Film | Kids

Best of BAMkids Film Festival

Ages 3—6
Nov 28—Dec 6, 2020


RUN TIME: 57min
ALL TICKETS:  Pay-what-you-can starting at $5
+  50% of ticket sales go to support BAM.
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Single Tickets
Thu Nov 12
General Public
November 2020
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Saturday November 28, 2020
Performances no longer available.
Part of Film 2020 and Fall/Winter

Northwest Film Forum

In this virtual program of gentle, colorful animated films, curious animals and adventurous kids alike sing, grow up, fly high, and celebrate the magic of life, in all its lovely rainbow colors.

This program includes films from China, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

All ticket sales go to support BAM Education, helping to ensure the future of BAM's adventurous programming for families and students.

Please note we are not able to offer member discounts on at-home film screenings at this time.

Note to ticket buyers: This program is available for viewing starting November 28 and runs through December 6. Tickets will be available through Eventive, which requires customers to create an account before purchasing. All customers who purchase a ticket will receive an email confirmation with a link to the program; once the link is clicked, viewers have 48 hours to watch the program until it expires. Customers who purchase a ticket on December 5 or later will only be able to view the program until 11:59pm on December 6.

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Maestro (2019)

Dir. Illogic
France, animation, 2min
Sung in Italian


Deep in the forest, a squirrel conductor wields the baton in a grand nocturnal opera.

A Chick’s Adventure (2018)

Dirs. Christoph Brehme and Loïc Bruyère
Italy/France, animation, 2min


Bit by bit, a baby chick breaks free of her eggshell, meeting many incredible creatures along the way. When she’s done, she rushes back to tell her mama all about her journey.

Elephant (2018)

Dir. Julia Ocker
Germany, animation, 4min


When an elephant is a little sad and grumpy, his trunk knows the way to cheer him up.

Pickle Plum Parade (2019)

Dir. Eri Sasaki
Japan, animation, 4min


A little girl sets out to discover her town and finds a wonderland in pink and yellow hues.

Pen&Magic (2019)

Dir. Ayako Kishi
Japan, animation, 5min


A boy finds a way to bring his dreams of food, friends, and flight to life.

Kippkopp in the Snow (2019)

Dirs. Szilvia Fabók and Tama Mikori
Hungary, animation, 7min
In Hungarian with English subtitles read aloud via microphone


A little chestnut boy has a great adventure when he sets out in the snow to help his friends, the birds.

Koyaa: Elusive Paper

Dir. Kolja Saksida
Switzerland, 3min


Koyaa goes outside to paint with watercolors while Mr. Raven is crafting a cardboard birdhouse. When he grabs his brush the canvas starts folding all by itself—then flying off as a paper airplane. He tries to grab it as it shifts into a jumpy frog, then a ship, and soon a butterfly, until Koyaa realizes he'll need a special plan to outsmart the tricky paper sheet.

Snail the Painter

Dir. Manuela Vladić-Maštruko
Croatia, animation, 7min


See how fast and musical a snail’s pace can really be as a group of graceful gastropods move through fields of color.

Little Thinks (2019)

Dir. Step C.
China, animation, 5min
In English


Discover a gentle, soothing world where sad can turn to happy if you look at things from all the angles.

Little Grey Wolfy — Summer Party (2019)

Dir. Natalia Malykhina
Norway, animation, 6min


Teamwork and friendship makes the best birthday cake ever for a little wolf on his special day.

The Rainbow Giant (2018)

Dir. Guo Jun-ming
Taiwan, animation, 6min
In Mandarin with English subtitles read aloud via microphone


A girl journeys into a world of vibrant color, to find tasty treats to make her mother feel better.

Sam’s Dream (2018)

Dir. Nolwenn Roberts
France, animation, 7min


It takes time and some help from friends for a little mouse to make his dream of flying come true.