Smile International Film Festival is back in capital with its second edition
Smile International Film Festival is a special film platform devoted to a greater appreciation of meaningful cinemas made for children and youth which can bring change in the society. The International film festival is back in capital with its second edition. The grand opening of the film festival took place at SiriFort Auditorium, Delhi.
The main aim behind film festival is to promote good cinema, support emerging filmmakers, recognise the pioneers, and leaders of the similar industry and by promoting the diverse perspectives of Good World Cinema.
The festival was inaugurated by veteran actor, Manoj Bajpayee and by the Mirziyaan actress Siyami Kher. The film started with opening film ‘HEIDI’ directed by Alain Gsponer followed by The Trap: Ottal, which is directed by Jayaraaj.
The film festival also saw a special Art Design Workshop conducted by Sukant Panigrahy famous for Dev D, Chak De India, Aaja Nachle and many more.
Manoj Bajpayee’s film Budhia Singh: Born to run will also get premiered at the festival. While talking about his film, he said “Box Office collection is different thing but you should definitely pull off the character you believe in.”
He further added, “It depends on the choice of audience. My film Aligrah was screened in Paris and there was a lot of chaos outside the theatre. They all were French people but all of them were willing to watch the film.”
Mirziyaan actress Siyami Kher said “I feel children catch up things easily. They should watch such films that will last an impact on them. It is a great initiative as they will enjoy and learn at the same time.”
Jitendra Mishra, Director of SIFFCY speaking about the festival said “This time we have introduced Yellow Carpet which will feature the biggest films from India that are internationally acclaimed but are not so popular in India. Children should watch such kind of films and these will definitely teach them something”
This year SIFFCY will premiere 100 films from 50 countries along with the live workshops on film making and Photography. This all will be taking place at Sirifort Auditorium from, December 5- 11 from morning 9 am to evening 6 pm.