INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL 2018
2 million kids.
The International Kids Film Festival, conceived by LXL Ideas, is the world’s largest children’s film festival and aims to bring inspiring, meaningful and globally diverse cinema to over 2 million school students across Asia and Africa. The first edition of IKFF was conducted in India in November 2017, where close to 1 million students across 500 schools in 75 cities participated. This year IKFF is growing bigger and better!
IKFF will allow kids to experience the magic of cinema right in their own school! Schools will be able to host IKFF on their own campus, for their students, parents and teachers by simply unboxing this Festival In A Box.
- that entertain
- that inspire creativity
- that fire the imagination
- that introduce new cultures
- that make learning fun
How does it work?
Our specially curated films will be sent to schools that have registered with IKFF, on a protected online/offline platform. So thousands of schools across ten countries will be able to simultaneously host IKFF between 14th and 20th November 2018.
An Introduction to IKFF
Meet the Team
Managing Director, LXL Ideas
Winner of 6 National Film Awards
A 1st generation entrepreneur, Sultan is a film producer and recipient of 6 prestigious National Film Awards for his contribution to cinema and education. Sultan has produced more than 120 short films and been a member of several panels & juries of film festivals in India and abroad. He is deeply passionate about using the cinematic medium as an educational tool and is the brain behind IKFF. A respected motivational trainer, phenomenal event manager, and prolific education blogger, Sultan holds a masters degree in Entrepreneurship from MIT-Boston, and is the founder and Managing Director of LXL Ideas (formerly EduMedia), an organisation that impacts learning and creates experiences for life for students, parents and educators.
Head- Films, LXL Ideas
Producer, supervisor and creator of over 80 short films with School Cinema, most of which have been selected in more than 100 film festivals across the world, Neha carries with her an experience of over 15 years in films and media. Neha has produced and directed documentary films and TV shows for brands like Discovery, National Geographic, CNBC and PBS. As Festival Programmer, Neha’s focus is to conceive, develop, and implement the film programme for IKFF to make the festival diverse, engaging, and fun for the young audience.
LXL Ideas (Formerly EduMedia) makes lessons of life through films, events, publishing and training. We impact learning & create lifelong learning experiences for students, parents and educators. With School Cinema, our film-based life skills learning module, we’ve made 100+ films for students, parents and teachers. Today, School Cinema is used in 700+ schools, directly impacting 1 million+ kids. LXL Ideas is a recipient of 6 National Film Awards, 9 international awards and over 250+ international festival selections.
Festival Director, Children’s Film Festival Seattle
Elizabeth oversees all youth programmes at Northwest Film Forum (NWFF), including film presentations, workshops, and summer camps. She has spent more than 20 years in joyous work for film arts enterprises, engaging young people in events, exhibits, educational forums and performances that celebrate global culture. A former director of the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Elizabeth now directs the annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle, the West Coast’s largest annual competitive festival of its kind. Elizabeth also oversees touring programmes of the festival, which travel annually to such locations as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater, the Honolulu Museum of Art, International House Philadelphia and many other prestigious venues. Elizabeth has been invited as a speaker, juror or panel member at numerous festivals, symposiums and summits across Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East.
Director of Programming, Providence Children’s Film Festival
Eric has been involved with film programming for over 30 years. The range of programming he has been directly involved with extends from booking small commercial movie houses to programming/advising several larger international film festivals. He finds the most challenging (and most rewarding) programming has been for the annual Providence Children’s Film Festival which he helped co-found. It’s now one of the top five children’s film festivals in North America.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
― Margaret Mead