The 18th International Children Film Festival is expecting 1.5 lakh audiences in Hyderabad this November. Filmmaker Amol Gupte who is known for his children film Stanley Ka Dabba is heading the committee which is organizing this festival. The committee is looking to reach out to the highest possible number of participants and delegates.

As told by Gupte, this time in the ‘Little Directors’ section over 100 feature films will screened which are made by children. “We have got over 845 films from more than 70 countries this year. We have also received films from Austria, Chile, Cuba, Lebanon, Ghana, which were not represented previously in the festival,” says Gupte.

The festival is scheduled to open on November 14 – the day India celebrates Children’s Day and it will close on November 20. The films that will be shown here at the festival are sourced from Cannes Film Market, Berlinale and Toronto International Film Festival. The 18th International Children Film Festival is being hosted in collaboration with Cinekid, Amsterdam, the world’s largest festival for children’s films. Other highlight of this festival will be a workshop that will provide tips on how to market Indian film in the international film market.