Mangaluru: Curtains were brought down on the 10th edition of International Children’s Film Festival on Thursday, November 26 at hotel Goldfinch here.
Renowned actress and Congress leader Nagma lauded the state government for being the first government to provide a subsidy of Rs 25 lakh to four films every year and urged other state governments to take a cue from Karnataka.
She said that films have a great impact on children and it is the duty of children film-makers to inculcate the essence of unity in diversity and socialism in them so that the children are trained to form a society that is free of communalism.
Speaking further she said that out of 125 crore population in the country, only about two crore were of a Hindu fanatical mindset. However, the very base of Hinduism is ‘vasudhaiva kutumbakam, which means to live in harmony. She said that the entire country cannot be labeled as communal just because of a handful of communal people.
List of awards
Belgium film ‘Amazing Whiplala’ won the Best International Movie Award. Iranian film ‘Other’s Father’ bagged awards in the Best Actress and the Best Screenplay category. The Best Animated Film award was bagged by a Spanish animated film named ‘Kikos Paradise’. ‘A Boy Who Comes Late Everyday’, a film from South Korea, won the award under the Short Film category.
Kannada film ‘Banadi’ won the award for the Best Feature Film in the Indian Films category.
President of the non-governmental organisation Children’s India NR Nanjundegowda, Chairman of Karnataka Law Commission S.R. Nayak was present and several international filmmakers were present.