We are humbled by the growth of the festival each year and are proud that a young generation is growing up with our film festival and have been engaged over the years as an informed audiences and aspiring film makers. 7th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival has not only enriched the experience of children’s cinema for young viewers but also provided a platform for stimulating discussions and created social awareness through global media.
We have just completed our season and are excited to share the highlights from our 7th edition of the Lahore International Children’s Film Festival.
7th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival
A total of 58 schools in Lahore participated in the event that took place at the Cinepax Cinemas in Fortress Square, Lahore. The other public venue chosen for the shows to be held was the Alhamra Art Council, that opened its doors to educate and entertain young minds as well as the adult audience which consisted of artists, educators, teachers and families.
Next Generation Cinema
Special Dialogue sessions with students
I encourage children to explore their hidden talents and express themselves and share their ideas with others, and I appreciate the efforts being made here by The Little Art to give all children a platform for expressing themselves, be it through film, theater, visual arts or any other medium”
said Mr. Peerzada while speaking with the young audience.
Grand Opening Ceremony
The ceremony screened a showreel of the officially selected short films made by the students from Inter School Nation Filmmaking Competition and some video messages from international filmmaker and the festival show reel for this year.
HE Heather Cruden said,
“I’m so excited about the movies being showcased in the festival. It will be a fantastic experience as it promotes positive social and cultural values. It’s the best thing for me to know that these films, being showcased are made by children to encourage them towards creativity.”
LICFF Closing Ceremony – Awards Night
“Denmark is proud to be supporting arts and culture organizations in Pakistan, particularly ones working with children and young people through arts and media like The Little Art who understand how important it is to foster creativity amongst young people, for these young people are the ones who will be making decisions for the world tomorrow.”
Said Ms. Helle Nielsen, Charge d’ Affairs, Embassy of Denmark.
Winner Films of 7th Lahore International Children's Film Festival
“My Grandfather was a Cherry Tree”
Country: Russian Federation
Director: Olga Poliektova, Tatiana Poliektova
Short Live Action
“Best Friends Forever”
Director Sandeep Modi
“Streetkids United II, The Girls From Rio”
Director: Maria Clara
Feature Live Action
“My Friend Raffi”
Director: Arend Agthe
“The Snow Queen 2”
Country: Russian Federation
Director: Alexey Tsitsilin
Film Made by Children
“A Time to Change”
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Three Children’s from St. Mary Queen of Martyrs Primary School Hull, Uk
Winning entry for Pakistani Film
Bonds – Beaconhouse Newlands a film about relationships and strong bonds in friendships.
LICFF Film Making workshops for Children and Youth
“I feel that my thinking ability was increased from the workshop, it also enhanced my skills in learning tolerance of everyone’s ideas and working together as a team”
said Bushra Aslam
Building the Festival
Coverage of our Festival Events