FREE workshops, activities and film
screenings for kids!
Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 5

[NOTE AGE RECOMMENDATIONS]

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BIFF loves kids! Kids love film! Each year, as a way to give back to the community, BIFF provides screenings at local schools, as well as activities free of charge for children and teens. In one weekend, kids can watch award-winning films, learn the basics of filmmaking and transform themselves into zombies. A very special thank you to our Youth Advisory Council, a group of local teens whose passion and hard work make the Youth Pavilion possible. Throughout the year, the YAC provides support for film clubs at local middle schools, creates film projects and helps program the Youth Pavilion. If you are 14 or older and would like to join the YAC: https://biff1.com/yac-application/



TEEN OPENING NIGHT AND TEEN SHORT FILM
COMPETITION AWARDS
Friday, March 3 5:30–8pm

BOULDER PUBLIC LIBRARY
AGES 12+

Welcome to Opening Night at the Youth Pavilion!

Start the evening with “A Conversation on Screenwriting” with Harrison Query. Harrison is a Boulder native and 2008 graduate of Fairview High School.

He pursued screenwriting at age 18 and now lives in L.A. working at the highest levels of the industry. He is currently in development on four feature films and a television show with studios including Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony and Cross Creek Pictures. Harrison will participate in a Q&A about his screenwriting success, how he got where he is and how you can get there, too.

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Doors open at 5:30pm
Food compliments of Sushi Zanmai Music by:
Brother and sister duo Coby and Carly Mandell, young newcomers on the Boulder music scene.
Dafna Margalit, winner at eTown’s Handmade Songs singer-songwriter contest.

WORKSHOPS

ANIMATION STATION
WORKSHOP

Saturday, 10am-12pm
Boulder Public Library, North Door

AGES 6+
Explore the wonders of stop motion animation in a fun and easy way that will get kids moving. Presented by ASIFA and Mighty Fudge Studios.

ZOMBIE MAKEUP
WORKSHOP

Sunday, 12:15-2:15pm
Boulder Public Library, North Door

AGES 8+
Learn to transform yourself and your friends into ZOMBIES! (Warning: workshop materials used include latex and skin paint.)

PARENT/CHILD FILMMAKING
WORKSHOP     

Saturday, 1:30-4:30pm
Boulder Public Library, North Door

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AGES 6+
BIFF Youth Advisory Council members will help kids create a story and transform in into film. All participants in the workshop will receive an edited copy of their film complete with their name in the credits. Parents must attend the workshop with their kids.

FILMS

SHORTS
PROGRAM ONE

Saturday, 12:15-1:00pm
Sunday, 1:00-1:45 pm
Boulder Public Library, North Door

AGES 5 +
Crafted using stop-motion animation, puppetry and live action cinematography, these short film collections celebrate friendship, individuality, and creativity.

Deep Beneath the Earth
3:00 mins
UK

Directors: Kim Noce & Shaun Clark
Synopsis: The only thing young Lucy likes is gaming on her ipad. But when she loses it in the woods, she’s determined to get it back.”

IBSA
2:10 mins
Boulder

Director: Celia Tewey
Created by a local high school student, IBSA explores themes of world travel and the mystical adults who appear in kids’ lives.

Little Shimajiro
8:30 mins Japan

Director: Isamu Hirabayashi. With Omi Minami
Synopsis: A mischievious boy learns the importance of kindness through adventure and rescue.

Balloons
5:00 mins
US - Wisconsin

Director: Sitora Takanaev
Synopsis: A modern version of Lamorisse’s Red Balloon.

Fulfillament
7:00 mins
UK

Director: Rhiannon Evans
Synopsis: Sticking with the heart of originality the light on in a little light bulb who didn’t quite fit in.

Seed in the Sky
4:37 mins
US

Director: Dave Keihl
Synopsis: Creative retelling of the cycle of life.

Lambs
4:10 mins
Germany

Director: Gottfried Mentor
Synopsis: Little lambs show the herd their true colors.

An Object at Rest
(Winner Special Jury Prize at BAFTA)
5:43 mins
UK

Director: Seth Boyd
Synopsis: From the animator of I Am Big Bird, the story of a rock and it’s many transformations.

SHORTS
PROGRAM TWO

Saturday, 1:15-2:15pm
Boulder Public Library, North Door

AGES 8+
An eclectic mix of short films that explore themes of friendship, love and the modern hero.

The Evening Her Mind Jumped Out of Her Head
7:32 mins
UK

Director: Sarah Woolner
Synopsis: “One cold winters evening, a serious woman is forced to lighten up when her mind jumps out of her head”

My Grandfather was a Cherry Tree
12:30 mins
Russia (dubbed in english)

Directors: Olga and Tatiana Poliektova
Synopsis: A beautifully animated story of a little boy named Tony who learns that life changes, but in the end, shifts bring new life and friendships

Sing
25 mins
Poland - subtitled

Oscar Nominee The new girl in a school choir must choose between teacher approval or standing up for her values.

Under the Bed
3 mins
US - Colorado - Boulder

What happens when there’s a monster under the bed? Created by local filmmaker Patrick Mallek of MIghty Fudge Studios.

Head Up
3 mins
Germany

Gottfried Mentor Overcoming an obstacle is a matter of perspective.

SUNDAY 2PM
Chasing Coral

Boulder Public Library, North Door
FREE
18 and under only

Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.

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