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Film | Kids

Nearest and Dearest

Ages 5—8
Sat, Feb 22, 2014
  • 2PM
RUN TIME: 72min
$9 for children (13 & under) and seniors
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Saturday February 22, 2014
Performances no longer available.

When we explore new ways to interact with those closest to us, we learn something wonderful about your own hearts. Hold your breath when Ahco the baby elephant wanders away from her mother, clap when an elderly ghost falls for a persistent puppy (Tailed), and marvel as a little brick discovers the magic of his harbor town.

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!

Player Two

Dirs. Mathias Damngaard Holm, Bjørn Højlund Rasmussen, Casper Christensen, Kristine Kjærsgaard Hansen, Ben Ozeri, Melanie Giessler, Sofie Emilie Kaas-Larsen
Denmark, 2013, 2 min
No dialogue. World premiere.


When her brother won't let her play videogames, a little girl creates an adventure of her own. 

Mira's Night

Dir. Elyse Kelly

USA, 2011, 5 min
No dialogue. New York premiere.


At night, Mira works on her collection of brilliant constellations. She gathers them up in jars before realizing an important lesson.

The Carpet
Dir. Pénélope Camus
France, 2013, 3 min
In French with English subtitles. US premiere. 

An imaginative child plays in the living room, making noise and a mess while ignoring dad on the phone. 

Nearest and Dearest
Dirs. Max Stöhr and Michael Sieber
Germany, 2012, 6 min
In German with English subtitles. New York premiere. 

When the best big sister in the world is moving away to another city, her little brother doesn't want her room, he wants to figure out how to get her to stay! 

Ahco on the Road

Dir. Soyeon Kim .

Korea, USA, 2013, 9 min
No dialogue. East Coast premiere.


Ahco, a baby elephant, loses her mother when she wanders off following a beautiful butterfly. For the first time, Ahco must face the different animals she encounters exploring the forest on her own. 

Snail's Pace
Dir. Daniele Suraci
Italy, 2013, 7 min
In Italian with English subtitles. New York premiere. 

Bored while his mother shops, young Jaime watches a snail moving on the glass. When he catches sight of a girl looking out from her window, he tries to make her smile. 

Dir. Maddie Bollay
USA, 2012, 5 min
No dialogue. 

A grumpy ghost who has secluded himself from the world scares anyone who crosses his path. One day, a puppy follows the ghost home and together they establish a special bond.  

My First Spellbook
Dir. Gavin Laing
Scotland, 2011, 11 min
New York premiere. 

A little girl who wants to be a witch gets her wish when she discovers a magical spellbook in the school library.  

Mushroom Monster
Dir: Aleksander L. Nordaas

Norway, 2013, 6 min
No dialogue. New York premiere. 

A furry forest creature wants to eat the biggest mushroom ever, but has to figure out a way past the shark guarding the waters. 

Harbor Tale
Dir: Yuichi Ito
Japan, 2011, 19 min
New York premiere. 

A cheerful little red brick leaves his spot nestled into the corner of a building in a lively harbor town to go exploring. While exploring the magical harbor he meets birds, boats, and buildings he's never seen before