LAHORE – The annual Rose Petal Lahore International children’s Film festival has announced its festival program. The stage is all set to hold the festival from 5th – 9th March 2011 in Lahore. The festival will be held at two venues in the city, Ali Auditorium, Ferozepur Road and PAF Cinema Lahore Cantt.
The festival aims to provide alternative learning opportunities to children in Pakistan and introduce arts as a positive learning vehicle to schools and parents. The festival is presenting 83 films from 26 countries on 2 venues this year.
The event is full of excitement and thrill which is packed with five morning and evening shows back to back for 5 days. Morning shows are scheduled from 9:00am onwards while the evening shows starts at 6:00 pm daily. The festival is being organized by The Little Art, an organization dedicated to produce innovative arts education projects for children and young people in Pakistan.
It is a youth-led organization 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.
Since last three years, the festival has been organized in 2008 and 2009, attracting more than 20,000 audiences consisting of children, families and education community The Little Art’s last project was Children Performing Arts Festival in January 2011, in which 5 schools and 2 organizations working with marginalized children performed theater plays.
As a result of its international submission call, the festival received near 400 films from all over the world and has selected some of the best, which are suitable for children and young people in Pakistan.
The festival director Shoaib Iqbal says: “The festival is proudly becoming synonymous with a sense of wonder and delight, of cultivating the young hearts and minds destined to become our future leaders. And we are proud to lead the innovation in arts education in Pakistan. The full schedule of the films can be accessed from the festival website at www.lahorechildrenfilm.com.
The festival is made possible through the support of Rose Patel and Unilever.