The Little Art is happy to welcome you all to the 11th edition of Lahore International Children’s Film Festival (LICFF) 2019, celebrating the experience of global cinema for children in Pakistan. This year we present an even more exciting program with some of the best films made for, by and about children and young people from around the world.

The rich experience that LICFF provides is most unique in terms of content as the worldwide selected films are specially targeted towards the social development of children and young people from 4 to 18 years. We believe that the children’s cinema is a magic, which tells stories in a way that can affect the thinking processes of young minds, creating a real impact on their everyday lives. Such stories are told through the selected educational, entertaining and diverse films that LICFF offers from all around the world, enabling children to develop global perspective.

We offer a diverse selection of films appropriate for different age groups that are commercially unavailable even to cinemas and are made by independent film makers who understand the way children learn through media content.

This year 3137 films submitted from 114 countries and we are screening 111 world’s best films from 27 countries at the Festival.

shoaib LICFF
Dear Children, Young people, Parents, Teachers and Film Enthusiasts!

I welcome you all to the Lahore International Children’s Film Festival 2019. We will be presenting, yet again the best of children’s cinema brought to Pakistan from all over the globe.

I am so proud to be part of this initiative of Lahore International Children’s Film Festival, where we consistently strive to provide young people with a platform where they can come together and watch stories unfold on the cinema screens before them. It is truly a magical experience to indulge in films that take us into different worlds where we are able to see and meet new people and be part of the wonderful tales from unseen parts of the world.
LICFF not only takes children on exciting journeys but also provokes the community of adults to think in different perspectives and to become closer to the lives of our youth.

I would like to thank all the young directors for their contribution to the festival, our spectacular festival team, our esteemed jury and partners who contributed to this venture over the years and helped us grow. We have put in our love and passion to create the program for this year. I hope you all enjoy, learn, grow and leave with a shift of perspective to see the world in a new light.

Warm Welcome to the LICFF 2019.

Let’s Entertain, Inspire and Educate!

With Much Love,

Shoaib Iqbal
Festival Director


irfan LICFF
Dearest Children, Young people, Families, Teachers and Film Buffs!

I welcome you all to the 11th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival (LICFF) 2019, the biggest annual film festival in Pakistan for children and young audiences. The goal of the LICFF each year, is to bring some of the best international films made by, about and for children to Pakistan to promote, peace, creativity, world cultures and arts. We collaborate with the finest cinemas and public auditoriums to bring you an experience, which is one of its kinds. The International Children Film Festival is an initiative of The Little Art.

Established in 2007, The Little Art is a non-profit arts education organization that uses the medium of art to promote social values among children and young adults in Pakistan. Since the inception of the festival in 2008, nearly 481,550 children and young people have attended the Lahore International Children’s Film Festival. The festival has been organized in various cities like Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Multan, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Gilgit Baltistan, Jamshoro & Tando Jam in Interior Sindh and Bhakkar in rural Punjab.

The program we are bringing this year is really interesting, as the movies selected have gone through multiple screenings before the final selection by the jury.

This Festival is about YOU, and it’s about the World. From the disarmingly intimate to the startlingly epic, these new films will open your eyes, touch your hearts and blow your minds away. They also speak of the universal experiences of being human and the world we live in today.

Let’s celebrate education with the magic of cinema, Enjoy every second of the stories being told, because after all it’s YOUR Festival!

Irfan Fayyaz
Festival Manager


Venue: Cinepax Cinema, Packages Mall, Lahore

Lahore: 30th Sep to 05 October, 2019

Morning Show Timings: (Only for School Groups)

1st Show (Group 1: Up to 7 years): 9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.

2nd Show (Group 2: 8-12 years): 10.45 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.

3rd Show (Group 3: 13 plus): 12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Ticket for morning shows: 400/- Rs

Reservation Details for Schools/Groups:

Special discount of 50 Rs if you book 50+ tickets.

Booking line for schools:

042 35220796 | 0332-438 7626 | [email protected]

Special Show for Parents and Families

Venue: Cinepax Cinema, Packages Mall, Lahore

(Saturday) October 5, 2019 (Open for All)

Morning Show Timings:

1st Show (Group 1: Up to 7 years): 9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.

2nd Show (Group 2: 8-12 years): 10.45 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.

3rd Show (Group 3: 13 plus): 12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Ticket for morning shows: 400/- Rs

Reservation Details:

0332-438 7626 | [email protected]

Festival Director
Shoaib Iqbal

Festival Manager/Programmer
Irfan Fayyaz

Senior Manager Development
Omar Ijaz Khan

Senior Manager Operation
Zeeshan Naveed

Media and Press
Muhammad Ajmal

School Liaison and Box Office
Awais Shafique

Volunteer Liaison
Umair Mushtaq

Website and Social Media
Umair Mushtaq

Non Linear Editor
Mudassir Hussain

Project Coordinator
Ramsha Tofique

Field Officer
Momina Iqbal

Accountant
Imran Ali

Show Timings

Special Screening for Families on 5th October

09:00am – 10:00am
Age Group: 4 to 7 Years
Duration: 59 mins

Films from: France, Russian Federation, Hong Kong, United Kingdom

Piston
The Good Queue
Catch It
I want to live in Zoo
Wuen
Zog

10:45am – 11:45am
Age Group: 8 to 12 Years
Duration: 59 mins

Films from: Iran, Taiwan, Pakistan, Kenya, United Kingdom, France

Porter
Fisso
Close Call
Usman Singer
35 Years of Spring
Kitwana’s Journey
Trashbag
The Camel Boy

12:00pm – 01:00pm
Age Group: 13+
Duration: 59 Mins

Films from: Iran, Spain, Pakistan, Japan, Malaysia, United Kingdom, France

Porter
The Good Queue
Close Call
Dhulai
Girls Guide to Survival
Like and Follow
The Onederful Nation
TrashbagThe Camel Boy


09:00am – 10:00am
Age Group: 4 to 7 Years
Duration: 58 mins

Films from: United Kingdom, France, Kenya, Russian Federation

Super Booba
Swiff
The Short Story of a Fox and Mouse
Kitwana’s Journey
Old man Oh in a Polka-Dot Shirt
Like an Elephant in a China Shop
Zog

10:45am – 11:45am
Age Group: 8 to 12 Years
Duration: 58 mins

Films from: France, Spain, Romania, Pakistan, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Canada

Like an Elephant in a China Shop
The Good Queue
Camera Obscura
LICFF Young Winning Films
Pressure Cooker
Miljul kay Parho
Nachta Rota Bablu
Like and Follow
Unearthed
Before Me

12:00pm – 01:00pm
Age Group: 13+
Duration: 58 Mins

Films from: Pakistan, France, United Kingdom, Iran

Art and Travel
Mecanique
Close Call
LICFF Young Winning Film
Hafiz Designer
Nachta Rota Bablu
Headspin
Deception
Son of the Sea
The Camel Boy


09:00am – 10:00am
Age Group: 4 to 7 Years
Duration: 59 mins

Films from: France, Luxembourg, Germany, United Kingdom

Piston
Quirkistador
Cat Lake City
Ice Pepper
Grizzy and the Lemmings – Teleportation’s the Way to Go!
The Box
Zog

10:45am – 11:45am
Age Group: 8 to 12 Years
Duration: 57 mins

Films from: France, Greece, Pakistan, Spain

Piston
Lazare
Let’s go
Free Girls
25 Rupee Bottle
The Seven Chinese Brothers
How to Build a Cloud
My Dear Ball

12:00pm – 01:00pm
Age Group: 13+
Duration: 58 Mins

Films from: Japan, Kenya, Pakistan, Spain, Romania, France

Like and Follow
Kitwana’s Journey
The Good Queue
The Hidden One
Kal kay Gayyak
Jiya ki moter Bike
How to Build a Cloud
Camera Obscura
Like an Elephant in a China Shop
The Camel Boy


09:00am – 10:00am
Age Group: 4 to 7 Years
Duration: 58 mins

Films from: United Kingdom, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Australia, Iran

Super Booba
I want to live in Zoo
Zoua
Birds of a Feather
The Incomplete
Zog

10:45am – 11:45am
Age Group: 8 to 12 Years
Duration: 58 mins

Films from: France, Iran, Pakistan, United Kingdom

The Box
Porter
Kitchen And Playground
Chef Boy
Close Call
Zog

12:00pm – 01:00pm
Age Group: 13+
Duration: 59 Mins

Films from: France, Greece, Pakistan, Spain

Piston
Let’s go
Allrounder Huma
Nachta Rota Bablu
The Seven Chinese Brothers
Kam di Gal (Something Important)
How to Build a Cloud
The Camel Boy


09:00am – 10:00am
Age Group: 4 to 7 Years
Duration: 59 mins

Films from: France, Brazil, Slovenia, Ireland, Hong Kong, United Kingdom

Piston
Polar Opposites
Weasel
Pins and Needles
Wuen
Zog

10:45am – 11:45am
Age Group: 8 to 12 Years
Duration: 59 mins

Films from: Pakistan, France, Greece, Spain, Italy

Art and Travel
Mecanique
Let’s go
The Good Queue
Thoughts of Aya Jee
What will people say
Stella 1
My Dear Ball

12:00pm – 01:00pm
Age Group: 13+
Duration: 59 Mins

Films from: France, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Spain, United States

The Box
The Good Queue
I wear what I like
Fabulous Four
Close Call
Man
Sisters
Sylphvania Grove


09:00am – 10:00am
Age Group: 4 to 7 Years
Duration: 59 mins

Films from: United Kingdom, Spain, Kenya, Colombia, Hong Kong

Super Booba
The Good Queue
Kitwana’s Journey
Water Path for a Fish
Wuen
Zog

10:45am – 11:45am
Age Group: 8 to 12 Years
Duration: 58 mins

Films from: Spain, Pakistan, Iran, Japan, United Kingdom

Porter
The Good Queue
LICFF Young Winning Film
Hafiz Designer
Shumail’s Bike
Moon Said: Blop Blop Help!
Like and Follow
Zog

12:00pm – 01:00pm
Age Group: 13+
Duration: 59 Mins

Films from: Azerbaijan, Spain, Greece, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, France

Ecological Mission
The Good Queue
Let’s Go
Shumail’s Bike
Nachta Rota Bablu
Just a Social Experiment
Trashbag
Close Call
The Camel Boy

09:30am – 11:06am
Age Group: Open for All
Duration: 96 Mins

LICFF Make – Filmmaking Workshop

Azam Garrisson Girls Campus

My School

Thoughts of Aya Jee

I am the Player

35 years of Spring

Azam Garrisson Boys Campus

I am Zain

Being Friends

Free Girls

Color of Sakhi

Trust School Johar Town

Pressure Cooker

What will people say

Usman Singer

Trust School Thokar

Allrounder Huma

Kam Sab kay

Miljul kay Parho

Missing Heros

Thokar School Aamir Town (Boys)

Dhulai

Nachta Rota Bablu

Dreamland (Shahdara)

Our Toys

Being Brave

Thokar School Aamir Town (Girls)

Kitchen And Playground

The Butterfly Dreams

Child Marriages

I wear what I like

Dar-e-Arqam (Faisalabad)

Headspin

25 Rupee Bottle

The Hidden One

St. Catherine (Faisalabad)

Kal kay Gayyak

Shumail’s Bike

Girls Guide to Survival 

Umul-Madaris (Faisalabad)

Fabulous Four

Chef Boy

Hafiz Designer

Jiya ki moter Bike

11:30am – 12:15pm
Age Group: Open for All
Duration: 59 Mins

LICFF Make – Filmmaking Competition Films

“A little nobody” directed by Hiba Danish from APS & C for Girls (APS & C for Girls Azam Garrisson)

“Mistaken Ambition” directed by Areej Tahir from APS & C for Girls (Garrisson College for Girls)

“Dad” directed by Zainab Haider Rizvi from APS & C for Girls (Garrisson College for Girls)

“Negligence can turn into a Life Time Regret” directed by Muhammad Bin Salem from BSS Peco Road

“The Bully” directed by Malaika Salman from BSS Ring Road

“Bullying and Violence” directed by Muhammad Sharjeel from BSS Walton

“Eat Quality Not Quantity” directed by Laiba Qaiser from BSS Model Town

“The Spirit” directed by Mariam Arshad KWC

“The Other me” directed by Bahisht Shan from Learning Alliance

“Speak” directed by Ahmad Shahmir from LGS Lahore

KARACHI
28th Oct – 02 Nov, 2019

FAISALABAD
11th – 13 Nov, 2019

BHAKKAR
18th – 20 Nov, 2019

GUJRANWALA
25th – 30th Nov, 2019

JAMSHORO
10th – 13th Feb, 2020

Festival Jury

Asghar Nadeem Syed, Playwright/Drama serial writer

Asghar Nadeem Syed is a Playwright, Art Critic, Short Story Writer, Poet, Columnist, Translator and Media Consultant. He is one of the most popular Pakistani writers currently in the field. He has written television plays, poetry, short stories, drama serials as well as news columns.

