Hyderabad: As the week-long Children’s Film Festival came to an end, the premises of Prasad Imax reverberated with shouts of ‘Happy Children’s Day’ as young movie lovers came for the last rounds of screening at the theatre on Tuesday.
Prasad’s, which was the main venue for the event that took little ones on an exciting cinematic journey over the last one week, witnessed a huge crowd as children came along with their parents, to bid adieu to the 20th edition of the International Children’s Film Festival India (ICFFI).
Considering the response from 13 selected venues of ICFFI from the last six days, the festival was nothing short of a huge hit, organisers said.
In the main venue alone, over 50 movies from different languages, including those from Iran and Spain, were screened during the week-long film festival.
Vanishri, correspondent of Sunrise High School in the city said, “Our school has actively participated in the film festival from the beginning. Many movies brought awareness to the children about current issues in the society and our students were also able to meet children from various parts of the world.”
Delegates of 20th ICFFI said apart from the movies, children enjoyed making friends with children from different schools, with teachers treating every child at the festival as one of their own. The delegates expressed their happiness with the arrangements as well.
Meghana, a Class V student from the city felt it was all over too soon. “I watched six movies in this film festival and liked all of them. I didn’t expect this much fun here and I need to wait for two years to witness the same again,” she said.