Children Film Festival continues – The News

Now in its 3rd day of the 6th edition, the Lahore International Children’s Film Festival continues to showcase the impressive works of the independent filmmakers from all parts of the world. It is an event that is always well put together and includes the notions of the celebrating children all over the world through global cinema.

Over 3,900 children have attended the festival on the school field trips this year at Cinepax Cinemas, Fortress Mall. 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.

“The films are short and interesting and I think each film has taught us an important lesson today, we will definitely look forward to attend the festival again next year”, said students of a private school.

“We are very excited about this year’s lineup of titles for children, which represents a measurable growth in our programming mix on a number of fronts, says Festival Director Shoaib Iqbal. “In terms of international films, we believe that we are presenting some great quality content, which we have worked hard to collect and present to children.

It continues to be a mission of Lahore International Film Festival to inculcate an appreciation and understanding of media, teaching children, parents and educators to recognise their emotional response to the medium of the film to help them understand media’s messages, better articulate their thoughts and opinions, and develop original ideas into the short films. Further, it is their mission to set an internationally recognised standard of excellence in the film and television productions for children in Pakistan.

The festival runs from November 10-15, 2014, at the Cinepax Fortress Square and Faiz Ghar, Lahore.

The LICFF has become more than just one of the top film festivals in the country dedicated to programming for children and youth in Pakistan.

The non-profit organisation, The Little Art, brings the school and young community together to watch the best of the independent and international films for youth, to learn about the craft of the filmmaking, to engage with people and stories from around the world, and to make connections. Through the art of the moving visuals, LICFF inspires the new generation of the intellectuals and achievers.

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