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Film Series

BAMkids Film Festival 2021

 
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Ages 3—11
VIRTUAL
 
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Part of Fall/Winter

In association with Northwest Film Forum and Melbourne International Animation Festival

Brooklyn’s favorite film festival for kids bursts into the digital space with nine days of family-friendly shorts, interactive arts workshops, performances, dance parties, and more opportunities for families to get creative together!

We’re continuing the local and international partnerships that make this festival special, year after year. International curators offer six programs of superb, imaginative short films from 28 different countries. The incredible dancers of Pilobolus and MOVE|NYC| share their artistry and invite you to join in from home. Teaching artists from BRIC and BAM Education guide your family through interactive arts activities. We’re partnering with the Colorscapes app to create digital coloring games, as well as offering, digital coloring pages. Plus, we’re adding a well-earned emphasis on wellness with yoga and somatic breathing workshops for both kids and adults.

Learn more about the full lineup of screenings, workshops, and more virtual events—and get ready to be swept up in the magic of BAMkids Film Festival 2021.

We will be announcing more activities throughout the month! RSVP today for the latest information about BAMkids Film Festival 2021, to get reminders for free festival programs, and to receive an activity poster mailed to your home.


Season Sponsor:

 

Bloomberg Philanthropies

 

Leadership support for off-site programs provided by:

 

Support for the signature artist series provided by Howard Gilman Foundation

 

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

 

Leadership support for the BAM Hamm Archives and BAM Film, Community, and Education programs provided by The Thompson Family Foundation

Leadership support for BAM Education and Community programs provided by The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation, Grace Lyu-Volckhausen, and Anne Hubbard & Harvey Schwartz

 

Leadership support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation

 
Let's Play
Film
Let’s Play!
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
 
Let’s Play!
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
AGES 3—5
 

Whether you find yourself in the forest, on another planet, or in your imagination, there’s always space to play in this fantastic assortment of lighthearted tales from around the globe.

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Big Dreams
Film
Big Dreams
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
 
Big Dreams
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
AGES 6—8
 

No dream is too big, even for the smallest characters, in this collection of international shorts where dreams come true.

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Animal Party
Film
Animal Party
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
 
Animal Party
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
AGES 3—5
 

Stories of friendship and adventure come alive with vibrant colors, animals, and lots of music in this animated program, which reminds us that friends and family make the world go ‘round.

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World of Wonders
Film
World of Wonders
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
 
World of Wonders
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
AGES 6—8
 

Join us on a trip around the world with these animated films from seven countries and meet a delightful mix of loveable characters.

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Time For Adventure
Film
Time for Adventure
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
 
Time for Adventure
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
AGES 6—8
 

Is there anything kids can’t do? In this lively mix of live-action and animated films, you’ll see what kids can accomplish—sometimes with a little help from important grown-ups, but mostly all on their own.

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Stronger Together
Film
Stronger Together
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
 
Stronger Together
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
AGES 9+
 

This selection of excellent family-friendly animated shorts includes studio pilots, independent content, energetic student works, and international cinematic wonders.

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BAMkids Film Festival Dance Parties
Kids
BAMkids Film Festival Dance Parties with MOVE|NYC|
Sun, Feb 28, 2021
 
BAMkids Film Festival Dance Parties with MOVE|NYC|
Sun, Feb 28, 2021
AGES 3+
 

Learn some new steps from the dancers of Move|NYC| and freestyle on the virtual dance floor with DJ TonyMonkey at these two dance parties, which bookend the BAMkids Film Festival 2021.

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Free
Young Filmmakers
Film
Young Filmmakers Showcase
Feb 20—Mar 1, 2021
 
Young Filmmakers Showcase
Feb 20—Mar 1, 2021
 

Enjoy a selection of animated and live action shorts created by young filmmakers—age 13 or younger—from NYC and around the world.

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RSVP today for the latest information about BAMkids Film Festival 2021, to get reminders for free festival programs, and to receive an activity poster mailed to your home.
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Story Making
CLASSES | FREE
Characters Wanted: Virtual Story-making with BAM Education
Feb 27 at 12:30pm EST
 
Characters Wanted: Virtual Story-making with BAM Education
Feb 27 at 12:30pm EST
 
Bring your imaginations for a fun-filled virtual story-making session with BAM Education teaching artist Mel House, where you’ll collaborate to improvise a pirate-themed tale from scratch.
+ Ages 6+
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BRIC
CLASSES | FREE
BRIC Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Feb 28 at 12:30pm EST
 
BRIC Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Feb 28 at 12:30pm EST
 
Make your own stop motion animation using a phone or tablet with the Stop Motion Studio app and create short videos by animating objects like toys, paper, and clay.
+ Ages 8—11
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Little Warriors Rising
CLASSES | FREE
Little Warriors Rising: Rhythm and Music with BAM Education
Feb 27 & 28 at 10am EST
 
Little Warriors Rising: Rhythm and Music with BAM Education
Feb 27 & 28 at 10am EST
 
Create warrior poses and learn the movements to Nina Simone’s Children Go Where I Send You in this voice and movement experience led by BAM Education teaching artists Kimani Fowlin and Farai Malianga.
+ Ages 3+
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Pilobus!
PERFORMANCE | FREE
Pilobolus Rules!
Feb 27 at 4pm EST
 
Pilobolus Rules!
Feb 27 at 4pm EST
 
Immerse yourself in the rule-bending world of acrobatic dance company Pilobolus Dance Theater in this wonderfully fun, interactive virtual experience inspired by their live family production.
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BKFF Yoga
Kids
Imagine & Restore: Yoga for All Ages
Feb 20—Mar 14, 2021
 
Imagine & Restore: Yoga for All Ages
Feb 20—Mar 14, 2021
AGES 3+
 

Play, relax, and restore with this series of free on-demand yoga workshops for the whole family, inspiring kids to get creative and encouraging adults to relax and recharge.

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Free
BKFF Ballots
FILM SERIES
BAMkids Film Festival 2021 Ballots
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
 
BAMkids Film Festival 2021 Ballots
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
 
We hope you enjoyed the films and encourage you to vote for your favorites!
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Activity Page
PROGRAMS
Digital Fun for Families
 
Digital Fun for Families
 
Round out your BAMkids Film Festival experience with these fun and free digital activities.
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