Young Jury Representing Pakistan at Giffoni, Italy

We are delighted to announce the young jury that will represent Pakistan at 45th Giffoni Film Festival, Italy. The Festival will be held from 16th to 26th July, 2015. The selected young people will travel to Giffoni, Italy along with Shoaib Iqbal, Festival Director of Lahore International Children’s Film Festival.

Selected through a very competitive process, these three young people has a passion of film and arts, and possess leadership qualities that we were seeking. The names and their schools are;

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Shehzmani Shams
Abdullah Syed

Lahore Grammar School
International School of Choueifat

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Mahnoor Ansari
Beaconhouse School System

While attending the Festival as jury members for the international competition, members from Pakistan will be able to meet cinema celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, Martin Freeman, Tom Felton, Darren Criss and Orlando Bloom. They will also be attending workshops and various side events.

Read as our jury share their expectations;

Shehzmani Shams, Lahore Grammar School
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“I am extremely thrilled and honored to be given the opportunity of visiting Giffoni and increasing my knowledge in the art of filmmaking.”

Abdullah Syed, International School of Choueifat
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“Over 2,000 children from 39 countries from around the world attend the festival. I feel that the Giffoni Film Festival is the perfect way for me to enlighten myself with the vast span of cultures and traditions.”

Mahnoor Ansari, Beaconhouse School System
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“Ever since I was selected to be a juror, I’ve been anticipating my trip to Italy, where I get to interact with many international students like myself, live with an Italian family and experience a massive cultural exchange.”

In the last couple of years, we have been sending children’s delegates to international children’s film festivals in Doha, Qatar and Isfahan, Iran.

The Giffoni International Film Festival is the largest children’s film festival in Europe, and possibly the world. It takes place in the little Italian town of Giffoni Valle Piana in Campania, Southern Italy, close to Salerno and Naples. Over 2,000 children attend the festival from 39 countries around the world. During the festival, the children and teenagers watch the films, learn about the filmmaking process, and are called to judge them and award the best ones with prizes.

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