Czech, US and UK films bag ‘Golden Gaja’


Czech film The Incredible Wardrobegadget of Dr Stein, US film Rebel and British film Music For The End of The World bagged the top ‘Golden Gaja’ awards at the end of the 3-day first ‘KidZCINEMA2020’ international online children’s film festival here on Sunday.
The other winners in different categories include Silver Gaja for British film ‘Granny’s Attic’, Slovak entry Sonia Loves, Sonia Doesn’t and India’s entry My Neighbour’s Window.
The Bronze Gaja went to Iranian film, Nail, India’s entry White Flakes and an Israel film The Choice, while US film Piece of Me and Ukranian film el Vulcano earned Special Mention by the jury, said Festival Director Praveen Nagda.
The festival Jury comprised well-known names like Satish Kaushik, Madhu Chopra, Meghna Ghai-Puri, Vinod Ganatra, Bobby Sarma Baruah from India and international personalities in the field of children’s films.
Eminent Indian film-maker and head of Whistling Woods International Subhash Ghai, lauding all the winners, said “cinema is all about storytelling, of peoples’ own land and culture, which is a reflection of the society”. Nagda said that in its very first online edition, KidZCINEMA2020 – supported by UNESCO – became a truly global attraction with the participation of top names from the children’s cinema worldwide. (PTI)

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