Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon inaugurating Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) at Sirifort Auditorium.
The film festival that lasts for a week (11th-17th) includes films, short films, story telling session and various kind of workshops and activities. During the inauguration, Raveena, who is also the ambassador for SIFFCY particularly stressed on the importance of woman empowerment and working towards bringing a change.
This year, apart from prestigious International juries, SIFFCY also have a young jury board where children have given their inputs in selection of films. International jury consists Mr. Arend Agthe (Germany), a celebrated film maker known for Karakum and My Friend Raffi; Mr. Gert Hermans (Belgium), Chief-editor, European Children’s Film Association; Ms. Judita Soukupova (Czech Republic), Festival Director, Junior Fest, Ms. Michal Matus (Israel), Head of Education Department, Cinematheque and Festival Director, Tel Aviv Int’l Children’s FF and Ms. Chantal Bowen (Canada), a veteran film maker and Executive Director – Youth Media Alliance and National award winning film maker from India Anwar Jamal. The panelist for the film festival includes Ms. Laurie Gordon (Canada), a film maker; Festival Director – Montreal Animation FF and Ms. Marlaine Cover (USA), Spokesperson & Trainer, Life Skill Parenting 2.0.