Hailing Movies

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Dec 2017 10:19:09


Actress Raveena Tandon believes films can be a learning experience for children.

Raveena, who who was in New Delhi for the inauguration of the third edition of Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY), said, “It is something that is to be very proud of that there is a film festival, that is only and wholly for children. I want kids to take a vow that whatever they will learn from here, they will follow in their daily life.

“Movies are the best media to educate our children, so I also want to thank SIFFCY which has acted as a media to communicate goodness to our children as it is the right time to educate them about what is good and what is bad for them.”
The week-long festival, which has international jury members on board, and also a young jury board where children have given their inputs in selection of movies, began at the Sirifort Auditorium.

SIFFCY is a reflection of Smile Foundation’s efforts to use films as a medium for sensitising masses, especially children and youth, and engaging them proactively in the process of bringing Social change.

Apart from movies, engagement activities include capacity-building workshops, panel discussions and forums on Environment, Climate Change, Road Safety and Role of Cinema, apart from technical workshops by industry experts on filmmaking, cinematography, sound design, production design, storytelling and photography, said festival director Jitendra Mishra.