GUWAHATI, Nov 26 - Indian director M Navin Kumar�s touching short film, Chalk, and UK filmmakers Rory Lowe�s and DC Barclay�s film, Bounce, were declared the best movies in the Early Education Category and Teen Category respectively on the concluding day of the 9th edition of the International Chinh India Kids Film Festival held on the premises of NPS International School here today.
Earlier in the day, the visiting foreign students were taken to some city-based schools to interact with local students. During their discussion in each of the schools, issues relating to culture, food habits, films, education and student life came to the fore.
Right from pizzas to pithas and Ferrari to Bollywood, a lot of interesting topics hogged the limelight during the discussion. The Italian students also shared their feelings about how the pizzas available in India are very much different from those in Italy. Students of the city schools shared their feelings about the education system with their foreign counterparts.
�The three-day festival, where best films were selected by children as jury members, came to an end with cultural performances by the students of NPS International School. Students in traditional attire performed various modern and folk dances, including Bihu,� a statement said.
Bounce, a 10-minute short film, is a heartwarming tale of a five-year-old girl�s trials and tribulations while trying to attain her heart�s desire, the bounciest ball in the world ever.
Navin Kumar�s Chalk is about a child�s beautiful expression of his emotions and need for mother�s love. The movie shows a young boy collecting chalk and drawing a picture of a woman whose love he seeks.
Both the films, screened this morning, managed to earn appreciation both from the jury as well as the visitors.
During the concluding day function of the festival today, Daya Ram Rajbongshi, Additional Secretary to the Government of Assam, and SL Baruah, ACP, were present as guests.