Smile Foundation is organizing the 4th edition of the Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) from 10th-16th December, 2018 at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. The film festival, held annually is a special film platform devoted to a greater appreciation of meaningful cinema made for children and youth. It showcases only films with substance, support emerging filmmakers having ideas for value based films & recognize the leaders/promoters of this industry for highlighting the diverse perspectives of Good Cinema through their films.
The gala was inaugurated at the Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi, in the presence of Marketa Pasmova, Artistic Director, Zlin, one of the oldest Film Festivals, Festival Board Member of European Children’s Film Association; along with Santanu Mishra, Executive Trustee of Smile Foundation and Chairman – SIFFCY and Jitendra Mishra, Festival Director – SIFFCY.
A total of 150 acclaimed movies from 30 countries will be screened at this year’s festival. The first film that got screened on the day of inauguration was Pahuna, made in the Nepali language and directed by Paakhi A Tyrewala.
SIFFCY has also been conferred the honour this year to introduce the prestigious European Children’s Film Association (ECFA) Award category at its 2018 edition.
The Foundation with the support of SPO India is also going to organize a Sustainability Conclave 2018 as part of SIFFCY on 14th December. The conclave will host a series of panel discussions with leaders from CSR world and representatives from development sector and the topics of discussions will be Tech 4 Good, Women Empowerment: Past, Present and Future and Aligning CSR to achieve SDGs. The idea of the panel discussion is to showcase the innovations in the development space and promote a dialogue between the implementers and funders. Panelists will share their experience as well as best practices to the audience.
Smile Foundation is committed to work towards the upliftment of underprivileged children and their families. The foundation is involved with communities over a decade towards making difference in their lives.