Edyoo Kicks off ‘A Festival Films for Kids’
Bangalore, May 2018: The PVR Kids’ Day Out Film Festival sponsored by Edyoo.com, on online marketplace for parents of school-going children for all Learning, Education, and Development products and services, and powered by Vkaao, witnessed a huge opening with the screening of Blue Planet 2, on Saturday at Vega City Mall. Popular Kannada actor Vijay Raghavendra and Rakshit Kejriwal, CEO - Edyoo Technologies, attended the screening and interacted with the audience, which comprised underprivileged children from the Akshaya Patra foundation besides enthusiastic children accompanied by their parents. In the backdrop of the festival, Edyoo.com has also introduced an innovative category – ‘The Children's Make your Movie Contest', that allows kids across the country to showcase their movie-making talent by making short movies of up to 5 mins, which they can create using their phones or professional video-cameras.
Speaking at the screening, VijayRaghavendra, actor, said“Movies can be fun, educative, andenthralling at the same time opening up a world of infinite possibilities forchildren. Festivals like these help children explore the magical world ofmovies on a platform that is conducive for their development. I am glad Edyoohas taken the initiative to not just organize the festival but also to launchan interesting movie contest.”
The Kids’ Day Out has been curated for children agedbetween 5-18 years and will be screened in 11 cities across 26 cinemas on May 19 & 20. The weekend willwitness the screening of Blue Planet 2, a live documentary on secrets of thelife underwater. The festival extends an immersive experience, specificallydesigned to make movie-watching a fun & learning activity for both childrenand their parents.
The Children's Makeyour Movie Contest is open to three age groups - lessthan 13 years, 13-15 years, and 16-18 years with the duration of each filmbeing within 1-5 minutes. Entries will be accepted in English, Hindi, and anyother regional language including Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, etc.Childrencan make groups of 3-5 to put the movie together. ASpecial Jury comprising Rakshit Kejriwal, CEO and Co-founder – EdyooTechnologies and other distinguished personalities will screen the entriesto decide the winners at the end of the festival. The winning movies in eachsegment will be screened at a PVR theatre in Mumbai on the concluding weekendof the festival.