Monday, April 20, 2015

CIFF- Children's International Film Festival, 2015 In Dubai From 23rd April- 2nd May

Buzzingtales was captivated by the ingenious creativity evident in the line-up of international movies   
showcased at the press preview of CIFF’s 2015 (Children’s International Film Festival)   edition on Wednesday 15th April 2015, at VOX Cinemas, Mall of Emirates. The 2015 edition of CIFF is, being conducted in strategic partnership with Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC).Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development of UAE, the 2015th edition of CIFF will be held across VOX Cinemas throughout UAE from 23rd April 2015 to 2nd May 2015, and will feature an astounding ensemble of 120 films in 50 languages 
 from 60 countries. 
Mr. Deepak Jain in an exclusive interview with Buzzingtales gives an insider view of CIFF.      

After the grand success of the 1st Edition, the Film Studio FZ LLC is bringing in the CIFF to UAE for the
 second time. Mr. Deepak Jain, CIFF 2015’s stirring Festival Director said, “CIFF has gained immense popularity since it began its maiden journey last year. It is a platform that provides the opportunity to young people, pre-teens & teens, to express their creativity through the ever entertaining medium of films.”

In his exclusive interview with Buzzingtales Mr. Jain reveals that the main purpose of the festival is to nurture & showcase young talent. He further revealed that it is always intriguing to see the amazing way a child’s mind works.


Buzzingtales was particularly touched by the two short films showcased at the press conference, namely Kooky & Freeze. The “Keep Calm & Carry On” documentary bared the power & strength of simple yet profound words during difficult times. The Games Maker is particularly interesting as the movie is about a child who develops an ingenious game & the problem he faces.

“I am…” a movie made by the students of Dubai Center for Special Needs is perhaps one of the most endearing film to be showcased in the festival is “I am…”, because of the special  children involved in the film making. Mr. Deepak Jain mentioned that among the most dramatic changes that had happened this time around at CIFF was the overwhelming response to the call for submission. He considered the participation of Emirati girls studying in Latifa School for Girls, Dubai to be one of the best changes he has witnessed.


Mr. Jamal Al Sharif, Chairman of DFTC and Managing Director of Dubai Studio City expressed his pleasure in partnering with CIFF reiterated that the festival is an ideal platform to showcase young creative minds as well nurture them, so that they gain first-hand experience & insights.

Mr. Toni El Massih, Director of Film Content & Distribution, Vox Cinema expressed his delight at being able to support CIFF. He emphasized on the importance of child edutainment and stirring the young creative talents by promoting & encouraging their work.

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