Opening eyes: Film festival for kids combines art and education

Published: October 23, 2014
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The Fourth Karachi International Children’s Film Festival will be screening 58 films from 28 countries across the world, including several films by Pakistani filmmakers. PHOTO: COURTESY THE LITTLE ART

The Fourth Karachi International Children’s Film Festival will be screening 58 films from 28 countries across the world, including several films by Pakistani filmmakers. PHOTO: COURTESY THE LITTLE ART

KARACHI: 

The Fourth Karachi International Children’s Film Festival (KICFF) saw film enthusiasts of all ages, especially schoolchildren, turn up to watch some of the best films made for, by and about children from across the globe.

A joint collaboration between non-profits art organisation The Little Art and the Teachers’ Resource Centre, the festival kicked off on Monday at the Cinepax cinemas in Ocean Mall, Clifton and City Auditorium in FB Area.

“The main aim of the festival has always been to incorporate the arts and education and to promote film as a visual medium for learning,” said Omar Ijaz Khan, the programme manager at The Little Art.

The festival will be screening 58 films from 28 countries across the world, including several films by Pakistani filmmakers.

On the third day of the festival on Wednesday, the following films were screened during the 6pm to 7pm time slot: Moones, Bobby, Cartoon Away, Forever Mime, One Man, Eight Cameras, Electric Soul, Captain Fish and Planes: Fire and Rescue. Initially, the film The Tumblies was scheduled to be played but, due to technical issues, it could not run.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 23rd, 2014.

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