In its second edition, the festival was given its current name. Thanks to the efforts of its organising team, the festival received a large number of children films submissions from around the world. Growing from its first experience, the festival expanded its goals from promoting film-making art among children and its role as an alternative source of learning to encouraging and providing a platform for local film-makers to participate in the performing arts.
Running from 6th to 11th October, 2009, the festival showcased 263 films (in total made by and for children) from 37 countries. More than 7,500 people attended, including children, members of education community and families.
This time the festival collaborated with a number of international partners from around the world such as the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival, the Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids, Kids for Kids International Film Festival, the Toronto International Children’s Film Festival and the Prix Jeunesse Festival of Munich.
Films from the following countries (in alphabetical order) were shown during the festival:
Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ice Land, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Macedonia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Srilanka, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, USA, Vietnam