After the State Film Awards, the international children’s film festival comes to an end…! | Telugu Movie News

The International Children’s Film Festival which has been running continuously since 1995 in Hyderabad once every 2 years has been suspended. After the formation of Telangana State, Film Development Corporation of Telangana organized the Children’s Film Festival for the year 2015 and 2017 but failed to organize the same for the year 2019 due to the obvious reasons of Covid.

However, now everything seems to be slowly returning to normal, but it seems that the government hasn’t decided to run the festival, even almost, says one of the disappointed organizing members. Committee member MS Prasad in an exclusive chat with ETimes said: “Although the Telangana State Film Development Corporation (TSFDC) has sent letters to the Telangana Ministry of Information and Broadcasting reminding them of the festival above and that they are ready with all the arrangements for the event, the government has refused to organize the event for unknown reasons.

The government is also not ready to organize the virtual event. Therefore, the organizing team urges the government of Telangana to take the initiative and cooperate with the Telugu film chamber for the sake of Hyderabad’s reputation as a hub of international children’s film festival and rekindle the glory of Hyderabad and its film festival.

In 2003, the then Honorable Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Shri Jaipal Reddy, promised to make Hyderabad the permanent home of ICFF and run the festival on equal terms with any film festival like IFFI, Goa which seems to be inactive now.