CFSI started functioning in 1955 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Children's Film Society, India (CFSI) was established in May 1955 under the aegis of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, on the recommendations of Film Inquiry Committee (1949) at the instance of the then Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru whose concern for children requires no amplification.
Over the years some of the brightest talents of Indian Cinema - Mrinal Sen, Satyen Bose, Tapan Sinha, K Abbas, Shyam Benegal, MS Sathyu, Sai Paranjpe, Budhdhadeb Dasgupta, Santosh Sivan, Ram Mohan, Rituparno Ghosh and Pankaj Advani to name a few - have directed films for us. They are joined by many other new and imaginative film-makers who have created some of the most delightful children's content in the country.
This is a wonderful platform for first time film makers as there are no commercial pressures on the film maker.