenced? Student Film 3:45 PM Sa…masya? Student Film
3:30 PM SIGH Student Film 4:15 PM Grandma Student Film
4:00 PM Kapaat Student Film 4:30 PM Solar Student Film
4:30 PM SOSivio Student Film 5:00 PM OBSCURITY Student Film
4:45 PM Adam zad Student Film 5:30 PM Fish And Puddle Feature Film
5:00 PM A Letter To My Friend In France Short Fillm
5:15 PM The Science of wishes Student Film





Ahmedabad International Children Film Festival is registered Intellectual property of India.


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