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ONLINE BAMkids Film Festival 2021

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  • Feb. 20, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2021, Anytime for films; see schedule for classes
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
  • Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene
  • All Ages
  • $30 festival pass; $5 individual films; classes are free

Brooklyn’s favorite film festival for kids teams up with Northwest Film Forum and Melbourne International Animation Festival for nine days of family-friendly shorts, interactive arts workshops, performances, dance parties, and more opportunities for families to get creative together! International curators offer six programs of superb, imaginative short films from 28 different countries. The Festival kicks off with a virtual dance party featuring music by DJ TonyMonkey and moves by incredible dancers of MOVE|NYC|, as they share their artistry and invite viewers to join in from home. Teaching artists from BRIC and BAM Education will guide families through interactive film and dance workshops. A special collaboration with Colorscape app provides digital coloring pages exclusive to BAMkids Film Festival attendees. The Festival also includes on-demand yoga and somatic breathing workshops for both kids and adults. This year marks the first time the BAMkids Film Festival will run virtually and on-demand, allowing families from all parts of the country an opportunity to watch critically-acclaimed children’s films and connect with artists through specially curated workshops and performances. Purchase your festival pass or tickets online. 

BAMkids Film Festival FREE Activities- Advanced registration required.

February 20 & 21 and 27 & 28, 10am: Music and Dance Workshop: Little Warriors Rising (Ages 3+)
February 20 and 28, 12:30pm:Filmmaking Workshop: Creating Animation with BRIC Arts + Media (Ages 8-11)
February 20 and 28, 4pm: Dance Party: BAMKIDS FILM FESTIVAL Dance Party with MOVE|NYC| (Ages All)
February 21 and 27, 12:30pm: Virtual Storymaking Workshop: Characters Wanted  (Ages 6+)
February 21 and 27, 4pm: Dance Performance: Pilobolus Rules! (Ages 5+)
BAMkids Digital Fun For Families (Ages All)
Yoga and Meditation (Ages 3-Adult) 
Young Filmmakers Showcase (Ages All)

BAMkids Film Festival 2021 Shorts- Tickets required. 

Saturday, February 20—Sunday, February 28

Shorts Program: Let’s Play! (Ages 3—5)
Shorts Program: Animal Party (Ages 3—5)
Shorts Program: Big Dreams (Ages 6—8)
Shorts Program: World of Wonders (Ages 6—8)
Shorts Program: Time for Adventure (Ages 6—8)
Shorts Program: Stronger Together (Ages 9—11)

About Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave.

Fort Greene, NY


    BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York.  For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.