The 10th annual Boston International Kids Film Festival takes place from November 18 – 20, 2022 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. 

Come on down to screen both professionally and student-made films ALL GEARED towards kids, take part in Q&A sessions with the filmmakers, take a workshop in acting or dance and attend our fantastic awards ceremony!  It all guarantees that there will be something for everyone! 

For the full schedule and to purchase tickets visit www.bikff.org

 

IN PERSON EVENT

Cambridge Innovation Center
Monday, July 11
6:00pm – 8:30pm

Presented with Center for Independent Documentary, Filmmakers Collaborative, and LEF Foundation.
 
Every great story waiting to be told begins with a big question. How are we going to get it funded? Non-fiction filmmaking is more popular than ever, and the path to success relies on a maze of potential funding opportunities; from investors to grants, corporate partnerships, foundations, and crowdfunding. Matching the right kind of funding for the right film, and timing for the project, is key to moving a film forward and happens in many different ways.
We’ll learn from a set of real examples by local filmmakers who will present on successfully funded recent projects while discussing trends, opportunities, and challenges in the field. 

Welcome to the 9th annual Boston International Kids Film Festival! We are excited to announce that we have been able to move forward with our festival as a hybrid event! Our special three day film festival will take place on November 19 -21, 2021 and will feature over 60 films, representing 20 countries. The films will be broken up into 12 blocks with a Q&A session available after each block. All blocks will available for virtual viewing from the comfort of your home. 

We are also hosting two in-person screenings with limited capacity. Friday, November 21 will be our opening night feature film- Yung Punx: A Punk Parable followed by a live performance from Color Killer and Q&A with the filmmaker. The event will take place at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA.

TICKETS are now available! 

FESTIVAL PASSES:

ALL ACCESS PASS –  $60

TICKETS TO INDIVIDUAL FILM BLOCKS: $20

For more info on scheduling, ticketing, and/or the films themselves please visit our festival website at www.bikff.org 

By editors, for editors. Editors bootcamp is a new in-depth program to empower Editors and Assistant Editors to expand their craft.  

Through presentations led by working editors, AE’s and post-production specialists – we’ll offer practical solutions to become a more effective editor and collaborator. Sessions include:

Editors Bootcamp is intended for editors, assistant editors, and emerging editors seeking skills to advance their toolkit and career. Our goal is to inspire and support your craft and deepen your skillset while learning tricks-of-the-trade through direct knowledge-sharing. 

FC members are able to attend the event at 50% off! For the promo code email Natalia Morgan at natalia@filmmakerscollab.org for the promo code. 

About the Film
Years of industrialized agriculture have been a major contributor to climate change. TO WHICH WE BELONG follows a new generation of farmers and ranchers who seek to rebuild their businesses and their planet by embracing the interconnectedness of living things.

On land long depleted by monocultured crops, Trey Hill fills the fields with colorful tangles of plant life, revivifying the soil and bringing new richness to the harvest. In Chihuahua, Mexico ranchers like Alejandro Carrillo practice revolutionary techniques in cattle herding, carving out space for wildlife to thrive again. And off the coast of Connecticut, Bren Smith re-seeds the ocean with kelp, mussels, oysters, and scallops, restoring ecosystems ravaged by commercial fishing.

Despite their difference in culture and location, these farmers and ranchers are rooted in the same belief: that to work with nature, not against it, is the answer.

Science is showing that if we draw down enough carbon from the sky back into the soil through regenerative agricultural practices, we can actually reverse climate change bringing carbon dioxide down to pre-industrial revolution levels.

So, now it’s our turn: to bring awareness and support to the ranchers and farmers doing the work to renew the earth through these simple, yet profound practices.

TO WHICH WE BELONG tells the stories of nine farms and ranches going against the grain to bravely leave behind practices that are no longer profitable or sustainable.

These unsung heroes just might save their livelihoods – and our world itself.

And in this time of turmoil, it might be the best news you receive all year.

Welcome to the 8th annual Boston International Kids Film Festival! We are excited to announce that we have been able to move forward with our festival virtually and in partnership with GBH Boston! Our special three day film festival will take place on November 20 -22, 2020 and will feature 71 films in total, representing 17 countries. The films will be broken up into 10 blocks with a live Q&A session after each block. 

