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Film Series

BAMkids Film Festival 2018

 
Ages 3—11
 
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Tue Dec 05
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Tue Dec 12
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In association with Northwest Film Forum, TIFF Kids™ International Film Festival The Jim Henson Foundation

Brooklyn’s favorite children’s film festival returns for its 20th year, presenting the best shorts and features from around the world—representing 31 countries in total. This year’s fun-filled program showcases curated selections from the top children’s festivals in North America and the renowned Jim Henson Foundation.

BAMcafé is open all day! Stop by before or after your screening for performances and a host of fun activities.


Presenting Sponsor
MAJOR SPONSOR
 
House of colors
Film
Magical Surprises
Sat, Feb 3, 2018
 
Magical Surprises
Sat, Feb 3, 2018
AGES 6—8
 

These animated tales celebrate the most enchanting moments of our lives—when special places and powers are revealed out of the blue.

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Elephants
Film
Thrills, Spills, and Antics
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
 
Thrills, Spills, and Antics
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
AGES 3—5
 

From sledding with a squirrel, to stomping with elephants, to guarding a leaf from a hungry caterpillar, these animated nuggets offer lessons in being yourself and finding beauty in life's little accidents.

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Nino felix
Film
The Nature of Things
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
 
The Nature of Things
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
AGES 6—8
 

Peer up at treetops, dip your toes in a cool stream, and dodge an icy snowball in these animated adventures that remind us nothing beats spending time outdoors with friends and family.

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Doll
Film
Time to Fly
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
 
Time to Fly
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
AGES 3—5
 

In this program filled with vibrant colors and happy endings, soar through the air with a brave baby owl, a lost doll traveling the globe, and a bold little girl who decides to live in a zoo.

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Pit
Film
Shortstack: Puppets on Film
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
 
Shortstack: Puppets on Film
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
AGES 7—9
 

A cast of zany characters converge in this imaginative program, taking families on a journey possible only through the magic of puppetry.

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Ahole
Film
Reel Rascals Sr.: Pack Your Bags!
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
 
Reel Rascals Sr.: Pack Your Bags!
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
AGES 5—8
 

Bring your passport and travel the world in this charming international collection, featuring a host of unforgettable characters.

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Chickens for kimaru
Film
Short Docs: My Story, My Way
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
 
Short Docs: My Story, My Way
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
AGES 8—11
 

These mini documentaries offer a window into the lives of youth around the world, following kids as they navigate pivotal life changes that impact their future.

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Can you see the future
Film
Dream Chasers
Sun, Feb 4, 2018
 
Dream Chasers
Sun, Feb 4, 2018
AGES 8—11
 

From two Senegalese boys who just want to see a movie, to children growing up in a refugee camp, the inspiring kids in these shorts overcome challenges big and small to follow their dreams.

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Floydnorm
Film
Floyd Norman: An animated Life
Sat, Feb 3, 2018
 
Floyd Norman: An animated Life
Sat, Feb 3, 2018
AGES 9+
 

A documentary about the first African-American to be hired at Disney—and now at 80 years old, the undisputed Forrest Gump of the animation world.

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Jeghetto
Classes
Puppetry Masterclass: Building Rodette-Style Puppets
Sat, Feb 3, 2018
 
Puppetry Masterclass: Building Rodette-Style Puppets
Sat, Feb 3, 2018
 

Participants learn advanced techniques from the process of creating hybrid puppets, which borrow elements from marionette and hand puppetry.

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BKFF2018
Kids
Festival Activities
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
 
Festival Activities
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
 

Families enjoy a full jubilee during the 20th annual BAMkids Film Festival, with virtual reality experiences, interactive games, walkabout entertainers, and live performances.

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Free
Play with Puppets Workshop
Classes
Play with Puppets Workshop
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
 
Play with Puppets Workshop
Feb 3—Feb 4, 2018
AGES 6—11
 

Kids learn new skills for bringing life and character to an imaginative array of puppets in this stimulating workshop led by Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins.

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