Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 2:
Dr Achyuta Samanta, founder of KIIT and KISS in Odisha, has been selected as the board member of International Centre of Films for Children and Young People (CIFEJ).
He was inducted as an India member at a board meeting of CIFEJ held at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) this month.
CIFEJ is an independent forum that allows people from all over the world to meet and discuss children’s media by organizing seminars, conferences, round tables, etc. It strives to give children and young people knowledge, not only through producing high quality moral and educative films, but also by organizing filmmaking workshops for this age group; a tool with which they can have their voices heard.
During a workshop at KISS, the CIFEJ members imparted training to 18 tribal students of the institute on film making, cinematography and media studies.
The workshop was organised by CIFEJ members from India, China, US, Iran, South Africa, Finland and Syria.
It may be mentioned that CEFEJ has chosen KISS as the training centre in India.