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SIFFCY 2022

The 8th edition of SIFFCY – Smile Int’l Film Festival for Children & Youth, an initiative of Smile Foundation has been scheduled from 24-30 APRIL 2022.

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS THIS YEAR:

• More than 100 films from above 50 different countries in various categories including feature films, short films, documentaries and films made by children will be showcased in the week-long film festival.
• Several unreleased but critically acclaimed films are part of the official program of SIFFCY this year, many of them will have International and/or India premiere at SIFFCY.
• Oscar award winning films, and Films screened at leading festivals like Cannes, Berlin, TIFF are also part of the official program of SIFFCY 2022.
• India’s Official entry to Oscar and multiple national award winning film “Village Rockstars” by Rima Das , Priyanka Chopra’s award winning film “Pahuna – The Little Visitors” by Paakhi A. Tyrewala , Priya Ramasubban’s “Chuskit” and Oscar Award winning film “My Second Eye” are also a part of the special section called Extra Smiles (Best of Siffcy).
• More than 50 short films and documentaries made by children from above 30 different countries in the list. Many of them are made during and about Covid-19
• This year SIFFCY has above 15 different awards in various categories including prestigious ‘European Children’s Film Award’ , ‘CIFEJ Award’ and ‘Film Critics Circle of India Award’
• Special curation of handpicked films from Iran in collaboration with Center for the Intellectual Development of Child and Adolescent KANOON and CIFEJ .
• Special curation of 10 recent award winning German films in collaboration with the leading Schlingel International film festival, Chemnitz, Germany.
• Special curation of 5 Hindi and regional feature films produced by Children’s Film Society India, An autonomous body under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India will be part of the Yellow Carpet Section.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR SIFFCY 2022 EDITION:

Festival Dates: 24-30 April 2022 (ONLINE)
Opening Ceremony: 24th APRIL 2022 (IST 5PM / TBC)
Award Ceremony: 30th APRIL 2022 (TBC)

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE UPDATES!
(Kindly read the Terms, Conditions, Disclaimer of SIFFCY carefully before you enter this website)


THE ORGANISATION BEHIND:
Smile Foundation, one of the leading development organization in India has been working continuously for last 20 years in all core areas to best serve the needs of the people, especially young people keeping in mind all challenges. The foundation is directly benefitting over 15,00,000 children and their families every year, through more than 400 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 2000 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.

INTRODUCTION
SIFFCY (Smile International film festival for children & youth) is one of a flagship initiatives of India’s leading development organization Smile foundation launched in 2015 with an objective to engage, encourage, educate & empower young people through Good Cinema, screenings of meaningful films, interactive sessions, capacity building activities & related workshops. The festival has created a benchmark in its category and has already been recognized as a highly credible international film festival for young audiences. Every year in December the week-long film festival & forum caters to more than 30000 audiences & 100 industry professionals, experts, filmmakers from across the globe in New Delhi, after that it travels to several other parts of the country reaching out to maximum audiences staying in remote locations, small towns & villages of India. We hope to reach out to a larger audience this year and expecting virtual participation of more than 500000 online visitors.

Considering the current situation of the pandemic and future uncertainty, this year we have decided to host the festival virtually with new format and timings, but we hope situation is back to normal and we will host offline festival again very soon.

OBJECTIVES
• To Engage, Educate, Encourage & Empower young minds through GOOD CINEMA and film related workshops.
• To promote GOOD CINEMA that meant for children & youth
• To bring together high quality, entertaining, multi‐cultural cinema for children & youth
• To cultivate understanding of other cultures, lives & experiences through the medium of film
• To catalyze critical appreciation and creative pursuit of cinematic art amongst children & youth
• To support the work of talented and dedicated children & young film‐makers and encourage the exchange of ideas amongst them

AWARDS & PRIZES

Professional Jury
• Best Film (Feature-Children)
• Best Film (Feature-Youth)
• Best Director (Feature)
• Best Actor / Actress
• Best Story (Feature)

Professional Jury
• Best Film (Short-Children)
• Best Film (Short-Youth)
• Best Story (Short)

Young Jury:
• Best Film (Short-Children- By Young Jury)
• Best Film (Short-Youth- By Young Jury)
• Best Story (Short- By Young Jury)

Professional Jury
• Best Student film
• ECFA Award -(European Children’s Film Association) – for best film
• CIFEJ Award -(International Centre of films for children & young people) – for best film
• Film Critics Circle of India Award – for best film
• Special Mention Plaques may be awarded at the discretion of the Jury.
• Certificate of Participation to all films presented in this section.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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JURISDICTION

All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the SIFFCY shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts and forums in NEW DELHI, India. Please Note: This is understood that you agree to all the Terms & Conditions mentioned here when submit your film and by default allow SIFFCY / Smile Foundation to conduct screenings of your film during & after the festival. Also pre-authorize the festival organizers to publish all related video & photo materials of the film anytime, anywhere. Thanking you Festival Director – SIFFCY.

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