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International Children's Film Festival 2012 - Day Eight 17 April 2012
8th day of International Children's Film Festival (ICFF-2012)

CMS Children's film festival is one of its kind

— Vaishali Desai, film actress

Lucknow, April 17 : City Montessori School, Kanpur Road auditorium was truly unique and charged with emotion and enthusiasm and filled with the multi-colours of teachings, morality, character building and entertainment on this 8th day of International Children's Film Festival (ICFF-2012) being organized here. Thousands of young faces gleaming with enthusiasm and joyful spirit bared the truth of the unprecedented success of this International Children's Film Festival and the continuous influx of eminent figures of film city added a magical glow to the event. The 8th day of the International Children's Film Festival (ICFF-2012) being organized under the aegis of City Montessori School was inaugurated today in the joyful atmosphere of beautifully decorated auditorium of CMS Kanpur Road. Film actress Vaishali Desai along with her mother Ms Preeti Desai lit the lamp to ceremoniously open the eighth day of the fest. It may be mentioned here that Films Division of City Montessori School has organized this 9-day International Children's Film Festival from 10 to 18 April at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium for the character building and all round development of the students and youths during which 252 best educative children's films of 36 countries are being screened without any charge. This International Film Festival  is dedicated to the "World Unity and World Peace".

Children's Film Festival is significant as the parents and teachers also seemed very impressed by this film festival. Parents gladly informed that their children are very happy with the festival and are learning a lot. Some guardians opined that today educative films are lesser in number and this festival is a great effort to provide them the same. They happily quoted that the children and youths are showing great enthusiasm which will definitely have positive effects on them and this festival will surely achieve its goal of providing healthy entertainment to children through films. The festival has great number of gathering of children, guardians, teachers, economically weak, orphan and down trodden children. The 8th day of ICFF-2012 began with Turkish children's film 'My Dream Bike' directed by Serda Yalin. Apart from the main auditorium, other six mini auditoriums of the CMS Kanpur Road were full of children who enjoyed the films 'Taking Chances, Kalila & Dimna, Something Left, Something Taken, The Glaoming, Rock and Egg' etc. The films of various languages are screened with English and Hindi sub titles to make them understand easily.

Actress Vaishali Desai along with her mother Ms Preeti Desai today met with the journalists at the press conference held in the afternoon at the CMS Kanpur Road and talked to them in detail. Talking to journalists Ms Vaishali Desai said that everything can not be learned from the books or home but the educative films of various countries that children see in this festival had varied shades of life that will help children in choosing good or bad for themselves. She said that it is a wonderful effort of CMS to shape the future of children. On this occasion, Ms Vaishali Desai opined that character building and values are the inseparable parts of education and this feeling is there in the film festival.

Chairman of the Film Festival and renowned educationist, Dr Jagdish Gandhi, CMS Founder, said that this festival is a historic occasion as it is inspiring the students, especially youth, to learn character building and value based teachings. He gladly said that famous film personalities are coming to grace this International Children's Film Festival that is dedicated to world unity and world peace. Dr Gandhi said that he firmly believes that this International Children's Film Festival will be helpful in motivating guardians and teachers to develop positive outlook for society. Speaking further, Dr Gandhi said today the society and the world is suffering due to violent and vulgar films literature and thoughtless TV serials which are causing depression to every thoughtful person. Today bad films are driving the youth to get crazy. In this situation, CMS has set an example of why to curse darkness instead of lighting a lamp by showing value based films, absolutely free to the children of Lucknow. Chief Operating Officer of CMS, Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon said on this occasion that children do not learn by reading and writing only rather they also learn a lot by seeing, sensing, feeling and perceiving things. CMS has made a marathon effort of bridging the imbalance caused by commercial films.

Chief Public Relations Officer of CMS, Mr Hari Om Sharma said that since its inception, CMS has been trying to make its students good human beings by imparting education of all three kinds namely human, material and divine. This Children's film festival is another effort in this direction. He further informed that the International Children's Film Festival is now moving towards its successful conclusion after having achieved astounding response from the student community. He said that the concluding day of ICFF-2012 will be inaugurated by the Senior film actress and Producer, Ms Kamini Kaushal tomorrow on Wednesday, 18th April 2012 at 9.00 am at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium.

(Hari Om Sharma)
Chief Public Relations Officer
City Montessori School, Lucknow