12th edition of Lahore International Children’s Film Festival (LICFF)

  • Presenting 158 films from 24 countries in 16 language
  • Films made by, for and about children, youth and families
  • Pakistani and international feature and live action shorts, animation and documentaries
  • Jury by children and prominent filmmakers and artists
  • Runs on StarzPlay from 21st August to 21 November 2020

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LICFF (Lahore International Children’s Film Festival) is an annual event to showcase the best of local and international films made by, for and about children and young people. The festival started in 2008 and has completed its 11 seasons successfully with over 1188 films from nearly 118 countries screened to over 501,550 children. The festival has been organized in cities like Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gilgit Baltistan, Jamshoro & Tando Jam in Interior Sindh and Bhakkar in Rural Punjab.

LICFF Director Shoaib Iqbal said; “Covid-19 has formed unprecedented challenges for us all, specially 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.”

Jury

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.

Partners

This year LICFF has collaborated with Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA Islamabad), Lok Virsa (Islamabad), Wall City 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 College for Learning and Cultural Development (KCLCD Lahore) 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 organisations for their support this year.