• Guras
    Inaugural Film
    Guras won the Jury award at the prestigious
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic.
  • Taledanda
    Closing Film
    Kunne Gowda, a tribal man, loves nature and is fond of trees and plants.
    When the authorities try to destroy the biodiversity around his home,
    he protests despite battling a mental illness.

Closing Film is set to be showcased

Nandan – I at 6pm on 29th January, 2024
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Welcome to Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival

As an initiative taken by the Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal – Smt. Mamata Banerjee, the Shishu Kishore Akademi has been organizing the Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival (KICFF), every year since 2011.

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Aims & Objectives

Structured exclusively for children and juveniles, keeping in mind their interests and likings, the festival showcases a plethora of films from across the globe, which includes not only feature films, but animation films, shorts and documentaries, amongst other educational films. The festival creates waves of excitement amongst the children, giving them a platform that brings forward good cinema to them and as they witness the magic on screen, a process of learning takes place. This is the time when the children accompany their parents and go hopping around theatres, watching the best of world cinema, from classics to contemporary masterpieces.

In between the monotonous regularities of school, tuition and daily homework, the festival comes as a breath of fresh air at the New Year.

The festival has stepped into its’ tenth edition this year, and within the short span of the past 13 years, it has garnered very good reception. The festival is now a gala event spread across 9 venues throughout Kolkata. This time again, the City of Joy will see young footsteps with great mindsets treading down the thoroughfare with jubilation and full of spirit, through this 6 day long celebration from 25th to 29th January, 2024. This is not just a festival; it is a spectacle, an experience of a lifetime.

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Special Sections

Upcoming Events

  • 20
  • JAN
Event: Press Release
  • 11.30 am
  • Abanindra Sabhagriha.
  • 25
  • JAN
Event: Inauguration
  • 5.00 pm - 7.30 pm
  • At Nandan-I.
  • 29
  • JAN
Event: Closing
  • 06.00 pm - 08.30 pm
  • At Nandan-I.

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Where every frame tells a story, and every story unfolds a cinematic journey. Welcome to the reel magic of our Film Festival, where dreams flicker to life on the silver screen.

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Executive Members

How you can help us

Just call at (033) 2223 6210 to submit your film.