LAHORE: THE annual Lahore International Children’s Film Festival which opened on March 5 at Ali Auditorium is attracting a large number of children and young people, families and film enthusiasts.

In the first three days of the festival, which will continue till March 9, most of the shows went houseful. The festival does not charge any ticket for its shows but suggests a donation to its visitors upon their discretion. The festival is run by a non-profit organisation, The Little Art, which aims to provide alternative learning opportunities to children and young people from all segments of society in Pakistan.

More than 1,000 children from schools like Lahore Grammar School as well as trust and government schools attended the daytime shows of the festival. The organisations working for children in child protection and rehabilitation such as Sheed, Pahchaan, Sahil and Sanjog also brought children from their centres and shelter homes to the festival.

The festival aims to provide alternative learning opportunities to children in Pakistan and introduce arts as a positive learning vehicle to children and young people.

The Little Art is the organization dedicated to produce innovative arts education projects for children and young people in Pakistan. It is a youth-led organisation that is determined, through numerous artistic avenues, media in particular, to promote the principals and ideals of democracy, equality, civil rights, community, prosperity, higher education, religious and cultural tolerance and sustaining cultural heritage. Children and young people are its audience.

Originally Published by The News.

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