The 18th International Children's Film Festival, India (ICFFI) popularly known as 'The Golden Elephant' will be held in Hyderabad from November 14th to 20th, 2013 where in Lalitha Kala Thoranam has been selected for its opening and closing ceremony. The movies selected will be screened at Prasad IMAX and 7 other theatres.
Amole Gupte, the eminent filmmaker and the Chairman of the Children's Film Society, India said, "We have got over 845 entries from more than 70 countries. We have also received films from 20 countries like Austria, Chile, Cuba, Lebanon, Ghana that were not represented in the 17th ICFFI. The section 'Little Directors' will feature over 100 films made by children."
The Festival will also focus on "Children with Special Needs" through its Open Forum, where filmmakers will interact with activists, educators and parents. Films representing children with special needs will also be screened. The festival will also feature some world renowned animated films created by the Czech animators.