wiki:Children's Film Society

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Children’s Film Society

Set up in 1955 as an autonomous body under the Central Government’s Information & Broadcasting Ministry’s control. Produced films by e.g. Ezra Mir, Kidar Sharma, Tapan Sinha, Sai Paranjpye and Shyam Benegal. Although it has no independent distribution, it makes 16mm prints of its own productions and of imported children’s films available to educational institutions for nominal fees. Current annual production budget is c.Rs 5 million. Organises a biennial competitive international children’s film festival. Renamed the National Centre of Films for Children and Young People in 1992. 1993 chairperson is Jaya Bhaduri-Bachchan, who presided over a fundamental reshaping of the organisation.