Boston International Kids Film Festival
We live in a digital media era, with technologies that make consumers into producers, and that blur the distinctions between real and virtual connections. The creative opportunities are tremendous — and so are the challenges, especially for young people.
The Boston International Kids Film Festival is a new collaboration between Filmmakers Collaborative and Tufts University that will address these challenges. Its aim is to expose children in a variety of developmental stages, and their caregivers, to thought-provoking films from around the world that are by, for or about children. It will also present workshops and classes that teach media skills and literacy — showing kids how to use the media so it doesn’t use them.