LAHORE: The 6th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival (LICFF) continues to showcase films made by independent filmmakers from all parts of the globe and 45 numbers, including animated films, were screened at Cinepax and Faiz Ghar on the third day of the festival on Wednesday.
Students from Army Public School, Beaconhouse School System, Azam Garrison School for Girls, Scarsdale International School, Lahore Grammar School (LGS), Bloomfield Hall, Johar Town, Salamat School Girls Campus, The Educators and Beaconhouse Newlands visited the venues to watch renowned hits like ‘Trapped’, ‘Forest Lights’, ‘Lift-up’, ‘Carpe Diem’, ‘The Scrap Man’, ‘Because of Mum’, ‘Land’, ‘Bird Doggin’!’, ‘Akhri Bazi’, ‘Lunchbox Loser’, ‘Education Counts’, ‘Madleen Sweet Girl’ and ‘Nasma’s Birds’ from the countries like Japan, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Mexico, Australia, India, Bosnia, Romania and Bulgaria.
Talking to Daily Times, an LGS student named Ahmad said: “The films are short and interesting and I think each film has taught us an important lesson today; we will definitely look forward to attending the festival again next year.”
Festival Director Shoiab Iqbal said: “We are very excited about this year’s line-up of titles for children which represents a measurable growth in our programming on a number of fronts. In terms of international films, we believe that we are presenting great quality content, which we have worked hard to collect and present to the children.”
He said that the LICFF has become more than just one of the top film festivals in the country dedicated to programming for children and youths in Pakistan as around 4,000 children have attended it so far.
“The overall response to the event has been overwhelming; films such as ‘Bobby’ and “A Fish Called Keith” have been children’s favourite at the festival,” he added.
Shoaib went on to say that it was mission of festival organisers to help children, parents and educators recognise their emotional response to the medium of film and also to help them understand media’s messages, better articulate their thoughts and opinions, and develop original ideas into short films. Furthermore, he said, it was also their mission to set an internationally recognised standard of excellence in film and television production for children in Pakistan.
Originally Published by Daily Times