“We really loved the film “StickMan” at the festival today, the children were so engaged in the story till the end and I think there were many different lessons to take away from the
The 8th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival approached
The festival welcomed audience from all over Lahore and also invited children from Bhakkar South Punjab to attend the festival screenings. Children of all ages from schools, with their families and groups of
They poured into the cinemas and halls and the shows had been fully booked so far with an attendance of over 38 schools and nearly 18,000 school children. Some of the schools attending morning shows at both venues Crescent Model School, Garrison School for Girls, Allied Schools, Learning Alliance, Lahore Grammar School, Beaconhouse JT, Bloomfield Hall School, Lahore American School, Lahore Speech and Language School,
“The films were all very nicely selected, a lot of the students were relating to the stories to their everyday life observations, there was a story about a child in the film “His Good Will” where the boy collects garbage and sells it to buy what he wants. I think it is important to show children stories of all kinds of children so they can understand and by empathetic” said a teacher from Lahore Speech and Language School.
“I had such a wonderful experience coming to Pakistan and attending the festival where my film is being showcased. I think it is the success of the film to see the children giving such a warm response and when they are getting the message of the story. I wish the festival all the success to bring more great cultural experiences like these to children from all over Pakistan.
Published in Young Nation magazine on December 3, 2016