SIFFCY’2016 opened on 5th December 2016 at Sirifort Auditorium complex, New Delhi with award-winning Swiss-German movie "Heidi", directed by ‘Alain Gsponer’, followed by Award winning Indian movie “The Trap(Ottaal)”, Directed by ‘Jayaraaj.
National award winning actor Mr. Manoj Bajpai and Mirziya film star Saiyami Kher inaugurated the opening ceremony of the festival in the presence of, Santanu Mishra, co-founder and executive trustee of Smile Foundation and chairman SIFFCY, Jitendra Mishra festival director SIFFCY & other dignitaries.
With an objective to sensitize children and youth through meaningful cinema, the week-long film festival screened 120+ films in different categories.18000+ children & youth participated in more than 10 different activities in these 7 days.
1.FILM SCREENING (FEATURE FILM, SHORT FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES)
100 meaningful films made for children & youth including feature films, short films and documentaries from across the globe will be screened during the festival under five categories –
2.FILM MAKING WORKSHOP FOR AND WITH CHILDREN .
An initiative to motivate children to make their own stories into films themselves –
KIDS: between the ages twelve and seventeen
PROFESSIONALS: a team of film professionals including Director, Script Writer, Cinematographer, Editor and Music Director
PARTICIPATION: a shared process between film professionals and kids using the latest technology and equipment
This ongoing three month workshop has been conducted in four major cities of India and has been a big hit with children. The films made by our young filmmakers are now ready and will be showcased during SIFFCY.
3. PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
An initiative with the support of ‘IIP’ (Indian Institute of Photography, New Delhi), to empower children and youth by enabling them to visualize their dreams and look at the world with their own perspective, bringing it all out by capturing the right photographs through the camera lens
4. ART DESIGN WORKSHOP
An exciting session by the highly experienced and respected Art Director Sukant Panigrahy (best known for his work in Holiday, No One Killed Jessica, Drishyam & Dev D) designed to encourage young minds to engage with experimentation and generation of ideas, which will be supported by a sound grounding in art and design principles .
5. CINEMATOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Budding filmmakers will call the shots in this hands-on live action cinematography workshop by the leading Indian Cinematographer Shanti Bhushan Roy (with projects like Satyamev Jayate, Ballad of Rustom, 24) and try their hand at lighting control, camera angle, and picture composition, while exploring the fundamental elements of camera operation
6. STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
Fun and interactive learning sessions where children will not only develop a love of language and literature, getting skilled in narration and performance, but will also be encouraged to immerse into the world of their imagination and weave powerful magical stories through words and oration
7. The Treehouse - Book/Film Workshop
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8. AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
• Best Film (Feature)
• Best Director (Feature)
• Best Story (In Feature)
• Best Actor / Actress
• Best Film (Short / Doc)
• Best Student Film
• Best Film with Special Message (Special Citation in any category)
• Special Mention Plaques may be awarded at the discretion of the Jury .
• Certificate of Participation to all films presented in this section.
When is the next festival?
This year the festival will be from 5th December till 11th December 2016
What are the timings?
Usually the festival timings are 8.30am till 7pm (or depending upon the weather being in winter)
Is the entry free or ticketed?
It’s free for all; however few sections are by invitation only (No tickets)
Where can I find information about ticket/passes/invites?
You will have all information on www.siffcy.org or you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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, New Delhi.