This month ÉCU will be screening some of its winning films from 2011 in Asia at our partner film festivals in Bangladesh and in India.

International Children’s Film Festival
January 21st – 27th

The International Children’s Film Festival returns to Bangladesh later this month, continuing its stated mission to “open a new world of cinema to the children of Bangladesh and to give them an exposure to culture and tradition of different countries through film as a powerful media of art.” This fifth edition of the festival, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from the 21st to the 27th of January, promises to build on the success of previous years, with over 150 screenings showcasing the very best in features, animation, and shorts, for children, from around the world.

Learn more about the festival here: http://cfs-bangladesh.com/html/

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Jaipur International Film Festival
January 27th-31st

Jaipur International Film Festival is the world’s fastest growing film festival, rocketing in size from just 148 films from 7 different countries on its first edition in 2009, to last year’s mammoth 600 films from 67 countries and over

15,000 visitors. This year, as the festival enters its fourth edition, its promises to be even bigger, with some 902 films from 70 countries, including features, shorts, animations and documentaries, including winners from ÉCU 2011 The April Chill, Paths of Hate, 27m2, The Happy Housewife, Städgata (Urban Sounds).

Still directed by festival founder and former documentary producer, Hanu Roj, who next year will publish his personal work in the field of poetry and novel writing along with his autobiography, the purpose of the festival is to promote “newer movie makers, exchange of knowledge, ideas and culture between India and other nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos.” With its new World’s Fabulous Red Carpet award ceremony, to be held on January 30th, the Jaipur International Film Festival, held in Rajasthan’s “pink city” of Jaipur, looks set to go from strength to strength.

Check out their website for more information about the festival: http://www.jiffindia.org/

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