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BKFF In Person Festival Activities
Feb 4—Feb 5, 2023
BKFF In Person Festival Activities
AGES 3—11

Step into a free family-friendly carnival featuring walkabout performers, live performances, and hands-on activities at the 25th Annual BAMkids Film Festival! The Peter Jay Sharp Building is abuzz with excitement, showcasing the talents of the dancers of Move|NYC|, the physical theater and circus performers of Parallel Exit, the creators of Sockz Studio, and an animation activity with BRIC.

Festival activities take place from 9:30am to 3pm.

Face masks are highly recommended while at BAM. Learn more about our safety measures.

AGES 3—11
5hrs 30min


Festival activities take place from 9:30am to 3pm.

Lobby activities from 9:30am to 3pm Cafe activities from 11am-3pm 

February 2023
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Saturday February 04, 2023
Performances no longer available.
Parallel Exit
Parallel Exit
Parallel Exit is an award-winning physical theater/contemporary circus company creating original work that speaks to a culturally boundless audience of any age. Productions have received both local and international praise for their inventiveness, energy, and originality. This year’s performances include some of their favorite circus artists: Kyle Driggs, Andrea Murillo, Ryan Shinji Murray, Joel Jeske, Lex Alston, Rob Lok, and Miss Jane.
Rob And Miss Jane
Rob Lok and Miss Jane
Rob and Miss Jane will bring you joy, laughter, and a rambunctious spirit as you wait for your film to begin. Enjoy the hilarious antics of this real-life couple as they get themselves in and out of trouble in these impromptu performances. Part of Parallel Exit.
Kyle Driggs
Kyle Driggs
Kyle Driggs is an internationally renowned, award-winning juggler who offers a unique blend of object manipulation, grace, and character. Enjoy his signature style that has entertained audiences around the world. Part of Parallel Exit.
Ryan Shinji Murray
Ryan Shinji Murray
Ryan Shinji Murray’s specialty is chair stacking—something that has to be seen to be believed. Ryan takes you to new heights as he defies gravity in this amazing act! Part of Parallel Exit.
Andrea Murillo
Andrea Murillo
Andrea Murillo is a dancer, actor, and circus artist who takes to the air in an awe-inspiring flight that you won’t soon forget. Part of Parallel Exit.
Lex Alston
Lex Alston
Lex Alston welcomes you with open arms—and a joyful spirit—as you step into the BAM lobby. You’re the star of the show, and Lex will ensure you feel that way with their infectious charm and glow. Part of Parallel Exit.
Deborah Lohse
Deborah Lohse welcomes you to the 25th Annual BAMkids Film Festival with her unique combination of comedy and dance, bringing joy to each and every person who steps inside.
Joel Jeske
Joel Jeske - “the Joy Meister”
Joel Jeske—“the Joy Meister”—greets you with his signature blend of whimsy, fun, and laughter as he welcomes you to the festival. He’s a one-man variety show: comedian, juggler, mime, magician, musician, puppeteer, stilt walker, and clown. Part of Parallel Exit.
Big Games
Big games are all over the BAMkids Film Festival to add to your film festival fun. Play Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, Corn Hole, or Giant Checkers with your family or a new friend.
Sockz Studio
Paper Creations with Sockz Studio
Paper Creations with Sockz Studio make a unique paper sculpture or puppet with the creators of Sockz Studio. Families learn to crumple, fold, and mold recycled paper into imaginative works of art. Plus, you can bring your creations to life by filming them in front of a collection of whimsical set pieces.
Move NYC
Founded in 2015, MOVE|NYC| is a leading-edge New York City-based arts and social justice organization whose mission is to cultivate greater diversity and equity within the dance profession and beyond.
BRIC Stop Motion Animation
Become an animator with BRIC! A BRIC teaching artist guides families in creating their own set and character and then bringing them to life through stop motion animation.
Bamkids Film Festival
The 25th Annual BAMkids Film Festival Ballots
Vote for your favorite short films from this year’s festival!