Children’s film festival, which is being organised jointly by the Children’s Film Society and the district administration from November 14 to 21 in the district, began on Wednesday.

MLC (Teacher) G. Srinivasulu Naidu launched the celebrations by lighting the lamp at the portrait of Pandit Nehru at NCS Theatre.

In the first phase, 12 movies would be exhibited for three days — November 14, 15, and 16 — in Vizianagaram division. On the first day, ‘Tsunami-81’ was screened at the theatre. The second phase would be from November 19 to 21. On the occasion, Mr. Srinivasulu Naidu said cinemas enlighten children on various issues. DRO Hema Sunder said children’s films were thought-provoking and thanked theatre owners for their cooperation. DEO Krishna Rao and DPRO Lakshmi Kantham took part.