Lahore International Children’s Film Festival entertains participants

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Salim Ahmed

Lahore—The first three days at the 7th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival was full of excitement and entertainment.
The Little Art was hosting shows at two venues Cinepax Cinemas and Alhamra Arts Council, Mall road Lahore. The festival was organized in collaboration with Cinepax Cinemas, Alhamra Arts Council and supported by the CKU – Center of Culture and Development in Denmark.
Children of all ages poured into the cinemas and halls and the shows had been fully booked so far with an attendance of over 38 schools and nearly 8,600 schoolchildren. Some of the schools attending morning shows included TNS Beaconhouse, Esena Foundation, APS Azam Garrison, The Educators Defence, Beaconhouse JT, KIPS School Mughal Pura, BSS Senior Girls Campus, Bloomfield Hall School, Lahore School of Learning and LGS G1 Junior girls branch.
“We really loved the film Best Friends Forever at the festival today. It was about the friendship between a mother and daughter and it was so relevant to the things that young people like us go through with our parents.” Said Neha Rafique a students from Azam Garrison. The school kids had constructive dialogue around the themes of the films with their teachers as they walked out of the cinema halls.
“The films made by students were very encouraging and we feel it is important to develop such initiatives.