KARACHI: The 6th season of the Karachi International Children’s Film Festival (KICFF) 2016 is currently underway and will continue till 22nd October, 2016
The festival is being organised by the Little Art and Teachers’ Resource Centre (TRC) and is supported by the Royal Danish Embassy and will be showcased at the Cinepax Cinemas.
The program will be showcasing selected 45 films for KICFF from 20 Countries, including several films by young Pakistani film makers.
These films have been selected from a total of 1080 film entries from 67 countries. The organisers said that they received a heartwarming response from film makers from all over the world eager to share international films for Pakistani children.
The film programming has been carefully curated keeping in mind the young audience largely comprised of school children from different backgrounds.
KICFF will have shows in the morning and evening slots that will run from 17th to 22nd October 2016 at the Clifton and FB Area venues of Cinepax Cinemas in Karachi.
The festival jury this year who selected the top international entries for this year’s festival consisted of known playwright and critic Asghar Nadeem Syed; Director and screenwriter, Sarmad Khoosat; TV Actor, comedian and producer Adeel Hashmi; Director and Owner KINO films Tazeen Bari, and independent researcher at Film Museum Society Wajiha Raza Rizvi.
The first day of KICFF kicked off with around 800 children attending film festival. The best films by the audience response were Stick Man and A Tree in the Sea.
“The films broaden the thinking skills of children and teachers both. The messages conveyed are really worthy,” said Geeta Kumari, a school teacher.
The children who watched the films also appreciated the content and enjoyed the films on big screen.
A student from a private school said, “It was very interesting, we learned a lot from it, it was different experience to watch a film on a big screen as compared to the TV at home.”