Films and Directors: I am Williams – Jonas Elmer | Supa Modo – Likarion Wainaina (Kenya) | DHANAK – Nagesh Kukunoor | NAAL – Sudhakar Reddy | Boy and the World – Ale Abreu (Brazil) | A Nine and a Half’s Goodbye – Halina Dyrschka (Germany) | Short film packages from Europe; British Film Institute, London; Cinematheque Francaise, Paris; FTII, Pune
The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in collaboration with Children’s Film Academy announced the launch of a film festival for young adults and children. On offer are a host of national and international films, that cover a wide spectrum of genres and encompass many reputed names from the world of cinema. With most of us largely confined to our homes due to the pandemic, with levels of anxiety and fear almost constantly surrounding us, this film festival offers an outlet for the imagination. The films feature upbeat stories of courage and resilience in the face of adversity.
Called ‘Children’s Talkies’ the festival features absorbing cinema to entertain and educate children as well as promote family bonding and universal empathy in the face of a life-changing crisis. It will also be followed by conversations with the film director.
The event will be in two parts: the screening of films by acclaimed directors as well as video interviews with them. Scheduled to kick off on September 26, 2020, it will go on till November 7, 2020. The festival will be accessible on KNMA’s social media handles, as well as the website.
Children’s Film Academy
The spellbinding power of films is undeniable. Our children learn this language from their earliest years. It is imperative that they learn to understand its varied nuances and acquire the skills to express themselves through this medium. To meet this objective, Children’s Film academy works on bringing film education to young people . Founded in 2014 by FTII alumni, CFA has academic support from the British Film Institute, London and a cultural partnership with Cinematheque Francaise, Paris. The organisation also runs the international filmmaking program for young people, Cinema Cent ans de Jeunesse.
Visual literacy is an urgent need of our times when making images has become as easy as watching them. Like never before, the ability to make images gives us the power to change the world around us.
The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
Established by art collector Kiran Nadar in 2010, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) is the first privately-funded museum of art exhibiting modern and contemporary works from India and the sub-continent. Located in New Delhi NCR, India’s capital city, KNMA hosts an ever-growing collection of artworks that both highlights a magnificent generation of 20th-century Indian painters from the post- Independence decades and engages with the different art practices of younger contemporaries.
Sponsored by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, KNMA is focused on bridging the gap between art and the public and fostering a museum-going culture in India. KNMA aims to become a place for confluence, dialogue and collaboration through its curatorial initiatives and exhibitions, school and college workshops, art appreciation discourses, symposiums, and public programs.