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Film Series

The 24th Annual BAMkids Film Festival

 
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In Person Ages 5–11
Virtual Ages 3–11
 
 

Dates:
In-Person: Feb 5 & 6, 2022
Virtual: Feb 5—13, 2022

Locations:
In Person: BAM Rose Cinemas, Peter Jay Sharp Lobby, The Adam Max Gathering Space (formerly Lepercq Cafe)
Virtual: BAM.org

Prices:
In-Person: Adults: $14; Children: $10; Members: $9
Virtual:
Full Festival Pass: Pay what you wish: $30; $45; $60
Single Programs: Pay what you wish: $5; $10; $15, $20

 
 
 
 
 
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In association with Northwest Film Forum and Melbourne International Animation Festival

Come over to BAM or snuggle up on the sofa at home to join the 24th annual BAMkids Film Festival. We’re screening short films from around the globe that encourage kids to embrace their dreams, follow their hearts, and let their imaginations soar. Plus, we’ve got a great lineup of free activities—including dance and circus performances, creative workshops, and the Young Filmmakers Showcase—offered online, at BAM, or both. Choose the combination of in-person and virtual programming that’s right for your family, and let BAMkids help you stay safe, comfortable, and creative!

In person programs are for ages 5–11, virtual programs are for ages 3–11.

On-sale dates for the in person program and the virtual program are separate. If you would like to attend the program in person and receive virtual access, you will need to buy two separate tickets. For additional questions or clarifications please contact info@bam.org.


In compliance with New York City’s vaccine mandate for indoor entertainment, all visitors ages 5+ and staff are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Children under the age of 5 will not be permitted to the event. Please visit BAM’s safety protocol page for the most up-to-date information.


Leadership support for BAM Access Programs
provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

JL Greene

 

Leadership support for off-site programs provided by:

Howard Gilman

 

Major Sponsor of BAM Education Programs:

Santander

 

Leadership support for virtual programming at BAM provided by the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation

 

Leadership support for the BAM Hamm Archives and BAM Film, Community, and Education programs provided by The Thompson Family Foundation

 

Leadership support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation

 

Leadership support for BAM Education programs provided by The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation and The SHS Foundation

 

Major support for BAM Education programs provided by: Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation; Constans Culver Foundation; The FAR Fund; Tiger Baron Foundation; The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

 
FILM SERIES
The 24th Annual BAMkids Film Festival Ballots
Feb 5—Mar 13, 2022
 
The 24th Annual BAMkids Film Festival Ballots
Feb 5—Mar 13, 2022
 
We hope you enjoyed the films and encourage you to vote for your favorites! Select the ballots for the programs you watched and let us know which short film in each you think is best.
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PAST EVENTS
Joyful Surprises
Film
Joyful Surprises
 

Turn up the joy with this lively and vibrant mix of animated shorts.

Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
VIRTUAL
 
 
Follow Your Heart
Film
Follow Your Heart
 

These colorful shorts celebrate tenderness, learning lessons, and listening to our hearts.

Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
AGES 6—8
 
 
Ready To Play
Film
Ready to Play!
 

Explore the different ways play can inspire change and healing in this eclectic mix of films.

Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
AGES 6—8
 
 
Eyes Wide Open
Film
Eyes Wide Open
 

The young heroes of these thought-provoking films ask big questions and make big choices.

Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
AGES 9—11
 
 
Adventure Friends
Film
Adventure Friends
 

Imagination and unexpected friendships are the keys to adventure in these animated shorts.

Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
VIRTUAL
 
 
Big Dreams
Film
Big Dreams
 

No dream is too big for these characters, from flying to searching for the meaning of life!

Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
AGES 6—8
 
 
BKFF
Kids
In-Person Festival Activities
 

Join us for a family-friendly carnival featuring walkabout performers and performances.

Feb 5—Feb 6, 2022
AGES 5—11
 
 
FREE
Creating Animatio
Kids
Virtual Festival Activities
 

The BAMkids Film Festival offers a thrilling lineup of virtual programs!

Feb 5—Feb 13, 2022
AGES 3—11
 
 
FREE
A State Of Being
Kids
Heroes of Color HQ
 

Celebrate heroes of color, including Dr. King, online in maker workshops for kids.

Jan 17—Feb 13, 2022
AGES 5—11
 
 
FREE