Punjab Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan, has said that there is a need for promoting mutual respect, tolerance in the society. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of 6th Lahore International Children Film Festival, here on Sunday. Certificates and awards were distributed among the winners of national immature film-making competition of documentary and short duration movie films produced by the students of 24 Pakistani schools.

Rana Mashhood said that young filmmakers are ruling the film industry of Pakistan today. He said it is a matter of satisfaction that more than 6,000 entries were received in short filmmaking, documentary films, theatre and art and craft segment in the Punjab Youth Festival last year and about 48 lakh youth took part in the event. He said it is an honour for Pakistan that it was declared the world’s biggest performing event by Guinness World Records.

Prominent intellectual Asghar Naeem Syed, TV artistes Adeel Hashmi, Usman Pirzada and Director Little Art Organisation Shoaib Iqbal also spoke on the occasion. Short film “Youth of Pakistan” produced by the students of Lahore College of Arts and Science. Barki Campus won the best film award, “Guria” produced by Lahore Grammar School. Johar Town Campus secured second position while the short film “Aakhri Bazi” produced by the students of Beacon House National University Lahore got third position. Out of 1160 children films of 70 countries, 167 films will be screened at Faizgarh Model Town and Cineplex DHA during next 6 days.

Published by Business Recorder

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