Bharti Foundation Hosts International Kids Film Festival (IKFF) For More Than 18,000 Children Across 9 States
The film festival was a unique opportunity for more than 18,000 students from over 100 rural schools across 9 states. More than 100 films from 25 countries were screened. Films screened were based on value-based themes, such as friendships, patriotism etc., to inspire students on real-life situations.
The films screened were based on value-based themes.
New Delhi, 23th November 2018, Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises along with LXL Ideas hosts International Kids Film Festival for more than 18,000 students in the rural parts of Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Assam, J&K, Telangana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
The initiative is a unique opportunity for students, parents and other village community members, who are often missed out to be part of such film festivals. The festival will screen over 100 specially curated, meaningful and diverse children's films from over 25 countries which aim to educate, entertain and inspire students, exploring value based themes such as friendships, compassion, peer relationships, patriotism etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Mamta Saikia, COO, Bharti Foundation said, “We are pleased to host the IKFFI in Satya Bharti Schools and Government schools in villages across the 9 states. Films have always been a great source of learning and this fun filled cinematic experience fits in our holistic education approach, designed around the rural context.”
IKFF 2018 is world’s largest children’s film festival hosted by schools for more than 2 million children across 20 countries. This unique film festival provides an opportunity for students to watch the best of international children’s films. It also provides an opportunity for the children to learn from film-making master classes & make films to participate in the world’s largest film-making competition.
Bharti Foundation provides free and quality education to more than 45000 underprivileged children through 254 Satya Bharti Schools, across rural India, with a focus on the girl child. The foundation has reached out to 3,00,000+ students and 13,000+ teachers through more than 2,100 schools/centres across 15 Indian states through its initiatives in the education sector. The programs have impacted over 2 million community members across rural India.
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