Lucknow, April 04: The 9th International Children's Film Festival (ICFF-2017) organized by CMS will begin on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium. Opening ceremony of ICFF-2017 will be held at 9.00 am at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium wherein the Chief Guest, Dr Dinesh Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister, UP, will inaugurate the festival amidst colourful educational-cultural programmes. Several renowned personalities of India and abroad including Bollywood celebrities will be present at the inaugural ceremony. These include Mr Mukesh Khanna, renowned actor and Chairman, Children's Film Society of India (CFSI); Pankhuri Gidwani (Femina Ms India 2016); Suhani and Ritwik Sahore, child artists of the film 'Dangal'; Amey Pandya, child artist, 'Toonpur Ka Super Hero' etc. After the inaugural function, the opening film 'The Secret of Joy' directed by Mr Max Bartoli will be screened.