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American filmmaker Mark Osborne's animated film "The Little Prince" is set to be screened at the upcoming Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival. The movie will open the 'Half Ticket' section, which presents a variety of acclaimed films to children and young adults to nurture their appetite for distinctive artistic experiences. "The Little Prince" is ananimated fantasy adventure family drama based on the 1943 novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
It is the first animated feature adaptation of the classic novel. "We are so happy to have the 'Half Ticket' section back this year. This vertical is dedicated to kids and young adults, and this year we are opening screenings for festival delegates and their kids too on certain days." "We hope parents across the city will take this opportunity to introduce their kids to great cinema," Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star, Chairperson, Kiran Rao said in a statement. "On October 21, a screen writing workshop will be conducted for aspiring school going film writers aged 12 to 16 years, by filmmaker Dibarkar Banerjee, actress Diya Mirza and writer Varun Grover. Half ticket will present an exciting slate of 28 films from across the world including fiction, non-fiction and animation. Half Ticket will feature 13 features and 15 shorts. The Jury for Half Ticket will consist of 7 kids aged 9 to 17 years from across Mumbai. Monica Wahi, Founder-Director of the regional cross-border network South Asian Children's Cinema Forum is the curator of Half Ticket. The 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star for the first time opens Half Ticket to the public for designated days.
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