Steps should be taken to protect the rights of children and ensure the well-being of child artistes, eminent speakers at an open forum organised as part of the ongoing 18th International Children Film Festival of India (ICFFI) have said.
The speakers, including Bollywood personality Amol Palekar, debated issues like rights of child actors, their working hours and concerns such as education, welfare of differently-abled children and abuse against children in both urban and rural areas.
They favoured the Government framing appropriate guidelines for the benefit of children and child artistes. The VIII Grade students of a private international school here, whose film 'Temple Run' was appreciated at the festival, shared their experiences.
Expressing happiness over the appreciation, the child film-makers said they did not expect the film to be screened at the ICFFI.
Meanwhile, the festival drew a large number of children to the film screenings. The delegates of a film from Czech Republic interacted with the audience and explained the techniques of film narration and animation used in the movie.
The films are being screened at over 10 screens in the city.