BAMkids Film Festival 2018 Activities & Schedule

The BAMkids Film Festival, now in its 20th year, returns to BAM Rose Cinemas on February 3 & 4, 2018. This year’s lineup, tailored for children ages 3—11, showcases 76 films from 31 countries, in nine languages. Many of these films are East Coast or New York premiere screenings.


This is the first year the BAMkids Film Festival is presenting a shorts program with Dream Chasers, programmed by the North West Film Festival, and My Story, My Way, programmed by TIFF Kids™. The festival will also present The Jim Henson Foundation’s Puppets on Film, showcasing innovative puppetry work.



Floyd Norman: An Animated Life
Photo Credit: Michael Fiore Films

This year’s feature film is Floyd Norman: An Animated Life, a documentary about the first African-American animator to work at Disney, directed by Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey.

Children will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite short films immediately following each program. Their participation determines the winners of the annual “BAMmies,” to be awarded in two categories: Best Animated Short and Best Live-Action Short. BAMmie awards will be announced at a later date on BAM.org.

In addition to film programs, this year’s festival will include various free activities in the Peter Jay Sharp Building, including face painters, balloon artists, master puppeteer Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins and his hybrid puppets, as well as Rogue the Magician and juggling stilt walker Billy Schultz.

There will also be interactive activities for families in the BAMcafé including crafts, button-making, and digital games by Shawn Pierre. BAMcafé will also have two VR 360 experiences from Baobab Studios and Google Spotlight Studios, and special performances from MOVE(NYC) and the Fire Flame Steppers, students from Performing Arts and Technology High School.

BAMkids Film Festival Schedule:

Saturday, February 3

10am - Shorts Program: Thrills, Spills, and Antics (Ages 3—5)
10:20am  - Shorts Program: The Nature of Things (Ages 6—8)
10:40am - Shorts Program: Time to Fly (Ages 3—5)
11am - Shorts Program: Shortstack: Puppets on Film (Ages 7—9)
11:40am - Shorts Program: Reel Rascals Sr.: Pack Your Bags! (Ages 5—7)
12:20pm - Shorts Program: Shortstack: Puppets on Film (Ages 7—9)
12:40pm - Shorts Program: Magical Surprises (Ages 6—8)
1:20pm - Shorts Program: Shorts Doc: My Story, My Way (Ages 8-11)
1:40pm  - Feature: Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (Ages 9+)

Sunday, February 4

10am - Shorts Program: Thrills, Spills, and Antics (Ages 3—5)
10:20am - Shorts Program: Time to Fly (Ages 3—5)
10:40am - Shorts Program: Shortstack: Puppets on Film (Ages 7—9)
11am - Shorts Program: The Nature of Things (Ages 6—8)
11:40am - Shorts Program: Reel Rascals Sr.: Pack Your Bags! (Ages 5—7)
1:40pm - Shorts Program: Shorts Doc: My Story, My Way (Ages 8-11)
1pm Shorts - Program: Dream Chasers (Ages 8—11)


Tickets (per screening) are $10 for children ages 13 and under, $14 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $9 for BAM Members and Patrons. Tickets can be ordered by name of shorts program or feature film title. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Tickets will be available at the BAM Rose Cinemas box office, via phone at 718.777.FILM or online at www.BAM.org

For more information call 718.636.4100 or visit www.BAM.org/kids

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