The week-long celebration of Good Cinema – SIFFCY (Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth ) is scheduled during 10-16 December, 2018 at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. More than 150 critically acclaimed films from more than 50 countries are selected to be screened specially for the Indian audience. More than 10 different kinds of capacity building and professional workshops, panels and master-classes will be hosted during these seven days.
KEY ACTIVITIES THIS YEAR:
1.FILM SCREENING (FEATURE FILM, SHORT FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES)
More than 150 meaningful films made for children & youth including feature films, short films and documentaries from across the globe to be screened in 4 different auditoriums during the 7days extravagant film festival under five categories –
- ( I ) International Competition
Handpicked films from across the globe, selected for the supreme finesse of their art, the most compelling storytelling and highly inspiring depiction of world issues, compete with each other under the category. These critically acclaimed films have already travelled to prestigious international film festivals and have numerous nominations and awards to their credit.
- ( II ) The Yellow Carpet
SIFFCY is a celebration – of exuberant childhood, of youthful energy, of positivity and progressive change. And the one colour that captures it all is YELLOW. So, we have ditched the traditional red carpet and are all set to welcome our special screenings on the Yellow Carpet instead. These entries call for a space of their own and we are more than happy to extend them this privilege.
- ( III ) 70MM Smile
The category will showcase exceptionally crafted pieces of good cinema from the world over that bring together an eclectic mix of cultures, beliefs, values and behaviours. Passionate film makers create magic on the screen with spell bounding stories and enchanting characters, leaving their young audience asking for more.
- ( IV ) Next Gen
Young, aspiring filmmakers are going to unleash their talent to the fullest as they will showcase their best under this category. All they needed is an appreciative audience and a stage – bubbling with energy, courage and oodles of confidence, the film-making trainees and students breathe in their fresh ideas to make some very good films. SIFFCY is a platform to promote good cinema and these upcoming stars of the industry are setting the right tone, choosing to make films with a message.
- ( V ) Take One
Children have a unique way of looking at the world and their perspective is often unclouded by any preconceived notions and conceptions. SIFFCY is not just about cultivating a culture of viewing good cinema among our children, but just as much about imbibing an appreciation of the art of filmmaking and its larger purpose in their young minds. This one is an innocent surprise!
WOKSHOPS – PANEL DISCUSSIONS - MASTERCLASSES
1. FILM MAKING WORKSHOP FOR AND WITH CHILDREN
2. PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
3. ART DESIGN WORKSHOP
4. CINEMATOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
5. STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
6. SOUND DESIGN WORKSHOP
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
More than 15 Awards in different categories were given to the winners.
When are the festival dates?
This year the festival will be in from 10 to 16 December 2018
What are the timings?
Usually the festival timings are 9am till 9pm (or depending upon the weather being in winter)
Is the entry free or ticketed?
It’s free to everybody; however few sections are by invitation only (No tickets), Please refer to the Terms & Conditions carefully.
Where can I find information about ticket/passes/invites?
You will have all information on www.siffcy.org or you can write to email@example.com
Is this festival only for children?
It’s a festival for children & youth but anybody can participate.
What is the Venue?
This year the festival Venue is Sirifort Auditorium Complex, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi.