The Water Bearer will be screened at 6th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival 2014 in Pakistan! And another film we have made will also be screened in the official selection: High above the sky
Here a little bit about the festival by the festival director: The idea to hold a children’s film festival was conceived by Shoaib Iqbal in 2007, when he was working with Ali Institute of Education (AIE), in order to promote arts education and learning through the arts in Pakistan. AIE supported the idea and prominent educationists from the organization helped in shaping the festival greatly. The festival grew each year with valuable inputs of a number of film makers, artists, sponsors, volunteers, and, most importantly, its audience, largely comprising children and young people.
The major objectives of the festival are:
- To screen the best of local and international films for Pakistani children and young people
- To promote media literacy among children and young people through workshops and screening of meaningful films
- To promote children as film makers, while training them in the art of film making and exhibiting their work in the festival
- To nurture and inspire local film makers to produce films to children in Pakistan