6th #LICFF – Selecting World’s Best Films for Pakistani Children & Youth

Remember, we received 1160 films from across the world for 6th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival. Those are lots of films to watch and process.

We are watching films since past few weeks to make the first selection for the Festival program, and ofcourse, enjoying the process.

The selection process follows these steps;

1. Each film submitted to the Festival is seen by at least three selectors. Each selector gives the comments and rate the film.

2. All the ratings are compiled and the first selection is made, which is being finalized by the Festival Director he watches ALL the festival submissions.

3. The first selection is seen by the Festival Jury for reviews, ratings and awards, the decisions are made by the jury for the final selection list for the Festival season.

4. The selected films are announced and we reach out to each submission with the results.



Few interesting facts from this year’s Festival submissions…


Films came from the following countries;LICFF2014_Films_received_from_the_World

Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, the former Yugoslav , Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, State of Palestine, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan,

That’s crazy, right.

Map shows the countries from where all the films are submitted. LICFF2014_Film_Catagories

The Festival have the following categories, and the graphic show how many films we have received in each category.

Shorts (Live Action)
Shorts (Animation)
Non-competitive Shorts
Documentary films
Children’s Feature (Fiction and Animation)
Films made by Children
Non-competitive Features
Pakistani Section (feature, animation, shorts)

Yes, those are lost of the films.

See what Festival Director has to say as he sail through the experience of watching so many wonderful films.



“I am truly touched and stunned by the quality of films we have received this year for Lahore International Children’s Film Festival. Stories of children and young people from China to Iceland, some of the bold artistic experiments in cinema, films made by educationists and researchers on the exploration of learning, touching stories from Gaza to Cuba and above all, films made by children carrying their own narrative. I hope that we will be able to present this year’s #LICFF as it deserves. GO TEAM!” Shoaib Iqbal, Festival Director

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