Let's go kiddo! Children’s International Film Festival 2015 kicks off in the UAE today!

Published April 23rd, 2015 - 10:03 GMT
The Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) will take place at VOX Cinemas across the UAE from 23rd April, 2015 to 2nd May, 2015. (Image: Dubaicalendar.ae)
The Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) will take place at VOX Cinemas across the UAE from 23rd April, 2015 to 2nd May, 2015. (Image: Dubaicalendar.ae)

The second edition of the Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) will take place at VOX Cinemas across the UAE from 23rd April, 2015 to 2nd May, 2015. The 10-day long festival will feature 120 films in 50 languages from 60 countries.

The 2015 edition of CIFF will also feature 53 films made by school students in the UAE and 67 films submitted from overseas participants.

Commenting on this year’s edition of the festival, Deepak Jain, CIFF’s Director, said: “CIFF has gained immense popularity since it began its maiden journey last year. It’s a platform that provides the opportunity to young people, pre-teens and teens, to express their creativity through the ever entertaining medium of films.”

With Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) as a strategic partner, the CIFF 2015, is powered by Nikon, and is presented in association with VOX Cinemas.

Jamal Al Sharif, Chairman of DFTC and Managing Director of Dubai Studio City said: “We are pleased to be partnering with CIFF for its second edition, and it is exciting to see these children producing films with so much passion and dedication. The Festival provides an ideal platform for young talent to showcase their creativity and learn first-hand about different aspects of the media industry, allowing them to gain real insight and experience at a young age.

“DFTC is committed to nurturing talent and supporting the organic growth of media and production ecosystem here in Dubai, and we welcome and encourage the creation of initiatives and platforms to support the next generation, and foster innovation and creativity.”

More than 15,000 people attended last year’s edition that featured over 60 films in 36 languages from 38 countries.

CIFF 2015 teamed up with Nikon Middle East to conduct several hands-on filmmaking workshops in schools across the UAE and trained a total of 2,316 students under the flagship of Nikon’s globally renowned photography institution, the Nikon School.

CIFF’s 2015 edition opens on 23rd April, 2015 at Madinat Theatre, Dubai and will screen the best in family entertainment for public on 24th April, 2015 & 25th April, 2015 at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. Exclusive shows for schools in UAE will be organised from 26th April, 2015 to 30th April, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah & Fujairah. The festival will conclude with a gala Red-carpet Awards Ceremony on 2nd May, 2015. Tickets are priced at a specially discounted rate of AED 15.00 and are available at VOX Cinemas Box Office, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, uae.voxcinemas.com and VOX’s Mobile App.


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