Young Jury talks of Lahore International children film festival completed
By Our Correspondent
The 12th Lahore International Children Film Festival (LICFF) introduced Children Juries this year to encourage young minds and provide proper platform to young creative upcoming leaders for judging the qualitative content.
It consists of 178 under 18 young people, and majority of them comes from Pakistan with a mix of international from 5 countries. These Young Jury members watched the festival films and rated the best out of them as the winners.
LICFF is presenting 158 films from 24 countries in 16 languages. The films are made by professional filmmakers, as well as young people suitable for children, youth and families.
The Little Art conducted Young Jury Sessions online where children from three age group categories were selected to be the part of the Young Jury Sessions. These online sessions were conducted from 25th August to 27th August and each session included both national and international participants from three different age categories.
The Young Jury members of category under 7 included, Amani Shoaib, Ayesha Usman Gillani, Daniyal Ali Khan, Zebunisa Fatima and Faiqa Hasan.
The category 8-12 Age group session included Shees Sajad Gul, Eshal Shaukat, Nad-e-Ali Khan, Fatemah Saad and Yasoob Ali Khan while the session of category 13+ included Raheen Fatima, Philip Jao, Rameen Asim and Faizan Sarmad.
“My favorite film was the one that had fox and dog in it, and I really liked watching all the films. I want to watch more festival films.” Amani Shoaib, (Under 7)
“I loved the film “A Little Prince” because of the message in it. It is not about growing up. It is about forgetting. Always remember your childhood. I want all the children to watch these amazing festival films.” -Shees Sajad Gul (8 – 12 years)
“I enjoyed judging and watching the films. Moreover, I want all the children to watch the festival films.” – Ayesha Usman Gillani, (Under 7)
“I really enjoyed watching all the films and it was a great experience.” – Arifa Fatima (8 – 12 years)
“I want to thank The Little Art for giving me this opportunity. As I watched the films, I saw that children have a very a big imagination .Also, I want to say when you have children always remember how you were in your childhood and let them be free in their creativity.” – Fatemah Saad (8 – 12 years)
“I overjoyed to be the part of LICFF Young Jury.” -¬Nad-e- Ali Khan (8 – 12 years)
“I’m a big fan of The Little Art and I appreciate you all for providing such a wonderful platform. Everyone should watch these festival films as they all are full of lessons.” – Eshal Shaukat (8 – 12 years)
It a very new and interesting experience for me and everyone should watch the festival films because they made with passion and hard work” – Philip Jao (13-18 years)
“It a really refreshing experience and I found it really hard to decide the best one” -Faizan Sarmad (13-18 years)
“Films are a really powerful medium of conveying messages. All people should watch these films because they all carry a positive message.” -Raheen Fatima (13-18 years)
Furthermore, all these sessions are available on Lahore International Children’s Film Festival’s Page. The festival is running online from 21st August to 21st November on Starzplay by Cinepex. And has plan to reach five million children across Pakistan.
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.