CIFEJ board meeting and CIFEJ Days were held in Dubai from the 1st to the 5th of March 2016. Adab School hosted the event.
Professor Dragan Milinkovic, the CIFEJ member, proposed a project named “Film in Schools” during the CIFEJ GA which was approved by the members to be performed. After a lot of efforts made by the CIFEJ HQ and especial engagement and personal influence of Mr. Mohsen Chiniforoushan, CIFEJ General Secretary, the first phase of the workshop was held in Iran with the collaboration of the Ministry of Education.
“ Birds of Passage” won CIFEJ Prize in the 18th Olympia Int’l Film Festival for Children & Young People, Greece; 2015
The film “Captain” made by Majid Esmaeili Parsa won the CIFEJ prize in the 29th International Festival of Films for Young Adults-Hamedan.
If it was up to me I would introduce animation lesson in every school at least for six months or a year just like a compulsory Physical Education lesson. Sport develops body, animation creates an individual. What does a child face while creating a one-minute film? A child faces creation of a whole world where a story takes place, analysis of its world and story.
The Board of Directors gathered together in Bhubaneswar, India to have a meeting and it was hosted by KIIT University and KISS (Kalinga Institute of Social Science).
OTTAWA, ON, CANADA (February 24, 2015)–The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), one of the world’s most respected film festivals, is seeking state-of-the-art, thoughtful, funny and provocative animated films to showcase at venues in the national capital region from September 16th through the 20th.
The CIFEJ Prize Award was gifted to the animation “When I was a child” from Iran and The Honorary Diploma was awarded to the film “Mia” from Belguim and netherlands in the 9th Tehran International Animation Festival, which was held on 08-12 Mar, 2015.
We have reached the third edition of MICE. Once again we open the doors of imagination, education, film and image to anyone who wishes to join us. We have reached the third edition of MICE. Once again we open the doors of imagination, education, film and image to anyone who wishes to join us. (By Josep Arbiol, Mice Film Festival Director)
“The Fort”directe by Avinash Arun from India has won CIFEJ Prize in the Olympia Int’l Film Festival for Children & Young People which was held on 29 Nov-06 Dec, 2014. This film was selected by CIFEJ Jury Member, Carmen Santos from Spain.
The CIFEJ Prize was gifted to the film "Promise" Directed by Mohammad Ali Talebi, an iranian filmmaker, at the 28th Isfahan International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults. .
CIFEJ proudly gifted Ms. You Lan CIFEJ Life Time Achievement Award because of all the efforts she has done for children’s film in China.
An international forum on "The Development of Children’s Film" was held in China National Film Museum. It was supervised by Film Bureau of State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television P.R. China and Elementary Education Department One of Ministry of Education, P.R. China. It was also hosted by International Center of Films for Children and Young Adults (CIFEJ), China Children’s Film Association, China National Film Museum and China Film Culture Institute of Beijing Film Academy. To see details click more.
8-10 September 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Asia welcomes the World Summit on Media for Children. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, hosts the 7th World Summit on Media for Children in September 2014, the first time the global summit on media in the development, education and wellbeing of children is taking place in Asia. For more information please click here.
It’s with great pleasure to announce that the next Biennial General Assembly of CIFEJ will be held in Beijing - China. You can find the schedule and all the forms in the “General Assembly” section. .
The Doha Film Institute’s first Ajyal Youth Film Festival was held from November 26th to 30th, 2013 in Doha, Qatar. At the end of the festival, a number of films won cash prizes handed out by hundreds of jurors aged 8 to 21 who were categorized in 3 groups (Mohaq, Hilal and Badr). The inaugural two-day Ajyal Industry Forum (Nov. 27th-28th, 2013), themed “ Our Children First!”, ,,,,,, discussed aspects ranging from the value of local content to policy making and film marketing, and presented diverse perspectives of filmmakers from around the world.
The CIFEJ jury member at the 16th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Andrzej Roman Jasiewicz-CIFEJ member and the chair man of children and youth section of Polish Filmmakers Association from Poland- has announced “Irina – The Scarlet Briefcase” directed by Bernard Mazauric, as the winner of CIFEJ prize in this festival.
CIFEJ Headquarters, while thanking all those participated in the CIFEJ Short Film Script contest, is sorry to announce that none of the film scripts sent for the contest was recognized as compatible to the rules to enter the competition and receiving awards.
CIFEJ Press Release “CIFEJ Days” was held in Kharkov, Ukraine from September 22 to 28, 2013 with the close collaboration of the CIFEJ Headquarters in Tehran and the International Children Television Festival “Dytiatko” which was opened officially on September 25th. This event was held few days after the very successful CIFEJ presence in China during 12th China International Children's Film Festival-CICFF which was organized by the Respectful CIFEJ member of the board Dr. Hou Keming, Professor of Beijing Film Academy, Chairperson of China Children's Film Association, and President of China International Children's Film Festival [To see the picture report of the CIFEJ Animation workshop, you are invited to visit Gallery on the CIFEJ website. Other photos pictures will be added in few days, as well]. During the “CIFEJ Days” in Kharkov- the peak of success among all the programmes of CIFEJ in the new term- the First CIFEJ International Media Conference“Global Village, Children, Television and Cinema” was held. Filmscript workshop “From Idea to Film scriptwriting” conducted by the eminent Iranian filmmaker “Rasoul Sadr Ameli” and animation and documentary film workshop conducted by the CIFEJ member of the Board “ Maikki Kantola”for children and young adults were among other programmes of the CIFEJ day in Kharkov. The prize of CIFEJ was awarded tothe film “All for one”,Television and Radio Company Sigma, programme Teenager (city of Lozova, Ukraine) and the director Daryna Liubshyna. CIFEJ PRIZE Winner films in previously held festivals in different parts of the world: A Flame in the Wind, director: Farhad Mehranfar; Harun- Arun, director: Vinod Ganatra; Red like the Sky, director: Cristiano Bortone; Themba, A boy called Hope, director: Stefanie Sycholt; were screened during the festival at children’s schools. The board of CIFEJ met on September 26thand 27that the Hotel Kharkov conference room to discuss about the future of CIFEJ and its programmes. Organisation of the next CIFEJ General Assembly, initiation of a CIFEJ Club specialized for Children to be familiar with the art of filmmaking suggested and followed up by the Secretary General of CIFEJ, and considering new requests for membership were among the main issues discussed.
Mrs. Firdoze Bulbulia, the President of CIFEJ and the International Jury Member of the 12th China International Children’s Film Festival together with other CIFEJ members and international guests involed in Children's film industry from various parts of the world actively participated in the 2- day " Int'l Children's Film Forum" held during the festival (12/13 Sep., 2014).
CIFEJ Film workshops were held successfully during the 12th China International Children’s Film Festival (September 10th to 14th, 2013) in Jilin Province by the CIFEJ Board member, Maikki Kantola from 8 a.m. for children and 9 a.m. for the adults till about 5 p.m. During these workshops which were full of fun and at the same time educative, children and young people made several animations and documentary films.
The CIFEJ Jury members at the 12th China International Children’s Film Festival, Maryam Bafekrpour-CIFEJ Executive Director (Iran), Pouran Derakhshandeh-CIFEJ Member and well-known Iranian filmmaker and producer(Iran), Faith Isiakpere- CIFEJ member and expert filmmaker and producer from Nigeria announced "Cool Kids Don’t Cry", directed by Dennis Bots, as the winner of CIFEJ Prize in this festival.
Reminder: CIFEJ Int'l Short Film Script Contest - Deadline for participation extended Extended deadline for submissions is the end of May 5th, 2013 Who can participate: The contest is open to ALL script writers of short films for children; you do not have to be a member of CIFEJ. Subject of the Contest: “My classmates and I; with a focus on the needs, wants, and best interests of children and young people.” Awards: Three successful film scripts will be identified and will win the cash prize as indicated in the rules. Language: You must submit the scripts in English language You can find more details and submission forms on the CIFEJ Website (www.cifej.com) Maryam Bafekrpour CIFEJ HQ - Tehran
CIFEJ DAYS was successfully held in Dubai. Thousands of young students enjoyed watching recently CIFEJ Winner Films "Harun-Arun", "A Flame in the Wind", "Themba: A Boy Called Hope", "Red like the Sky", "Movement 2012" at the Iranian Club in Dubai. Young students from Adab School and other foreign schools in Dubai participated in a 5 day animation workshop conducted by the eminent Iranian Animator “Abdollah Alimorad” from morning to the afternoon. Abdollah Alimorad has got several distinguished international and national prizes for his animations including Grand Prix of Cannes Junior 2001 for his cute animation “Bahador”. Other students participated in the “Story and Filmscript Writing" workshop conducted by the well known Iranian writer “Mehdi Shojaei” for 5 days and in the afternoons. During the event,CIFEJ Board met at the 4 star Hotel Parsian, located at the Iranian Club on January 16th and 17th, 2013.
