Welcome to the 11th annual Boston International Kids Film Festival! Our special three day film festival will take place on November 10 -12, 2023 and will feature over 60 films, representing 13 countries. The films will be broken up into 13 blocks with a Q&A session available after each block. All films will be screened in person at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. 

TICKETS & FESTIVAL PASSES are now available! 

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

 

JOIN US TO SCREEN
STUDENT-MADE FILMS FROM OUR FC ACADEMY FILMMAKING PROGRAM!

FC Academy teaches week-long programming during the summer months to students ages 9-15 and during that time they create their own short films from start to finish.

To support and showcase the wonderful work made by our students we invite you to join us as we screen the final films on the big screen!!

There will be food trucks, musical entertainment, and most importantly movies! Just bring your blankets and chairs for a perfect evening for the whole family to enjoy!

ADMISSION IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Where: Melrose Middle School Courtyard

When: August 28, 2023

Time: 6PM-9PM

Class Locations Featured: Boston, Newton, Beverly, Woburn, Weston, Salem, Gloucester, Newburyport, Andover, Lynnfield, Lowell, Medway, Marlborough, Hingham, Stow, Melrose, Maine, Hopkinton, Lexington and Wakefield

 

JOIN US ON SATURDAY MORNINGS!

April 29 – May 20 (4 sessions)

Learn how to use your smartphone to make a short film! In this workshop you will get tips on moving image storytelling, camerawork, sound recording, and editing on Adobe Premiere to make professional quality video. Students complete a series of assignments and upon completion will have a final project they can share on social networks.

Inspired by the book BrainStorm, Sara Schley’s searing memoir of life on the bipolar spectrum, BrainStorm the Film will transform the landscape around bipolar as we know it. Our goal is to end the stigma, save lives, and maximize health for the millions of people with brains on the bipolar spectrum – and all those who love them.

BrainStorm the Film is an unprecedented initiative that combines inspiring stories of people with lived experience of bipolar, cutting-edge science, and breakthrough treatments in one coherent narrative. It tells a story of hope, substance, and beauty. The film will give viewers new knowledge and power to create real change in their lives: to go from devastation and despair to health and vitality.

MEET THE FILM TEAM! Join us in a conversation with the brilliant team: director, senior producer, bipolar doctors, as well as awesome people living with bipolar. Learn more about the film plus Q&A.

Event will be moderated by Michael Azevedo, Digital Media and Podcast Producer, from Filmmakers Collaborative

Date: February 8th

Time: 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT

For more info: https://brainstormthefilm.com

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 

We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors:

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Lowel Cultural Council
Cabot Family Charitable Trust
Liberty Mutual Foundation