Kolkata, Dec 19 : The fifth edition of Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival (KICFF) will be inaugurated on Dec 22 at Nandan auditorium in the city.
The eight day long festival will screen around 180 films from 18 countries.
To imbue the young film lovers with the spirit of movie making, the organizers of KICFF will host an exhibition, which will trace the evolution of the movie camera, in the prime venue at Nandan. Another exhibition titled Dakche Dekho Daktickit (a collection of classic stamps) will be organised and a special anthology to commemorate 125 years of Stan Laurel will be launched during the festival here.
Avinash Arun’s Marathi film Killa, which revolves around an 11-year-old child undergoing a difficult time coping with the death of his father, has been chosen as the inaugural film for this year’s festival.
This year, the KICFF, which will conclude on Dec 29, will pay homage to two of the most versatile geniuses in the film world, Robin Williams and Buster Keaton.
Seemaa Desai’s Pappu ki Pugdandi, which was screened on the opening day of National Children’s Film Festival (NCFF) in 2014, will be screened as the closing film of the fifth KICFF on Dec 29.
(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha)