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BAMkids Film Festival

 
 
 

Pint-size cinephiles can catch up on the best in children's films at the annual BAMkids Film Festival.

 
 
 
 
 
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Pint-size cinephiles can catch up on another international showcase of the best in children's films at the BAMkids Film Festival. With New York, US, and world premiere screenings, the annual festival presents more than 60 films from across the globe, geared to all ages from pre-school to pre-teens and ranging from feature-length live international films to animated shorts.

Post-screening discussions with filmmakers, live music performances, and the BAMmies—in which kids vote for their favorite films—are regular features of the festival.

BAMkids Film Festival takes place annually in early February.


 
Past Seasons
BKFF
Film Series
The 24th Annual BAMkids Film Festival
 

Join us at BAM or virtually for imaginative shorts and free performances, classes, and more!

IN PERSON AGES 5–11
 
 
PAST EVENTS
BAMkids Film Festival
Film Series
BAMkids Film Festival 2021
 

This all-digital festival features short films, arts workshops, performances, and more!

Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
AGES 3—11
 
 
Film Series
BAMkids Film Festival 2020
 

Two jam-packed days of family films, hands-on activities, circus performers, dance, and more!

Feb 1—Feb 2, 2020
AGES 3—9+
 
 
BAMkids Film Festival 2019
Film Series
BAMkids Film Festival 2019
 

Brooklyn’s favorite children’s film festival returns for its 21st year.

Feb 2—Feb 3, 2019
AGES 3—11
 
 
BKFF 2018
Film Series
BAMkids Film Festival 2018
 

Brooklyn’s favorite children’s film festival returns for its 20th year.

Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
AGES 3—11
 
 
BAMkids Film Festival 2017
Film Series
BAMkids Film Festival 2017
 

Brooklyn’s favorite children’s film festival returns for its 19th year.

Jan 28—Jan 29, 2017
AGES 3—11
 
 
Film Series
BAMkids Film Festival 2016
 

Brooklyn’s favorite kids film festival returns with films from 25 countries.

Feb 27—Feb 28, 2016
AGES 3—11
 
 
Film Series
BAMkids Film Festival 2015
 

Brooklyn’s favorite kids film festival returns with 74 films from 30 countries.

Feb 7—Feb 8, 2015
 
 
Programs
BAMkids Film Festival 2014
 

The 16th annual festival celebrates the best in international children’s cinema.

Feb 22—Feb 23, 2014
 
 
Family
BAMkids Film Festival 2013
 

The best of children’s cinema from 24 countries, plus live performances, Q&As, and more!

Feb 2—Feb 3, 2013