In partnership with Northwest Film Forum and Melbourne International Animation Festival.
Join us at BAM Rose Cinemas for a handpicked selection of 2023 BAMkids Film Festival favorites, perfect for kids ages 3 to 5. Featuring happy monsters, a robot comedian, and a very uncoordinated T-rex, kids will love these imaginative, playful tales from all over the world.
Dir. Ling Ling Xu, 3min China In English, Animation
There's so many ways and so many reasons to just smile and say “hi.”
Sign Up (2022)
Dir. Philip Watts, 2min Australia Nonverbal, Animation
Five happy little monsters have the most fun they’ve ever had following the signs.
Mouse House (2021) Dir. Timon Leder, 9min Slovenia Nonverbal, Animation
If you’re a mouse you want the biggest piece of cheese you’ve ever seen – but be careful what you wish for.
Dir. Julia Ocker, 4min Germany Nonverbal, Animation
Sadly, the T-Rex is very bad at playing basketball.
Mel Fell (2022) Dir. Galen Fott, 7min US In English, Animation
One day, when Mama bird is away, Mel decides it's time to learn to fly. She’s been in the nest long enough. Despite the fears of her cautious siblings, Mel takes to the sky… and plummets! But while a host of tree-dwelling animals tries to intervene, can Mel master the art of flight?
Dir. Ezra Edmond, 4min US Nonverbal, Animation
Ezra is to celebrate Hanukkah! The only problem is that he is Black and Jewish (aka Blewish), which confuses other people. Ezra decides to conceal his Jewish identity, as it will be easier if he just lives life as people see him, until he meets two other Blewish siblings and realizes that showing his authentic self can help others see that they’re not alone either.
Dir. Jaka Ivanc, 11min Slovenia Nonverbal, Animation
Spuffies have a serious thing for jubees. When they’ve eaten the very last delicious fruit and hunger is about to strike, they head to the next jubee grove through the murky forest.
Early Birds (2021)
Dir. Cole Stevenson, 3min Canada Nonverbal, Animation
A small penguin looks for a friend to play with.
Dir. Zachary Simon, 6min US Nonverbal, Animation
A farm of instrument animals welcomes a new member who finds a different way to fit in.
Robots Don’t Tell Jokes (2022)
Dir. Kelli Caldwell, 3min US In English, Animation
Robot thinks he has a wonderful joke, so he keeps trying to tell it, but none of the other robots ever laugh. They tell him “robots don't tell jokes…” Will Robot give up on his awesome joke or will he find his tribe? This stop-motion film uses mainly wood scraps and metal pieces.