SIFFCY Festival Director Jitendra Mishra was invited as a speaker for a Knowledge Series Panel titled “ Bringing Children films into mainstream viewership” at NFDC FilmBazaar during 53rd IFFI Goa (20-29 NOV 2022). The other speakers in the panel were Mr Prasoon Joshi is the Chairperson, CBFC, veteran lyricist and screenwriter, Ms Zafrin Chowdhury, Chief, Communications, Advocacy and Partnership at UNICEF India and the ace Indian film producer Mr Manish Mundra.
SIFFCY@BIKY, SOUTH KOREA
SIFFCY Festival Director Jitendra Mishra was invited as a speaker to one of the biggest film festival for children & youth in Asia – BIKY (Busan international film festival for young people), South Korea during 17th edition of the festival schedule from 8-17 July 2022. Mr Mishra hosted a panel on how to develop cinema culture among young people globally. More than 50 industry experts from across the globe participated in the forum.
SIFFCY Festival Director Jitendra Mishra was invited as the Jury member to one of the leading film festival AleKino International film festival scheduled from 1-8 Oct. 2022 in Poznan, Poland. Mr Mishra also hosted a special presentation about “How Film can be used in Schools as an educational tool proactively” to the teachers from the country.
SIFFCY @ MICE
SIFFCY Festival Director Jitendra Mishra was invited as the Jury member to the biggest educational film festival for children & youth – MICE, Valencia in February 2018. MICE is a festival with an educational purpose that promotes audiovisual education and cinema beyond the globalized industrial consumerism. SIFFCY is proud to collaborate with the unique festival with an objective to exchange Art, culture, values through cinema.
SIFFCY @ CFSI
SIFFCY festival director Jitendra Mishra was selected Jury for the 20th International Children’s Film Festival of India (Golden Elephant) , hosted by Telangana Government jointly with CFSI and the Ministry of I&B, Government of India.The Golden Elephant is a biennial festival that strives to bring the most imaginative and delightful international & national children’s cinema to young audiences in India. The festival presents features, shorts, live action and animation films over seven days of festive celebrations attended by more than one hundred thousand children, hundreds of film professionals and eminent guests from around the world.
SIFFCY @ SCHLINGEL
SIFFCY Festival Director Jitendra Mishra selected Jury for the ‘European Children Film Association’ during the 23rd Schlingel Film Festival, Germany. SIFFCY is proud to collaborate with the unique festival with an objective to exchange Art, culture, values through cinema. Founder of Schlingel Mr Michael Harbauer has agreed to present the ‘German focus section’ this year during SIFFCY’18.
SIFFCY @ FEST OF FESTS
SIFFCY was selected among other 60 global industry experts & leaders in the similar field from across the globe to participate the ‘Fest of Fests’ forum , an initiative by Michael Cocoyanis Foundation, Greece to connect the international network of youth film festivals, as well as academic and educational institutions leading the design and implementation of film literacy programs, and international and national media education policy-makers. The Fest of Fests Launch Forum was held on June 25-28, 2018, at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens and Jitendra Mishra represented SIFFCY in this prestigious forum.
SIFFCY @ TEL AVIV
SIFFCY Festival Director Jitendra Mishra was invited to 13th Tel Aviv Children’s FF as a Jury member when India & Israel were celebrating 25th year of their friendship. We as organizations mutually agreed to exchange Art, culture, ideas, values through cinema and related activities and strengthen the cultural relationship between our countries. Festival Director of Tel Aviv Mt Michal Matus visited SIFFCY’17 as one of our esteemed Jury member to take our joint efforts to the next level.
SIFFCY @ CIFEJ
SIFFCY Festival Director Jitendra Mishra elected ‘Board of director’ for CIFEJ, the biggest & oldest media network for children & youth. CIFEJ was first established in Bruxelles in 1955 under the auspices of UNESCO. CIFEJ main goal has been to promote production of films and audio-visual media that are culturally diverse, artistic, educational, informative, and at the same time entertaining; especially designed for children and young people.
SIFFCY @ CINEKID
SIFFCY is proud to collaborate with CINEKID, Amsterdam – the most credible film festival in it’s category with an objective to support and promote global media content made for young audience. SIFFCY Festival Director Jitendra Mishra was officially invited to ‘Cinekid For Professional’ during 30th Cinekid. The former Festival Director of Cinekid Ms Sannatte Naeye visited SIFFCY’16 as one of our esteemed Jury to explore the opportunities.
SIFFCY @ BFI
SIFFCY Festival Director Jitendra Mishra invited by British Film Institute, London as one of the eminent panellist during the 11th BFI Future Film Festival during 15-18th February 2018. As part of the festival he appeared on a panel Q+A with other International Youth Film Festival Directors to talk about SIFFCY and other international opportunities for young people.