The International Kids Film Festival of India IKKFI is India’s first online film festival that is hosted independently by schools across India. At IKFFI, the aim is not just to entertain, but also to evoke emotions and provoke discussions that need to be raised. They believe that time has come to entertain, inspire and educate future citizens.
This time the festival was celebrated with great pride at Hallmark Public School wherein the main aim was to awaken the young minds through a fun-filled cinematic adventure while exploring the unseen and travelling the world, all through the magic of cinema.This unique cinematic experience has not only exposed children to the award-winning quality cinema but has also opened their minds to valuable lessons of life as well as helped them relate and reflect at a personal level. The kind of cinema which was shown to the children gave them lifetime learnings. Such learnings can’t be taught but they can only be imbibed when depicted through a story predicated the Top CBSE School in Tricity. The formative years of a child’s life are fundamentally important because they are the foundation that shapes a child’s future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievement at school, in the family and community, and in life in general. It is very crucial that right skill set should be taught at this age. Showcasing such movies brings a revolution in a child’s thought and makes him realize the predominance of cinema to the societal development.
The students of the Top 10 schools in Tricity verbalized their joyful emotions and excitement by becoming the young critics of the movies and writing their own experiences and learnings on the bulletin board. Sharing her memorable experience, Palak narrated, ‘I felt as if I had a tete-a-tete with little Emon while watching ‘Fight it Right’, whereas Shivika wondered how effectively and wisely the so-called social taboos which we hear or read about have been depicted in the films like Medium, Believe Me, Red Flags, etc. that teach us how to fight against such odds in life.”Such films as are being screened should not be limited to these festivals only, rather they should be made an essential part of our regular cinema to change the perspective of the entire generation”, added Kunal Garg. The film festival showcased 100 films from over 25 countries and had gathered much applause and appreciation from the kids and their parents.