Pune To Host International Children’s Film Festival Next Year

Pune To Host International Children's Film Festival Next Year

Pune To Host International Children's Film Festival Next Year

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Pune’s former mayor, Murlidhar Mohol, announced on Friday the upcoming launch of an international children’s film festival in the city starting next year. This festival aims to provide Pune’s children with the opportunity to enjoy films from various countries.

Speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration of the ongoing Children’s Film Festival at City Pride Kothrud, Mohol shared his vision for the future event. Attendees included prominent figures like Krishna Kumar Goyal of Kohinoor Group, Praveen Bhadekar of Bhadekar Group, and Arvind Chafalkar of City Pride Kothrud.

The presence of child actor Sharva Gadgil, known for his role in “Shyamchi Aai,” added excitement to the event. Gadgil expressed joy at seeing a large turnout of children and parents eager to watch the films.

Sunil Mahajan, president of Samvad Pune, welcomed the attendees, reminiscing about the festival’s 25-year journey and the overwhelming response from Pune’s children and parents.

The festival commenced with “Shyamchi Aai,” directed by Sujay Dahake, a beloved film among Marathi audiences. The event will conclude with a session by veteran actor Mahesh Kothare, who began his career as a child artist.

Highlighted films include “Mhorkya” by Amar Deokar, winner of the Best Children’s Film award at the 65th National Film Festival, and “Tajmahal” by Niyaz Mujavar, honoured with the National Award for Best Film on National Integration. “Gypsy” by Shashi Khandare, featuring Pune’s child actor Kabir Khandare, promises to captivate audiences, alongside “Well Done Boys” by Prakash Jadhav and “Ubuntu” by Pushkar Shrotri, featuring Mohan Joshi and Vijay Patkar.