Pakistan’s first-ever 9-day Lahore International Children’s Film Festival was held at The Ali Auditorium from June 14 to June 22, 2008.
Nearly 11,000 people, including children, families, teachers and general film-lovers, visited the festival during its 9-day run. The management of the festival was overwhelmed at the response to the first initiative of its kind.
The festival enjoyed national level press and electronic media coverage. Almost all major newspapers published the festival news. Key English and Urdu media channels not only gave the festival news in special reports but some of them also broadcasted 30-minutes programmes on the festival.
The feedback of the festival visitors was very encouraging. It seems that there is a great need for the creation of such events in order to establish arts education in Pakistani society.