Mohammad Shahmohammadi will judge the films at the Animation-Short Section and Azadeh Shakourirad will assess the films of the Kids Made Films (Youth and Juniors) Section, according to IRNA.

A total of 1,519 films from 93 countries are competing at the Indian festival, which will run through December 19.

“Kidz Cinema 2021 is the second edition of this international children’s film festival which is delivered in a hybrid format including on-ground and online environment to the global audience. It will give opportunities to young kids as well as teenagers to watch movies from across the globe and to know more and learn about the process of filmmaking.”

“Children will get to watch movies, interact with directors, actors, and also participate in various live workshops on scriptwriting, animation, and filmmaking,” according to the official website of the festival.