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Children's Film Society

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Children's Film Society India CFSI is a nodal organisation of Government of India that produces children's films and various TV programs in various Indian languages Established in 1955, CFSI functions comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and is headquartered in Mumbai


  • 1 History
  • 2 Activities
  • 3 Filmography
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


The concept of an exclusive cinema for India's children was mooted by its first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and Children's Film Society, India CFSI was founded on 11 May 1955 with Hriday Nath Kunzru as its first president The first film produced by CFSI was Jaldeep 1956, an adventure film directed by Kidar Sharma also starring Mala Sinha

The Chairperson of CFSI is selected for a duration of three years, and over the several notable personalities have remained Chairperson of CFSI including, Sai Paranjpye twice, Nafisa Ali 2005–2008, Nandita Das 2008–2012 and presently, the position is just taken over by director-writer-actor, Amol Gupte, from 2012 onwards


CFSI produces feature films and short films for children in various languages of India It organises subsidised shows and distributes film prints In the last 52 years CFSI has made 114 feature films, 45 short animations, 9 puppet films, as well as 52 short documentaries and news magazines CFSI also organises an International Children's Film Festival held every alternate year in India The films produced by CFSI have participated in many film festivals all over the world and have won many awards


1956JaldeepHindi film
1965Jaise Ko TaisaHindi Film
1975Charandas ChorHindi film
1991Potli Baba KiTV puppet series
1996HaloHindi film, National Film Award for Best Children's Film, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie
2002BaajaHindi film
2003Heda Hoda The Blind CamelHindi film, Silver Elephant Award – 13th International Children’s Film festival, Hyderabad – India – 2003

2nd Prize – Vancouver Film Festival – Canada – 2004, Opening Film – Hamburg Film Festival – Germany – 2004, Silver Awards – La Matatena Film Festival – Mexico – 2004, Special Mention – Cine Jeune De Laon film Festival – France – 2004, Silver Awards – Cairo Film Festival – Egypt – 2005, Bronze Remi Award – Worldfest Film Festival – USA – 2005, Indian Panaroma – International Film festival, Goa – India – 2005, My favorite Film Award – Ningbo Shanghai Film Festival – China – 2005

2006LilkeeHindi film
2007MahekHindi film
2007Manpasand – the Perfect MatchAnimation Film, Gold Remi Award, 41st World Fest Houston USA 2008, Bronze World Medal 2008 New York Film Festival,USA, Indian Documentary Producers' Association, IDPA, India Silver Award 2008, Diploma Prix Danube Award Bratislava, Slovakia 2008
2009Putaani PartyKannada film, National Film Award for Best Children's Film
2009Harun-ArunGujarati film
2011GattuSpecial Mention at 62nd Berlin International Film Festival

See also

  • National Film Development Corporation of India NFDC


  1. ^ a b "Profile of Chairperson" CFSI website Archived from the original on 7 December 2010 
  2. ^ "Childern'sFilm Society" Ministry of Information and Broadcasting India website 
  3. ^ Children's Film Society of India, Film:Jaldeep Archived 7 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "In Control" The Hindu 6 April 2003 
  5. ^ "Production – CFSI" Archived 7 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Awards won by CFSI films" – CFSI Archived 7 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ http://cfsindiaorg/heda-hoda-the-blind-camel/
  8. ^ "Where are children's films" The Tribune 2 May 2009 Retrieved 10 February 2013 
  9. ^ "'Gattu' gets special mention at Berlinale" The Hindu 20 February 2012 Retrieved 13 March 2012  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list help

External links

  • Official website
  • Children's Film Society on IMDbPro subscription required

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