Magazine article Screen International

Indian Kids' Projects Head to Sweden

Magazine article Screen International

Indian Kids' Projects Head to Sweden

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Sagarika Banik's A Lottery Ticket was chosen to join the Forum as a pitching project. It is a rite-of-passage tale about a boy who believes his lottery ticket will fulfil his dream of owning a bicycle one day.

Head of the Forum Annette Brejner said, "Banik is telling a story for the story's own sake and with a truly local origin. We believe this project can turn into a beautiful film, with the right kind of roughness and cinematographic texture, which will inspire a young audience – not only in India."

Brejner who is attending the Film Bazaar for the first time intended to choose only one project (out of six) from the Children Screenwriters' Lab. But she decided to pick up a second one as she was impressed by the high quality of the projects.

Shreyas Govindarajan Thathachari's The Adventures of Kaka and Kiki received a special mention which entitles it an observer's status at the Forum. "Thathachari shows a deep flourishing insight in childhood. …

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