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Film Series

The 24th Annual BAMkids Film Festival

 
In Person Ages 5–11
Virtual Ages 3–11
 
 

Dates:
In-Person: Feb 5 & 6, 2022
Virtual: Feb 5—13, 2022

Locations:
In Person: BAM Rose Cinemas, Peter Jay Sharp Lobby, The Adam Max Gathering Space (formerly Lepercq Cafe)
Virtual: BAM.org

Prices:
In-Person: Adults: $14; Children: $10; Members: $9
Virtual:
Full Festival Pass: Pay what you wish: $30; $45; $60
Single Programs: Pay what you wish: $5; $10; $15, $20

 
 
 
 
 
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In association with Northwest Film Forum and Melbourne International Animation Festival

Come over to BAM or snuggle up on the sofa at home to join the 24th annual BAMkids Film Festival. We’re screening short films from around the globe that encourage kids to embrace their dreams, follow their hearts, and let their imaginations soar. Plus, we’ve got a great lineup of free activities—including dance and circus performances, creative workshops, and the Young Filmmakers Showcase—offered online, at BAM, or both. Choose the combination of in-person and virtual programming that’s right for your family, and let BAMkids help you stay safe, comfortable, and creative!

In person programs are for ages 5–11, virtual programs are for ages 3–11.

On-sale dates for the in person program and the virtual program are separate. If you would like to attend the program in person and receive virtual access, you will need to buy two separate tickets. For additional questions or clarifications please contact info@bam.org.


In compliance with New York City’s vaccine mandate for indoor entertainment, all visitors ages 5+ and staff are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Children under the age of 5 will not be permitted to the event. Please visit BAM’s safety protocol page for the most up-to-date information.


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

JL Greene

 

Leadership support for off-site programs provided by:

Howard Gilman

 

Major Sponsor of BAM Education Programs:

Santander

 

Leadership support for virtual programming at BAM provided by the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz 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 Film provided by the Ford Foundation

 

Leadership support for BAM Education programs provided by The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation and The SHS Foundation

 

Major support for BAM Education programs provided by: Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation; Constans Culver Foundation; The FAR Fund; Tiger Baron Foundation; The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

 
Joyful Surprises
Film
Joyful Surprises
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
 
Joyful Surprises
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
VIRTUAL AGES 3-7
 

Turn up the joy with this lively and vibrant mix of animated shorts, in which characters experience an array of delightful adventures.

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Follow Your Heart
Film
Follow Your Heart
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
 
Follow Your Heart
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
AGES 6—8
 

This colorful collection of shorts is full of tenderness, lessons learned, and the power of listening to our hearts as we go through life’s adventures.

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Ready To Play
Film
Ready to Play!
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
 
Ready to Play!
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
AGES 6—8
 

Explore the different ways play can inspire change and even healing in this eclectic mix of films.

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Eyes Wide Open
Film
Eyes Wide Open
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
 
Eyes Wide Open
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
AGES 9—11
 

The young protagonists of these thought-provoking films ask big questions, make big choices, and even teach the grown-ups a thing or two.

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Adventure Friends
Film
Adventure Friends
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
 
Adventure Friends
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
IN PERSON AGES 5–7
 

Imagination and unexpected friendships are the best ingredients to stir up adventure in these animated shorts from around the world.

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Big Dreams
Film
Big Dreams
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
 
Big Dreams
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
AGES 6—8
 

No dream is too big for these characters, from learning to fly to searching for the meaning of life!

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BKFF
Kids
In-Person Festival Activities
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
 
In-Person Festival Activities
Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
AGES 5—11
 

Join us at BAM for a family-friendly carnival featuring walkabout performers and live performances as part of the BAMkids Film Festival.

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FREE
Creating Animation
Kids
Virtual Festival Activities
Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
 
Virtual Festival Activities
Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
AGES 3—11
 

Stay safe, comfy, and creative this winter with a thrilling lineup of virtual events at the BAMkids Film Festival, including interactive arts workshops, circus and dance performances, and more!

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FREE
BKFF
Kids
Divi Roxx Kids
Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
 
Divi Roxx Kids
Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
VIRTUAL
 

Watch inspirational frontwoman and virtuosic bassist Divinity Roxx debut her first album for kids in this recording of her performance from the BAMkids fall season.

This virtual performance will be live and accessible starting Sat, Feb 5.

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Young Filmmakers Showcase
Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
 
Young Filmmakers Showcase
Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
 

Enjoy a selection of animated and live-action shorts created by young filmmakers—age 14 or younger—from NYC and around the world.

This virtual film program will be live and accessible starting Sat, Feb 5.

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