The Little Art presents 12th edition of Lahore International Children’s Film Festival, streaming online on Starzplay, a professional streaming service. The festival this year is presenting 158 films from 24 countries in 16 languages and will run from 21st August to 21st November 2020.

This year, the festival has three juries in place; a young jury with national and international children (under 18 years old), a senior jury of filmmakers and an artist’s jury, including Asghar Nadeem Syed, Wajiha Raza Rizvi, Tazeen Bari, Ali Ijaz, Ali Gul Pir, Asad J. Malik, Saji Gul, Natasha Zubair, Adeel Chisti, Anam Saeed, Shireen Gebah, and Kamran Ali (Kamran on Bike).

The Festival is presenting online talks and workshops by international filmmakers for children and film enthusiasts.

LICFF Director Shoaib Iqbal said;

“Covid-19 has formed unprecedented challenges for us all, especially for the arts and culture sector, but we believe that we can find ways through collaborations. Since we will not be able to hold the physical Festival events in 6 cities across Pakistan as planned this year, we worked hard to reach more children across Pakistan through our digital offering. We are bringing the world home for children, youth and families, and are thankful to all the partners for their support.”

This year LICFF has collaborated with Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA Islamabad), Lok Virsa (Islamabad), Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA Lahore), Alhumra Art Council (Lahore), Faiz Ghar (Lahore), Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands (ISLAMABAD), Teacher’s Resource Center (TRC Karachi), Olomopolo Media (Lahore), Karakorum Area Development Organization (KADO Gilgit),  College of Youth Activism and Development (CYAAD Quetta), Group Development (GD Islamabad), Documentary Association of Pakistan (DAP Karachi), Galaxy Lollywood (Lahore), ARTS Foundation (Mirpurkhas), IAM KARACHI (Karachi), Institute for Arts and Culture (IAC Lahore), Kinnaird Centre for Learning and Cultural Development (KCLCD), Kinnaird College for Women, CITY FM89 and Maati TV.

LICFF aims to continue to inspire children through film and brings the community together to watch, learn and discuss cinema. We have an immense love for the craft of filmmaking, storytelling, children and youth and inspiring them to become independent creative thinkers, dreamers and doers. We are grateful to the organizations for their support this year.