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ECFA, Student Academy Awards extend support to SIFFCY

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Ahead of the fourth edition of International for and (SIFFCY), the Foundation NGO has collaborated with the (ECFA) and the Awards to add a new dimension to the festival.

In collaboration with ECFA, has introduced ECFA Award category at its 2018 edition. The Award was launched in 2011 and was first presented during the International - Berlinale.

Also, with being a member of ECFA now, it has got the voting rights to nominate a film for 'Best European Children's Film of the Year'.

Lawrence David Foldes, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the and a member of the of the Award will be present at the to represent the Awards here.

Foldes will also mentor SIFFCY's in various workshops and the selected students will get an opportunity to be present for the upcoming

Excited about with SIFFCY, Felix Vanginderhuysen, General Secretary, ECFA said in a statement: "It's the first time but very important because is the only festival outside that participates in this award; therefore we hope that it will be the start of a long tradition."

The festival will also present films which will talk about social issues like gender equality and education. And more than 150 award-winning films from all over the world will be screened in six different categories -- International Competition, Yellow Carpet, 70MM Smile, Next Gen, and Country Focus.

SIFFCY will take place at the Siri Fort Auditorium from December 10-16 here.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 17:16 IST
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