We are also hosting two kids filmmaking workshops, Filmmaking Boot Camp and Stop-Motion Animation, to showcase to students the wonderful world of independent filmmaking!

TICKETS are now available! 

FESTIVAL PASSES:

ALL ACCESS PASS – Individual viewer $55

ALL ACCESS PASS – Two or more viewers ( honor system!): $75

TICKETS TO INDIVIDUAL FILM BLOCKS: $20

For more info on scheduling, ticketing, and/or the films themselves please visit our festival website at www.bikff.org 

“Bridging Communities through Movies” 

Pre-order your tickets NOW on their new Eventive website, where you can virtually watch the films and filmmaker Q&As. Visit BLIFF’s Virtual Catalog for more details about this year’s lineup. 

Check out the BLIFF 2020 Trailer!

Don’t miss out on their free panel, The Gaps in Representation, which will be held on Saturday, September 26th. 

Be sure to follow, share, and post about BLIFF on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook. COVID-19 can’t keep them from Bridging Communities Through Movies!

Visit bliff.org for more information and a complete schedule of this year’s lineup.

We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting a drive-in at the Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus, MA! We will be screening student-made films from our FC Academy summer filmmaking program. Please come and join us for a night out with dinner and a movie!

Kowloon has created a very large area behind their building that is complete with tables, chairs, and spaces for your own chairs and set up. Each spot also has plenty of space to socially distance from one another. Come early and order dinner to be delivered to your table or just enjoy the films from the comfort of your car!

*Each table is allowed a max of 6 people and when not at the table please wear mask. There are sanitation stations and bathrooms available as well.*

The screenings will begin around 8:15pm after the sun begins to set.

For any other questions please feel free to reach out to Natalia Morgan (natalia@filmmakerscollab.org) or Laura Azevedo (laura@filmmakerscollab.org)

An intro to a very important part of filmmaking that you won’t want to miss!

This two-hour virtual, introductory grant writing workshop’s participants will gain an understanding of the mindset of foundations, learn the basics of preparing a proposal, and develop the knowledge required to write winning grant proposals for nonprofits. The focus will be on grant proposals for submission to public, private, and corporate foundations. The workshop isn’t specific to funding films. The workshop will begin with an overview of institutional funding in America, learn what grant makers look for in a proposal, how they approach the review process, plus the role of letters of inquiry (LOIs) and proposal writing as a portion of overall nonprofit fundraising efforts.

The majority of the workshop will be spent looking at examples of and discussing each section of a proposal to understand the essential elements of a proposal narrative and learn what elements make a strong case for support.

JULIANA FIELD: With donkey’s years of fundraising and grant writing experience for varied types of nonprofit organizations, Juliana Field is currently the grant writer at Cradles to Crayons in Newton, MA, and serves on the FC Board. She has secured funds from local and national foundations, including The Ford Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For the past ten years, Juliana also has been a guest lecturer at Lasell University where she has taught graduate-level proposal writing and the introduction to fundraising course. She earned her undergraduate degree in Anthropology with a concentration on Visual (Film) Anthropology and an MA in Renaissance Art History. She has traveled extensively, living in Florence, Italy and London England, along with many places in America. Juliana currently lives in Ashland, MA with her husband who is a former chef and two cats. Her quarantine hobbies included researching and compiling a family history book for her daughter and planting a peace garden (“for the birds”).

*Free for FC members, $30 for nonmembers*

Nonmembers Click here to register

FC Members Click here to reserve your spot

 

Please join us for a webinar with Scilla Andreen, CEO & Co-Founder of IndieFlix.

IndieFlix is an entertainment company offering global screening and streaming services that promote and support social impact films to create positive change in the world.

IndieFlix’s screening service books offline community screenings in schools, corporations and communities around the world. Scilla is going to discuss how the educational arm of IndieFlix works with independent filmmakers in acquiring their work as well as introducing filmmakers to way that the Indieflix platform offers a way for their films to reach a broad audience.

THURSDAY, JUNE 4
12:30pm – 1:30pm

FREE TO CURRENT FC MEMBERS – FC members click here to register