The contest is dedicated to promote production of films and audio-visual media for children and young people that are culturally diverse, educational, and artistic. All those writers who are interested in the art of animation or film for children and young people can participate in the event to facilitate their empowerment, inclusion and contribution, especially to a culture of peace and non-violence. Deadline: Thursday, 7th March 2013 Subject: My classmates and I With a focus on the needs, wants, and best interests of children and young people Awards: Three best scripts will be chosen by the Jury. The 1st winner will receive 1500 USD as the cash prize, the 2nd winner 1000 USD, and the 3rd winner 500 USD.
Dear members and friends of CIFEJ, News on Media, Youth, and Professionals in the World from the International Center of Films for Children and Young People (CIFEJ) is now available on our web site: http://www.cifej.com/content/info/08/ This issue includes the lead story written by the editor-in chief, reports ... Maryam Bafekrpour / Managing Editor
The CIFEJ Jury Members at the 42nd Roshd International Educational Film Festival, Iran - including Rasoul Sadr Ameli, CIFEJ member from Iran, and Liset Cotera, CIFEJ member from Mexico - announced “A Flame In The Wind”, directed and co-written by “Farhad Mehranfar” as the winner of the CIFEJ Prize at this festival. This film also received the Golden Award and cash prize of the festival in the competition section of fiction films. Farhad Mehranfar has studied cinema at the University of Art (1977-1985). He has made more than 50 documentary films and 4 feature films; he is also the scriptwriter of most of his films. He has been the art director of Kiarostami's "And Life Goes On...". He has got several national and international awards for his works.
Few discoveries and inventions changed the world and affected man's life greatly... .Yet, probably, the single most important invention and innovation in human historyin the realm of culture and art that has evolved our lives greatly has been cinema industry. It is such a pleasure to wish all the children and young people who are The Crown Jewel of creation much happiness and peace on this special day: Happy World Audiovisual Heritage Day! CIFEJ is in the service of all those who love cinema and who love children and young people. Secretary General of CIFEJ: Mohsen Chiniforoushan ► To see the more completed message, pls. go to the next page.
Dear friends, dear members of CIFEJ, At present CIFEJ (Le centre international du film pour l'enfance et la jeunesse) (The International Centre of Films for Children and Young People) has no Liaison or Regional Office in any country, in any part of the world! The creation and location of the Regional CIFEJ offices and liaison offices as well as their mode of operationis subject to the rules laid down by the governing bodies of the Organization (Pls. see Article 6.4 of the CIFEJ Statutes).
In the beginning of the Isfahan Int’l Film Festival for Children, the highly esteemed member of CIFEJ, Athina Rikaki, President of CIFEJ for three terms (2002-2009), the educator and TV producer from Greece, with Vinod Ganatra, the eminent Indian filmmaker, winner of several distinguished international prizes and member of the board of CIFEJ (2007-2012) visited the CIFEJ Headquarters on Sunday in the afternoon.
Firdoze Bulbulia, President of CIFEJ, attended the Prix Jeunesse Advisory Board meeting in Munich on June 7th... .
At the CIFEJ Board's meeting in Tunisia, following projects were endorsed to be executed: Cooperation between Asian Children's Film Festivals: During BIKI 2012, three East Asia Children's Film Festivals: South Korea, Japan, and China will meet to negotiate regional co-operations. CIFEJ International Summit on Children's Films and Media The first edition will focus on the Arab- African countries... CIFEJ Children's Club (CCC) It is a virtual club; members are kids and the youth, ... Scriptwriting Competition The competition will be only for CIFEJ members; the best script ...
New festivals, organizations, and individuals joined CIFEJ from Asia, America, and Europe. The CIFEJ Board accepted 10 of new requests for membership from Japan, USA, India, Iran, Pakistan, Ukraine, and Lebanon......
The CIFEJ board met in Tunisia from 8-10 June, 2012. The board meeting was held at the UNESCO Heritage site 'International Cultural Centre of Hammamet' which is also known as the George Sebastian Villa. Next CIFEJ GA will be held in 2014 during BIKI Festival in Busan, South Korea. To see the photos, please visit CIFEJ website/Gallery or the Facebook/ CIFEJ page.
