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Film | Kids

Say Cheese: Best of Dutch Shorts

Ages 9+
Short films
Sat, Feb 1, 2020
  • 1:40PM
RUN TIME: 60min
$10 for children (13 & under) and seniors (65+)
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Single Tickets
Thu Dec 05
BAM Members
Thu Dec 12
General Public
February 2020
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Saturday February 01, 2020
Performances no longer available.

Cinekid and Eye International

This program is part of Never Grow up! Throughout 2019, Never Grow Up! presents Dutch film, literature and performing arts for young audiences to the United States. Never Grow Up! presents and shares a wide range of work from the Netherlands for young audiences at festivals, art venues, conferences and other platforms, all representing a respect for young people and dedication to youth culture as an autonomous art form. More info at

Experience some of the best shorts produced in the Netherlands in the last decade. This incredibly diverse selection of humorous, dramatic, and experimental animation and live action shorts offer a wonderful slice of the cinematic treasures to be found in contemporary Dutch film for young audiences.

Sabaku (2016)

Dir. Marlies van der Wel
Netherlands, animation, 2min


A bird is looking for a new friend. Will he succeed?

Things (2005)

Dir. Femke Schaap
Netherlands, experimental, 2min
Ages 68


All those things. A teapot, a clog, a football. A melon, a toy horse, a guitar. First there’s the black shadow, which thing fits in it?

Tides (2018)

Dir. Fleur Sophie de Boer
Netherlands, animation, 2018, 4min


Hessel the lugworm bait digger is ready to start his day. With his radio on his regular station he sets off to start his hard labor. Then help arrives from an unexpected source.

Polska Warrior (2017)

Dir. Camiel Schouwenaar
Netherlands, animation, 26min
In Dutch and Polish with English subtitles


Eryk, alias Polska Warrior, is a gamer with a fear of swimming.

Cinema (2019)

Dir. Bart Maalderink
Netherlands, animation, 2min


Nora, a moody teenager, has to go see a children’s film with her energetic little brother Quinten. Constantly looking at her phone, she annoys everyone so much that the cinema hall itself decides to intervene. Now she must choose between her brother and her phone.

Now You Know Anyway (2017)

Dir. Bastiaan Schravendeel
Netherlands, 2min
In Dutch with English subtitles


At a sunny flea market, Robin tries to sell her own made-up stories. As she tells one of her stories to a potential customer with increasing confidence, all the main characters come alive and anxiously listen in.

Elastic Recurrence (2017)

Dir. Johan Rijpma
Netherlands, experimental, 2min


From all directions gravity pulls on the shards of a breaking dinner plate. While the pieces of the plate expand into space, elastic strings try to bring them back together. Even though the expansion appears to be never-ending, the new connections suggest a virtual unification.

Jonas and the Sea (2015)

Dir. Marlies van der Wel
Netherlands, animation, 11min


Jonas has dreamed of living in the sea all his life. But it's not possible. Or is it?


Dir. Arthur van Merwijk
Netherlands, animation, 2min


An elderly couple that wants to photograph animals in their natural habitat but can’t see past their own noses.

Division (2017)

Dir. Johan Rijpma
Netherlands, experimental, 1min


A piece of paper is divided by hand into an even number of pieces and then reassembled. A photograph of this finished composition is then printed and divided again. This makes the impossible possible, tearing the now included empty spaces that make up the tears in the paper. The feedback division process is repeated while the number of imprecise manual divisions gradually increase.

George & Paul (2017)

Dirs. Joost van den Bosch and Erik Verkerk
Netherlands, animation, 5min
Ages 3—6


George woke up early and starts acting strange. Paul figured out that George is sleepwalking, and has to help his friend during his acrobatic sleepwalk.

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Please note: No outside food and drink is permitted at the BAMkids Film Festival. Concessions will be available at BAMcafé. Due to the large volume of attendees, we cannot accommodate birthday parties in any of the festival spaces.
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Please note: Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend BAM programs. Lap seating will not be permitted without a ticket.
Chris Sheer

Get to your seat early to enjoy a zany, interactive, family-friendly magic show from expert clown Chris Sheer from The Muse Brooklyn!