A two-day film festival by Bhaashaa,a city based voluntary non-profit organisation,in association with Children’s Film Society of India is being organised on May 15 and 16 between 9 am to 1.30 pm at Bal Sikshan Mandir Sabhagruha,Mayur Colony,Kothrud. The inaugration on May 15 will be at the hands of Marathi teen actor Ketaki Mategaonkar. Swati Raje,Founder President,Bhaashaa Foundation says,Indian films specially made for children that have won both national as well as international awards will be screened during the two-day festival. Both recent as well as decade old short films,animated films and puppet films based on different subjects will be showcased. This film festival is organised for children between the age group of eight to thirteen years.
The three day fest will see films like Baccho Se Baatein (an interaction with Pandit Nehru),Krish Trish Baltiboy (animation and folk art film),Charandas Chor (classic film by Shyam Benegal) on the first day. This will be followed by screenings of Ammaji Ki Machhli (animation),Raju Aur Tinku (puppet film) and Chutkan Ki Mahabharat (short film) on day two. The main highlights of the festival will be the screening of Hayat,an Iranian International Award winning film,which will also be screened on May 16. Also,the children coming to watch the films shall get an opportunity to interact with the directors of some of these films who have been specially invited during the festival, added Raje.
Free passes for the festival shall be available from May 12 between 11 am to 5 pm at Bhaashaa Foundation,C-9,Renuka Complex,Canara Bank building,opposite MCDonalds,Jungli Maharaj road,Deccan Gymkhana,and Venus Traders,opposite Kothrud bus stand,near Shivaji Statue.