December 24, New Delhi: Smile International Film Festival For Children and Youth (SIFFCY) conducted workshops on Film Making and Photography for previledged and underpriveledged children at Sirifort auditorium apart from regular screening of movies. Ms. ‘Madhureeta Anand’ – the internationally acclaimed director of movies like Kajarya, conducted the workshop on Film making where as the photography workshop focused on ‘Swachh Bharat’ and was conducted by Indian Institute of Photography.
Hundreds of Children from Schools and several other NGO’s participated in this initiative. In the film making workshop Ms. Madhurreta Anand shared the process of film making with the children. It was an open forum where children also shared their story ideas, scripts with the audience present. “Film making isn’t easy. It all starts with a thought and how you pen down your ideas is the main thing. For a film, a good script is the most important factor. I am glad to hear the stories and the scripts children shared today.” – said Ms. Madhureeta Anand.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Jitendra Mishra, the Festival Director SIFFCY said “ I am overwhelmed by the response of the children and glad to know that our coming generation is full of amazing ideas. I am sure, they will paint a different world with their thoughts”. SIFFCY’2015 gave the opportunity to these two different worlds to learn and interact with each other.
SIFFCY will also showcase a unique sand sculpture of Mr. Sudam Pradhan, internationally renowned sand artist. A 8 feet Santa Claus spreading the message of “Swachh Bharat” in a unique way will be displayed on December 24 and 25 as a special attraction.
Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth will end by 27th December, 2015.