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Inauguration - 14th International Children's Film Festival
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14th November 2005
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14th International Children's Film Festival had a flying start on 14th of November with the promise of Union Information and Broadcasting Minister S Jaipal Reddy promising for a huge edifice for the Children's Film Society of India campus in Hyderabad city. He also announced that CM YSR announced to grand 50 acres for setting up a Science Museum for children. Though India produce around 1000 films year, not many films are made on Children. He urged the filmmakers to do films that ignite the imagination of kids. He suggested that folk tales like Panchatantra should be adapted and made into feature films. Jaipal Reddy turned down the suggestion of M Satyanarayana Reddy who suggested ban on TV serials which can't be viewed by the entire family. Jaipal Reddy assessed that the artistic freedom should not be tampered by the Government authorities.

YS Raja Sekhara Reddy - CM of Andhra Pradesh - inaugurated the fete at Lalitha Kala Thoranam on the evening of 14th of November. He said that he would be building a permanent venue for the conduction of International Film Festival for Children in a land of 10 acres within the span of 2 years. He assured that the Government would extend full support to the filmmakers who make children's films.

Sridevi who was invited as guest to the function urged the parents not to confine girls to home. Parents should identity the talent in their girls and encourage them to grow up in their fields of interest.

Bollywood actor Govinda said that kids should extract good from the films and ignore the bad things.

This function was also graced by Tarun, Suhasini, G Adiseshagiri Rao and KV Ramana.

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