CIFEJ hosted a 5-day-animation workshop in collaboration with International Cultural Centre of Hammamet and FIFEJ (Sousse International Film Festival) from 2 to 7 June 2012. CIFEJ Board member Maikki Kantola conducted the workshop, attended by 20 young people aged between 16-20 years and resulted in 4 x animations each film between 2-3 minutes in length.
New Criteria for membership in CIFEJ was forwarded by the CIFEJ HQ to the Board of CIFEJ. Based on the approval by the board at the meeting in Tunisia, the basic qualifications an individual or organization should have so that the membership request could be confirmed by the Board are as follows: To be active and well-known in the domain of Film for children and young people and to be experienced in this domain; To respect the Statutes of CIFEJ as well as the endorsements of the General Assembly and the Board;
Under the auspices of the 2012 AIBD Asia Media Summit, the United Nations agencies hosted a pre-Summit one-day workshop on Monday 28 May 2012 for media leaders and practitioners from across the Asia-Pacific region to jointly examine some of the key issues around Millennium Developmentattainment and the media’s role within this, with the aim of moving towards greater mutual commitment for enhancing media coverage across the region towards the MDGs ‘final push’: Firdoze Bulbulia, President of CIFEJ and Chairperson of CBFA, was a key speaker at the event.
Dear members and friends, Please find enclosed the minutes of the CIFEJ General Assemblies Assemblies and the new board’s endorsements at their first meeting. Herewith, we would like to express our sincere thanks of you members of CIFEJ who made this event a real success with your active participation and kind support. We would like to thank Dr. Robert Roy, one of the most respectful Honorary members of CIFEJ, for his kind supporting message which was sent to the CIFEJ Secretary General just before the GA: “MOHSEN my friend, I do hope You and Firdoze and Maryam and everyone around you who devote their time and efforts to CIFEJ and young people will have a very important and productive meeting in Warsaw… .” (For the complete text of his letter, please see the main page of General Assembly 2012 on the CIFEJ Website). We would like to express our thanks, again, of Athina Rikaki, the Ex-President of CIFEJ, for her attendance at the General Assembly in Warsaw and for her kind support. Meanwhile, I’m glad to inform you that during the time I was preparing the report on the General Assembly and the Board’s meeting, we were also working to actively promote CIFEJ based on the decisions made at the GAs and the Board meeting. Thus, I am really excited to announce happy News: A new section has been launched, by the CIFEJ HQ, on the CIFEJ website, entitled “Gallery”. You can find not only the photos of the various events of CIFEJ on the web Gallery, but, also, you can have access to the video reports about activities of CIFEJ in this section. The photos have the capability to be categorized and to be entitled, each, to describe what events they are related to. To see the photos in its original size, it’s enough you click on each of them you like; to return to the set of photos in small size, you need click again on the same enlarged photo. We would like to invite you to visit Gallery to see several photos taken during General Assembly in Warsaw and which have been kindly shared with the CIFEJ HQ by several members present at the GA. More photos are arriving; so, don’t forget to search for them in the coming days. Also, if you would like to watch the video report of the CIFEJ workshop held in Baku, pls. click here. Assemblies Due to the nice collaboration of our new young members, Reem Saleh and Ali Ahmad, with the CIFEJ Headquarters, CIFEJ has joined Facebook and Twitter. We invite you to join CIFEJ on Facebook; to access the page, follow this link... .
