Children's film

A children's film is a film aimed for children as its audience. As opposed to a family film, no special effort is made to make the film attractive for other audiences. The film may or may not be about children. In Unshrinking the Kids: Children's Cinema and the Family Film which is a chapter in In Front of the Children ed. Cary Bazalgette and David Buckingham BFI (1995), Cary Bazalgette and Terry Staples argue that "Children's films can be defined as offering mainly or entirely a child's point of view" p.96.


Children's film can encourage younger members of the community to 'imitate the role models of the glamor industry'('Negative Influences of Media', Manali Oak, February 2010.) Oak argues that 'media often hypes the scintillating things about the celebrities' This may then cause children that have been exposed to this media to 'see only the negatives around them' Psychological effects are often seen in terms of 'people's outlook'. Oak concludes: 'While a certain amount of exposure to the ever-evolving media is essential for introducing ourselves to the world outside, an excessive one is detrimental to the overall well-being of society'.

See also

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Children (2006 film) — Children Directed by Ragnar Bragason Produced by Vesturport Written by …   Wikipedia

  • Children (2011 film) — Children Hangul 아이들 RR Aideul MR …   Wikipedia

  • Children's Film Society, India — Abbreviation CFSI Formation May 11, 1955 (1955 05 11) (56 years ago) Purpose/focus Children entertainment, production and distribution Headquarters …   Wikipedia

  • Children's Film Foundation — The Children s Film Foundation was a non profit making organisation which made films for children in the United Kingdom, typically running for about 55 minutes. It was founded in 1951. For 30 years it was subsidised by the Eady Levy a tax on box… …   Wikipedia

  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival — Founded in 1975, Facets Multi Media, located at 1517 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, 60614 Facets Multi Media is the largest conservator dedicated to the exhibition, distribution education of foreign, independent classic cinema. Programs include:… …   Wikipedia

  • New York International Children's Film Festival — The stated mission of the New York International Children s Film Festival (NYICFF) is to promote intelligent, passionate, provocative cinematic works for ages 3–18 and to help define a more compelling film for kids. The film festival s programs… …   Wikipedia

  • CBS Children's Film Festival — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda CBS Children s Film Festival es una serie de televisión infantil de origen estadounidense que consistía en la proyección de filmes infantiles (varios de ellos doblados al inglés). La serie fue originalmente un… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Beijing Children’s Film Studio — (Zhongguo ertong zhipianchang) The Beijing Children’s Film Studio was the brain child of Yu Lan (b. 1921), a famous film actress of the 1950s and 1960s. Her acting pedigree includes Lin Family Shop (Lin jia puzi, 1959), Revolutionary Family… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • National Film Award for Best Children's Film — The National Film Award for Best Children s Film is given annually as part of the National Film Awards ceremony in India. It is given to the film the jury panel of the awards deem the best feature that deals with themes surrounding children. The… …   Wikipedia

  • CBS Children's Film Festival — was a television series of live action films from several countries that were made for children (several of them dubbed into English). Originally a sporadic series airing on Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoons, or weekday afternoons during the… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”