PUDUKOTTAI: The 11-day Children’s Film Festival, organised by the Children’s Film Society of India, began here on Wednesday. It was inaugurated by District Revenue Officer G. Prakasam at Brahadambal theatre.
A total of seven films, including Aayisha, Self-Confidence, Tubashi and Road to Victory, produced exclusively for children, will be screened in 21 theatres throughout the district. The films are aimed at instilling self-confidence, outstanding qualities and principles in students .
The films will be screened in four theatres in Pudukottai town and three in Aranthangi town for three days from Wednesday for the benefit of students. They will be shown at Arimalam, Ponnamaravathi, Tirumayam, Gandarvakottai, Alangudi, Karambakkudi, Keeramangalam from August 6-8.
For three days from August 9, they will hit the theatres at Keeranur, Viralimalai, Iluppur, Aavanathankottai, Manamelkudi, and Namanasamthiram. There will be no fee.
According to official sources, steps have been taken to enable students to see the films in theatres situated close to their areas.
Additional staff will be posted to ensure the smooth transporting of students from the schools to the theatres and back.
Revenue Divisional Officer Mohan, Chief Education Officer S. Sellam and District Education Officer N. Rakkammal participated in the inaugural.