The opening ceremony was well attended and featured the Honorable Minister of Education & Youth Affairs Punjab, Mr. RanaMashood Ahmad Khan as Chief Guest. Among the participants, writer Mr. Asghar Nadeem Syed, Mr. UsmanPeerzada and Mr. Adeel Hashmi also graced the event with their presence and spoke on the importance of such festivals in Pakistan. Films made by Pakistani students that were selected to be screened at the festival this year were awarded certificates and prizes by the honorable guests. The ceremony also screened a showreelof the officially selected short films made by the studentsfrom Lahore Grammar School 535 JT, LACAS Burki campus, Azam Garrison and Beaconhouse National University.
The Little Art, is a not for profit organization committed to raising standards in education and aims to provide opportunities for children to experience the arts as a vehicle for social, cultural and economic development. The organization has been organizing the Lahore International Children’s Film Festival every year since 2008.