The Golden Jubilee of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, will feature a ‘Children’s Film Village’ during the ongoing nine- day festival which will be like an exclusive film festival for children. The concept will feature inflatable moving digital mobile theatres at the event, for children to watch the curated movies catered to their taste. The Children’s Film Village will be inaugurated by the CM of Goa, Pramod Sawant this evening.
Critically acclaimed film ‘Hamid’, winner of National film award for best child artist and National Film award for best feature film in Urdu will also be screened at the Children’s Film Village.
Organized by PictureTime in association with the Entertainment Society of Goa, The Children’s Film village will be stationed at Children Park, Forest Area, Panjim.
Children’s Village concept not only enables kids to watch meaningful cinema of their kind but also get to interact with the people from the film industry.
Interestingly, at the 50th IFFI PictureTime would be setting up two Sun Downer open screens for public in Goa showcasing different, popular films each day all across various locations in North and South Goa, at sun set, spread over a week from November 21st to 28th.
While areas of North Goa include Mandrem, Pernem, Bicholim, Marcela, Valpoi, Ponda and Shiroda, the open screens shall also play host to films at locations in South Goa such as Curchurem, Sanguem, Canacona, Bali and Sancoale open for the public in Goa.
Picture time has been closely associated with IFFI in the past as well, with setting up its mobile theatres in a concept called Bioscope Village and The People’s Village which attracted more than 6000 people at the festival in the year 2017 and 2018, respectively, also saw Shraddha Kapoor and Kalki Koechlin among other stars interact with the public.
Sushil Chaudhary, CEO, Picturetime says, “We’ve had a great association with ESG during IFFI in the past few years and I’m very happy to announce during the 50th IFFI, we are yet again associated, setting up 3 theatres for the Golden Jubilee International Film festival of India. We are specifically setting one theatre for children of Goa where they can see one of the best children film from India and abroad and looking forward to entertain the rest of Goa at sixteen different locations through our sun downer open screens, hosting some popular films. The idea is to make cinema accessible to non delegates as well. In a country such as ours, where the love for cinema is unmatchable, everyone deserves a chance to watch films. IFFI being one of the most eventful time of the year, where delegates come from from all across the globe, our theatres being accessible to the locals, adds up to vibrancy of the festival”
The 50th International Film Festival of India concludes on the 28th of November.