Landmark Dear friends, Respectful members, Congratulations to you who are the real owners of CIFEJ. I’m glad that the GA in Warsaw was held with the presence of the majority of the members of CIFEJ in an active intimate atmosphere and had good outcomes in spite of the complaints and illegal- and contrary to the Statutes- acts of few of the members. I thank all of you who tolerated the hardships of the trip and came to the GA or introduced representatives; I’m thankful to those who announced their support of us by phone, letter, or e-mail. I hope all of us can bring more brilliance to CIFEJ and have a more fruitful collaboration in the domain of Film for children and young people all over the world. In my opinion, GA 2012 has been a landmark in the history of CIFEJ; and with the new board, each one of us has assumed a heavier responsibility. This board of directors has 2 significant specifications: 1- It's a mix of experienced members and power of youth. The presence of some new, young, active board members together with the older and more experienced ones has made an ideal group that will result in great achievements. 2-The presence of representatives from various regions and continents in the world at the board (: 2 from Western Europe, 2 from Eastern Europe, one from Syria, 1 from South Africa, 1 from Lebanon, 1 from China and 1 from Iran) shows a good diversity that assists to the CIFEJ global role. Thank all of you again. and I hope we can promote the quality of the CIFEJ programmes and projects and our more effective presence in the world of cinema and multimedia of children and young people. And this can be achieved only by respecting the Statutes and the active presence of the members and intimate relationship between us. Naturally, Maryam (the Executive Director) will send you the minutes of the GA and will inform you of the first decisions made at the first new board meeting. Wishing you to be healthy, happy, and successful. Mohsen Chiniforoushan
The Biennial General Assembly 2011 of CIFEJ which was to be held in Warsaw from November 11 to 13 was postponed. Due to some members’ requests to have enough time to send their proposals and in the normal statutory time, and the approval of the majority of the CIFEJ board, the GA which was to be held extraordinarily with a few weeks ago advanced notice will be held from January 20 to 22, 2012. The host will be the same Association of Polish Filmmakers together with Polish Film Institute and Polish-British Foundation of Films for Young. During this ordinary General Assembly an extraordinary General Assembly will be also held for the modification of the Statutes. As mentioned before, those members of CIFEJ who have paid their membership 2011 have the right to vote. Also, they will be offered free registration; as well as 2–day-accommodation and meals for free by host. Free local transport (Warsaw airport-hotel-venues) will be also available. CIFEJ HQ See next page for the draft agenda
Dr. Robert Roy: "... I have just received your CIFEJ INFO #2 and #3-4 and I thank you very much... I say thank you again for the excellent work and I wish you more contributors so that your excellent publication becomes a useful source of info to your members. You are on the right track and I should add that I remember how hard it was 20 years ago to get the written support of members for our monthly CIFEJ INFO. Keep trying. WISH YOU WELL"
" Back home after an efficient CIFEJ Board Meeting, I would like to thank you for your kind cooperation and understanding for CIFEJ New Era. CIFEJ is one of the most important children organizations (existing for more than 50 years). The positive attitude shared by B of D Members at that face to face talking in Istanbul helped us to achieve our Agenda and to put CIFEJ on the RIGHT TRACK....", Samir Nasr/ Canadian member of the Board of CIFEJ
The CIFEJ Board met in Istanbul, Turkey from 7 to 8 May, 2011 imprtant issues were discussed as follow: - New CIFEJ Membership Fees - CIFEJ General Assembly - CIFEJ Bank Account in Istanbul - CIFEJ Priz and festivals...
Zdzisław Kudła and Andrzej Orzechowski won the CIFEJ Crystal Prize for the Polish feature animation “Copernicus's star” [Gwiazda Kopernika] at “Tehran International Animation Festival”. This film is a production of Studio Filmów Rysunkowych, Poland The CIFEJ Jury at the Tehran Int’l Animation Festival (March 6-10, 2010) were Firdoze Bulbulia, Andrzej Roman Jasiewicz, and Ali Moalem. Masha and the Bear series (the short episode “Footprints of Mysterious Animals”)[ Маша и Медведь: Следы невиданных зверей] from Russia won the Diploma for the best short animation selected by the CIFEJ Jury.
Animate it! in Baku Telling stories with words, pictures, movement and sound “Erling Ericsson" Film is a language spoken all over the world: A unique combination of words, pictures, movement, and sound, introducing great possibilities for communication. New techniques have made the language of film available to everyone, offering new tools and expressions, especially for schools.
On the Occasion of opening the Baku Animation Workshop for Children and Young Adults, Mohsen Chiniforoushan, the Sec-General of CIFEJ sent a message.
Animate it! CIFEJ Headquarters with the kind support of ISESCO organizes the first animation workshops for children and young adults in Baku, Azerbaijan . Animate it! This is the title of the workshop held by the eminent Swedish animator and educator, Erling Ericsson, from 8th-12th Dec 2010. Children of Baku welcomed this initiation so warmly and excitedly that we saw it as necessary to extend the workshop.
Dear CIFEJ members, After months of planning and a big push, we are pleased at last to announce that we have completed our shiny new website. It took a tremendous amount of effort from several people in four months, but, we're very proud that the Iranian technical team has made it happen! We managed to have all important updated data on our new practical dynamic website though the road to this new site has been long and rocky at times. Read more to know more about the new website capabilities.
It’s said that “always a first time is the most different” and for me who was attending in ECFA GA for the first time, it was like that. The warm and sincere environ-ment of the GA and the relatively active presence of the members in the meeting, a meeting in good shape, were among the outstanding and distinctive characteristics of this assembly.