Selecting World’s Best Films for Pakistani Children & Youth

Remember, we received 2734 films from 111 countries for 9th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival. Those are lots of films to watch and process.

We are watching films since past few weeks to make the first selection for the Festival program, and ofcourse, enjoying the process.

The selection process follows these steps;

  • Each film submitted to the Festival is seen by at least three selectors. Each selector gives the comments and rate the film.
  • All the ratings are compiled and the first selection is made, which is being finalized by the Festival Programmer he watches ALL the festival submissions.
  • The first selection is seen by the Festival Jury for reviews, ratings and awards, the decisions are made by the jury for the final selection list for the Festival season.
  • The selected films are announced and we reach out to each submission with the results.

    Few interesting facts from this year’s Festival submissions…


    Films submitted to Lahore

    International Children’s Film

    Festival, Pakistan


    Countries participated in

    Submissions, sending films for

    Children and Youth


    Films came from the following countries;

    Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia-Plurinational State of, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran-Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea-Democratic People’s Republic of, Korea-Republic of, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia-the former Yugoslav Republic of, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Moldova-Republic of, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine-State of, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic,, Taiwan, Tanzania-United Republic of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United, States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela-Bolivarian Republic of, Viet Nam, Western Sahara


    map films



    That’s crazy, right.

    Map shows the countries from where all the films are submitted.

    The Festival have the following categories, and the graphic show how many films we have received in each category.

    Shorts (Live Action)
    Shorts (Animation)
    Non-competitive Shorts
    Documentary films
    Children’s Feature (Fiction and Animation)
    Films made by Children
    Non-competitive Features
    Pakistani Section (feature, animation, shorts)

    Yes, those are lost of the films.



    See what Festival Manager and Senior Manager Programs have to say as their sail through the experience of watching so many wonderful films.


    “I feel utmost happiness to share with all of you that this year we received a large number of submissions from all around the world for Lahore International Children’s Film Festival. The content submitted is very powerful and impressive in terms of the message they convey. I wish we could screen maximum number of films in our festival because of the hard work behind every film, which can be observed during the selection phase, it also makes the selection phase really difficult for us. I hope we select the best and present the finest in front of our audiences in #LICFF 2017”. Irfan Fayyaz – Festival Manager


    “Viewing the films for pre screening was an incredible treat! So excited to see such meaningful and visually beautiful content that is submitted to the 9th LICFF this year from so many countries across the globe. Already looking forward to a great season of watching some inspirational films”. Sahar Uzair Ahmad – Senior Manager Programs



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