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Film | Kids

Special Gifts

Ages 8—11
Feb 22—Feb 23, 2014
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RUN TIME: 72min
$9 for children (13 & under) and seniors
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Thu Jan 09
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February 2014
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Saturday February 22, 2014
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Whether we’re old or young, brave or cowardly, we each have something special to offer. Find out what happens when a boy falls into his favorite video game (Game Over), play along when Paco and his grandfather act out their favorite comic books (Help Me Remember), and hold your breath as a young girl discovers the secret of the Collector’s Gift.

BAM provides age recommendations as a resource for parents based on responses from our children’s focus group. We encourage you to use these recommendations in planning your family’s festival experience!

Raising Monsters
Dir. Nando Ros
Spain, 2013, 1 min
No dialogue. US premiere. 

A street performer gets a surprise from a precocious little girl. 

Making It
Dir. The Rauch Brothers
USA, 2013, 3 min 

Nineteen-year-old Noe Rueda tells his former teacher Alex Fernandez about his clever money-making endeavors as a kid in Chicago's Little Village.  

Dirs. Paul-Emile Boucher, Remy Dupont, Benjamin Flouw, Michael Riciotti, Alexandre Toufaili
France, 2011, 6 min
No dialogue. 

An Inuit child wanders into icy caverns following a bird while his father tries to find him. 

Shame & Glasses
Dir. Alessandro Riconda
Italy, 2013, 7 min
No dialogue. New York premiere. 

Young Mirko can't see his test paper in front of him but is afraid to wear his glasses around a girl in class. He's in for a funny surprise when he learns something about his crush. 

Dirs. Hugo Bailly Desmarchelier, Eric de Melo Bueno, Michel Moreno, Joanne Smithies, Camille Turon
France, 2012, 9 min
No dialogue. US premiere. 

An impatient boy studying with an origami master gets a surprise after he loses his cool and crushes his attempt to create an origami dragon. Caught in an unfolding world of ink and paper, he must learn to focus and appreciate the intricacies of each step he takes. 

Second Hand
Dir. Isaac King
Canada, 2011, 7 min
No dialogue. New York premiere. 

A businessman consumes and throws out countless items each day to save a little time while his older neighbors spend their time saving and recycling discarded materials. 

Couch Potato
Dir. Kora Vanderlip
Canada, 2012, 3 min
In English. New York premiere. 

A boy tries to watch TV, but he gets a big surprise when he changes the batteries in the remote. 

Game Over
Dir. Zoran Mishevski
Macedonia, 2012, 9 min
US premiere. 

A boy playing video games finds himself inside one! Now he has to help the hero he used to control.  

Help Me Remember
Dir. Fran Casanova
Spain, 2012, 16 min
In Spanish with English subtitles. US premiere. 

While his mother is traveling, 10-year-old Santi goes to stay with his grandfather Pelayo who's losing his memory along with his passion for life. When Santi discovers Pelayo's old comic books, he awakens his grandfather’s playfulness and memory.  

The Collector's Gift
Dir. Ryan Kravetz
USA, 2012, 9 min
No dialogue. 

A young girl, Pimm, explores an old house and discover the secrets of a past collector.