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BAMkids Film Festival 2021 presents family-friendly virtual offerings


BAMkids Film Festival 2021 will present a range of virtual programs from February 20-28. Established in 1998 and now in its 23rd year, the Festival — one of the largest attended children’s festivals in the country — presents nine days of virtual creative, fun and culturally diverse films that tell stories about children and present ideas from a kid’s point of view. Alongside the dynamic slate of cutting-edge family-friendly shorts, the popular Brooklyn film festival will present interactive film and dance workshops, performances, dance parties, yoga and more curated activities designed for the digital space. The Festival will also present the debut of its Young Filmmaker Showcase, featuring shorts by young creators from New York City and around the world.

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.

Little Warrior Rising artists Farai Malianga and Kimani Fowlin.
Little Warrior Rising artists Farai Malianga and Kimani Fowlin.

Free activities include Little Warriors Rising, a music and dance workshop for ages 3+; Creating Animation with BRIC Arts Media, a filmmaking workshop for ages 8-11; the BAMkids Film Festival Dance Party with MOVE|NYC| for all ages; Characters Wanted, a virtual story-making workshop for ages 6+; a dance performance by Pilobolus; BAMkids Digital Fun for Families; yoga and meditation for ages 3-adult); and a Young Filmmakers Showcase. 

The BAMkids Film Festival 2021 shorts include Let’s PlayAnimal PartyBig DreamsWorld of WondersTime for Adventure and Stronger Together

Tickets for BAMkids Film Festival shorts are on sale. Individual tickets and Festival passes are available at pay-what-you-can prices. Festival passes start at $30, and individual tickets start at $5. Workshops and other activities are free. 

For more information, visit BAM.org/bkff2021.

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