Asghar has written famous television drama serials such as Hawaian, Chand Grehan, Nijat, Ghulam Gardish and Piyaas. He is very popular amongst his colleagues, and his work is considered to be exceptionally good. Heart touching storylines such as that of Khuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahin have really placed Asghar Nadeem Syed as one of the most renowned Pakistani writers. He also writes his own column, which is published in the Pakistan Herald.

He is currently working as Head of Department for Film, Theater and Television Department at Beaconhouse National University Lahore.

Wajiha Raza Rizvi

Wajiha Raza Rizvi, currently President of the Pakistan National Association of Fulbright Alumni and Fulbright Alumni Association Lahore and Head of Chevening Alumni Punjab; trained in the USA, UK, Norway and Pakistan, is Co-chair of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Gender and Communication Section. Along with being a Life member of Honorary Board of Governors of London Film and Media. She designates as the Founding Director of Film Museum Society Pakistan, and is an associate professor of  MS, Department of Theatre / School of Media & Mass Communication Beaconhouse National University Pakistan. As an NCA graduate herself, Rizvi received the Chughtai award for excellence in design. She was also an Associate professor/ project director into pioneering the Film and TV department at NCA.

Rizvi travelled to the UK on scholarship under Commonwealth award scheme (FCOSAS) to study television production techniques at North East Media Training Centre and did her MA in Television Documentary from Goldsmiths’ University of London on Chevening and PhD from University of the Punjab Lahore. Rizvi has released film studies and researches worldwide from entries for Women’s Encyclopedia and Islamic cultures and Danesname-ye-Jahan e Islam (An Encyclopedia of Islamic history for 14 decades now). The University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of York Canada included her research in the university syllabi.

From working in public and private sectors, Rizvi, has about 100 television productions and commercials to her credit. She produced 65 SAF Stars Quiz Shows to raise funds for the 9th SAF Games among the seven SAARC nations in Pakistan.

Tazeen Bari

Tazeen Bari is a documentary director, producer and cinematographer based in Pakistan.  Her film “Matkay Pay Thappa” screened across Pakistan, India and at the Women of the World Festival in the UK. In 2016 she made a film under the mentorship of legendary Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.

In 2017, her documentary on the late slain social media star Qandeel Baloch was released by Guardian documentaries and won the Women Voices Now award. Tazeen has worked as a producer for two time academy award winning director Sharmeen Obaid and also produced an episode for the Emmy Nominated Vice series WOMAN with Gloria Steinem. She completed a documentary “Vote for X” that follows a transgender candidate standing in the general election that has screened at multiple international film festivals.

She is currently in post-production for a documentary on the death penalty in Pakistan scheduled to be released by Al Jazeera and in production for “Heroines: A South Asian Trilogy” that portrays personal stories of women in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh’s film industry. Her Islamabad based company KINO films specializes in the production of documentary films. Tazeen is one of the founding members of the Documentary Association of Pakistan and is also currently developing her first fictitious script.

Muhammad Ali Ijaz

Muhammad Ali Ijaz graduated from National College of Arts in 2009 with a degree in Film and Television Production. He has been making documentaries for various national and international organizations, telling stories on plethora of themes for UNDP, UNICEF, USAID, WWF, World Animal Protection, Time Magazine, to name a few.

His profound mission is making films on wildlife conservation and environmental issues which explore the intricate relationship between man and nature. Amongst his several victories he received the WWF – Living Planet Award in 2011, for his documentary “Missing Vultures” which portrayed the disappearance of Vultures from Pakistan and its consequences. And, a more recent triumph was his award winning documentary “Pangolins in Peril – A Story of Rare Scales”, screened at film festivals around the world predominantly in USA, India, Russia and Finland.

His nature films have been screened in hundreds of schools across Pakistan as a part of WWF-Pakistan’s education and outreach program, helping fill a void in natural history programming in the country. From features in British red cross to Youlin magazine to film festivals in several parts of the world; at home in Pakistan Ali is the founder and director of Documentary Foundation of Pakistan and currently teaches filmmaking at the Institute for Art and Culture in Lahore.

Ijaz believes in documentary filming being a strong agent used to inform, educate and inspire millions who dream with open eyes.

International Children's Film Festival Karachi


Karachi: 28 October – 02 November, 2019

Cinepax, Ocean Mall, Karachi

Morning Show Timings:

1st Show (Group 1: Up to 7 years): 9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.

2nd Show (Group 2: 8-12 years): 10.45 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.

3rd Show (Group 3: 13 plus): 12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Booking line for Schools/Group reservations:

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021-35394059
021-35392976
0331-2255099

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