BENGALURU: The first edition of Karnataka International Children Film Festival (KINCHIFF) got off to a colourful start on Thursday. Hundreds of children participated in the inaugural event where they interacted with their favourite child artists and watched the movie Cinderella Moon.
The seven-day fest, organised by Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy at Ambedkar Bhavan, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. He called upon film makers to refrain from producing movies that would have a negative impact on children, and society as a whole, as they leave a greater impression on children than any other medium. It is the responsibility of the film makers to produce socially relevant movies and create awareness among children on issues pertaining to society, he said. He did not mince words while commenting on the quality of Kannada films. “Double meaning and violence-ridden films have become a threat to the Kannada film culture,” he said.
Prominent child artists of yesteryears, including, Master Manjunath, Vinayak Joshi and Master Anand, were felicitated on the occasion.